Live! In Person! Chicago's Greatest Kid-Show Performers at the Museum of Broadcast Communications

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Museum of Broadcast Communications

    CHICAGO, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum of Broadcast Communications
 (MBC) at the Chicago Cultural Center will open its newest exhibition, Puppets,
 Pies and Prizes: Kids TV Chicago Style, at 12 Noon on Saturday, April 21st.
 Admission is free, and the exhibition will run indefinitely.
     The opening celebration will feature an all-star cast of legendary Chicago
 TV stars including Joey D'Auria, Don Sandburg and Marshall Brodien from Bozo's
 Circus, Ray Rayner of Ray Rayner & Friends, Bill Jackson from BJ & the Dirty
 Dragon, Mary Hartline from Super Circus, John Conrad from Elmer the Elephant,
 Beverly Marston-Braun from Romper Room, the Mulqueens from Kiddie-A-Go-Go, and
 Family Classics host Roy Leonard.
     The Museum's latest exhibition showcases memorabilia from Chicago's
 extraordinary children's television history, including more than 100
 collectibles, props, and costumes commemorating such shows as Ding Dong
 School, Bozo's Circus, Garfield Goose and Here's Geraldine.
     The exhibition ribbon cutting at noon will be followed by autograph
 sessions throughout the day. A variety of other activities are planned, and
 refreshments will be provided by Dunkin' Donuts.
     "Puppets, Pies and Prizes will let fans see the Grand Prize buckets from
 Bozo's Circus as well as the TV characters who made us laugh," said Bruce
 DuMont, MBC founder and president. DuMont added, "The grand opening
 celebration will allow fans to meet the icons of our childhood and turn back
 the clock to a simpler time."
     The exhibition comes less than a month after the cancellation of The Bozo
 Show, one of the most endurable children's shows of all time.
     Puppets, Pies and Prizes is underwritten by Sears, and promotional
 consideration is being provided by American Airlines.  Children's television
 historian Jim Engel served as Special Curator, and Dan Wingate, MBC Program
 Director, coordinated the collaborative effort by numerous collectors and
 artists.
     Museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-4:30 pm and Sundays
 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.
     To download a commemorative poster, visit the MBC website at www.Museum.TV
 
 

SOURCE The Museum of Broadcast Communications
    CHICAGO, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum of Broadcast Communications
 (MBC) at the Chicago Cultural Center will open its newest exhibition, Puppets,
 Pies and Prizes: Kids TV Chicago Style, at 12 Noon on Saturday, April 21st.
 Admission is free, and the exhibition will run indefinitely.
     The opening celebration will feature an all-star cast of legendary Chicago
 TV stars including Joey D'Auria, Don Sandburg and Marshall Brodien from Bozo's
 Circus, Ray Rayner of Ray Rayner & Friends, Bill Jackson from BJ & the Dirty
 Dragon, Mary Hartline from Super Circus, John Conrad from Elmer the Elephant,
 Beverly Marston-Braun from Romper Room, the Mulqueens from Kiddie-A-Go-Go, and
 Family Classics host Roy Leonard.
     The Museum's latest exhibition showcases memorabilia from Chicago's
 extraordinary children's television history, including more than 100
 collectibles, props, and costumes commemorating such shows as Ding Dong
 School, Bozo's Circus, Garfield Goose and Here's Geraldine.
     The exhibition ribbon cutting at noon will be followed by autograph
 sessions throughout the day. A variety of other activities are planned, and
 refreshments will be provided by Dunkin' Donuts.
     "Puppets, Pies and Prizes will let fans see the Grand Prize buckets from
 Bozo's Circus as well as the TV characters who made us laugh," said Bruce
 DuMont, MBC founder and president. DuMont added, "The grand opening
 celebration will allow fans to meet the icons of our childhood and turn back
 the clock to a simpler time."
     The exhibition comes less than a month after the cancellation of The Bozo
 Show, one of the most endurable children's shows of all time.
     Puppets, Pies and Prizes is underwritten by Sears, and promotional
 consideration is being provided by American Airlines.  Children's television
 historian Jim Engel served as Special Curator, and Dan Wingate, MBC Program
 Director, coordinated the collaborative effort by numerous collectors and
 artists.
     Museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-4:30 pm and Sundays
 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.
     To download a commemorative poster, visit the MBC website at www.Museum.TV
 
 SOURCE  The Museum of Broadcast Communications