Around 1971, Mr. Nimoy made a personal appearance at Birmingham, Alabama’s local TV station WBMG on the kiddie show Sargent Jack. I’m totally digging the leather jacket! It’s fun to see an average Joe alongside Nimoy’s Joe Cool! Too bad there aren’t more pictures or a video of this! Would love to have heard what they chatted about.
Back then almost every local TV station with a news department had a kiddie show with a live host in character and often puppet shows, games, and cartoons.
I remember when I was a kid, our local CBS affiliate, WNBF, Channel 12, had their show Officer Bill with Bill Parker (who still does radio!) Our Local ABC affiliate (WBJA) had their local version of Bozo the clown, and as a curly- haired Brownie, my troop 206 got to be on both shows! (Wish I could get a video of those too!)