Grunches and Grins was a TV show on Alabama Public TV from the early 1970's to the mid-'90's. It featured Sara McDaris who did storytime at the Huntsville Public Library in the late '60's/early '70's along with Tyro (a puppet) and local Huntsville kids. The show was taped at Huntsville ETV on Monte Sano Mountain. It was on the 9-station APT network (including Birmingham/Montgomery/Mobile/Florence/Dothan/Huntsville) 2 days a week in the afternoon kids cluster of shows. Sara McDaris has been active at WLRH since they signed on in 1976 and a nationally- acclaimed storyteller.
All master tapes of the show were destroyed in 2002 as the ETV Center caught on fire and the archives were destroyed.
The concept started in 1972 as Library Land on Teleprompter Cable TV
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