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