Towering legends Soupy Sales and Sandy Becker interviewed.
Stewart Klein interviews Sandy, Soupy and Fred about the children’s television shows they hosted on WNEW-TV, channel five in New York.
Along with Sonny Fox, Chuck McCann, and Captain Jack McCarthy, Sandy, Soupy and Fred provided hours of entertainment for kids in NYC every week.
The kid shows were piped in like utilities: you turned on the set just about any time a kid would want to watch TV, and there these guys were. For many of us, the great Sandy Becker WAS New York TV. Fred Scott read the news following his kids show; once he forgot who he was talking to and said, “This is the Channel 5 News, Uncle Fred Scott reporting.”
Today almost anyone can buy a DV camera to produce the highest-resolution images possible. Anyone can compose music with Garageband. Editing is possible on any Mac with iMovieHD.
And none of the results on sites such as YouTube can match what kids saw live on TV in the 1960s.
Any eejit can buy equipment. Only geniuses have talent.