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    The Huggabug Club

    The Huggabug Club

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    PBS (ended 2000)
    This PBS one-hit wonder features former Playboy stars Audrey and Judy Landers, leading the "Buggsters" on adventures through learning, from various life lessons (expressing your feelings, good hygiene habits, good sportsmanship, etc.) and topics of children's interest (farm animals, dinosaurs, music, etc.), with some help from the mascots:

    UNCLE HUGGABUG - a four-armed blue bug, with a cowboy hat (and twang, to boot), who enjoys a good "power-packed hug"

    MISS OOPS-A-DAISY - a clumsy pink flower who reminds kids that making mistakes is OK, though she makes some herself

    AUNTIE BUMBLE - a grandmotherly bee, who explains friendship, caring, and other values to the Buggsters

    LOVEY-DOVEY - a Jamaican dove (tells the story, but nothing more)

    It appeared on select PBS stations, such as WLVT (Lehigh Valley, PA) and WNYE (Brooklyn, NY), from 1995-2001. It can still be seen today on KTV (a Christian channel).

    THEME SONG LYRICS:

    Join us at the Huggabug Club- Sunshine, laughter, and a whole lot of love! The Huggabug Club is fun, fun... fun for everyone!

    At the Huggabug Club, there's a lovable bug... there's a flower so sweet... and there's a bumblebee you've just got to meet!

    We call them Oops-A-Daisy... and Auntie Bumble... and then there's Huggabug, too...

    Come and join us - at the Huggabug Club. The place for kids - is Huggabug Club. We know you'll love... THE HUGGABUG CLUB!moreless
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    Science Demonstrations

    Science Demonstrations

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    PBS (ended 1967)
    How do you do, ladies and gentlemen and boys and girls? I wish to honor Prof. Julius Sumner Miller. Physics was his business. Consider the following: A 58-year-old physicist has become a celebrity, playing Professor Wonderful on the original Mickey Mouse Club. In Australia during the mid-1960s, he is known to millions as the host of Why Is It So? He has also made multiple appearances on all the talk shows. The man says he is too old for any work, any position at a major college. But he can still lecture. An offer comes from the new Western Instructional Television. In it, Miller is given a free hand. He tells audiences that he would not lecture. Rather, he would show the beauty and drama of physics through a series of demonstrations involving scientific equipment, household items, and toys. This, he said, would make physics fun for children ages 4 to 94. The whole point of these programs was, for Miller, intellectual fun. He wanted to show his audience how Nature behaves. This was, for the Professor, the most satisfaction he got from his later years: intellectual fun. Watch it… watch it… watch it… There it is.moreless
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    3-2-1 Classroom Contact

    3-2-1 Classroom Contact

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    PBS (ended 1992)
    One year before it was removed from PBS, 3-2-1 Contact had some of its most enduring sequences re-edited for classroom use. The result was 3-2-1 Classroom Contact, a little-known production of the Children's Television Workshop (as it was then called). Dominating the new series of 30 episodes was Stephanie Yu, the only cast holdover from the original 3-2-1 Contact. She handled most of the links, introduced a great many bits from the old show, and generally acted as "sole survivor" of the legendary science series from the 1980s. All original airdates listed are based on airings as seen on WVIZ in Cleveland. The show is still being rerun on PBS stations as well as in schools.moreless
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    Wish Kids

    Wish Kids

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    PBS (ended 1992)
    Welcome to the Wish Kids guide at TV.com. The spin-off from Kids Inc., this television show is from the producers of Kids Inc, and Sesame Street. It's about 2 girls, who let their imaginations run wild, though always managing to run into conflict. Becoming princesses then having to battle the pressures of evil witches, becoming astronauts and battling aliens, growing up and finding the pressures of adolescence. Though this show only lasted a year, it lead a good run with children from 3-11 and managed to climb itself up the charts of Kids Choice Television series in US to number 7.moreless
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    The Robert MacNeil Report

