This action was taken because the company refused to comply with a labor agreement negotiated under direction of the National War Labor Board and to avoid strikes in war-related industries.
On December 27, 1947, the "Howdy Doody Show" premiered. This show featured a wooden puppet named "Howdy Doody" & was hosted by "Buffalo Bob" & a clown named "Clarabell".
The kid's show opened each episode with kids singing the theme song "It's How...dy Doo..dy Time....."
This was the "signature" TV program of my "Baby Boom" generation.
JFK SAILS ON "HONEY FITZ"