On May 8, 1948, the first children’s television show in the Twin Cities aired on KSTP-TV, Channel 5. It was a quiz show for kids that had originated on radio called Riddle Griddle, emceed by KSTP announcer Jimmy Valentine. In an early version of the show, a panel of three children would try to answer […]
Rare personal appearance photo from TV Funfare magazine
T. N. Tatters was featured on the cover of the Minnesota edition of the January 1960 issue of TV Funfare, “America’s TV listing magazine for children.” T. N. Tatters allegedly wrote this article, which appeared in the Minnesota edition of the January 1960 issue of TV Funfare, “America’s TV listing magazine for children.” T. N. […]
Daryl Laub as T.N. Tatters and Rodger Kent as an Indian Daryl Laub originated two children’s TV characters on WTCN, Channel 11 called Skipper Daryl and J.P. Patches. When he went over to KSTP-TV Channel 5 in April 1955, Daryl brought his alter egos with him — albeit in slightly different guise: Skipper Daryl became […]
Here’s Captain Daryl handing out “autographed” pictures of himself at a personal appearance.
Captain Daryl was much more sedate than T.N. Tatters, Daryl Laub’s other KSTP character. One of the odd regular features on his show was a toy judge and jury passing judgment on a “case” submitted by one of the young viewers. Cases usually involved issues such as brothers who picked on their younger siblings or […]