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60 Years Of Television History

December 19, 2013, 6:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

60 Years Of Television History
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

KELO TV is celebrating 60 years of broadcasting.

Tonight the Minnehaha County Historical Society is going to be featuring KELO and its strong legacy and commitment to news at its Third Thursday Program. It promises to take our loyal viewers on a trip back in time and jar a few memories.

When KELO TV first signed on the air back in 1953, it was a big deal. That's because there was no TV station in this market.  For many KELO was it.

"Well I think KELO has been a huge part in people's lives, I think when people think back to their childhoods, they remember Captain 11 and I think people looked at KELO for answers, weather, and for everything," Vice President of the Minnehaha County Historical Society Jennifer Dumke said.

Dumke has helped put together tonight's program.

"As part of the Minnehaha County Historical Society, it's part of their jobs to educate the people on the history that helped shape our lives, so it was a wonderful fit as KELO celebrates their 60th Anniversary to have them come and talk a little bit about the history of KELO and we are very fortunate to have some people come and speak," Dumke said.

Two of the guest speakers tonight will be long time news anchormen Steve Hemmingsen and Doug Lund, who bring a wealth of knowledge of television broadcasting.

"I think it's going to be bringing up old stories for some of the people who were there and for some of the younger people like myself or maybe not from this area, are going to learn about the history of it and how it paved the road in terms of news," Dumke said.

News that spans six decades from early days of black and white to the present in full color high definition.

The Third Thursday Program starts at 7 o'clock tonight at the Old Courthouse Museum. It's free and open to the public.

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