Show Business: Bye-Bye Doody

For a lot of little Americans over the past 13 years, the characters of Dickens, Milne and Grimm have been less familiar than a TV puppet named Howdy Doody. After giving more performances than any show in the history of network television, NBC's Howdy Doody last week left the air—going out with an hourlong, reminiscent spectacular. The final show (there will be filmed reruns) brought back such milestones in Howdy Doody's career as the 1948 election campaign, when "the President of the Kids" solidly campaigned on a platform that promised two Christmases and...

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