Sun, 11 March 2007
Ok, my Rule #1 should be, "never blog when you are falling asleep at the keyboard." So, let's try this one again.
I noticed in my weekly new release email from iTunes that the service is now offering classic episodes of The Electric Company. This show was yet another of my favorites from PBS when I was growing up. The show featured many song-and-dance routines, sketches, cartoons, and a live-action Spiderman sequence, all done with the aim of helping children learn to read. I loved all of the craziness that Rita Moreno, Ruth Buzzi, Morgan Freeman, and others got into for each episode, and I never realized that I was learning while I was laughing.
What I didn't know until a few years ago was that the show was developed by Bill Cosby. The interracial cast ensured that many an American kid could see one or more faces with whom he/she could identify, and I believe that was crucial to the show's success.
Well, now that I know that the episodes of The Electric Company will be available, I will be making some purchases on iTunes. Sooner or later, I gotta get a video iPod, too. Here once again is the link to the iTunes music store where the episodes are kept. Come on, everybody! "We're gonna turn it on....!" (excerpt from the show's theme).
Category:Extras -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT