Louisville Television, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

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T-Bar-V Ranch went off the air in 1970, but ask any Louisville baby boomer to sing the theme song and you'll instantly hear, "Brush your teeth each morning / Get lots of sleep at night / Mind your mom and daddy / Cause they know what is right." Such is the power of homegrown television. This book is a look at Louisville television history over the last 50 years, from T-Bar-V to Tom Wills's retirement. Along the way, you will catch a glimpse of Diane Sawyer (as the WLKY "weather girl") and dozens of images of ...

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Overview

T-Bar-V Ranch went off the air in 1970, but ask any Louisville baby boomer to sing the theme song and you'll instantly hear, "Brush your teeth each morning / Get lots of sleep at night / Mind your mom and daddy / Cause they know what is right." Such is the power of homegrown television. This book is a look at Louisville television history over the last 50 years, from T-Bar-V to Tom Wills's retirement. Along the way, you will catch a glimpse of Diane Sawyer (as the WLKY "weather girl") and dozens of images of locally produced musical shows, game shows, talk shows, children's shows, and newscasts—not to mention all the lyrics to the T-Bar-V Ranch opening and closing theme song.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738586526
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,367,844
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Inman grew up in Louisville and has written the television Q&A column The Incredible Inman for the Courier-Journal since 1981. It is syndicated and appears in about 25 newspapers across the country. He is the author of five other books about television history and trivia, including Television Variety Shows, Performers' Television Credits: 1948-2000, and Randy, Cactus, Uncle Ed and the Golden Age of Louisville Television. He made a personal appearance on T-Bar-V Ranch in 1962 to celebrate his fifth birthday.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 1948-1961: On the Air 9

2 1961-1971: Boom and Bust 53

3 1971-1985: Talk Shows and Live Shots 75

4 1985-Today: All in the Name of News 107

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