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Our Favorite Toys

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"Toy Hunter" Jordan Hembrough gets "down and dirty" with Evel Knevel.

What was your favorite toy as a kid? Do remember the excitement of finally getting that one you wanted or playing with it for hours on end?  Tuesday, we're gathering a panel of experts to talk about our favorite toys: why we love them, how they've changed over time and what they tell us about ourselves. Among our guests is Jordan Hembrough of Travel Channel's "Toy Hunter," who says that even for collectors there is one important thing to remember: toys are about having fun. 

We want to hear your toy story. What's your favorite toy? Why did you like to play with it? Share your memories on our discussion board below.

Guests:

  • Jordan Hembrough is the host of Toy Hunter on The Travel Channel. Season 2 premieres this Wednesday, April 10. [More Info]
  • Philip Weiss is the owner of Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, New York and an appraiser on PBS' Antiques Roadshow
  • Kerry Jackson is co-host of Radio from Hell on X96. He also hosts the Geek Show podcast and is an avid toy collector.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.