MPT Turns 50: Bob the Vid Tech, “Vid Kid: Meeting the Challenge!” clip, 1998

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Bob the Vid Tech was a popular personality on MPT who served as on-air children’s host from 1993 to 2010. For 17 years, the super-enthusiastic Bob, sporting his distinctive green jacket, snazzy tie, and purple shirt, used the Vid Kid Program Satellite to teleport himself to amazing places in Maryland or travel through time. Actor/writer Bob Heck earned 10 Emmy® Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter for playing the character. This clip was featured in the 50th anniversary exhibit, "Made Possible By Viewers Like You: Maryland Public Television Turns 50" in the Hornbake Library Maryland Room Gallery in 2019. 

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