RIP: Uncle Jim Fisk, 1919-2011

January 19th, 2011, 1:00 pm by Greg

Uncle Jim FiskJames D. Fisk died on Saturday, January 8 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. He was 91 years old.

Fisk was born in Glens Falls, and for a generation of Nippertown baby boomers, he will always be remembered as Uncle Jim Fisk, the host of the local children’s television show, “Freihofer Breadtime Stories” (also known as “The Freddie Freihofer Show”), on WRGB-TV. It was the first live local television show to be broadcast in color.

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