“THE JACK LALANNE SHOW: COLLECTORS’ EDI­TION, VOL­UMES 1 AND 2”

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Back at a time when fit­ness se­ries were rel­a­tively rare on tele­vi­sion, the phe­nom­e­nally fit LaLanne had a 34-year run (1951-85) with this pro­gram that started as a lo­cal show in his na­tive San Francisco, then got na­tional dis­tri­bu­tion via ABC. If there was one thing the host would not do, it was to let view­ers give up on themselves, and his en­cour­age­ment was lim­it­less as he used var­i­ous house­hold items as props in show­ing them how to take lit­eral steps to good health. His dog Happy be­came an on-air side­kick of sorts, help­ing to draw in young view­ers ... who, in turn, drew their par­ents to the screen. Lest you won­der how well LaLanne’s ad­vice worked for him him­self, he lived to be 96 (pass­ing away in 2011). ★★★ (Not rated)

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