Wallace and Ladmo book signing in Downtown Phoenix

The Carnegie Lunchtime Speaker series continues this Thursday, August 12 at 12pm (noon).  Bring your lunch and listen to Richard Ruelas discuss and sign his book, Thanks for Tuning In, his book related to “The Wallace and Ladmo Show.”

Thanks for Tuning In Presented by Richard Ruelas

This is the story of “Wallace,” who was born Bill Thompson and created Arizona’s most celebrated children’s television series, “The Wallace and Ladmo Show.” A broadcasting story describing how Thompson was able to keep a children’s show on the air for 35 years.

It is also an Arizona story of a wide-eyed college dropout who grew up inupstate New York and decided to reinvent himself out West. He created a funny, topical, edgy show in Arizona that was unique across the nation, entertaining children, teenagers, college students, and adults.

Thanks for Tuning In reveals behind-the-scenes details of Arizona’s most beloved show and tells Thompson’s own story.

Richard Ruelas is an Arizona native who grew up watching “The Wallace and Ladmo Show.” He is the people/profiles reporter for The Arizona Republic.


Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 12-1 pm
Location: Carnegie Center, 1101 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007 (map)
Cost: FREE and open to the public – Free parking
Other: Bring your lunch! Light refreshments served

For more information contact:

Shayna Muckerheide,
Phone 602-926-3369
E-mail: smuckerheide@lib.az.us

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