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Author Topic: S/O Childhood books - Childhood films (and t.v.!)  (Read 1021 times)

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KenveeB

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Re: S/O Childhood books - Childhood films (and t.v.!)
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2015, 08:31:53 PM »
I forgot about "Today's special"!
I'll also add "Reading Rainbow", "The Polka Dot Door" and "Mr Dressup".

Eeee! Reading Rainbow! How could I forget? ;D

I loved getting new reading ideas - and seeing books I already read told on the show.

"Butterfly in the sky...I can go twice as high..."

*happy sigh*
They just did a kick starter last year to make new webisodes. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh

I participated in that. In fact, I just got my calendar, t-shirt, and bookmarks a few days ago. :)  I adored that show and its promotion of the love of reading. I'm so excited to see it coming back for a new generation. And I loved seeing how genuinely excited LeVar Burton was about bringing it back. You could tell it wasn't just a former job for him. It was something he was totally passionate about.

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Re: S/O Childhood books - Childhood films (and t.v.!)
« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 07:53:55 AM »
The Ricky & Copper show on WTAE in Pittsburgh - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricki_%26_Copper. My brother got to go on it when he was 5 and I was 3. The stagehands helped keep me (in the audience) quiet by feeding me cupcakes. Then I got to join the kids walking over the bridge at the end of the show.

When I was 5, Mom got me a local taping of Bozo the Clown. They would do regional tapings around the country, not just in Chicago. Krusty the Clown is modeled after Bozo and I can tell you that it's a really accurate portrayal.

We would sneak out of bed when we were slightly older to watch Chiller Theater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiller_Theatre_(Pittsburgh)), with Bill Cardille as Chilly Billy.

We were also watching the PA lottery drawing the night of the infamous lottery scandal because we used to watch Bowling for Dollars and the drawing came on right afterward.