Jim Henson, a creative 18 year old puppeteer, who just completed his freshman year at the University of Maryland and who was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and who spent most of his young life in Leland, Mississippi, has just been given what he considers a huge break in his career. He has been given a puppet show called “Sam & Friends” on WRC-TV, the NBC owned station here in the nation’s capital.
What makes this puppet program unusual is that it is not designed for kids. It is produced for adults, but kids, of course, can watch, too.
“Sam & Friends” will air twice daily. First, it will air in the unheard of time slot of 6:25 PM, as a lead in to the top rated Huntley-Brinkley News Report at 6:30, and