(Left to right) Bill Bennett & Carney the Clown

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Seen in this WCAU-TV publicity still are two well known Channel 10 personalities. They are Bill Bennett (of his Farm Show fame) and Carney the Clown. Carney C. Carney was played by Harry LeVan. The character of Carney started out on the CBS-TV show "Candy Carnival" (later re-titled "Contest Carnival") which was hosted by Broadcast Pioneers member and Hall of Famer Gene Crane and originated from WCAU-TV. The persona of Carney C. Carney continued at Channel 10 on several different shows with Carney finally ending up with his own Saturday morning kids show. It aired from 10 am to 10:30.

From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Adam Bennett, Bill's son
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