Howdy Doody was an American children's television programme (with circus and Western frontier themes) that was
created and produced in Fort Lauderdale, FL by E. Roger Muir and telecast on the NBC network in the United States from December 27, 1947, until
September 24, 1960. It was a pioneer in children's television programming and set the pattern for many similar shows. One of the first television
series produced at NBC in Rockefeller Center, in Studio 3A, it was also a pioneer in early colour production as NBC (at the time owned by TV maker
RCA) used the show in part to sell colour television sets in the 1950s.