Monday, October 5, 2009

"Turn Blue" Special to premiere on PBS 45/49

WJW-TV Station ID slide from late 1962-1963 (courtesy Phil Hoffman)

Several months back, we announced that Phil Hoffman, Media Professor at Akron University, was producing a new special about Ernie Anderson and The Ghoulardi Phenomenon from 1963-66 in Northeast Ohio..

Well, the Special is just about finished, and after a premiere showing at the Ghoulardifest October 23-25, "Turn Blue:The Short Life of Ghoulardi"will be telecast for the first time on Western Reserve PBS (45/49) Tuesday, October 27 at 9PM..Other Showings:

Regular 45/49:

Wednesday, October 28 2AM

Saturday, October 31 4PM

Fusion 45-2, 49-2

Thursday October 29 9PM

Saturday, October 31 7:30 PM
Here is a short YouTube clip from Mr. Hoffman..Looks to be very well done..
Here, Tom Feran, Ron Garsteck and Mike Olszewski talk about how widespread the Ghoulardi craze was..
A personal note:Phil credits me and Cleveland Classic Media for the use of some material from here in the program..Really appreciate it..

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