“It’s Magic!” memories by Kevin Butler
Prior to his becoming the second and last host/performer/instructor and interviewer of CBS TV’s pioneering kids tv news magazine “On The Carousel”. Paul Tripp would serve as the host/performer of a kids tv magic program.
Mc’ing this series “It’s Magic!”(Sans his wife)on saturday nights on CBS TV beginning on Saturday July 3,1955..Tripp would introduce well known illusionists..who would perform their most famous tricks.
And Tripp would also perform magic for the viewing audiences and talk about the life and career of a famous magician(without giving away the magician’s secrets).
“It’s Magic!”would remain on the air..until the magic ended following the saturday night September 4,1955 broadcast.
Paul Tripp would rejoin his wife Ruth to co-host CBS TV’s “On The Carousel” and later briefly serve as the second host/performer of WOR TV Ch.9 NYC’s”Looney Tunes Show”weekday evenings from Monday January 12,1959 to Friday evening July 10,1959..before he would rejoin his wife one more time as the mc’s of WNBC TV Ch.4’s and Lewis & Alexander’s “Birthday House!”.