Hosts/Performers/Interviewers:Bob McAllster


    Michael Young:1979-1980

    Randy Hamilton:1980-1981

    This Sunday morning teens talk/variety show was seen

    on The ABC TV Network.

    Bob McAllister(who had left WNEW TV Ch.5 NYC's Sunday

    morning kids comedy/variety tv show"Wonderama"a year earlier)

    attemped a comeback to children's programming with this series.

    Working with a live audience..he planned to do a show that

    would be a wonderful combination of magic,comedy skits,songs,

    games,informational segments and interviewers with guest performers

    and personalities.


    McAllister soon found out that the show would be aimed at teens

    and not at young children.

    His comedy skits,magic tricks and games were edited from the

    show and his interviewers with the guests were also badly edited that the producers could air reruns of "Superfriends"tv cartoons


    McAllister fought to regain control of the series..but his efforts

    were for naught and he was forced to leave the program in Late


    Michael Young a vetrain tv personality was hired to replace

    McAllister in January,1979.

    Hamilton did fairly well in doing meaningful interviews with

    the guests..but he was not a performer and his abilities to be

    entertaining were flawed.

    The show moved from The WABC TV studios in NYC to

    The West Coast studios in Los Angeles to try and get more

    well known stars to appear on the show.

    This approach also failed and by the fall of 1980.

    Young was dropped as the second host.

    Soap opera star and singer Randy Hamilton was hired

    to be the show's third mc..but he was not a good interviewer

    and his appeal was better suited to adults than to teens.

    His talents were limited to singing.

    By the winter of 1981.."Kids Are People Too"was dropped

    from ABC TV's sunday morning scheduale.

    The show attempted a comeback in national syndication

    in 1988..with Michael Young again as the series mc.

    But..The show was seen in the very early morning hours

    on some stations and young viewers still didn't find him appealing.

    "The New Kids Are People Too!"went off the air for good after

    a few weeks.