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The Big Blue Marble

(ended 1983)


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The Big Blue Marble

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Award-winning children's television show that was part real life, part documentary and part travelogue. The series was produced by ITT and highly recommended by NEA(National Education Administration. There are no actors or actresses on this show but, real children living in different parts of the world. How they live, go to school, what hobbies they enjoy and there ambitions when they grow up. The series promoted inter-cultural communication by a pen-pal club. This series won a Peabody Award in 1975 and 13 Emmy Awards including "Best Children's Informational Series" and "Best Children's Entertainment Series", The New York International Film Festival Grand Prize, and over 100 international festival prizes and awards.
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  • Great show

    This was a great show. I had Pen-Pal I will always remember her name. She wrote me first this was in 1982. She was into sports. I often wonder what she is doing now?
  • A documentary that looked at the lives of children living in different countries and looks at their cultural differences as well. This show also did not use actors but real people.moreless

    This documentary produced in association with ITT, takes the viewer on a travelogue to different parts of the world. The show begins with a theme song and children saying hello in different languages. You would meet different children in different countries. They would tell you where they lived, went to school, hobbies and activities they like to do. On a different episodes. You would meet a girl from Russia who is a accomplished concert pianist, a boy from Canada who is studying mechanical engineering, a girl from Italy who works in her family operated business etc.

    The conclusion of the show before showing the closing credits has children saying goodbye in different languages and in the beginning and end of the show shows planet Earth looking like "The Big Blue Marble".moreless