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Naptown Nostalgia: Help Save the Sammy Terry Halloween Special

Hey Everyone!

IMG_9481     Last week I had the change to hang out with the Circle City’s favorite ghoul Sammy Terry at the House of Blue Lights in Fountain Square. Not only did he pose with a copy of my book, the FAMOUS FACES OF WTTV-4 (which he provided content for) but he also told me about a little problem he is facing and how he is asking for everyone’s help. Here’s the scoop:

Since 1962, it has been my honor to continue bringing you your Hoosier Horror Heritage. I hope together we can maintain the memories of your past and create new memories for the coming generations. 

However, George and I need your help. 

The new general manager, Paul Rennie of Fox59/WTTV is the only reason that WTTV aired a Halloween Special in 2013. We owe him thanks! He has received a great deal of fan correspondence during his first 30 days on the job that he wanted to see the show and judge if it was worth sustaining. Recently moving here from out of state, Paul is unfamiliar with Hoosier & Sammy Terry’s legacy. 

Please politely encourage him with thanks for this past Halloween TV Special, share your memories of Sammy, and your desire for future Sammy Terry TV Specials. 

Please repeatedly contact him in different ways over the next year to show your support for continuing Sammy Terry’s Horror Heritage for you and your next generations. Place it on your calendar to contact him somehow every month. 

Send mail to: Paul Rennie           Or Call: 317-687-6500

General Manager 

6910 Network Place

Indianapolis, IN 46278

Or E-mail: prennie@tribune.com


Please invite all of your family and friends (and everyone you can alert to this need) to contact Paul and ask for future shows. Together, we can preserve our past and share “Horrible Family Fun” in the future. 


If you are one of the legions of Sammy Terry fans who can’t stand the thought of this legendary figure becoming a a thing of the past, I highly encourage you to reach out and help preserve the only local host of that era we have left who still regularly appears o television. I know I will be sending my letters and making calls in hopes that I will have many pleasant nightmares with my children  in the future!




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