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Childhood Faves!
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Childhood Faves!
Nostalgia thread, about the most memorable educational series of our childhoods'.  They can be memorable because they're great.... because they're comically bad, because they aged well or seem hilarious today.

I'll kick it off with one that hits every mark.  Mimi.  1984, PBS.  An early attempt at STEAM.  It was...and I'm not making this up, Ben Affleck's breakout role.
It's bad for the rest of the world when americans are paid so little they can only afford chocolate mined by child slaves and clothes made in overseas sweatshops. - Robyn Pennacchia
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#2
RE: Childhood Faves!
There was one called How that sticks in my memory. Various presenters would answer questions about science, history, and maths that began with the word ‘how’ (‘How does a rocket work?’ ‘How do you catch a cold?’ etc).

It was on two afternoons a week, and I would put off chores and homework to watch it. Good times.

Boru
Ignorance is never valid grounds for the rejection of established facts.
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#3
RE: Childhood Faves!
Nice. I skipped choir to watch mine. I ended up getting to nerd out onboard the boat, it was on a merchandising route that took it through port of tampa. Jerusalem on the water to me, at the time.
It's bad for the rest of the world when americans are paid so little they can only afford chocolate mined by child slaves and clothes made in overseas sweatshops. - Robyn Pennacchia
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RE: Childhood Faves!
Mr. Rogers was my favorite. I liked the tours through factories and manufacturing floors. Mr. Rogers was "How Its Made" before how its made. I also liked the land of make believe and I wanted a sentient trolley someday.
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#5
RE: Childhood Faves!
I wanted to be everyone's neighbor, lol. Anybody remember Captain Planet?
It's bad for the rest of the world when americans are paid so little they can only afford chocolate mined by child slaves and clothes made in overseas sweatshops. - Robyn Pennacchia
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#6
RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 5:47 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: I wanted to be everyone's neighbor, lol.  Anybody remember Captain Planet?

Captain Kangaroo was on my local UHF channel.  Romper Room, I never got into.
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RE: Childhood Faves!
UHF is definitely nostalgia territory.
It's bad for the rest of the world when americans are paid so little they can only afford chocolate mined by child slaves and clothes made in overseas sweatshops. - Robyn Pennacchia
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RE: Childhood Faves!
(January 19, 2021 at 5:46 pm)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: Mr. Rogers was my favorite. I liked the tours through factories and manufacturing floors. Mr. Rogers was "How Its Made" before how its made. I also liked the land of make believe and I wanted a sentient trolley someday.

Fred was the best.

Boru
Ignorance is never valid grounds for the rejection of established facts.
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PBS was out of antenna range.  All I had was a set of Grolier's The Book of Popular Science.

City kids.
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