Sitting here this morning. It's pledge time so the local PBS station is showing a documentary on The Electric Company. I am definitely not old enough to remember seeing it at all. However I am definitely impressed with what I am seeing.
We pay money (both tax dollars and pledge money) for Public Television. Why can't we get quality educational programming for our kids today. I am willing to bet if you put old episodes of Sesame Street, Mister Roger's Neighborhood, The Electric Company, Reading Rainbow, Captain Kangaroo, 3-2-1 Contact, Newton's Apple, etc our kids would learn more than watching the current crop they call children's educational TV. The only show worth its salt is Between The Lions as it takes some of the old concepts and updates them (words on the screen as they are being read, etc)I say put young children in a group. Have some of them watch this week's episodes of Sesame Street and another group watching the episodes from this week in 1987 and I am willing to bet the farm that the kids would learn more, and have much more fun by watching the re-runs.