Dottie Mack

Courtesy WCPO-TV

Update at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19: Retired WCPO-TV program director Rick Reeves says he learned about Cincinnati's love for the Uncle Al Show shortly after he was hired by the station. The popular WCPO-TV children's show – hosted by Al Lewis and wife Wanda – was the first telecast from the new 17,556-seat Riverfront Coliseum (now Heritage Bank Arena) in 1975.

He watched the 1989 video below on this blog about Wanda's death, and emailed me this: