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Happy 60th Birthday, WPIX-TV

WPIX-TV, Channel 11 in New York City, celebrates its 60th birthday today. It was on this day in 1948 that the station began transmitting. This is a station that I grew up watching: Officer Joe Bolton, Jack McCarthy, Chuck McCann, "The Three Stooges," "Superman," the "Little Rascals," Bozo the Clown, Popeye, Sheri Lewis and Lamb Chop, and, of course, "The Honeymooners." And let's not forget the seasonal favorites: "March of the Wooden Soldiers" for Thanksgiving, the Yule Log for Christmas Eve, and, from the Spring to the Fall for many, many years, the home of Yankee baseball... with the classic musings of Phil Rizzuto.

Happy Birthday, WPIX!

Comments

And don't forget the original Star Trek! In the 70s, Channel 11 was where one went to see that.

Amen! The station continues to run marathons of old programming, so keep looking in local listings.