UNC-TV has always been educational in nature and mission. As such, schools have used our programs in classrooms for decades and many shows have been produced primarily for such in-class instruction. Put together over sixty years ago, this booklet was created to help teachers utilize the educational programs broadcast on then WUNC.
“And what about Naomi?” – Love of Chair Announcer (Ken Roberts), THE ELECTRIC COMPANY
Who was the first human to join the original cast of Sesame Street? Continue reading
“Whenever there’s trouble, we’re there on the double” was the motto of what group of teen detectives seen on the PBS educational show 3-2-1 Contact? Continue reading
This week, a shot of a banner that graced our lobby late last year to promote some PBS Kids shows. I think it’s always important to remember that educational and children’s programming is so key to UNC-TV’s mission to “provide people of all ages with enriching, life-changing television.”
If you grew up on PBS, you’ve no doubt watched many hours of fantastic educational television and been entertained by some incredible folks you probably didn’t realize, at the time, were teaching you some very cool and important stuff.
One of the programs I probably haven’t mentioned much yet I remember fondly was 3-2-1 Contact. Did you watch it? Do you ever think back on the lessons you learned from it? One person does and wrote a lovely article in The Atlantic about it.