Stan Lee Broza and children with a clown (Felix Adler)
Stan Lee Broza was our first president and a founding member of our organization. He also hosted "The Children's Hour" on WCAU Radio for thirty years with the last ten being simulcast on both radio and WCAU-TV. During this particular broadcast, the cast received a visit from members of the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus who were in town performing. The clown was Felix Adler, who worked for decades with the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus. Felix (whose real first name is Frank) was often referred to as the "King of Clowns." Adler was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame.
Some of the cast of "The Children's Hour"
The program originated out of the WCAU facilities on City Line. The public was invited to come to the program and sit in the audience and enjoy the performances.
Some of the cast and crew of "The Children's Hour"
These snapshots were taken from the audience when Manny Muderick took his son, Michael, to WCAU-TV to watch the going ons.
Some of the cast of "The Children's Hour" being shot by a WCAU-TV cameraman
Michael Muderick worked at a number of TV stations in Philadelphia, in the mid-to-late 60's and early 70's, and was a summer relief cameraman at WCAU-TV in 1967 and 68 while still in college.
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Photos originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Michael Muderick
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