OFF THE AIR

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE -

On this date in 1996, “Mr. Dres­sup,’’ CBC-TV’s chil­dren show star­ring Ernie Coombs, taped its last episode af­ter 29 years. Coombs made the name Mr. Dres­sup in­stantly rec­og­niz­able to a gen­er­a­tion of Cana­dian chil­dren. The show re­ceived sev­eral awards, in­clud­ing a Life­time Achieve­ment Award from the Chil­dren’s Broad­cast In­sti­tute in 1989.

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