Three pictures of Broadcast Pioneers member Joe Earley as Mr. Rivets.

Joe Earley e-mails: That's Mary Wilson. I identified her (below). By he way, Mary Wilson had moved to California with her husband and I'm sure has passed away.

When Charlie, the Tuna saw Joe Earley as Mr. Rivets, he asked his mom, "What's That?" She answered, "A can of human."

Joe Earley e-mails: The woman is Mary Wilson. Did a cooking, interview show called "Pots, Pans and Personalities." Also did special events around the station (parades etc.) The man is Taylor Grant, Newscaster, but you know all that. That's me in the tin can.

"Pots, Pans and Personalities" aired at 2:30 pm until 3, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

By the way, the appearance of Taylor Grant in the photo would date the picture after 1954 as that's when Grant came to Channel 3. He was probably appearing on the broadcast promoting his "new" newscast.

Down in the lower right was a Fire "Chief" from the Philadelphia Fire Department, probably aired during "Fire Prevention Week."

These trio of photos are from "Let Skinner Do It" and "Let Scott Do It" with Joe Earley as the mechanical man, Mr. Rivets. The program was aired at 9 am, Monday thru Friday and hosted by Alan Scott and before that George Skinner. Skinner also had a 2 pm half-hour program called "Skinner's Spotlight."

It was carried over Channel 3 in Philadelphia, WPTZ and later WRCV-TV. The station is now KYW-TV.

From the official archive of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photos originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Mike Muderick
Used with the permission and authority of KYW-TV, Channel 3 in Philadelphia
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