Celebrate ‘Spirit of ’62’ with KIRO Newsradio and MyNorthwest

Jan 25, 2022, 10:15 AM | Updated: Apr 21, 2022, 4:03 pm

Seattle Fair, Spirit of '62...

Detail from 1962 Seattle World's Fair poster. (Courtesy MOHAI)

(Courtesy MOHAI)

During 2022, KIRO Newsradio’s resident historian Feliks Banel will present a series of radio stories, video, other digital media and public programs marking the 60th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Spirit of ’62 will commemorate the past and, more importantly – like the fair itself – will look to the future, too!

The futuristic yet nostalgic fun begins with a special one-hour live TV broadcast from the Space Needle on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. called “Spirit of ’62: Celebrating the Seattle World’s Fair.” Feliks will host the show, and will welcome special guests from Century 21 history along with other surprises. The program will be carried live on the Seattle Channel (via cable channel 21 in Seattle, and streaming everywhere else) courtesy of the Seattle Channel, Downtown Seattle Association, and the Space Needle.

Find previous KIRO Newsradio and MyNorthwest stories about the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair below:

Can World’s Fair 60th anniversary be a symbol of Seattle’s post-pandemic rebirth?

All Over the Map: Topless shows and ‘The Gayway’ among ghosts of Seattle World’s Fair

Poking fun at Seattle fair, forgotten folk song joked about collapse of Space Needle

The story behind historic gargoyles found in Seattle’s Civic Arena

Seattle landmarks face gold rush, World’s Fair combined

Uncertain future for Memorial Stadium

You can hear Feliks every Wednesday and Friday morning on Seattle’s Morning News, read more from him here, and subscribe to The Resident Historian Podcast here. If you have a story idea, please email Feliks here.

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Celebrate ‘Spirit of ’62’ with KIRO Newsradio and MyNorthwest