Jane Norman as "Windy the Witch"
Pixanne TV Show

For 16 years, the green imp known as Pixanne pranced around our television tube. All sixteen years were broadcast on WCAU-TV, the CBS O&O (owned & operated station) in Philadelphia (where Jane Norman originated her Pixanne program during in the 1960's). The last half-dozen years were in syndication through CBS Sales (and WCBS-TV, New York).

Here's a publicity still showing Jane (a member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia) as Windy Witch in the Magic Forest. Many people thought thecharacter's name was "Wendy," but that's incorrect according to Jane. It's "Windy."

FYI, John Downey who was Program Director at WCAU-TV (and the one who gave the Pixanne concept the "green" light) was President of our organization during two of the ten years Pixanne originated from Philadelphia, 1966 and 1967.

From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Bill Stelzer and his Pixanne website
Photo ownership , used with permission, retained by Pixanne Enterprises, Ltd.

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