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


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.

October 25, 2018

A new documentary about an act of heroism at the POW camp I was in 1945 has been produced. It will be shown at a dinner in New York on December 3.

This documentary Reveals an act of heroism performed by a a master sergeant from the 106th division That saved the lives of, perhaps, 200 GIs who are Jewish.

I was one of them.

Please take a few minutes to watch this  Important film. I will be in.New York for  It’s first official screening. I would e...

January 16, 2018

Late last year, a 14-minute documentary commissioned by The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, was produced about Jewish prisoners of war in a German prison camp whose lives were spared through the heroism of a non-Jewish fellow POW. This was a story that waited more than seventy years to be told. 

Roll over the picture or clink below for a link to the documentary:


I was one of those prisoners. In the documentary, I am joined by...

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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.

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