This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
Scripted children's program. This episode features a song about television:
I've been wearing eyeglasses / since we made the decision / to get television / in my house (etc)
The "junior newsboy" has to get glasses because he has watched too much television. The "junior reporter" provides staggering product placement for the RCA Exhibition Hall's Radio and Television display.
Short skit between the junior reporter and Clarence, the hobby mail man about Clarence (the mail truck?), who has been chasing Freddy all day because he thinks Freddy (the fire truck?) is an Indian. Ever since Mr. hobby mail man got a television, Clarence has been watching a cowboy show, he's been pretending to be a cowboy: wearing a cowboy hat, visiting "gas-saloons," mistaking smoke for smoke signals.
The junior reporter reads the mail, in which he receives a paper puppet from a listener. Then Mr. Sites shows the junior reporter Peter and the Wolf on his television-scope, acted out with puppets by the Little Orchestra Society, conducted by Tommy Sherman, at the Hunter College Auditorium. The skit turns in to a commercial for the performance, which is also given at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Mr. Sites' television-scope runs out of power, so the junior reporter has to deposit a quarter. He sees Mother Goose christening a storybook in honor of the 31st annual celebration of Book Week (advertisement for the libraries). Next up the junior reporter sees Bambino the Clown (Georges Schreiber) and the magic club of the Brooklyn Childrens Museum. Mr. Sites' TV breaks when a station goes on a station break.
A salesman tries to sell the junior reporter a television, but he interrupts by closing the newspaper and saying goodbye.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69265
Municipal archives id: LT422