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Ken Wagner’s “As I See It”

Ken Wagner is well known to Minnesota kids as Captain Ken and later Grandpa Ken on KMSP, channel 9 throughout the 1960’s.    Before moving to the Twin Cities in 1960, Wagner was a popular kids show host in the Quad Cities area of Iowa.    In addition to playing Captain Ken, he hosted a commentary show on WOC called “As I See It.”   As best I can determine, the show aired once a week, for about a year in the late 50’s on WOC.

Our friends at the Pavel Museum have found a film print of a show and have shared it.   This was clearly filmed on 16mm film.  It is not a kinescope of a live broadcast.  This may have been used as a sales film to promote the show to advertisers.     Or it could have been filmed for later broadcast.

Updated: September 7, 2014 — 2:48 am

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