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Ravage
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13 years, 9 months ago
Back in elementary school, I remember watching two programs (They were prob. also shown on PBS.) They were both live action. The first one was an older fellow who would sit at a desk and open up his a treasure chest looking box and bring out construction paper and other things. He would spend the whole show showing different things you could cut and fold out of construction paper. The other show was a man who would draw with colored chalks while someone narrated a fairy tale. As the show went on he would complete about 3 or 4 pretty cool looking drawings about the story that was being read. It's very possible they are somewhere on this site....I just can't remember the names of them. We watched them in the early 80's, but they may have been old episodes at the time. Any ideas?
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    Lobotomaxx
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    13 years, 9 months ago
    The chalk art fairy tale show might be Cover to Cover with John Robbins.

    A link to a question about a show involving chalk art and story telling on PBS.
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080212140935AAdulUw

    This one of the intros to the show.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZBKx6tsnuk

    And it seems this show went by different names over the years.
    Cover to Cover
    Books From Cover to Cover
    Readit with John Robbins
    More Books From Cover to Cover
    Read On: Cover to Cover
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      Protegejoe296
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      13 years, 9 months ago
      I remember Cover to Cover. I should they should release it on DVD, or at least show the old episodes again.
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        Ravage
        436 Posts
        13 years, 9 months ago
        Thanks! When I first started watching the intro from the link I thought, "no, this is for sure not it," but once I saw the dude that does the drawings it clicked. The intro is from a much later version, mid 90's it looks, but it is definitely the show. Thanks!
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          Lobotomaxx
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          13 years, 9 months ago
          Glad to help out. :)

          It's odd that there is not much info on Cover to Cover.
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