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    The Electric Company

    The Electric Company

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    ""HEY YOU GUYYYYYS!" PBS resurrected the 1970s favorite kid's program The Electric Company for a new generation! Full of didactic stories and engaging song and dance routines, the creators aim to teach young people to read in a down-to-earth street style that they will easily understand.moreless
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    Adventures from the Book of Virtues

    Adventures from the Book of Virtues

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    Two children learn a lesson in virtues thanks to four animals.
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    WordGirl

    WordGirl

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    Learn new words and expand your vocabulary with the help of a different kind of superhero known as WordGirl. WordGirl and her monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, are the resident superheroes of Fair City, and originally arrived from the planet Lexicon, protecting the innocent, and righting the wrong of villains such as Doctor Two-Brains, The Butcher, Granny May and Mr. Big. When not fighting crime, they turn themselves into an ordinary 10-year-old named Becky Botsford and her pet monkey, Bob.moreless
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    Zoom

    Zoom

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    Welcome to the ZOOM guide at TV.com.

    Originally shown in the 70s the Emmy award winning show is back!

    ZOOM is a show targeted at ages 6-11 but many people older than that watch it too! The show makes ZOOM-dos, CafeZooms, Znacks, ZOOMsci's, and more that you can do at home! They are time friendly and kid friendly! Many people watch the show because it is made by kids and for kids. Being shown on PBS Kids (Public Broadcasting Service), the show is nonviolent and is played without commercial interruption.

    Each season of ZOOM consisted of seven average kids (3 boys, 4 girls)called ZOOMers. The ideas for activities for the show were sent in by the viewers either by e-mail or snail-mail (Z-O-O-M box 350, Boston Mass.) At the beginning of each season, some of the old cast members would leave and be replaced with new kids, only two cast members stayed more than two seasons (Caroline, seasons 2-5, and Shing Ying, seasons 5-7).

