Let's Pretend with Uncle Russ was a children's radio program presented by the Armed Forces Radio Service and was hosted by Russ Thompson. From 1948 to 1952, kids at American military bases all over the world would tune in to "Let's Pretend with Uncle Russ" on Saturday mornings.
Russ was a staff sergeant and was stationed at AFRS Sendai, Japan, as program director in 1951 and 1952. He produced, wrote, directed and was "Uncle Russ," a 30 minute show sent to AFRS stations around the world. He told stories and played music in the show, and had the "Around the World Safety Club."
"Uncle Russ" received many fan letters from his young audience. You can view some of these letters and see photos from the show at his web site.
Uncle Russ would love to hear from you, especially if you were a listener to the show. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Famous quotes containing the words pretend and/or uncle:
“Pockets: What color is a giraffe?
Dallas: Well, mostly yellow.
Pockets: And whats the color of a New York taxi cab?
Dallas: Mostly yellow.
Pockets: I drove a cab in Brooklyn. I just pretend its rush hour in Flatbush and in I go.”
—Leigh Brackett (19151978)
“If Uncle Sam should ever sell that tract for one cent per acre, he will swindle the purchaser outrageously.”
—State of Utah, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)