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And who can forget Kitirik? When KTRK-TV channel 13 was just starting out in Houston, Texas, and needing a mascot, they came up with a black cat since they were the unlucky 13. Bunny Orsak answered an ad for the fledgling station in 1954. A contest won by a viewer gave her the name by putting "i's" between the station's call letters, KTRK.

A little about Cadet Don

On weekday mornings, from 1959 to 1968, Cadet Don entertained Houston youths from a Buck Rogers-style spaceship and rocket control room. Joining him in the fun on KTRK (Channel 13) was his friend Seymour, from the planet Katark.

Channel 13 anchor aims for 50 years at station

Dialing for Dollars, KTRK Houston - great when school was cancelled @Bobby Grasberger Grasberger Grasberger Grasberger Bennett Davis Museum