All Things Considered
Fri January 11, 2013
Remembering Rex Trailer, the Cowboy from Boston's "Boomtown"
Northern New England has lost its most famous cowboy. Rex Trailer died this week at his home in Florida. He was 84.
For decades Trailer hosted the children’s TV show “Boomtown” from Boston’s WBZ-TV. To look back at his life and career we turn to Boston filmmaker Michael Bavaro. He worked with Rex Trailer for a number of years and filmed a documentary about his career. He talks with NHPR's Brady Carlson about Trailer's life and career.