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WIN! Pioneers of Television: Local Kids TV on DVD

In televisions first decades, local kids programs shaped the childhoods of millions of American youngsters. With the flimsiest of second-hand store costumes and their own imaginations, these performers learned how to make their audience laugh, smile, and think.

One early talent, Stan Freberg, got off the bus in the middle of Hollywood and created Time for Beany - a show that captured seven out of 10 viewers during its run in Los Angeles.

Frebergs story is told along with the tales of legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson (who started at age 16), Chuck McCann (originator of New Yorks Puppet Hotel), Willard Scott (Bozo in Washington D.C.), Bill Thompson (creator of Phoenixs Wallace and Ladmo), Nancy Claster (who created Romper Room) - and many other local stars from across the country.

If you would like to win a copy of this fascinating new DVD, just answer this easy question about Jim Henson: In The Muppet Movies opening scene, Kermit sings The Rainbow Connection sitting on what and where?!

Send us your answers and if you are correct you will be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before July 30th, 2021 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: PIONEERS OF TV LOCAL KIDS TV DVDs to:

PBS DVD Purchase Link