Monday, June 05, 2006

Children's Programming

I followed a link off of The Sneeze, which is a pretty goofy humor site, and found something pretty interesting and not funny and goofy at all. Apparently, back in '69, Nixon wanted to cut funds to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in half, but an impassioned speech by none other than Mister Rogers turned the tide. This is archival video at its coolest.

I work for a video studio, and there has been, more than once, serious talk amongst the faithful about wanting to do some children's programming. After all, we all work at a video studio, we all do animation and children's products, and there's a Public Broadcasting station on campus. We have the capability and the interest, and that clip makes me want to do it even more. Guys?

(In related news, BoingBoing pointed to a new children's show called Yo Gabba Gabba that is apparently trying to make it on spec. It will be interesting to see whether it flies or dies.)

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