Monday, January 7, 2008
Ward Allen and Albert the Alley Cat
In 1968, the National Association of Program Executives named the TV6 team of Ward Allen and Albert the Alley Cat the No.1 weather show in the country. I loved how Allen could draw the coolest looking directional arrows on his weather map...so I drew one in (with a mouse) on the above photo. Thanks Ward. I still practice drawing your arrows.
Albert the Alley Cat, and his twin brother, Filbert, was the voice and hand of puppeteer, hipster and late night horror host, Jack Du Blon. In the pre-cable TV era, from the brilliant retro movie programming of channel 18 to the sheer manic talent at channel 6, Milwaukee was television paradise. More on Jack Du Blon in a later post.