Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL: Cereal Characters of the Baby Boom Era with guest Tim Hollis is available for listening on demand

Cereal Characters of the Baby Boom Era
Original Airdates: Sept. 4-6, 2020
From September 2013: Ed welcomes Tim Hollis, author of Part of a Complete Breakfast: Cereal Characters of the Baby Boom Era, a fun book that discusses the origins and appeal of the popular TV commercials from the’50s, ’60s and early 1970s featuring Cap’n Crunch, Sugar Crisp, Lucky Charms, Froot Loops, Fruity Pebbles, Quisp and Quake, the Trix Rabbit, the Cheerios Kid, Count Chocula, Franken Berry and numerous other mascots from popular breakfast cereals made by Kellogg’s, Post, Quaker, Ralston-Purina and other manufacturers.

The Rise and Fall of TV Cereal Characters
Original Airdates: Sept. 4-6, 2020
From September 2013: Ed welcomes Tim Hollis, author of Part of a Complete Breakfast: Cereal Characters of the Baby Boom Era. Topics this segment include the national competition between Quisp and Quake cereals; the 1976 ad campaign in which viewers finally let the Trix Rabbit eat some Trix; and how the efforts of the activist group ACT led to the demise of many cereal TV characters.

The Strangest Cereal Mascots Ever
Original Airdates: Sept. 4-6, 2020
From September 2013: Tim Hollis, author of Part of a Complete Breakfast: Cereal Characters of the Baby Boom Era, talks about Baron Von Redberry, Sir Grapefellow and other cartoon cereal characters that never quite caught on with the public.

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