Of course I've heard of these shows, but never saw them growing up...I do have very vague memories of seeing repeats of Fran and her puppet buddies hosting the CBS Children's Film Festival. Talking about local morning show hosts...we had one in the Sea-Tac area that ran for years (from 1958 to 1981): The J.P. Patches Show. My main memories of it would have been from the 70s. Patches lived in a junkyard and was visited by several weird characters, such as Gertrude (a guy in drag), arch-villain Boris S. Wort, and the Swami of Pastrami. These live segments were interspersed with cartoons and old movie serials (such as Captain America). Patches was famous enough to get a mention on an episode of The Simpsons. For a while I'd watch this show before leaving for school...though as I got older I switched over to Star Blazers for my post-breakfast, pre-school entertainment.