(Left to right) Dr. Shock & George Benson
WPHL-TV
Saturday, February 11, 1978

Dr. Shock hosted old horror movies on WPHL-TV, Channel 17 during the 70s. The Dr. Shock material was shot on video tape in advance (probably so that the station wouldn't need to have a crew at the station on Saturday). Here's an excerpt of some of the Dr. Shock material from Saturday afternoon, February 11, 1978.

George Benson
WPHL-TV
Saturday, February 11, 1978

George Benson was a local radio personality broadcasting over WIBG and WFIL, Famous 56. George has played the clown for "Kiddie City" and later as Zappo, the Clown.

Broadcast Pioneers member Dave Abramson directed many of the Dr. Shock programs back in the 70s. Our material is taken from a original 1" video tape master. It was the master tape that contained the roll-ins for "The Best of Dr. Shock" which aired shortly after Joe Zawislak's death. Joe played the beloved Dr. Shock.

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From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Video originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Dave Abramson
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