We watched Captain Kangaroo in the early morning, before going to school.
Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade came on at 11:00 AM, and Engineer Bill aired around 6:00 PM.
Earlier in the afternoon was the Popeye Show, hosted by Tom Hatton, a WWII Navy vet who wore a sailor's outfit while he played Popeye cartoons.
On May 22, 1958, Hatton and the Popeye cartoons were pre-empted by news coverage of a massive explosion and fire at the Hancock oil refinery in Signal Hill, which sent smoke over our home, located about 20 miles away. And on May 5, 1961, Captain Kangaroo was interrupted by "a special telecast"--the launching of Alan B. Shepard, America's first astronaut, into space.
Wow, I completely forgot about Tom Hatton. If I’m not mistaken, I think Hatton did some work in Films for Universal in the 1960’s.
Haven’t has a chance to Google him yet, so it’s just a random thought lurking in my OLD Brain.
Remember “Red Light / Green Light”? I actually remember Sheriff John’s Birthday Song and Engineer Bill’s Theme Song.
Must have been those Maggio (?) Carrots.