WPTZ, Channel 3
WPTZ Newsman Roy Neal talks with Executive Officer Major W. H. H. Mullin of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Philadelphia District. Mullin was discussing the dredging operations in the Delaware River. A model was on the table in the foreground.
Roy Neal worked at WPTZ for five years from 1947 until 1952. From his native town of Philadelphia, he went to NBC-TV where he stayed for over three decades.
Roy Neal e-mailed: "That was from a show called "Pleased to Meet You," my first regular show that aired around 1948. I don't remember the night it was on, but can tell you, it was the forerunner to "Open House," my biggest show on WPTZ that aired on Wednesday nights from 7 - 7:30 pm. ...These shows pioneered the magazine format for TV."
According to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, where we obtained the picture, the date on the photo is Monday, October 9, 1950. The program was, of course, aired live.
By the way, we have found a listing for "Pleased to Meet You." On Friday, September 3, 1948, it aired as a weekly show from 7:50 pm to 7:50 pm.
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated from the official archives of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Used with their permission
All Rights Reserved
The e-mail address of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia is firstname.lastname@example.org