Carleen Johnson of Elsworth, the Hamilton County Queen who was crowned 1971 Iowa State Fair Queen is interviewed, with her chaperone Jolene, and Bill Riley standing nearby. Walt Reno, then of KRNT radio and television, Des Moines, is the interviewer.
(Aug 21, 2010)
Dianne Sue Anderson, from Mills County, is interviewed by Bill Riley immediately after being crowned for her reign as 1972 Iowa State Fair Queen. This short excerpt is all that remains in the Iowa Public Television archives.
(Aug 24, 2010)
Before they can compete at the Iowa State Fair at the Bill Riley Talent Search Championships, youngsters have to qualify at one of 100 local talent competitions around the state. Here's a look behind the scenes.