By request! Here is a quick word about two locally produced children's series that aired in the 70s and 80s on WCAU-TV, Channel 10 here in Philadelphia.
The first is The Candy Apple News Company, in which a small human cast interacted with puppets in putting out a newspaper. The main cast member was the late Matt Robinson, who had previously played Gordon on Sesame Street and was the father of actress Holly Robinson Peete. Each episode was a fun half hour of skits, short educational films, and other produced pieces.
Alas, there's very little information about the show on the Internet, and virtually no footage. I've tried for years, but have only found this one clip of the show's intro, which was just uploaded to YouTube last month.
This was requested by freelance writer and fellow blogger Chris Illuminati, whose exploits you can read about at the Great Moments in Christory blog, among other fine places, including his new book which you can purchase here.
UPDATE AS OF 4:30PM: Chris and his wife had a baby boy today! Congratulations! http://tweetphoto.com/14872370
But wait, there's more!
Around this same time, Channel 10 also produced Star Stuff. This show revolved around a boy in Philadelphia who could communicate with a girl who lived in a space colony in the future via his amateur audio and video equipment. He would play various video clips, cartoons, and for some reason, Laurel and Hardy silent films (I'm not making that up). I liked the show for that reason alone.
Clips of this show are also rare, but here is the opening and closing sequences, along with a brief profile of the show for the Web site io9.
Keep the requests coming, and I'll see what I can do. And as always, thanks!