Children’s Television, 1947–1990

Over 200 Series, Game and Variety Shows, Cartoons, Educational Programs and Specials


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About the Book

Arranged by category (action-adventure, cartoons, circus and magic, comedy, fun and games, information, kindly hosts and hostesses, puppets and marionettes, westerns, and specials), more than 200 children’s shows are detailed. Entries provide a narrative history (and give broadcast times and dates, network and alternative titles).

About the Author(s)

Jeffery Davis, of St. Louis, has written for Filmfax and the Saturday Review.

Bibliographic Details

Jeffery Davis
Format: softcover (5.5 x 8.5)
Pages: 295
Bibliographic Info: 22 photos, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1995]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6726-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8773-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Introduction      1

1. Action-Adventure Shows      5
2. Cartoon Shows      45
3. Circus and Magic Shows      94
4. Comedy Shows      102
5. Fun and Games      123
6. Informative Shows      135
7. Kindly Hosts and Hostesses      161
8. Puppets, Marionettes, and Dummies      182
9. Westerns      208
10. Special Presentations      235

A. Awards and Citations      243
B. Landmarks in Children’s Television      248
C. Children’s Series Appearing in Prime Time      263
D. Live-Action Shows Originating in Radio or Movies      265

Index      267

Book Reviews & Awards

“well-researched…comprehensive view…a worthwhile purchase for public and academic libraries”—Booklist; “writing is fresh, research thorough, organization meticulous…a book that will serve well”—ARBA.