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Season 2, Episode 4 Local Kids' TV

First Aired: February 8, 2011

The Season 2 finale focuses on a staple of yesteryear TV: local children's TV shows, including L.A.'s "Time for Beany," which counted Albert Einstein among its fans; New York's "Puppet Hotel"; Phoenix' long-running "Wallace and Ladmo"; "Romper Room," which personalized its show for each city in which it aired; Jim Henson's early days in Washington, D.C.; Fred Rogers' "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" precursor in Pittsburgh; and many local clown shows, one of which (in D.C.) starred Willard Scott.