    The Robert MacNeil Report

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    Welcome to The Robert MacNeil Report guide at TV.com. On October 20 1975 a new evening television news program first broadcasted weeknights on PBS in the United States. Unlike most other evening newscasts in the country, it is an hour in length. The program runs longer segments than most other news outlets in the U.S., with in-depth coverage of the subjects involved. The NewsHour avoids the use of sound bites, playing back extended portions of news conferences and holding interviews that last several minutes. The program was initially hosted by Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, but MacNeil left the spotlight in 1995. The show continues to be produced by their joint production company, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. Broadcast History MacNeil and Lehrer had covered the United States Senate Watergate hearings for PBS starting in 1973, which led to an Emmy Award. This recognition helped them as they worked to create "The Robert MacNeil Report" with Jim Lehrer as a half-hour local news program for WNET in 1975 that covered a single issue in-depth. A few months later, the program was renamed "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" and began to be broadcast nationally on PBS stations. The program changed formats and extended to an hour in length in 1983, becoming known as "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" until MacNeil left the program and now the title is "The News Hour with Jim Lerher". Compared with other shows, The NewsHour runs at a slow pace. At the start of the program, a news summary that lasts a few minutes is given, briefly explaining many of the headlines around the world. This is typically followed by three or four longer news segments running 10-15 minutes that explore a few of the headline events in greater detail. The program usually wraps up with a debate between two journalists. As of 2004, the two people who usually debate are Mark Shields and David Brooks. According to Nielsen ratings at the program's website, 2.7 million people watch the program each night, and 8 million individuals watch in the course of a week. It is broadcast on more than 300 PBS stations, reaching 99% of the viewing public, and audio is broadcast by some National Public Radio stations. Broadcasts are also made available worldwide via satellites operated by various agencies. Archives of most of the shows are available in several streaming media formats (including full-motion video) at the program's website. The program originates in Washington, D.C., with additional facilities in San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado, and is a collaboration between the WNET, WETA, and KQED television stations.moreless
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    Take a Girl Like You

    Take a Girl Like You

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    PBS (ended 2001)
    A Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of Kingsley Amis's novel about four men trying to seduce the same young woman. She may be willing but she wants to be engaged first as the sexual revolution of the 1960's hasn't happened yet. Set 1950s-era England.moreless
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    Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures

    Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures

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    Betsy's just starting kindergarten, and she's having so much fun. Join her as she experiences school for the first time and makes lots of new friends.
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    Evening At Pops

    Evening At Pops

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    PBS (ended 2005)
    A show featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra.
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    Gardens of the World

    Gardens of the World

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    PBS (ended 1993)
    This was the only TV series Audrey Hepburn ever starred in.
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    Madison Heights

    Madison Heights

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    Madison Heights is a PBS television documentary series that is set in the K-8 Madison Heights School. The series features the challenges faced by many families in the Madison Heights community as they strive to improve their lives. Madison Heights shares their real-life stories and encourages parents to improve their reading skills and spend time reading to their children. Madison Heights uncovers the deeper significance of the No Child Left Behind Act and highlights the importance of literacy in the United States.moreless
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    Debbi Fields Great American Desserts

    Debbi Fields Great American Desserts

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    PBS (ended 2002)
    Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts Series description: Traditional and unique versions of popular American desserts.
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    The Power of Choice

    The Power of Choice

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    The Power of Choice is a documentary series that highlights the ideas and theories of the Nobel Prize winning American economist, Milton Friedman. The American Public Broadcasting System produces this series, starting with a short biography of Friedman's life. Actor Michael O'Brien narrates the economist's humble upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, and takes the audience on a journey through Friedman's life up to his teaching commission at the University of Chicago. PBS then focuses on Friedman's conservative economic theories that embrace small government and strict monetary policy. Interviews from leading economists, including Alan Greenspan, Gary Becker and Paul Samuelson, play throughout the season. The famous men talk about how Friedman's ideas, implemented into American society by President Ronald Regan, contributed to a freer and more liberal nation. PBS cameras also travel to South America and Europe in search of economic leaders who grasped Friedman's progressive ideas. By the end of the season, viewers become well informed on the subjects of consumption analysis and complex stabilization policy. moreless
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    Cooking Secrets from the CIA

    Cooking Secrets from the CIA

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    PBS (ended 2000)
    There is something unique about the Northern California wine country. Among its best-kept secrets is the Culinary Institute of America (yes, that's a CIA for short). At the instutute, master chefs give lessons to trainees. In 1995, Canada's Knowledge Network began producing a series of cooking programs with the CIA and another secretive group, Marjorie Poore Productions. The result was Cooking Secrets of the CIA, which ran five years on American public television. Guides for this and several other Marjorie Poore cooking series (including Cook-Off America, Seasonings with Dede Wilson and Master Class at Johnson & Wales) would not have been possible without the good grace of Jeff Moss, the son of Cooking Secrets of the CIA's first director.moreless
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    Alive From Off Center

