One of my earliest memories was watching kids educational programs on Channel 9. Before the generation of children learning their basic stuff on Nickelodeon shows, I was raised on PBS. Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Captain Kangaroo, 3-2-1 Contact and the Letter People are just a few of the shows that helped me learn and grow as a kid before I attended grade school (as well as while in school). Sesame Street, one of television's longest-running programs, has introduced me to the alphabet, counting, some Spanish language (thanks Luis and Maria!), as well as social situations like diversity and culture. The Muppets as well as the humans like Bob and David (before his sudden death) were always great to watch and they made learning such things fun. The video posted above was posted because that is how I remember watching Channel 9 as a kid. Looking back, that bumper really creeped me out in a way!
In college I did an externship at Channel 9 for one day, shadowing Patrick Murphy. Murphy has been with Channel 9 for more than 30 years, and has done several duties around the station. His recognizable voice is heard on several of its commercials and bumpers, as well as the program, Living St. Louis. I was more than thrilled to witness what he does during his daily activities at Channel 9. Of course, I learned several things from him. 'You have to breathe, sleep and eat television, 24/7, if you want to be in this business'.
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Cake artist: Indy Bowers (also decorated the cake at Blueberry Hill)