Aired 2003-04. “Oh Davey: History of the Davey & Goliath Television Series" began the ABC Vision & Values documentary series 2003-2004. The program featured "Davey and Goliath," a value-based children's program that aired on commercial television networks from 1960 through the mid-1980s. The original "Davey and Goliath" television series, created and owned by the former Lutheran Church in America (LCA), reached an estimated 1.7 million children and was aired in seven languages in 19 countries around the world. "Oh Davey" was hosted by Clifton Davis, from the television sitcom "Amen," and Mary McDonough, best known for her role as Erin on the television series "The Waltons." Set in a 3-D virtual environment, "Oh Davey" moved through the history of "Davey and Goliath", beginning with its inception in 1958 and continuing through the decades to the program's current productions. Created by both Art and Ruth Clokey, the original series was made through a technique known as stop-motion animation, a process where puppets are staged and moved little by little in each frame of film to give the illusion of movement when shown at broadcast speed. "Oh Davey" aired on ABC stations beginning September 14, 2003.
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