I don’t exactly consider myself old (yet), but a lot of people that I hang out with are younger than me and so many born and raised here don’t have any idea of our rich television history.
Back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, local television was abundant. We had “The Paul Dixon Show,” “Midwestern Hayride,” “The Nick Clooney Show,” “Uncle Al,” “Larry Smith & his Puppets,” “Scream-in with the Cool Ghoul,” and on and on.
But there was one woman who was probably bigger than anybody – even Paul Dixon. Her name was Ruth Lyons and she hosted the “Fifty-Fifty Club” here for years.
Below is a chip from channel 5 which aired the evening after she died. This will give a lot of you an education on this local television legend.
The main anchor on this newscast is a guy I think you’ll recognize.
(Photo of Ruth Lyons from WLWT Television)