Marty LOVED World's Fairs. He attended the 1939-40 World's Fair, the 1964 World's Fair and Expo 67 (in Montreal). At the 1940 World's Fair he remembered seeing the debut of black and white TV! He went to the 1939-1940 World's Fair a total of 22 times.
He attended James Madison High School from 1941-44 during the war. He became champion scrap collector for the war effort, found that he liked public speaking and performing in school plays, became interested in working in radio broadcasting.