The Early History of Howdy Doody…Television’s First Hit Show

If you’ve never seen this image, you are missing a key part of the early TV history, and just added to this…the earliest known kinescope video of the show from April 6, 1948  “The Howdy Doody Show” was network television’s first daily show, and later, the first daily color show. With the help of Howdy expert Burt Dubrow, I have attempted to fill in some hard to find history, for a better understanding of just what a pacesetter this show was…even in advertising.  -Bobby Ellerbee

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