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*Sam* (From *Jim Henson - The Works*) Donated by Jack Maier
"Sam and Friends"
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Sam & Friends Graphics (From *Jim Henson - The Works*)
(From "Jim Henson - The Works")
(Donated by Jack Maier)
All images courtesy of The Jim Henson Legacy & the Henson Family, TM & 2008 The Jim Henson Company
All Muppets, photos, and likenesses 2008 The Jim Henson Company.
Muppet, Muppets, characters & elements TM The Jim Henson Company.
Jim Henson, Jane Nebel Henson (Circa 1957) w/ Sam & Friends
(TV Still Photos Donated by Jack Maier)

Aired on WRC-TV 4
Mondays through Fridays
Various airtimes. 
From May 9, 1955 - December 1961
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 (May 1955 - Fall 1956?)
 11:25 to 11:30PM
 (Fall 1956?- Fall 1957?)
 6:30 to 6:35PM and
 11:25 to 11:30PM
 (Fall 1957? - Jan 1959?)
 11:25 to 11:30PM
 (Jan 1959? - Jan 1961?) 
 6:30 to 6:35PM and
 11:25 to 11:30PM
 (Jan 1961? - Dec 1961) 
 6:40 to 6:45PM and
 11:25 to 11:30PM
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Sam
-"Sam...was a primitive version of the basic kind of hand and rod puppet that
Jim Henson devised in the mid-fifties. He had the face of a prizefighter,
with protruding Clark Gable ears, a W.C. Fields nose, and permanently
astonished eyes. Like a well designed cartoon character, he derived some of his personality from his features. But Jim's manipulation of Sam - a tilt of the
head to find an appropriate eye focus, a bounce to a song - completed the picture."
From "Jim Henson:The Works:The Art, the Magic, the Imagination"
by Christopher Finch, Charles S. Finch,
(Donated by Jack Maier)
Host:
"Sam" with other lifelike puppets created/operated by Jim Henson and
Jane Anne Nebel. In 1958, friend Bob Payne took Jim Henson's place
on the show for a period of time while Jim visited Europe. Jerry Juhl
joined the Hensons in 1961 initially to replace Jane as puppeteer.
The Hensons at work (From *Jim Henson - The Works*) Donated by Jack Maier
(From "Jim Henson - The Works")
(Donated by Jack Maier)
All images courtesy of The Jim Henson Legacy & the Henson Family, TM & 2008 The Jim Henson Company
All Muppets, photos, and likenesses 2008 The Jim Henson Company.
Muppet, Muppets, characters & elements TM The Jim Henson Company.
Jim Henson and Yorick (from the 1994 PBS Great Performances production The World of Jim Henson, Directed by Judy Kinburg, and donated by Jack Maier.)
Jim Henson  and Yorick 
(Donated by Jack Maier)
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"Sam and Friends"
Sources: Trisha Katson's "Whatever Happened To Those Kiddie Show Hosts?" 1977, George Mason Univ. Phoebe Magazine, (provided by John Ahmad & Jack Maier). Some photos from Sunday Star TV Magazine & Wilkins Coffee items from 1989 ad campaign, donated by Jack Maier. Other photos from "Jim Henson: The Works:The Art, the Magic, the Imagination" by Christopher Finch, Charles S. Finch, October 1993, Random House; "What is a Muppet?" TV Guide, 7/27 -8/2/63;  1994  PBS Great Performances program "The World of Jim Henson". Directed by Judy Kinburg; & donated by Jack Maier. and from the web site "Jim Henson at University of Maryland". 45 RPM Phono record labels provided by Warrick.
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