Captain Kangaroo was a calm, easy-going program. The "Kangaroo" part of the name came from those large pockets in his Captain's suit. The actor, Bob Keeshan, was only 28 years old when he started to co-produce the show. The show began it's run in 1955, when I was only a few years old, and continued into the 1980's...when I was in my 20's. So it kept not only me entertained as a child, but my brothers and sister.
In later years Sesame Street would come along and be THE show to encourage your children to watch. Other characters on Captain Kangaroo included Mr. Green Jeans; the puppet, Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose with his knock-knock jokes and ping-pong ball shower. The Magic Drawing Board and many other features made the show what it was, quiet entertainment to watch with breakfast and get the day started on a peaceful note.