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Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve Abrams" <[log in to unmask]>
>> It is surprising  Steven Barr has forgotten that there was a much admired 
>> "Chicago School" of television in the late 'forties and early 'fifties.  The 
>> leading representatives included Studs Terkel, whose show was called "Stud's 
>> Place", Dave Garroway and, of course, Burr Tilstrom.  (There is an excellent 
>> and comprehensive website for "Kukla, Fran and Ollie.")l
>> Steve Abrams (aged 68)
>>
> No...although I did live in Chicago 1949-54, our family didn't have a TV
> (probably for financial reasons) so the only way I could watch TV was by
> visiting one of our TV-owning neighbours...which was usually to watch
> programs like "Howdy Doody." I had, of course, HEARD of "Kukla..." but
> don't remember ever actually watching the show....!
> 
> Steven C. Barr
>                                                   
> 
There's an excellent book on the pre-1948 history of television. Chicago, New 
York, London, Los Angeles all had innovative television production beginning in 
the 1930s and not all of it was suspended during WWII. I'll get title and 
author info as soon as can get upstairs.

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