WHEN issued by the Children’s Bureau of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, the 24-page Pogo Primer For Parents (TV Division) — a 1961 booklet written and drawn by Walt Kelly — drew a sour notice from Rep. H.R. Gross (R-Iowa). Reverend Gross dismissed Kelly’s primer as “…idiotic. If that’s all HEW’s Children’s Bureau has to do it’s time for a house-cleaning…”
|2 ‘A possum puts tv bugbear into perspective,’ a review in Broadcasting, August 28, 1961.|
|3 Pogo Primer Por Parents (TV Division), page 5.|
|4 Jimmy Breslin with Walt Kelly in a commercial for Piels Beer, August 1964.|
See the complete Pogo Primer For Parents (TV Division), Headliner Series, Number 2, HERE.