• 3 years 1 month ago
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    I remember Barney, Mr. Rogers, Bob Ross and Carmen Sandiego. Not to mention Monty Python on Saturday nights.
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      • 3 years 1 month ago
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      i used to watch arthur
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        • 1 year 4 days ago
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        jjzizi, you're thinking of lionel's circus!
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          • 10 months 7 days ago
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          DTX180 wrote:
          i love square one. Mathnet!


          Oh yeah Mathnet! The Fibonacci sequence. The Maltese Pigeon. When that car got crushed and you thought Frankly was in it.

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            • 9 months 22 days ago
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            SharonTheJedi wrote:
            I'm diggin' the fact that you mentioned "Wonder Works"!! I loved watching some of the mini series they had.. ESPECIALLY... "Anne of Green Gables" "Anne of Avonlea" and "The Chronicles of Narnia"!


            Wow I have forgotten about Wonder Works till you mentioned it. The Chronicles of Narnia was one of my favorites as well. I still need to watch the new movies.
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              • 4 months 2 days ago
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              You forgot Captain Kangaroo, Lamb Chops Play A-Long, Wishbone, Ghostwriter, Dragon Tales, Teletubbies, Barney, Cyberchase, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, and Jay Jay the Jet Plane. I hated Teletubbies. Barney I did watch but briefly. Now I can't stand the show!

              Nowadays PBS does not produce the shows they used to. They keep on rotation mostly Cartoons like Thomas & Friends, Caillou, Arthur, Curious George, Cat In The Hat, Super Why!, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Dinosaur Train, Peg Plus Cat as well as Sesame Street. Sometimes they show Cyberchase (They did a new season I think last year but it was only a few episodes) and Dragon Tales but both have pretty much been taken off the programing list that I have seen as I never see them on anymore. If they are it's once or twice a year and it's always on the weekends or really early mornings. Also Sid the Science Kid, Clifford, and Fetch with Ruff Ruffman have been taken off the programming list at least where I am at (Chicago is my local PBS station) unless they are only on on the weekends. Thank God Netflix has them. My daughter likes those shows, well except Ruff Ruffman. I don't think she has seen that one. I never cared for it much myself.

              I do like Arthur, Daniel Tiger, Caillou, Thomas & Friends, & Curious George but I do not think they do new episodes of those except Daniel Tiger. They have done new episodes of that show as its a relatively new show. However, I would love to see more live action shows Like Ghostwriter, Carmen Sandiego, Wishbone, Lamb Chop, Shining Time station, Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Rodgers, Reading Rainbow, ect. Especially since PBS has more than one station in some markets. Here in Chicago we have 3 stations. One station could be dedicated to children's programing. PBS could even show the old episodes of all the live action shows I mentioned that we all loved when we were kids. Now, one of the PBS Channels does show reruns of Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood but its only on Sundays at like 7am and its only 1 episode. I have my DVR set to record them so I can put them on dvd for my daughters. I love seeing the old episodes with my kids. My oldest daughter loves the show as she loves the Daniel Tiger show too.

              I would also love to see Sesame Street get better. My kids don't watch it all that much because it just isn't the same as it was back when I was a kid in the 80's and 90's. My kids have the 40th anniversary dvd of Sesame Street which is far better than what the show is now.

              I don't know what happened to PBS to reformat pretty much the whole channel into cartoons only for the kids but I don't really like it. They really don't cater to pre-teens and young teens anymore. And game shows for kids have all but gone away. Just look at Nickelodeon. That channel no longer does game shows that I have seen. They did away with the likes of Legend of the Hidden Temple, What Would You Do?, Double Dare, ect. Granted PBS only did 2 game shows that I know of, Carmen Sandiego and Fetch with Ruff Ruffman but kids still loved them.

              Tv has certainly changed a lot since I was a kid of the 80's and 90's but I don't think in the modern era (2000-present) it has been for the better, especially PBS. It has kinda gotten worse.
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                • 4 months 2 days ago
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                If were gonna talk non kids shows on PBS, I loved watching The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Are You Being Served?, Keeping Up Appearances, Red Dwarf, Faulty Towers, and I believe I even saw Monty Python on occasion. Now when I got to my adult years I started watching 'As Time Goes By' with Judi Dench, which I love. My Grandma got me watching the old British shows on PBS. Although she didn't watch Red Dwarf and not sure about Monty Python. I never watched all the old British Mystery shows or Masterpiece Theater. Back before 2000 PBS really had some great stuff and then they just changed. Sure They do play reruns of Keeping Up Appearances and As Time Goes By and the extremely rare chance Are You Being Served and Red Dwarf is shown. But The days of PBS as many of us know it are all but gone!
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                  • 2 months 22 days ago
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                  System wrote:
                  If you where like me your family didn't have cable and you had to rely on PBS and local channels for your entertainment. In the late 70's, and on into the early to middle 90's PBS was where it was at for education and entertaining childerns programing. Now I'm not knocking those other channels like Fox but if you wanted to get away from cartoons then PBS was your answer. Parents loved it because it tought their kids everything from how to speak in spanish to how to cope with devorce (Mr. Rogers had an epsode about this) and kids loved it because the shows where so entertaining they didn't notice they where learning. So if you where lucky enough to have watch PBS in its hay-day you certinallyu would have watch one or more of the following

                  Reading Rainbow

                  Sesame Street

                  Shinning Time Station (the pre cursor to the show Thomas and friends) (Strangly enough this show stared Ringo Star from the ledgendary group the Beatles)

                  Long ago and Far away (oddly enough hoseted by James Early Jones)

                  Mr. Rogers

                  3-2-1 Contact

                  The Electric Company (This is where Morgan Freeman got his start)

                  Zooble Zoo

                  Strawbarry Lane

                  Where in the World is Carm Sandago (based on a computer game of the same name)

                  Wonder Works (the show which produced such classic mini series as Remona, The Cronicals on Narnia, and Ann of Green Gables)

                  Square 1

                  Owl TV

                  There may be more I'm forgitting but as far as I can think those where the shows that most of us remember as being PBS's best.


                  I don't see what not having cable TV has anything to do with watching PBS. Even if you did you might of still watched PBS children's programming.
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                    • 2 months 22 days ago
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                    We didn't have cable when I was a kid so I spent a lot of time on PBS. There was way more stuff to watch on cable; if we would have been able to afford cable I probably would have watched mostly Nickelodeon and Disney, and way less PBS.
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                      • 2 months 15 days ago
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                      So what?
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                        • 2 months 15 days ago
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                        mikebennidict wrote:
                        So what?


                        "I don't see what not having cable TV has anything to do with watching PBS", can you see it now?
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