Once upon a time, long before 500 channels of white noise and talking heads, the great god Orthicon bestowed upon our land of opportunity a man called Art.
Art lived in our Zeniths, Philcos and Magnavoxes, entertaining a generation of children and their moms in living black & white.
While Captain Kangaroo and Miss Jean babysat us in the morning, Mom would join us later for Art’s happy programs, with names like “People Are Funny” and “House Party,” which begat “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”
We loved Art, and it appeared Art loved us right back. You won’t find anyone like Art on any of those 500 channels we have now.
Thanks Art. Rest in peace.