Saturday, October 25, 2008

Adventure Theatre

I was almost eleven years old when WGHP channel 8 came on the air in the fall of 1963. Each afternoon when my brothers and I would get home from school, I would turn the TV on and twist the old VHF knob, hoping there would be a new channel coming in. Well one afternoon in October 1963, I was going through my routine and when the dial landed on 8 there was Johnny Weissmuller starring in "Tarzan and the Mermaids." I mean the picture was so clear, it was unreal. Five days a week at 5 p.m. we got a different movie. My favorites were Tarzan, Jungle Jim, Bomba the Jungle Boy and the Bowery Boys.
Right after the movie ended at 6:30 p.m. the Amos'N Andy Show aired until it was pulled from syndication in 1966. Those were the days.

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