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Behind the Scenes of "Howdy Doody."

Stephen Davis, whose new book Say Kids! What Time is it? recounts the history of the "Howdy Doody Show," TV's first hit kid's show. The book looks at the early days of television in New York, and the cast that made up Doodyville - Buffalo Bob, Princess Summerfall Winterspring, Clarabell and Chief Thunderthud.


Other segments from the episode on November 20, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 20, 1987: Interview with Michael Kinsley; Interview with Bob Brozman; Interview with Stephen Davis; Review of the film "OC and Stiggs."


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