Ramblin’ Rod Anders (November 26, 1933 – May 11, 2002)
Born Rodney Carl Andersen, Rod was the host of The Ramblin’ Rod Show, a
children’s television program on Portland, Oregon’s KPTV Ch. 12, from 1964
until his retirement on August 8, 1997. He was well known for his message
button-covered sweater (above). At the time of his death, Anders had
collected over 25,000 buttons which were given to him by adoring fans
and many guests of his TV show. He is missed by many.
Aired on KPTV, January 30, 1981