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TV Iowans Grew Up On

TV Iowans Grew Up On

Starting in the 1950s, it became popular for local television stations to produce their own programs to accompany children's cartoon shows. In Iowa, these programs were hosted by space commanders, river boat captains, clowns, puppets and even a doctor. Some of the shows lasted well into the 1990s. During this period, Iowans faithfully tuned in to watch children's television programs like Dr. Max and Mombo, Betty Lou and her Magic Window,The Floppy Show and many more. These locally-produced broadcasts taught important educational concepts, entertained and enthralled young viewers across the state.
TV Iowans Grew Up On is a nostalgic look back at these programs and the impact they had on young Iowans. [41 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: Starting in the 1950s, it became popular for local television stations to produce their own programs to accompany children's cartoon shows. In Iowa, these programs were hosted by space commanders, river boat captains, clowns, puppets and even a doctor. Some of the shows lasted well into the 1990s. During this period, Iowans faithfully tuned in to watch children's television programs like Dr. Max and Mombo, Betty Lou and her Magic Window,The Floppy Show and many more. These locally-produced broadcasts taught important educational concepts, entertained and enthralled young viewers across the state.
TV Iowans Grew Up On is a nostalgic look back at these programs and the impact they had on young Iowans.

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