Winky Dink and You! – Early Interactive Television Show

Winky Dink and You was an early interactive television show. For those who study interactive television it’s often referred to as televisions first interactive show. Its interactivity made it innovative for the time. Apparently viewers could purchase Winky Dink kits which contained a magic window that clung to the television screen with static electricity.Children drew on the window with magic crayons while watching the show. Hosted by Jack Barry, the program aired on Saturday mornings on CBS and ran from 1953 to 1957.

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