(Left to right) Dave Garroway and Gene London
NBC-TV's "The Today Show"
Broadcast Pioneers member Gene London e-mailed us:
Gene London was (on)... "The Today Show" (with Dave Garroway), NBC Network Holiday programming, etc. Dave Garroway of "The Today Show" also made some calls on my behalf to the General Manager of WRCV-TV (the NBC O&O TV Station in Philadelphia, Channel 3), who promised me a TV show in a month's time. After the meeting, I went to WCAU-TV and did an in-office audition. It won me a TV test. Cartoon Corners (General Store) was born which was a great success from the start.
London was on for all of the holiday events in 1958 and the first part of 1959. He told the children about craft making, hobbies, and told stories filled with song about the different holidays and how they got started.
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Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Gene London
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