Saturday, August 23, 2008


Does anyone remember The Electric Company on PBS?
It was one of my favorite shows when I was little. Well check it out...

This January, a recharged The Electric Company returns to the lineup at NPT and PBS stations nationwide. Back in 1971, Sesame Workshop launched a literacy revolution with the original The Electric Company, a show that made learning to read cool. Research showed that children in grades 1-4 improved their reading skills after watching The Electric Company. The new show hopes to repeat that success and “Bridge the Literacy Gap”for millions of kids. You can help spread the word about the new show and its literacy goals, and help make them a reality. American Express is offering $1.5 million to support a project based on feedback from the online community — and The Electric Company’s project is up for nomination. In this first round of voting, you can let American Express know that the project to fund The Electric Company is important by nominating Bridging the Literacy Gap at the AMEX Members Project web site. You don’t even have to be a cardmember. You can also help spread the word by forwarding this post to your friends and family. Your nomination will helpThe Electric Company use the power of media to make learning to read fun and exciting for the children who are most in need.

And here's a walk down Memory Lane. I absolutely loved that HEY YOU GUYS! line....

I remember this skit below like it was just on today! Does anyone else?
That is Morgan Freeman on the left! Who knew?


margaret said...

Oh, this makes me so happy! I totally remember (and loved) this show as a kid. Fun stuff!

Thanks for the linnks too! :)

denine zielinski said...

What a blast from the past! Thanks for was fun to think back!