Children's Show Creator/Host - The Howdy Doody Show
About This Interview
Full 6-part oral history interview with "Buffalo" Bob Smith's (1917-98). Mr. Smith discusses his early success at the CBS and NBC radio. In 1947, he created "Puppet Playhouse", which was re-titled "The Howdy Doody Show" and ran on the NBC television network for 13 years. Not only was this one of television's first children's show, but the first show aired in color on a regular schedule. Conducted April 30, 1998 by Michael Rosen.
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Video: Full episode of The Howdy Doody Show from 1949 (Internet Archive)
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- "Buffalo" Bob Smith on going on the air with the very first Howdy Doody Show
Clip begins at: 13:58, Duration: 00m 53s
- "Buffalo" Bob Smith sings the theme song from The Howdy Doody Show
Clip begins at: 25:01, Duration: 00m 54s
- "Buffalo" Bob Smith on how the Howdy Doody Show came about
Clip begins at: 13:58, Duration: 16m 20s
- Buffalo Bob Smith on the puppeteers on The Howdy Doody Show
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