Ricki Wertz

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Ricki Wertz
Born 1935
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation Television personality

Ricki Wertz (born 1935) is a television personality from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an alumna of La Roche College. In 1958 she hosted a popular children's morning program, Comedy Time. In 1959 that show was renamed Ricki & Copper when Ricki's dog, Copper, joined the cast. The show continued to be broadcast until 1969. From 1965 to 1982 she also hosted Junior High Quiz on Sunday afternoons. Junior High Quiz showcased two teams of eighth grade students from local junior high schools. The students had to answer a series of questions to score points for their teams. The quiz show was sponsored by Pittsburgh National Bank (in fact, the scoreboard was shaped like the bank's old triangular logo). Both Ricki & Copper and Junior High Quiz were broadcast on WTAE-TV Channel 4. Ricki Wertz moved to WQED-TV Channel 13 in 1982. There she hosted a documentary series, Chemical People, which focused on drug-addicted persons, and Project Literacy U.S., another documentary addressing literacy in the USA.

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