Miss Barbara/Sunday Storybook on WTCN

Barbara DeValerio

A March 1967 newspaper article on Twin Cities children’s programs briefly mentioned a show called “Miss Barbara” hosted by Barbara DeValerio. It was described as  “Barbara De Valerio of the St. Anthony School District uses puppets to present short reviews of new children’s books.” The program may also have been known as “Sunday Storybook.” A […]

Hi Jerry with Sister Cabrini

One of the lesser known, and largely forgotten kids shows in the Twin Cities was Hi Jerry with Sister M. Cabrini Bongiovanni.   Sister Carbrini was a Catholic nun who combined entertainment and performing with her ministry.    Patrick Sweeney remembers the program.  “Jerry was a ventriloquist’s dummy and the ventriloquist was a nun named Sister Mary […]