Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27

June 27 is the birthdate of the late Bob Keeshan, aka Captain Kangaroo, the title character of the children's television series that aired weekday mornings on the CBS television network for nearly 30 years, from October 3, 1955, to December 8, 1984. It was the longest-running nationally broadcast children's television program of its day. The show was conceived by Keeshan, who based the show on "the warm relationship between grandparents and children." Pictured with Mr. Green Jeans (Hugh Brannum).

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