Chicago children's television host Bill Jackson has died at the age of 86.
His show"Gigglesnort Hotel" aired right here on ABC7.Jackson used many puppets and models in his shows;"The Blob" featured a lump of clay that he would mold into different objects over the course of an episode.His puppets and other objects are featured in an exhibit about Jackson at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.Read more: ABC 7 Chicago »
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BJ and the Dirty Dragon, definitely not something I’d have guessed had anything to do with children’s television. FIE!!!!!
Bill Jackson, creative mind behind Dirty Dragon and the Blob, dead at 86In the 1960s, Bill Jackson first became a household name in Chicago through his show “Clown Alley.” He went on to create “Cartoon Town,” later renamed “The B.J. & Dirty Dragon Show,” in the 1970s. Sad news. A genuinely kind man who never talked down to children.
Big voting bill faces defeat as 2 Dems won’t stop filibusterWASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy appeared headed for defeat as the Senate churned into debate Tuesday, a deva… Funny we just had a presidential election with the most votes in history! 🤔 Doesn't seem to be a problem with anybody getting out to vote. It is not okay but make them put it on the record with the other R accomplices Maybe Dems need to do their job and convince people if they do not have enough votes to end the filibuster instead of complaining about it. Also, if they are not doing in person they should -- that is what made it so interesting years ago. They need to do their job.
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‘If this bill is not passed our country will be weakened’: John Lewis’ brother on voting rights billLast Thursday, the House passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. Now, it is up to the Senate to get the bills through. John Lewis' brother Grant Lewis and John Lewis' former director of internal affairs Rachelle O’Neil joins MSNBC's Craig Melvin to discuss the importance of the bills. how about showing a valid I.D. PERIOD, or is there a problem with showing a I.D., geezzz And, if it is passed, it will weaken the country by adding to the divisiveness. And, you can pretty much count on the fact that something will happen that will create a new and bigger problem in the process. This country doesn't want win win, they want win over.
Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of Senate election bill debateSen. Bernie Sanders slammed fellow Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on Monday as the Senate prepares to debate sweeping election legislation. SANDERS IS A CRAZY MAN...BOTH HE AND BIDEN NEED TO HAVE FULL MENTAL HEALTH CHECK UP If the other side takes control , Sanders will be saying we need the filibuster . Get a new Barber.
Bill De Blasio Officially Bows Out Of Gubernatorial Fray After Months Of SpeculationBREAKING: Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces he will not enter the Democratic primary race for New York governor this year. The latest poll released by Siena College Research Institute showed de Blasio trailing Governor Hochul by 34%. Well, duh. Tender mercies.