Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bob Gordon



During the 60's and 70's Bob Gordon was a very popular TV host on Channel 12 out of Winston Salem, NC. Over the years the titles and formats of his shows changed but his popularity never did.


Some examples of his shows would be in 1962 his show was Bob Gordon's Cartoon Corner, weekdays at 5:05 p.m. In 1963 it was the Bob Gordon Show weekday afternoons. February 1964 his show moved to weekday mornings at 9:00 a.m. where it remained until the fall of 1966. Bob moved to the weekends that year. During football season the show aired as Bob Gordon's Popcorn Theater and during baseball season the show aired on Sunday afternoons as Bob Gordon's Sunday Theater. By 1970 the show was known as Bob Gordon's Theater no matter which day it aired.


One of my most favorite features on the show during the 60's was the Republic Serials that Bob aired one chapter at a time on his show. I was always very appreciative of the background information that Bob always shared about these and all his other shows. It was very evident that he was also a big fan of the features that he aired on his show.


6 comments:

Julie said...

I loved these. On the weekday morning shows he used to call viewers who had sent in coloring book pages. My grandma had sent one of mine in...and he showed it and called her house. I was thrilled!

Carroll W Hall said...

I appreciate you sharing that memory Julie.I am glad you enjoy these ads.Stay tuned.

MichaelSavGa said...

Bob was an inspiration to me, leading to my career in show business for over 30 years. One of my favorite childhood memories.

Vickie Morrison said...

May all your stoplights be green!

Vickie Morrison said...

May all your stoplights be green!

Ruthi said...

Bob Gordon and his family lived 2 doors down from my family as a kid. My dad and him were very good friends-- I have story to tell-- the 2 of them went together to see the movie Psycho-- my mom refused to let dad tell us kids about the movie-- all he keeps saying "the shower scene" so I asked Mr. Gordon -- he smiles, winked, patted me on the head and said "no". To this day when I see or hear anything about the movie I think of Mr. Gordon-- in a good way-- he was the neighborhood hero. Recently I visited W-S, went by the old neightbohood -- telling my friend "that is where Mr. Gordon lived ".