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Classic Minnesota children's shows

Horror Incorporated

Kids grew up watching Casey Jones, Axel, Clancy and Willie, and Grandpa Ken on Minnesota television.  Eventually kids become teenagers and their interests change a bit.    For  me, there were monster movies.    The showcase for classic (and not so classic) horror movies was Horror Incorporated, on KSTP, channel 5.   The program was […]

J.P. Patches Peanut Butter

Chris Wedes played J.P. Patches on Channel 11 until 1958 when he moved to Seattle, WA.   J.P. Patches became a hit show throughout the Northwest, running until 1981.    Over the years, J.P. Patches promoted many products including Adams Peanut Butter.    This rare jar featured J.P. on the label and probably dates to the early 1960’s. […]

Dave Lee in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dave Lee is fondly remembered for Pete the Penguin and his many other puppets from his programs on WTCN and KMSP in the late 50’s and throughout the 60’s.   But Dave Lee spent much of his early career in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was an announcer and broadcast journalist. Here’s a photo of Dave […]

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