From: "Dave Weiss & Mike Cavataio" <>
Subject: Mr. Rogers Update
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 13:11:00 EST

Hi Everyone,
Regarding the mystery balloon twister that appeared on the Mr. Rogers 
Neighborhood show, I have the answer.

For those not familiar w/ Mr. Rogers, his is a childrens educational show 
that has been around for years and years and is filmed (at least in studio) 
at WQED in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

I spoke to Hedda at WQED.  The twisters name is BRUCE FRANCO.  He was a 
twisted from the mid-west.  Unfortunately he died several years ago.

He did appear on several episodes: #1597 (will air in 2001), #1615 (just 
aired), and #1660 (aired in Oct. of '99).  All of these will re-air, and if 
you call your local public station and give them the program #'s, they can 
tell you when it will air again.

The shows are also available from WQED for $20 each.

Also, episode #1518 will air on August 9, 2000.  This is an older show 
filmed at VanPenn in Vandergrift, PA.  They will show how balloons are made.

Hope this helps, & I hope to meet many of you at Twist & Shout...can't 

Fun & Laughter,
Dave Weiss

Airheads Balloon Art
Sculpture, Decorating, Clowns, Body Art
Turtle Creek (Pittsburgh), PA, USA

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