Good Morning, Captain

Good Morning, Captain

Fifty Wonderful Years With Bob Keeshan, TV's Captain Kangaroo

Book - 1996
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On the morning of October 3, 1955, a show debuted on CBS that would forever change children's television. Hosted by a genial man who was to become a beloved friend to generations of American children, "Captain Kangaroo" created a legendary chapter of American popular culture, spanning five decades and touching the hearts of an entire nation. Good Morning, Captain is a lavish photo history and intimate look at the career of Bob Keeshan, who as Captain Kangaroo educated and entertained millions of children as the longest-running character in television history. Every weekday morning for more than thirty years, children and parents tuned in to visit the Captain and his Treasure House friends, unforgettable personalities like Mr. Green Jeans, Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit, Mister Moose, Grandfather Clock, and all of the show's familiar characters. Remember the entrancing story hours, the ping-pong balls and carrots, the countless celebrity guest stars? Good Morning, Captain details the behind-the-scenes adventures the audience never saw, from puppet-making sessions to candid shots of the show's stars. Hundreds of photographs chronicle Bob's memorable career, from his debut as the original Clarabell the Clown on "Howdy Doody" to his continued work as a respected author, lecturer, and children's advocate.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fairview Press, 1996.
ISBN: 9781577490005
1577490002
Branch Call Number: 791.45028 K267K OS
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.

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