"People will come up and they'll say how much they enjoyed watching me and how they grew up with me. A lady will be eighty-years-old and she'll say, 'I used to watch you when I was a little girl.' I want to say, 'Honey, they didn't have television when you were a little girl!'"
About This Interview
TV host Josie Carey (1930-2004) was interviewed for three hours plus in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Carey began her television career as an associate producer on KDKA in Pittsburgh. She joined Pittsburgh's new public television station WQED and where she hosted The Children's Corner, produced by Fred Rogers. Ms. Carey talked about how concepts, songs and puppets originally created on The Children's Corner became cornerstones of Rogers' Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Ms. Carey later moved to North Carolina, where she created and hosted the children's program Whee! The interview was conducted by Karen Herman on July 23, 1999.