In the 1950s and '60s this billboard-sized sign loomed over the square in downtown Charlotte. Shoppers could easily check the current time and temperature as they moved from Belks to Iveys to Efirds, the three big department stores.

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For a few years in the early '60s Jefferson Productions and WBTV shared studios and cameras. Here JP is taping one of the first, if not the very first, Charmin commercials featuring Dick Wilson as "Mr. Whipple." (Don't squeeze the Charmin.) Wilson played the role for 21 years until 1984.