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    3-2-1 Contact

    3-2-1 Contact

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    PBS (ended 1988)
    The product of three years' development, 3-2-1 Contact™ (B. 1980 D. 1988) stands as the third-longest-running series ever produced by the Children's Television Workshop (as it was then called). Its premise was to bring the world of science, and all its excitement, to middle-school students, particularly girls and minorities. Through seven seasons, various hosts traveled around the world to find science in everything. Over the years, features such as clever animation, biographies, and the detective series The Bloodhound Gang were included. Complementing the series for middle-school students and teachers alike was 3-2-1 Contact magazine, edited by Jonathan Rosenbloom. In the first season of 3-2-1 Contact, three hosts – Lisa, Marc, and Trini – met at a regular set, called the "workshop," to discuss their scientific adventures. It looked every bit the science equivalent of The Electric Company, with loads of animation and regular celebrity segments. But the stars of the show were Lisa, Marc, and Trini, going off on scientific adventures (some of which were repeated numerous times throughout the season). The Bloodhound Gang, produced by Daniel Wilson Productions, featured wonderful mysteries (most written by Sid Fleischman) related to whatever theme 3-2-1 Contact was devoted to that week. The Bloodhound Gang, not to be confused with that musical act of questionable behavior, was a smart team of apprentices for the Bloodhound Detective Agency in (by all looks of things) Kenilworth, New Jersey. The gang consisted of Vikki, the super-observant leader; Ricardo, the photographer/amateur magician; and a younger member. The first season was divided between Zach and Cuff, both of whom ran the detective agency CB. After three years of rerunning 65 programs, CTW gave 3-2-1 Contact a new format for Seasons 2 and 3. Very little material was recycled within these programs, except for adventures of The Bloodhound Gang. A new team of characters – Robin, Kathy, Miguel, and his ten-year-old brother Paco – brought a new element of reality to the series. Their set was an average basement. Another co-star, Jackie (played by Liz Gorcey) appeared only on location. Biographies of scientists, a sporadic studio element of Season 1, became a weekly feature in the second and third seasons. These new biographies always were filmed on locations where the scientists worked. The Bloodhound Gang returned with a new member, Skip. In contrast to Zach and Cuff, who one observer said just hung around, Skip was the computer whiz who complemented Vikki and Ricardo immeasurably. Season 4 relied more heavily on location work. All the hosts returned, as did two new ones, Mary and Diego. Studio shots were limited to "color" sequences featuring Paco and his new partner, Mary. All installments of The Bloodhound Gang (not seen during Tropics Week, Episodes 126-130) were held over from Season 3 since, sadly, Marcelino Sanchez (Ricardo) had been diagnosed with the cancer that would take his life in November 1986. Season 5 marked a transition of the cast members. Robin, Miguel, Mary, and Diego appeared only during Motion Week (Episodes 156-160). Paco was the only mainstay from the previous three seasons (he was absent from Episodes 151-155). But the most significant aspect of Season 5 was its co-production between CTW and FR3, a French public television network. With English and French versions in full swing, 3-2-1 Contact became one of the first shows to air on TVOntario's new La Chaîne Française (now TFO) when that network signed on in January 1987. The Bloodhound Gang mysteries were again recycled segments from Season 3. Season 6 introduced a new opening sequence. It also revisited old sequences (mostly from Seasons 1 and 2). In fact, Architecture Week (episodes 176-180) featured a great deal of sequences rescued from Building Week in Season 2, which had aired for the last time just months before. The Bloodhound Gang was totally absent for the only season in the show's history. Season 7 leaned more heavily on Stephanie Yu, a factor that would prove to drown out the team concept. Also deterring the team was Season 7's reliance on more elaborate location theme weeks featuring one performer. Reruns of The Bloodhound Gang re-emerged briefly if for no other reason than to ensure that all participants from the old mysteries would get their space in the show's crawl. Production funds for 3-2-1 Contact were provided by: • The National Science Foundation (all seasons) • U.S. Department of Education (all seasons) • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (all seasons) • United Technologies Corporation (Season 1) • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (additional funding in Season 2) By the time production of the regular series ended in 1988, CTW began producing a succession of 3-2-1 Contact Extras, which have a separate page at TV Tome. Some of these Extras are still being sold by a company called GPN, which also holds audiovisual rights to the sequel series 3-2-1 Classroom Contact. CTW (renamed Sesame Workshop in 2000) withdrew a total of twenty 3-2-1 Contact programs between 1986 and 1990 inclusive, before the entire series was dropped by PBS October 2, 1992. To this day, 3-2-1 Contact™ and the logo are trademarks and service marks of Sesame Workshop, © 1980-1988. Reruns briefly surfaced on Noggin, then co-owned by Nickelodeon and CTW, when that network signed on January 31, 1999. (Programs seen on Noggin have been identified with the letter N in the production codes column.) On occasion, Nickelodeon rebroadcast selected 3-2-1 Contact programs as part of their Cable in the Classroom project. But after a short run in great time periods, this and other CTW series were given less convenient time periods in the ensuing months. Ultimately, 3-2-1 Contact was taken permanently from all airwaves in the spring of 2003. This does not, however, prevent some people from trying to raise awareness in the original 3-2-1 Contact series. To this end, The 3-2-1 Contact Awareness Society at Yahoo! was created November 6, 2004.moreless
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    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

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    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, based on the popular computer game, was first seen in September of 1991 and became one of the most popular kids' game shows of all time. The series aired on PBS, probably the best place to reach it's target audience. Like the computer game, the game show's basic purpose was to ultimatly capture the head of an international crime syndicate. In this case, the head was Carmen Sandiego and in each episode she would send one of her henchmen out to steal a national landmark. The contestants job was to use their knowlegde of geography to track each criminal from country to country and city to city with the goal of capturing the henchman, restoring the landmark to it's home, and whom ever got enough points would have the chance to capture Carmen. The game show was hosted by Greg Lee and the contestants were given orders from The Chief, played by Lynne Thigpen, who ran the ACME Detective Agency. Rockapella was the singing group that sang the popular theme song and helped give the contestants clues. The V.I.L.E. Henchmen
    Carmen's henchman consisted of Vic the Slick, The Contessa, Robocrook, Top Grunge, Eartha Brute, Patty Larceny and Double Trouble. The Contessa left at the end of the 1st season and returned in the 4th season with a new look. At the beginning of the second season, Kneemoi and Wonder Rat joined the ranks of the other henchman, followed by Sarah Nade in the 3rd Season. In 1996, the original format of the series came to an end. That fall, the series was redesigned and renamed Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
    Theme Song: "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
    Written by: Sean Altman & David Yazbek
    Sung by: Rockapella
    Spinoffs: Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? First Telecast: September 1991
    Last Telecast: September 1996
    Episodes: 295 Color Episodes PBS Broadcast History September 1991-September 1996----Weekdaysmoreless
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    Shining Time Station

