Tuesday, March 3, 2009
"Uncle Al" Lewis-1924-2009
Newspaper Ad for the Uncle Al Show on WCPO-9 Cincinnati..This ad and the one below courtesy larrysmithpuppets.com
Uncle Al with Wife Wanda and the Larry Smith Puppets-ABC TV ad for The Uncle Al Show Saturday Mornings in 1959-60
Cincinnati Kids TV Institution "Uncle Al" Lewis passed away Saturday Morning at the age of 84. He hosted the Uncle Al Show aat Scripps-Howard's WCPO Channel 9 in Cincinnati from 1950-1985,,Most of the time with his wife, Wanda. Both Al and Wanda were/are Cleveland natives. Mr. Lewis began his career at WEWS-5 Cleveland as an announcer and artist before he and Wanda moved to Cincinnati to help start up WCPO-TV in 1950..ABC-TV carried Uncle Al nationally at 11AM Saturday Mornings in 1959-60. For a time in the early 1970's, Uncle Al was carried on WEWS-TV 5. The Uncle Al Show was the longest running Local Kids TV Show in History..
More on Uncle Al Here:
Tri-State Media Watch
Includes links to WLWT-5 and WKRC-12 Reports..
While this is'nt directly Cleveland Related, I felt we should mention it because of his Cleveland Connections and the fact that he is an Icon in Southwestern Ohio..Best Wishes and prayers go out to his family..