The Legacy of an Artist: Tom Hatten KTLA, Channel 5

I was doing some research on Tom Hatten, the host of the locally aired Family Film Festival and Popeye morning show on KTLA/Los Angeles, Channel 5--which is now The WB--and I discovered he was only paid $100 a week as the television host. This is mind-boggling considering the generational endearment Angelenos hold for his broadcasts. Sundays were the glue to my entire week, as a kid. I started off the morning watching Mr. Hatten create live sketches of the Popeye characters in between shorts... entranced. During the afternoon, watching the Family Film Festival, I fell face-forward in admiration for my musical hero archetype Doris Day in film classics such as Pillow Talk, That Touch of Mink,

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