    Shining Time Station

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    Shining Time Station is a railroad station located in the Indian Valley. The station master is Stacy Jones and there were two engineers. In season 1, the engineer was Henry "Harry" Cupper. He was replaced in season 2 by Billy Twofeathers. There is also an arcade with a Jukebox. The owner of the arcade is the humoristic Schemer who likes to play tricks on people. An 18-inch man named Mr. Conductor lives in a painting on the station wall. He was played by Ringo Starr in the first season, but when his character left to go to the North Pole in the Christmas special, he was replaced by his cousin, played by George Carlin. George Carlin and he played his cousin Mr. Conductor who would replace him at the station in the second season and stay there for the entire run of the show. He goes to the Island of Sodor and tells stories about Thomas the Tank Engine. The kids who come to the station are Matt, Tanya, Dan, Kara, and Becky. Shining Time Station is a comedy series which teach lessons about life. It is based on musical (Juke Box Band) and Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends presentations. The Juke Box Band are small puppets who play a large variety of music ranging from folk, country, ballad to rock. "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends" is an art masterpiece. It shows movie clips of miniature trains on an island with beautiful special effects that are similar to real life.moreless
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    Maya & Miguel

    Maya & Miguel

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    Maya & Miguel is based on two 10-year-old twins who are Hispanic and go to school, and make new friends. This show is made by Scholastic, who also makes children favorites such as Clifford The Big Red Dog, Clifford's Puppy Days and The Magic School Bus. Maya & Miguel features guest stars including Erik Estrada, Lucy Liu, Carlos Ponce and Elizabeth Peña. The show is made for 5 year old to 11 year old, but other children might be interested in it as well. The show entertains and educate children. It will entertain as it is an animated comedy. It educates because it teaches Spanish Language, Culture, traditions and it encourages cultural diversity. The show describes the adventures of the Santo's Twins. As well, as the lessons and experiences the twins have. It explains how the twins deal with their problems along with family and friends. Theme Song: It's Maya and Miguel! What they will do next you never can tell Brother and Sister, and Best Friends as Well With each Misadventure they're put to the test Working together is what they do best Helping their family and friends, that's the start He leads with his head, and she follows her heart It's Maya, (it's maya) and Miguel (miguel) What they will do next you never can tell It's Maya, (it's maya) and Miguel (miguel) Brother and Sister, and Best Friends as Well Brother and Sister, Maya and Miguel! Character Bios Maya- Maya is a great person who always tries to help everyone. Sometimes her plans go wrong, but everyone knows she had good intentions. Maya loves to have adventures with her twin brother Miguel. Miguel- Miguel is three minutes older than Maya, so he always uses that against her. Miguel loves to have adventures with his twin sister although he does not admit it. Miguel loves Soccer, music and laugh. Paco- Paco is the family "perico", or bird. Paco always knows what to say. Paco enjoys eating crackers and other cookies. Rosa and Santiago- Rosa and Santiago are the most understanding parents you will ever meet. They enjoy playing with their children but also teaching them wise lessons. Theo- Theo is one of Miguel's best friends. Theo is very smart and hates to be called a geek, because he knows he is not one. Theo has great memory and can be counted on to solve many problems. Tito- Tito is the twins 7-year-old cousin who came from Mexico and lives with them. Tito does not know much English but he is catching up. He loves to have adventures with both his cousins. Andy- Andy is an American boy who is also Miguel's friend. Andy is physically challenged because of his arm. He hates it when people feel sorry for him or treat him differently. Maggie- Maggie is one of Maya's best friends. Her parents are from China, therefore her life is richly influenced by Chinese Culture. Chrissy- Chrissy is one Maya's best friends along with Maggie. Chrissy is an only child, therefore she loves to be with her friends. Abuela Elena- Abuela Elena is Maya and Miguel's grandma. She loves them and also likes to be with them as well as hang around with them. Mailman Sr. Felipe- Sr. Felipe is the neighborhood mailman who likes to be around the twins. Sr. Felipe always has something to say about Maya's ideas. He also loves to help the children around.moreless
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    Ghostwriter

    Ghostwriter

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    Ghostwriter was the story of a group of New York City kids, brought together by the spiritual being known as "Ghostwriter". The kids work together, with Ghostwriter's help, to solve the mysteries they encounter. The series featured a cast of widely different ethnic groups, and focused on the concept of "making reading fun." The show was renewed for one year as The New Ghostwriter Mysteries" on CBS.moreless
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    Kratts' Creatures

    Kratts' Creatures

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    PBS (ended 1996)
    This show is a nature show thats aimed at kids and explains the type of things young children would want to know. The hosts are two brothers, Chris and Martin. This show was canceled and turned into Zaboomafoo.moreless
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    Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

    Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

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    Welcome To the Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Guide!

