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WXYZ Alumni and Staff: Parker, Dee - 'Auntie' .

Hosted the Auntie Dee Show (children's talent show).


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A Newscast for the Masses: The History of Detroit Television Journalism (Great Lakes Books Series) by Tim Kiska
A Newscast for the Masses
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Detroit Television by Tim Kiska
Detroit Television
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WXYZ: The Lone Ranger/The Green Hornet/Sgt. Preston of the Yukon
WXYZ
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WYXIE Wonder Land: An unauthorized 50-year diary of WXYZ Detroit by Dick Osgood
WXIE Wonderland
Some used copies available through Amazon.com

 


Breaking into Television by Dan Weaver
Breaking Into Television by Dan Weaver

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TV Land - Detroit by Gordon Castelnero
TV Land - Detroit by Gordon Castelnero
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  Detroit Television 
by Tim Kiska 

Detroit Television 
Available from Amazon.com

Detroit broadcasting history is rich with character . . . and characters. It began atop the Penobscot Building on October 23, 1946, when WWDT shot a signal to the convention center, part of a "New Postwar Products Exposition." WWJ-TV offered scheduled programming in June 1947, and WXYZ-TV and WJBK-TV jumped in a year later.

The medium has influenced the city's personality and social agenda ever since. Soupy Sales turned getting a pie in the face into an art form. Mort Neff celebrated the state's outdoor charms. George Pierrot showed Detroiters the world. 

Other beloved personalities include: Milky the Clown, Ed McKenzie, Sonny Eliot, John Kelly, Marilyn Turner, Robin Seymour, Bill Bonds, Dick Westerkamp, Jingles, Bill Kennedy, Lou Gordon, Captain Jolly, Johnny Ginger, Auntie Dee, and many more.


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