Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Tales of Poindexter

52 episodes, 1957, WKNO (Memphis)

From WNET:

"This series will present a learning experience to preschool and early primary school children through the use of children's fairy and fantasy stories. It is the purpose of this series to acquaint and re-acquaint the children with the classic stories which are often neglected in modern times. By the use of an explanatory technique showing both the good and evil in the stories, the child will be exposed to certain moral principles not commonly brought out in a children's program. By having as one of the principles in the program series a puppet dog, Poindexter, who has many of the same characteristics as the viewing child, a certain rapport can be established between the viewer and the puppet. Tom Tichenor, professional puppeteer, created Poindexter and is responsible for the programs."