Sunday, May 24, 2015
Cactus Pete - Featuring Bill Plater
WSIL-TV -- After Jim Bolen left WSIL for the St. Louis market, Bill Plater took over the character of "Cactus Pete." Bill recently sent this video to WSIL, he says it may be the only surviving recording of the show following the departure of Bolen. This clip, from about 1968, shows "Cactus Pete" with his sidekick "Sheriff Red Eye" played by Carl Reynolds.
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