    Alive From Off Center

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    Alive From Off Center aired from 1984 to 1996 in America and was an arts anthology documentary television series. The show aired on PBS and each week featured short films that were produced and directed by up-and-coming artists. The films were experimental, and were critiqued on the show. Even some notable directors showcased experimental short films on the show. Alive From Off Center focused on budding film directors and producers, and allowed them a place to showcase their best work.moreless
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    Math Wise

    Math Wise

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    PBS (ended 1981)
    With the 1980s came new thrust at AIT, one of the instructional-television leaders. AIT began the decade with the Secondary Schools Education Television Project. Math Wise was the second half of that project: a mathematics-in-the-real-world series. Each program began with host Stephanie Edwards (a famed Los Angeles TV personality) presenting mathematics in real-life occupations. That sequence only lasted about two minutes. For the rest of the show, a (usually humorous) scene played itself out, showing secondary-school-age children putting mathematical concepts to good use for the problems they faced. Math Wise was divided into four concepts: measuring, comparing, locating/interpreting, and predicting. To cover these concepts, four locations were chosen: a farm, a marina, a small town, and a city. Frequently characters from each setting would cross over into the another setting, so as to reinforce the idea that all these mathematical concepts coalesce. Math Wise was produced for AIT by The Thom Eberhardt Company in the facilities of KOCE, Huntington Beach, California.moreless
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    Arts Alive

    Arts Alive

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    PBS (ended 1984)
    Arts Alive is a documentary series that originally aired on KVIE, a PBS affiliate in Sacramento. The series consists of 15 episodes that were broadcast from January, 1984 to April, 1984. It is a signature series of KVIE that covers the work of unique artists in the Sacramento area. This series also reports on arts-related organizations and events in Sacramento. The first episode is "Amazing Artists," which focuses on Gregory Kondos, a renowned landscape painter. Kondos talks about his source of inspiration and provides a tour of his studio. This episode also interviews Melinda Watts, one of the top gospel singers in the country in 1984. The next featured artist is Daniel Rebert, a photographer who discusses his art and the way it helped him deal with childhood trauma. David Garibaldi is a painter who also considers himself a performance artist. The host of this series is Rob Stewart, a regular staff member at KVIE.moreless
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    Storybound

    Storybound

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    PBS (ended 1981)
    This was the last series John Robbins hosted for the renamed Children's Television International (CTI). Its format was tapped directly from Cover To Cover: Robbins introduced a book and drew a scene from it, while a narrator read a passage from the book. Virtually every show had the narration end at a "cliffhanger" moment. Robbins told viewers to read the book to find out the whole story. For John Robbins, Storybound was one of his last efforts produced for the late Ray Gladfelter.moreless
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    The Word Shop

    The Word Shop

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    PBS (ended 1977)
    What can you do with a word? A word that you've read or you've heard? You can sing it You can yell it You can write it If you can spell it Well, it's nice to know There's a place to go It's called The Word Shop By John Robbibs The Word Shop is devoted to the printed word and all that it is good for. John Robbins starts off by discussing stories and what are important elements in them. In the course of the series, he moves on to poetry, plays, the mass media, and back to stories. There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details.moreless
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    Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Encore with Claudine

    Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Encore with Claudine

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    PBS (ended 1999)
    Jacques Pepin's Kitchen: Encore with Claudine is a famous cooking series produced by KQED-TV for PBS. The shows which were produced in San Francisco in 1998, feature the world-famous cook Jacques Pepin with his American daughter Claudine. In every episode, Jacques teaches Claudine recipes which are inspired by both French and American gourmet cooking. Basics are taught such as cleaning salad greens up to boning and stuffing quail. Most recipes have an American feel despite the apparent French influence and need minimal ingredients and direction. As the first show with his daughter started in 1995, this series is only one of the many shows the father-daughter tandem hosted. Pepin is very noted for being the personal chef of three French head of states before coming to the United States in 1959. He particularly channels this expertise well by teaching the general public through these shows. This series ran for about six months before finally ending in April 1, 1999.moreless
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    The Search for Solutions

    The Search for Solutions

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    PBS (ended 2008)
    Welcome to The Search for Solutions guide at TV.com! The programs' place in the Dewey Decimal Classification System is 510.26, a Mathematics subsection.