    Piggley Winks is a PBS kids show about an Irish pig, Piggley, and his friends: Dannan , and Ferny. Piggley lived with his mom and dad and sister together on Raloo Farm. Piggley has a lot of adventures with his friends in each episode.

    Each episode opens with Grandpa Piggley, an Irish pig now living in North America, telling stories to some or all of his three grandchildren. His childhood stories are set in 1930s Ireland and surround young Piggley, Dannan the duck, and Ferny the cow, son of a Spanish-born blacksmith.

    Despite the spectacular animation (best examples: water reflections and sunsets), like all other PBS Kids shows, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks also relies on live-action shots. Hosting these "Live & Learn" scenes (and we will let you pronounce "Live" either way) is Cobi Jones (note spelling), a star of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team.

    Like all PBS Kids shows, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks airs on a piecemeal basis. Not all PBS affiliates run the series, and some have never heard of it. But it enjoys a regular run on PBS Kids Channel, daily at 3:30 P.M. ET with a repeat at 10:30 P.M.

    About MIKE YOUNG PRODUCTIONS

    One of the most prolific independent animation studios working today, MYP represents the mind-meld of partners Mike Young, creator of the British Academy award winning series Super Ted; Liz Young, supervising producer of Scholastic's Emmy-nominated favorite Clifford The Big Red Dog on PBS; and Bill Schultz, Emmy award winning producer of The Simpsons. With more than 12 years experience in the industry, MYP has a long and successful track record of creating quality animated series that touch, teach and delight their audiences. In addition to Jakers! the company's other recent credits include Cartoon Network's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Nickelodeon's Butt-Ugly Martians.

    Jakers! and Piggley Winks are trademarks of Entara Ltd.

    Other Recommended PBS shows Jakers!|Arthur|George Shrinks

    Awards

    2004 Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual in Animation - production designer, Outstanding Individual in Animation - storyboard: All Night Long. 2006 Emmy Awards - Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - Maile Flanagan,
    2006 New York Festivals Gold World Medal Award - Youth/Young Adult Programs 2006 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award - Television. 2005 Emmy Awards - Outstanding Individual in Animation - color director: Milk Melodrama, Outstanding Music Direction & Composition, and nominated for Sound Editing and Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program 2005 BAFTA Awards - Best International Animation 2005 Gold Hugo Award - Animated Series 2005 Humanitas Prize - Children's Animation 2005 Annie Awards - Nominated for Voice Acting in an Animated Production. 2004 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award - Television 2004 Genesis Commendation Award 2004 Silver Hugo Award - Animated Series 2004 Prix Jeunesse Web Prize 2004 Annie Awards - Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Production for Children and Voice Acting in an Animated Production 2004 Pulcinella Awards - Nominated in the Children's category, 2007 Emmy Award Outstanding Individual in Animation - storyboard artist, 2008 Emmy Award Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program. Guide status

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    Theme Song Jakers! It's the tale of our pal Piggley Ireland is the world he loves so well He wiggles out of spots that are down right stickly How he does that only he can tell Piggley, Ferny, Molly and Dannan Never miss a chance to have too much fun In Tara or Raloo Lots of excitement for everyone Curiosity's in a hurry Leaving no time to stop and think The line between wild and crazy gets blurry Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks! Something in the way his eyes start blazing Tells us he's on to a brand new plan His lips curl up its downright amazing Looking for mischief, well he's your man Piggley, Ferny, Molly and Dannan Never miss a chance to have too much fun In Tara or Raloo Lots of excitement for everyone They go to bed just to wake up early To get in trouble or on the brink The line between wild and crazy gets blurry Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks!moreless
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    The Electric Company 1970s

