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Ross the Builder

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Genre  children's
Country of origin  Canada
No. of seasons  1
First episode date  3 July 1958
Network  CBC Television
Number of episodes  13
Presented by  Ross Snetsinger
Original language(s)  English
No. of episodes  13
Final episode date  23 September 1958
Number of seasons  1
Language  English

Ross the Builder was a Canadian children's television series which aired on CBC Television in 1958.

Contents

Premise

This series was hosted by Ross Snetsinger with his puppet Foster. They demonstrated the construction of various items.

  • 3 July 1958 - debut
  • 10 July 1958 - guest magician Michael Roth
  • 17 July 1958
  • 24 July 1958 - constructing model cars, guest cartoonist George Feyer
  • 31 July 1958 - constructing a telegraph, guest folk musician Jean Cavall
  • 7 August 1958
  • 14 August 1958 - constructing a model streetcar, also drawing demonstration with Foster, two other puppets and guest cartoonist George Feyer
  • 21 August 1958 - plaster of Paris sculpting is demonstrated, guest folk-singer Jean Cavall
  • 28 August 1958
  • 4 September 1958 - using cardboard to construct toys; guest folk musician Jean Cavall
  • 11 September 1958 - guest Jean Cavall
  • 18 September 1958 - demonstration of sketching of life
  • 25 September 1958 - guest folk musician Ed McCurdy
  • Scheduling

    This 15-minute series aired Thursdays 5 p.m. from 3 July to 25 September 1958.

    Snetsinger and Foster joined the cast of Whistle Town which occupied the Thursday time slot from October 1958.

    References

    Ross the Builder Wikipedia


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