Howdy Doody is an children’s television program, created and
produced by E. Roger Muir and telecast on NBC from 1947 until
1960. It was one of the first television series produced at NBC in
Rockefeller Center, in Studio 3A, it was also a pioneer in early
color production as NBC (at the time owned by TV maker RCA)
used the show in part to sell color television sets in the 1950s.
April Fools Day, April 1, 1952