Wednesday Trivia Question

What Academy Award nominated actor was the host of the children’s series Long Ago And Far Away?

Longtime viewers may remember Long Ago And Far Away. The WGBH-produced series premiered in 1989 and presented stories often based on traditional folk and fairy tales. Some were live action, others animated but the episodes were introduced and the show hosted by one of America’s most distinguished and versatile actors. 

But who was it? Who was the host of this award-winning children’s show? James Earl Jones is the answer. Jones would be featured in a chair on a wall-less set and he would introduce the show and often narrate (although other notable narrators included David Suchet and Mia Farrow).