WBA Hall of Famer Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. He interviewed the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck, Dick Clark, Cher and many more. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Barry has collected remarkable recordings of these encounters which he’s now sharing with the public. SUBSCRIBE! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Pocketcasts | RSS

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews Podcast: David Newell (Mr. McFeely)

This podcast will wake up some TV memories. If you grew up in the 60s and 70s you’ll remember the famous catchphrase “speedy delivery.” It was used by the postman on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” David Newell played the part of Mr. McFeely. He was originally in the public relations department for the program and was then cast as Mr. McFeely. The name was Fred Rogers’ middle name, taken from his mother’s maiden name. David and Fred became lifelong friends. Newell toured the country promoting “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” until he retired in 2015. In this podcast David talks about a Mr. Rogers’ Christmas program that caused some controversy.

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