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Sunny days : the children's television revolution that changed America / by Kamp, David,author.; Questlove,author of foreword.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Putting down roots in the vase wasteland -- "The potential uses of television" -- The Captain Kangaroo finishing school -- Fred and Joan chart their TV destinies -- Geniuses produce in abundance -- Mister Rogers develops his neighborhood -- Give a damn -- The Street gets real -- "A street where neat stuff happens" -- In search of the urban audience -- Diversity on the Street -- Backlash, controversy, and Roosevelt Franklin -- Network appeasement gestures and knockoffs -- The sunshiny poptimism of Schoolhouse Rock! -- Carole, Paula, and other local heroes -- "Hey, you guyyys!" -- We're gonna teach you to fly high -- "Propaganda at its height" -- Sun shot."In 1970, in soundstage on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a group of men and women of various ages and races met to finish the first season of a children's TV program. They had identified a social problem: poor children were entering kindergarten without the learning skills of their middle-class counterparts. They hoped, too, that they had identified a solution: to use television to better prepare these disadvantaged kids for school. No one knew then, but this children's TV program would go on to start a cultural revolution. It was called Sesame Street. Sesame Street was part of a larger movement that saw media professionals and thought leaders leveraging their influence to help children learn. A year and a half earlier, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood premiered. Fast on its heels came Schoolhouse Rock!, a video series dreamed up by Madison Avenue admen to teach kids times tables, civics, and grammatical rules, and Free to Be... You and Me, the TV star Marlo Thomas's audacious multi-pronged campaign (it was first a record album, and then a book and a television special) to instill the concept of gender equality in young minds. There was more: programs such as The Electric Company, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, ZOOM, and others followed, and captivated young viewers. In Sunny Days, bestselling author David Kamp takes readers behind the scenes to show how these programs made it on air. He draws on hundreds of hours of interviews from the creators and participants of these programs-among them Joan Ganz Cooney, Lloyd Morrisett, Newton Minow, Sonia Manzano, Loretta Long, Bob McGrath, Marlo Thomas, and Rita Moreno-as well as archival research. Kamp explains how these like-minded individuals found their way into television, not as fame- or money-hungry would-be auteurs and stars, but as people who wanted to use TV to help children. This is both a fun and fascinating story, and a masterful work of cultural history. Sunny Days captures a period in children's television where enlightened progressivism prevailed, and shows how this period changed the lives of millions. Nothing had ever happened like this before, Kamp forcefully and eloquently argues, and nothing has ever happened like it since"--
Subjects: Children's television programs; Television programs;
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Bullies and mean girls in popular culture / by Oppliger, Patrice A.;
The numerous anti-bullying programs in schools across the United States have done little to reduce the number of reported bullying instances. One reason for this is that little attention has been paid to the role of the media and popular culture in adolescents' bullying and mean-girl behavior. This book addresses media role models in television, film, picture books, and the Internet in the realm of bullying and relational aggression. It highlights portrayals with unproductive strategies that lead to poor resolutions or no resolution at all. Young viewers may learn ineffective, even dangerous, ways of handling aggressive situations. Victims may feel discouraged when they are unable to handle the situation as easily as in media portrayals. They may also feel their experiences are trivialized by comic portrayals. Entertainment programming, aimed particularly at adolescents, often portray adults as incompetent or uncaring and include mean-spirited teasing. In addition, overuse of the term "bully" and defining all bad behavior as "bullying" may dilute the term and trivialize the problem. -- From publisher's website.Includes bibliographical references and index.Bullies and the media -- Mean girls and the media -- Film bullies -- Film mean girls -- Television bullies -- Television mean girls -- Television sitcoms -- Glee's bullies and mean girls -- Documentaries and talk shows -- Television reality shows -- Children's programs -- Children's literature -- Alternative media -- Pro-social and anti-bullying messages -- Analysis and recommendations.
Subjects: Bullies in mass media.; Bullying; Mass media and girls.; Girls in popular culture.;
© [2013], McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,
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The monster at the end of this book / by Stone, Jon.; Smollin, Michael,ill.; Children's Television Workshop.;
Grover worries page by page about meeting the monster at the end of this book.
