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SERIES PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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Original run: June 27, 1949 – April 1, 1955


Captain Video and His Video Rangers
is a science fiction television series,
which was the first series of its kind on American television.

The series aired originally Monday through Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, and then
Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET. A separate 30-minute spinoff series,
The Secret Files of Captain Video, aired Saturday mornings, alternating with
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, from September 5, 1953 to May 29, 1954

The Video Ranger was played during the shows entire run by teen-aged Don
Hastings
, who later became a soap opera star.

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The original Captain Video was
Richard Coogan, who played
the role for 17 months.

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Ranger Don Hastings

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

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ICONIC ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1927



Robert James "Bob" Keeshan
(June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

Producer/actor Keeshan is most notable as the title character of the CBS
television children’s program Captain Kangaroo, which became an icon for
millions of people during its 30-year run from 1955 to 1984. He also played
the original "Clarabell the Clown", one of three, on the NBC Howdy Doody
television program (1947- 1960).



Buffalo Bob, Howdy Doody and Clarabell

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