Re: Re: Re: Re: WPIX-TV 70th Anniversary Special - Saturday 4 p.m. 11 p.m.


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Posted by David Parker on June 16, 2018 at 10:39:13:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: WPIX-TV 70th Anniversary Special - Saturday 4 p.m. 11 p.m. posted by Pete Kanze on June 15, 2018 at 22:35:15:

I remember as a kid watching "Wonderama" on Channel 5. For those who weren't around circa 1965 it was a children's show shot in a studio with an audience of kids on hand who occasionally participated in various games.

Here's how one of the games they played went: A metal bar was put through several reels of videotape. The tails of the tapes were then pulled out for several feet. Then the reels were hoisted about ten feet above the stage. The contestants were instructed to pull on the tapes as fast as they could; the first contestant to empty their reel won.

Imagine the treasure trove of old TV shows that met their demise at the hands of those kids!


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