    The Electric Company 1970s

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    On the heels of its fabulously successful Sesame Street, the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) created The Electric Company. With its roots in Motown Sound, Broadway and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Electric Company drew attention for six years as the most popular instructional television show. It would win an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Series, and its soundtrack album earned a Grammy. Targeting children ages 6 through 10, The Electric Company aimed to teach basic reading and grammar skills to the young viewers. The show's cast of skit players helped teach these concepts through the use of skits, songs, cartoon and blackout segments and regular features; all of them revolved around sound clusters (e.g., sh-, -ly, -oo-), contractions, punctuation marks, etc. The series provided material for elementary schools, as CTW published a biweekly TEC Teacher's Guide detailing program contents. Quickly, the cast members began to establish themselves with various personas: • Skip Hinnant (who had played Schroeder in the off-Broadway production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) had one of the best known characters: Fargo North, Decoder. Early in the run, this Peter Sellers knock-off interpreted messages that people gave to him when they couldn't understand what had been written. • The show also made Morgan Freeman. He created Easy Reader, the cool dude who loved reading anything he could get his hands on. Freeman also played radio disc jockey Mel Mounds, who usually introduced The Short Circus tunes (see below). • Rita Moreno created her tagline, "Hey You Guys!", while playing Millie, the Milkman's helper. She put the same fire into playing Otto the Director, who fumed as her actors didn't read their lines properly. • Judy Graubart, alumnus of The Second City in Chicago, became Jennifer of the Jungle, teaching bits of phonetics to her friend Paul the Gorilla. • And who can forget J. Arthur Crank? Jimmy Boyd (B. 1939) created the character, strictly as a voice on a telephone during the first season. In all future years, Crank was seen as that bad-tempered loud dresser. Complimenting the adults in the cast was The Short Circus, a group of five teenaged performers usually involved in songs or dances. Members of The Short Circus drew names from a hat to determine what would be their character name. While the Short Circus changed its talents from one season to the next, they did keep one member constant: June Angela. The show also set itself apart with the cloud sets by Nat Mongioi (which members of the cast called "Limbo Land"), cool music by the late Joe Raposo and others, unique sound effects Dick Maitland pinned to punctuation marks, and the high-tech computer animation. The logo above can only suggest these elements, which seemed to represent the New Era back in the 1970s. Among the most popular of the regular features was Spiderman, a live-action segment added during the series' fourth season. The Spiderman segments (for which there were about two dozen or so made) featured The Electric Company cast as various characters. Beginning in 1972, there was also The Adventures of Letterman cartoon series. The evil Spell Binder would cause trouble by using his magic wand, replacing key letters to make the worse of situations (e.g.: Train into Rain). Then Letterman would take the letter(s) off his varsity sweater and correct the hazard. Muppet characters from Sesame Street (including Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and Grover) also visited on occasion through the years. A total of 780 episodes of The Electric Company aired from 1971 to 1977 on PBS; reruns of the final two seasons aired through the fall of 1985. Programs always ended with one of its cast members stating: The Electric Company gets its power from The Children's Television Workshop. This was followed by a superimposed caption: The Electric Company is a trademark and service mark of the Children's Television Workshop. © Copyright Children's Television Workshop 1971 to 1977 In 1972, CTW began issuing The Electric Company magazine. Appropriately enough, the mag contained feature articles, games and other activities featuring members of the show's cast. It was published until the late-1980s, when replaced with a magazine called Kid City. A sister magazine, Spidey Super Stories (also issued and endorsed by The Electric Company's producers) contained children's reading level-versions of the web slinger's battles with his arch-enemies plus comic strip versions of the The Electric Company Spiderman segments. Spidey Super Stories were published from October 1974 to January 1982. Sixty-five episodes of The Electric Company from various seasons – a good share from the 1972-1973 and 1973-1974 seasons – began airing on Nickelodeon's new Noggin network in the spring of 1999 (kicked off with a two-hour retrospective of the show on TV Land, another Nickelodeon sister network). The shows were edited slightly, removing all program numbers and show-ending teases (see Notes within Show 131). Also for the Noggin run, CTW gave credit to Marvel Comics, which had never received a copyright notice on the original run. Thus all episodes from Seasons 4 to 6 had their copyrights redisplayed: The Electric Company is a trademark and service mark of the Children's Television Workshop. © Copyright Children's Television Workshop 1974 to 1976 The use of the character Spiderman was provided as a courtesy to the Children's Television Workshop by Marvel Comics Group. © Copyright Marvel Comics Group 1974 to 1976 At first, Noggin aired The Electric Company during several daytime and overnight time slots seven days a week. By the time CTW was renamed Sesame Workshop in 2000, however, the show's timeslots were downgraded to late-nights and then, in 2002, only a couple of weekend overnight airings. In early 2003, with the value of Sesame Workshop's interest in Noggin even less (if not zero), The Electric Company was pulled from Noggin's schedule altogether. (Note: Classic episodes of Sesame Street, which were shown under the title Sesame Street Unpaved, had also been a part of Noggin's schedule. Noggin had shown 65 classic episodes (originally airing between 1969 to 1986) of the series. Like The Electric Company, Sesame Street Unpaved had originally aired weekdays before being placed in downgraded timeslots (eventually weekend overnights). Both shows had attracted primarily adults (who had watched the show as children) and college-aged fans, and both shows were too dated for their intended childhood audience. Noggin underwent a total personality change beginning April 1, 2002, placing more emphasis on original programming (in addition to airing reruns of Nickelodeon kiddie shows). The general effect of removing The Electric Company from the airwaves, has not been a pleasant one for American society. Some people believe Sesame Workshop discusses The Electric Company only when lowering the wrecker's ball on those who have violated their copyrights. (To this day, The Electric Company™ and the logo are trademarks and service marks of Sesame Workshop, © 1971-1977.) Though it appears Sesame Workshop chooses not to live in the past, it has been digitizing segments from all its old shows in preparation for DVD releases. The first DVD of The Electric Company is scheduled for release in 2006. (This is the result of an independent campaign for a TEC DVD release; see below.) The Electric Company will always be remembered by its fans as an entertaining series which taught children to read. Elementary classroom teachers regularly scheduled their days so their students could watch the show, and reading scores increased as a result of in-class and home viewing. Hey You Guys! petersmith among them We're gonna turn it on We're gonna bring you the power We're gonna light up The dark of night Like the brightest day In a whole new way We're gonna turn it on We're gonna bring you the power It's coming down the line Strong as it can be Through the courtesy Of The Electric Company™ from The Electric Company Theme Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo © 1971 Jonico Musicmoreless
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    Wishbone

