News CAPTAIN NOAH DIES AT AGE 90

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    http://6abc.com/family/philadelphia-tv-pioneer-captain-noah-dies-at-age-90/1463028/


    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --
    W. Carter Merbreier, known for decades to children's television audiences as Captain Noah, died Tuesday morning at his home in Audubon, Pennsylvania after battling a short illness.

    He recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

    Merbreier, who was an ordained Lutheran minister and former chaplain for the Philadelphia Police Department, created and co-hosted the long-running syndicated children's television series "Captain Noah and His Magical Ark," which aired on 6abc (WPVI-TV) in Philadelphia for 27 years.

    The show began in 1967 as a religious program starring Merbreier and his wife, Patricia Merbreier, as Captain and Mrs. Noah and was produced by the Philadelphia Council of Churches.

    By 1970 it had switched to a strictly children's format. It was recorded at 6abc's studios and aired on the station until 1994.

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    At its peak in the early 1970s, "Captain Noah and His Magical Ark" was broadcast in syndication on 22 television stations throughout the United States and attracted a larger local Philadelphia audience than both Captain Kangaroo and Sesame Street combined.

    Carter and Patricia Merbreier jointly decided to retire and end the show in 1994 after co-hosting approximately 3,600 episodes.

    Patricia Merbreier died on June 23, 2011, aged 86, following a long illness, survived by her husband, their daughter and two grandchildren.

    The Merbreiers lived at their home in Gladwyne, Pa. following their retirement from the show.

    In a statement Tuesday, 6abc President and General Manager Bernie Prazenica said:

    "We lost a dear friend and TV legend today. Captain Noah truly was magical, and he helped shape the foundation of what Channel 6 is today. What we remember about Carter was he loved to make children smile, and he maintained a deep faith in the human spirit. For three decades, Carter and his wife Pat delighted viewers in Philadelphia, and across America. "Captain Noah and His Magical Ark" was produced here at 6abc, and syndicated to more than 20 television markets. At its peak, Captain Noah was one of the most watched Children's television shows in America.
    Our condolences go out to the Merbreirer family, his Channel 6 family, and all fans of Captain Noah."
     
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    He died doing what he loved. Shitting his pants.
     
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    "Send your pictures to dear old Captain Noah,
    Send Today!
    Send right away!"
     
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    Kid show hosts were the best. NY had Soupy, Chuck McCann and my hero, Sandy Becker.

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    Surprised he lasted this long. He was a notorious chronic alcoholic, bless his heart.
     
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    Me and my sister would watch him everyday before school. RIP, Cap'n.
     
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    Really? I did not know that. We lived in South Jersey when I was a little kid and my mom took me to see him when I was a baby. I have the picture somewhere.
     
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    Didn't know he was still alive.
    Another piece of my youth gone.
    RIP Captain.
     
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    He seemed like a nice guy. RIP Captain Noah.
     
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