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Rocketship 7's Dave Roberts Is Retiring

Word out of Philadelphia is that Dave Roberts, the host of the popular children's show "Rocketship 7" on WKBW in the 1960s and 1970s, is retiring.

The Philadelphia Daily News reported that Dec. 11 will be his last day as a weatherman at WPVI-TV, the ABC affiliate in that city.

Roberts, 73, who was known as Dave Thomas when he hosted "Rocketship 7," left Channel 7 in 1978 to join WPVI in Philadelphia.

He also has a famous son -- David Boreanaz, the co-star of the Fox hit "Bones."

-- Alan Pergament

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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