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WCCO Stay At Home Campaign

A polio outbreak in the summer of 1946 prompted Minnesota officials to declare a voluntary quarantine that emptied beaches and bars, canceled the State Fair and no doubt disrupted the Minneapolis Tribune’s kid-powered delivery system. Without a Sunday paper, how would homebound children get their fix of Dick Tracy and Little Orphan Annie? To the rescue came Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey. With son “Skipper” and daughter Nancy by his side, he read the comics to WCCO Radio listeners across the state. And he couldn’t resist the chance to promote his city, observing that Bugs Bunny’s new toy horse looked like it had been purchased “in one of those fine stores in Minneapolis.” [startribune.com]


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