Fellow stars, admirers pay tribute to local legend ‘Cowboy Bob’ following his death

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Central Indiana television icon Bob Glaze, best known as “Cowboy Bob,” died on Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 73-years-old.

From 1970 to 1989, Bob hosted the afternoon cartoon show on WTTV Channel 4. He appeared first as the host of the “Chuck Wagon Theatre” before it became known simply as “Cowboy Bob’s Corral.”

For a generation of Hoosiers, Cowboy Bob was an after-school companion who entertained with his cast of TV characters. Cowboy Bob also educated and engaged his audience subtly on issues like fire safety.

As the news of the local legend’s death broke, some of his close friends, fellow stars, and admirers reflected on his life and career.