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A Brief History of the Sammy B. Good Show, which aired on KSPR 33 in Springfield, MO, in the 1980's

Updated: Mar 23

"Sammy B Good" was a children's television program that featured music, comedy, and educational segments. The show was named after its main character, Sammy B Good, a puppet who was voiced by Milnes. The program was created by Milnes and aired on KSPR 33 from 1984 to 1989.

Milnes had a background in entertainment, having worked as a performer at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. He also had experience in television, having worked for several years as a producer and host for a local cable TV station in Springfield.

The "Sammy B Good Show" quickly became popular with children and families in the Springfield area. The program featured a mix of live action and puppetry, with Sammy B Good as the main character. The show also featured musical performances by Milnes and other local musicians.

In addition to entertaining children, the "Sammy B Good Show" also had an educational component. Each episode featured segments on topics such as science, history, and nature. Milnes also used the show to promote reading and literacy, and often read books aloud to the audience.

The "Sammy B Good Show" was known for its fun and upbeat tone, as well as its positive messages for children. Milnes was a beloved figure in the Springfield community, and the show remains a fondly remembered part of local television history.

In 2014, Milnes was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Springfield Area Arts Council for his contributions to the arts and culture of the region. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 73, but his legacy lives on through the memories of those who watched and loved the "Sammy B Good Show."

Who's the kid in the cover photo, getting ready to be interviewed by Sammy himself you ask? That happens to be the 5 year old version of the person who is typing this sentence. Thank you for reading!!

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