I’m from the Captain Kangaroo,Mr Greenjeans era,but always found Fred Rogers to be a positive influence for kids of that generation.Fred Rogers did a lot for America’s youth !!!
I believe the man who created and played Captain Kangaroo was a WWII combat soldier of note. Thought I had heard that about Mr. Rogers, also, but apparently not.
i loved this show... i can still hear the music and see Captain Kangeroo's keys unlocking the door... remember Dancing Bear, Grandfather Clock--from where the Captain would get a story book--and all those ping pong balls that would fall from the ceiling? oh--and Bunny Rabbit--who never talked... (and the Town Clown...) i guess i could go on and on...
I think there was another TV kiddie personality . . . a KOB ALBUQUERQUE fellow . . .
I don’t know if it was the “saddle bags all filled with beans and jerky” one or another . . .
but after the show was over but before they were really off the air, he let loose with profanity cussing out the little brats or some such . . .
That was the end of his kiddie career.
I still have very fond memories of Captain Kangaroo. It was such a staple for me when I was a kid. I could not imagine growing up without it.