Subjects: Monsters; Puppets;
© 1999, c1971., Golden Books,
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Mockingjay [unabridged compact disc] / by Collins, Suzanne;
Read by Carolyn McCormick.
Subjects: Young adult fiction; Science fiction; Children's stories; Insurgency; Survival skills; Television programs; Interpersonal relations; Contents; Insurgency; Survival skills; Television programs; Interpersonal relations; Contents;
© 2010., Scholastic,
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Doc Martin. by Gregor, Ben,television director.; Palmer, Charles,television director.; Cole, Nigel,television director.; Clunes, Martin,1961-actor.; Catz, Caroline,actor.; Acorn Media (Firm),publisher.;
DVD, (16:9) widescreen; Dolby Digital.Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz.In these all-new episodes, the doctor continues his practice in the picturesque seaside town of Portwenn, while raising his son with wife Louisa.Rescue me -- Shock of the new -- It's good to talk -- Education, education, education -- Control-alt-delete -- Other people's children -- Facta non verba -- Doctor is out.directors, Ben Gregor, Charles Palmer, Nigel Cole.
Subjects: Television series.; Television comedies.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Physicians; Families;
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Dora's costume party! / by Ricci, Christine.; Saunders, Zina,ill.;
While everyone is getting ready for Dora's Halloween costume party, her monkey Boots cannot decide what he wants to be.
Subjects: Radio and television novels.; Dora the Explorer (Fictitious character); Monkeys; Costume; Halloween; Children's parties; Explorers; Girls; Adventure stories.; Dora the Explorer (Fictitious character); Monkeys; Costume; Halloween; Parties; Explorers; Girls; Adventure and adventurers;
© c2005., Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr.,
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Catching fire [sound recording] / by Collins, Suzanne,1964-; McCormick, Carolyn.; Scholastic Audiobooks.;
Read by Carolyn McCormick.By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Subjects: Young adult fiction.; Science fiction.; Children's audiobooks.; Insurgency; Survival skills; Television programs; Interpersonal relations; Contests; Insurgency; Survival; Television programs; Interpersonal relations; Contests;
© p2009., Scholastic Audiobooks,
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Paw Patrol 5-minute stories collection. by Nickelodeon (Firm);
Marshall to the rescue! -- High-flying Skye -- Gold rush pups! -- Pup-fu power! -- Pup, Pup, and Away! -- Chase's space case -- King for a day! -- Pit crew pups -- Rubble's big wish."Join the PAWsome pups of the PAW Patrol for thrills, chills, giggles, and teamwork! In this collection of stories, you will find exciting tales of aliens, genies, treasures, and rescues. Each story can be read aloud in about five minutes, making this collection ideal for bedtime."--Page 4 cover.Ages 3-7.
Subjects: Picture books.; Dogs; Animal rescue; Extraterrestrial beings; Jinn; Treasure troves;
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Hamlet [videorecording] / by Wyver, John.; Grant, Sebastian.; Doran, Gregory.; Tennant, David,1971-; Stewart, Patrick,1940-; Downie, Penny.; Davies, Oliver Ford.; Gale, Mariah,1979-; Englishby, Paul.; Shakespeare, William,1564-1616.Hamlet.; Illuminations (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.; British Broadcasting Corporation.Television Service.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm);
DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo.; widescreen presentation (16:9 enhanced).Originally broadcast on television in 2009.David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies, Mariah Gale.Director of photography, Chris Seager ; editor, Tony Cranstoun ; composer, Paul Englishby.This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play.
Subjects: Television melodramas.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Television programs.; Television adaptations.; Fiction television programs.; Historical television programs.; Television programs; Hamlet (Legendary character); Ghosts; Children of murder victims; Mothers and sons; Melancholy;
© [2010], BBC ; Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Distributed by Warner Home Video,
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Mockingjay / by Collins, Suzanne.;
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and it is up to Katniss to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem.
Subjects: Young adult fiction.; Science fiction.; Fantasy fiction.; Children's stories.; Insurgency; Survival skills; Television programs; Interpersonal relations; Contests;
© 2010., Scholastic Press,
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