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Captain Kangaroo is gone!

Discussion in 'General' started by AmsterdamdreamN, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. 'Captain Kangaroo' Dies at 76
    Award Winner Bob Keeshan Helped Change Children's Television

    Jan. 23, 2004 -- TV's Captain Kangaroo -- who befriended millions of children for more than three decades -- has died.

    Bob Keeshan -- the man behind the captain -- was 76.

    The show premiered on CBS in 1955, moved to PBS many years later, and stayed on the air until 1984, winning six Emmy awards and three Peabodys.

    More than that, it helped change the face of children's television. Keeshan spoke directly into the camera, capturing the full attention of children watching at home. He interacted with few children on screen, using a variety of puppets and adult characters -- from Bunny Rabbit to Mr. Greenjeans -- to emphasize educational material.


    He sure helped a lot of Moms out. He will be missed. Mr.Moose, Bunny Rabbit, and Mr. Greenjeans are now mourning. Another part of our childhoods is gone
  2. can't say i knew/watched him...

    Kinda remindes me of that kangaroo in the big daddy movie though...
  3. I cried this morning when I read that. The Captain is gone.

    Bunny Rabit and Mr. Moose! (Bye-Bye!)

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