"People will come up and they'll say how much they enjoyed watching me and how they grew up with me. A lady will be eighty-years-old and she'll say, 'I used to watch you when I was a little girl.' I want to say, 'Honey, they didn't have television when you were a little girl!'"
About This Interview
In her over three-hour Archive interview, TV host Josie Carey (1930-2004) discusses how she began her television career as an associate producer on KDKA in Pittsburgh before joining Pittsburgh's new public television station WQED where she hosted The Children's Corner, produced by Fred Rogers. Carey talks about how concepts, songs and puppets originally created on The Children's Corner became cornerstones of Rogers' Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Carey later moved to North Carolina, where she created and hosted the children's program Whee!. Karen Herman conducted the interview on July 23, 1999 in Pittsburgh, PA.