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Throwback Thursday Photo, The Hawk

KMTV's The Hawk set [RG4628-2]

And now a word from our sponsors. Today’s Throwback Thursday photo takes us to the set of KMTV’s the Hawk. The Hawk, played by Gary Healy, was a masked superhero who hosted cartoons during the early days of KMTV. In this photo, he stands next to an airplane from Nebraska’s Civil Air Patrol.  The Hawk was a popular part of KMTV’s children’s programming during the 1950s. The Hawk wore a black hat, face mask, cape and, of course, a hawk badge.  He also had a signature hand signal. So, clasp your palms together and move your fingers like wings and give the sign of the Hawk. 

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