Words Have Power – Read All About It (1979)!

There’s something really beautiful about kids’ public television in the 1970s and 1980s.  With government funding and then-still-high public enthusiasm about TV’s use as a teaching tool, the floodgates seemed to be open for production on all sorts of ideas at the national and local level.  These decades saw some really creative programming developed all…

Five Things – 02.15.16 – Eye Popping Moves Like The Centipede

1. Hot Fudge This 1974 kids’ show from Detroit has a little bit Muppet, a little bit Pinwheel, and a little bit Great Space Coaster all lumped together. Originally hosted by comic Arte Johnson, Hot Fudge featured humans interacting with puppets (called “Mits”), lots of music, and segments where kids narrate things out in the real world.  Johnson…