Josie Carey

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In her over three-hour Archive interview, TV host Josie Carey (1930-2004) discusses how she began her television career as an associate producer on KDKA in Pittsburgh before joining Pittsburgh's new public television station WQED where she hosted <i>The Children's Corner, </i> produced by Fred Rogers. Carey talks about how concepts, songs and puppets originally created on<i> The Children's Corner </i> became cornerstones of Rogers' <i>Mister Rogers Neighborhood. </i> Carey later moved to North Carolina, where she created and hosted the children's program<i> Whee!.</i> Karen Herman conducted the interview on July 23, 1999 in Pittsburgh, PA.

"People will come up and they'll say how much they enjoyed watching me and how they grew up with me. A lady will be eighty-years-old and she'll say, 'I used to watch you when I was a little girl.' I want to say, 'Honey, they didn't have television when you were a little girl!'"

Full Interview

Chapter 1

On her early years and influences; on her start in television; on being an associate producer on Ask the Girls; on starting at Pittsburgh's new public television station WQED

Chapter 2

On early KQED programming
On hosting The Children's Corner

Chapter 3

On hosting The Children's Corner; on The Children's Corner's broadcasts on NBC

Chapter 4

On hosting The Children's Corner (continued)

Chapter 5

On the end of The Children's Corner; on transitioning to KDKA; on moving to South Carolina

Chapter 6

On her work on Whee!; on summing up her career; on Fred Rogers' legacy; on her advice to aspriring professionals; on how she'd like to be remembered
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Children's Corner, The

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Josie Carey on hosting The Children's Corner
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Josie Carey on hosting The Children's Corner (continued)
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Josie Carey on hosting The Children's Corner (continued)
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Josie Carey on hosting The Children's Corner
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Josie Carey on hosting The Children's Corner (continued)
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Josie Carey on hosting The Children's Corner (continued)
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