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                      ©2018 Sonny Fox 

Hear Obama's remarks as he eloquently calls us to the lasting principles that define us as civilized people, and as Americans.

 

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Sonny returns to Madison High School to meet his 'kids', and revisit the wonderful world of Wonderama. 

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For the first time, learn about an act of heroism in a German prison camp that helped save Sonny’s life—and that of many other GI’s.

January 29, 2018

After I left as host of $64,000 dollar Challenge, CBS's big money game show prime time Sunday night program, I was approached by Goodson - Todman, the most prolific producers of game shows, to start hosting pilots for some of their new television productions,. By 1958, I started being their go - to guy as guest host for some of their prime time and daytime shows when one of their regular hosts went on vacation or became ill. By 1958, there was one week when...

June 24, 2016

Last week I traveled from Manhattan to Newkirk and Coney Island Avenues – a taxi ride of perhaps 15 miles and a time travel of 78 years – to arrive at PS 217. I graduated from this grade school in 1938, and today I was to be the speaker at the graduation of 200 fifth-graders.

Things are always changing in New York; buildings get torn down, the skyline gets dotted with slim, 90 story buildings and Brooklyn becomes the new in-place for a flood of bright, young...

January 27, 2016

On January 27th, a very special award, the 

Yad Vashem Medal, the highest recognition 

from Israel to non-Israelis for risking their 

lives to save Jews,  was given to four people 

in a special ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC. 

On January 27th, 1945, American GIs, now Germa...

January 13, 2016

After a Recent Interview on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast, Listener and fan

Patricia Alder of New Paltz, NY, Shares her Reaction.

Heard you on Gilbert Gottfried’s podcast Monday and like Sunday Morning, as the little kid I was back in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, you had me spellbound. Never knew any of the non “Wonderama” experiences you had. Wow! It’s been a long time, friend. Now you get a letter of thanks from one of your fa...

November 3, 2015

We are pleased to share this video of Sonny's 90th and Cely's 75th birthday celebration at Sardis in Manhattan.

September 26, 2015

The show started in 1955 with Sandy Becker and Chuck McCann as hosts (55-56), followed by Herb Sheldon (56-58), Bill Britten and Doris Faye (58), then me Sonny Fox (59-67), followed by Bob McAllister  who hosted until 1977. Let’s celebrate by taking a nostalgic trip back as I explain the inner workings of a television production booth to my kids.

Thank you to Barry Mitchell for graciously sharing this clip.

September 13, 2015

I am pleased to be able to share my recent 90th birthday celebration at Sardis with all of you. I call it my surprise party since I am surprised to be 90. It was actually TWO birthdays, since my beloved, Celestine Arndt, for whom I have served as Prince Consort for the past 22 years, turned 75 the day after our party.  In a week or so you will be able to enjoy a video of the affair, but for now here are a few photographs to wet your appetite.

August 17, 2015

Sonny Fox's Tongue Twister Game Gave Hope to A Young Queens Boy and a Great Skill that He Passed On to His Chemistry Students 45 Years Later.  

Dear Mr. Fox,

My name is Charlie Arbuiso, and I am your grand-niece’s high school chemistry teacher. 

How the chance to write you a letter even came up is a crazy story. It is truly a gift for me that I have gotten the chance to send this letter to y...

July 15, 2015

This is a song written for me by my friend Paul Tracey for my 90th birthday. 

The Sonny Fox Song

Lyrics and Music by Paul Tracey, Kunjani Music.

In June of 1925

Young Irwin Fox cried “I’m alive

And ready for my close up,

Where the heck is camera  three?

I’m destined for some drama,

Name my debut Wonderama,

And Just for Fun we ne...

February 16, 2015

Marian Baylin, Former NBC Intern for Sonny Fox Graciously shares her Thoughts, Remembrances and a Joke She Rehearsed With Her Mother to Stump Sonny.

Before I learned about Sonny’s wonderful book, I just decided to Google his 

name to find out where he was I got a hit!  

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A NOTE FROM SONNY

As many of you already know, I receive a steady stream of messages from my ‘kids’ recalling their memories of watching, or participating in, Wonderama and Just for Fun, the two multi-hour weekend TV shows I hosted on Ch 5 in NY in the sixties. I am always delighted—and amazed—at how vivid your recall is over these many decades.

Last week I received the first of two e-mails from someone I had not encountered before. Dr. Lori Sweetwood wrote of how, every Saturday, she watched Just for Fun, and reflects, in her message on the moment when the child trying to open the mystery chest when the one of the thousand keys he/she started with actually works. At that moment we stopped all other proceedings and started piling the successful  child’s arms with a seemingly endless  supply of games.

It is her reaction to that event which spoke to me on so many levels. With Lori's permission to post, please start reading her first message, continuing on the fan blog page, and rejoin me after for my thoughts provoked by her intensely personal recollections.