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Local Legend Dies

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Decatur – The first person to appear live on air here at WAND has died.

 

Paul Taff appeared live on WTVP which is now WAND 60 years ago in 1953. Taff later moved to Connecticut, and became director of Children's Programs for National Education Television, which later became PBS.

 

Taff said, his proudest accomplishment at PBS was acquiring and nationally distributing a program called "Mister Rogers' neighborhood. Paul Taff was 92.

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