Author Tim Kiska discusses his book From Soupy to Nuts:A History of Detroit Television

This event was held on September 12, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Go back to local TV's golden years when Tim discusses the history of this television genre. As the medium grew, thousands of Detroiters visited Channel 4 to see Milky the Clown or bombastic anchorman Bill Bonds. With the evaporation of local television, a piece of Detroit's character disappeared. Come re-capture this era. A booksigning will follow with books available for purchase.

'From Soupy to Nuts: A History of Detroit Television' is a snapshot of Detroit TV history - from Sonny Eliot, Bozo the Clown, Bill Kennedy, Lou Gordon and Gil Maddox to Al Ackerman, Sir Graves Ghastly, Dick the Bruiser and Mr. Belvedere.

To write his book, Kiska spent hundreds of hours at the Detroit Public Library, as well as the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News libraries and others. He also interviewed countless people in person and by phone, including Duane X. Riley, Sonny Eliot and Bill Bonds. The result is this extremely entertaining book.

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