    Wishbone

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    Welcome to the Wishbone guide at TV.com! Wishbone is about a little dog (a Jack Russell Terrier) with a BIG imagination. A very popular and award winning show in the mid-1990's, it encouraged children to read by alternating the main storyline of the show with a classic novel/play/short story with a parallel premise. Wishbone included catchy music and a memorable theme song: What's the story, Wishbone? Do you think it's worth a look? It kind of seems familiar Like a story from a book What's the story, Wishbone? What's this you're dreaming of? Such big imagination on such a little pup. Shake a leg now, Wishbone Let's wag another tale Sniffin' out adventure With Wishbone on the trail Come on, Wishbone What's the story, Wishbone? What's the story, Wishbone?moreless
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    Animalia

    Animalia

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    PBS (ended 2010)
    This popular children's series features the adventures of two children, Alex and Zoe, in an unusual place called Animalia where animals can speak with humans. Animalia is in trouble, and it's up to Alex and Zoe to help their new animal friends save their home. This series is based on a book by Graeme Base. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition.

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    Kipper

    Kipper

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    This show, which used to air on Nick Jr., focused on a laid-back dog and the simple adventures he has. His best friends is Tiger, a Scottie dog, and Pig, a well, pig. Pig also has a small cousin or some relation like that called Arnold. Arnold can't talk yet. Kipper Theme Song: They call him Kipper Kipper the Dog The one with the slipper That's Kipper Kipper the Dog By the way that's a toad not a frog Now, he can do this Do you think you could? He can do that Which is more than any old cat could Would you like a dog, like a dog, like a dog, like a dog like Kipper That's Kipper the Dog Now that's a frog.moreless
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    Dragonfly TV

    Dragonfly TV

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    This multi-media show features children inventing new ways to acomplish tasks and test out scientific theories. This PBS show airs as part of PBS Kids GO!, a new series of Children's shows designed for kids on the older side of PBS Kids viewers. The show focuses on the excitement of kids discovering new ways of approaching science and math.moreless
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    Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse

    Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse

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    Welcome to the Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse Guide at TV.com! Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse was first released to the U.S. September 30, 2000 as part of an umbrella package called PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch. The series was packaged in a three-hour block along with Timothy Goes to School, George Shrinks, Corduroy, Elliot Moose, and Seven Little Monsters. PBS trimmed the three-hour block to a two-hour version, discarding Corduroy and Elliot Moose in late September 2001. PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch aired for the last time on Labor Day weekend 2004, and all PBS rights to Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse went with it. Synopsis When 9 year old Eddy takes a summer job working at Fast Talkin' Jack's Carnival, he makes fast friends with the crew of the show and is as happy as a clam to learn that he can talk to the animal stars! The animals quickly become his closest friends and his partners in figuring out just how one navigates this big bad world of ours. Eddy's first and best friend at the Carnival is Marvin - a gentle, funny and very talented horse who can dance to beat the band! Marvin left the carnival once for a successful run on Broadway, but soon discovered that the fame and money didn't bring him the happiness he had back at the carnival and so he returned to his friends. Marvin is a born storyteller, and Eddy loves to sit and listen to Marvin's tales of is adventures in show-business. Characters Marvin Marvin loves to hang out with his carnival friends: Eddy, the 9-year-old who took a summer job under the "Big Top," Diamonds the Elephant, Elizabeth the Emotional Pig and Stripes the Tiger. It's easy to see why he's their leader: Marvin's stable, logical, sensitive and caring. And he has one love in the world: dancing. Marvin LOVES to dance. Tap-dance, in fact! Now that's something you don't want to miss. Episodes About the Author: Betty and Michael Paraskevas are the mother and son duo behind Monster Beach, The Tangerine Bear and 15 other well-read books for young children. The talented team joined Nelvana's growing production slate in 1999 as the co-creators of Marvin The Tap-Dancing Horse and Maggie and the Ferocious Beast. Try our EPISODE GUIDE! Gallery Coming Soon! Games Spotlight Stomper Race to Eddy! Colouring Paper Toy "The More You Know" Did you know that Marvin… is based on a real tap-dancing horse? Real horses wear shoes on their hooves - only not the kind humans wear! With all that tap-dancing, Marvin is sure to wear out his shoes faster than anyone else. Did you know that Betty Paraskevas, one of the two creators of the show… used to work on Broadway? That's a part of New York City filled with big, exciting theatres. If you could work at any job, anywhere you wanted, what and where would it be? Your Say! Try our FORUMS!moreless
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    Bloopy's Buddies

    Bloopy's Buddies

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    PBS (ended 1998)
    TV show for young children, starring the comedian Jonathan Winters with the help of a puppet named Bloopy teach kids about health, safety and exercise.
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    Angelina Ballerina

    Angelina Ballerina

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    Set in Chipping Cheddar, a place similiar to 1920s London, Angelina Ballerina features Angelina Mouseling, a bold little mouse with big dreams - she hopes to become the greatest ballerina in Mouseland.

    Based on the books by Katherine Holabird and Helen Craig, this animated series is produced by Grand Slamm Children's Films, for HIT Entertainment. Academy Award winner Dame Judi Dench lends her voice as Miss Lilly, Angelina's friend and ballet teacher. Judi Dench's own daughter, Finty Williams voices the heroine, Angelina Mouseling.

    Charming, witty and tender, this program's destined to become one of HiT's best franchises.

    As an added treat, each episode features a segment with young students from the Royal Academy of Dance.

    Angelina Ballerina has appeared on CiTV in the UK, ABC in Australia, the PBS network in the US, and on various other networks worldwide. Videos are also available for those who live in an area which does not have networks that air the show.

    Angelina Ballerina is a fictional mouse, created by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig, who features in a popular series of children's books. The first book in the series was published in 1982, and there have since been over twenty books in the series.

    The series can currently be seen on Nick Jr. and PBS Kids Sprout.

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    Jay Jay The Jet Plane

    Jay Jay The Jet Plane

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    Welcome to The Jay Jay The Jet Plane Guide at TV.com. Jay Jay the Jet Plane is a show about a plane named Jay Jay and his friends at the airport. It currently airs on PBS. characters include: Jay Jay, Tracy, Snuffy, Herky, Big Jake, Old Oscar, Lina, & several others. Coming soon are new characters like Montana, Truckee, Captain Bob, & Solar! To see when Jay Jay The Jet Plane airs next at your nearest PBS station, please check your TV.com listings, or other local listings.moreless
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