unique thing about hiring local hosts is that people can
feel a better sense of community when they watch the show.
Many of the children in the cities could also come to the
shows and take part. This is something that would never
happen in today's market. Communal childrens programming.
kids would often go nuts on the show, some wouldn't communicate
at all, others would take over the whole show and there
was nothing the poor hostess could do but deal with it because
they were on a cramped set together for thirty minutes live.
Live television can be a real treat and a headache. That's
patially why the local shows died off.