OK, how many of you out there remember the following kids programs from the '70s, broadcast on PBS?
Ripples (don't remember too much about this one, except that in one episode a kid went to get a check-up at the doctor's office)
Inside Out (filmed dramatic show teaching values and morals)
Art Cart (how-to art program)
Art Starts (same show under a different title I think)
All About You (science show about the human body)
And there was a music program, the name of which unfortunately escapes me, starring two women, one a bit stocky with short hair, and one with long dark hair, if I'm remembering correctly. The autoharp was utilized quite a bit. One of the songs I remember vividly from this show is:
Sh, be quiet
Sh, be quiet
Running down the hall
Don't you even try it!
Old Mr. Grump
Who lives down below
Will come right up
First thing you know!
Another bit of a song I remember from this show:
The fireboats are spraying in the alley-alley-O!
Can ANYONE here shed some light on any of these programs? Who wrote, directed, starred in, and produced them? The companies that own them? How to possibly obtain copies of them on video? I wrote to my local PBS affiliate (KCTS-9, Seattle), but they said they no longer had any information on these programs, since they hadn't run them in many years. The PBS website says that, due to staffing limitations, they are unable to respond to inquiries regarding programs which aired prior to 1994. Great.
I'm hoping against hope that the original broadcast masters haven't been wiped from the face of the earth...or, at the very least, that some enterprising forward-thinking souls managed to tape a few of them in those top-loading behemoths with channel-changer knobs on the front...another of my hopes is that someone managed to tape a few episodes of local Seattle icon J.P. Patches' show in the late '70s, 'cause the makers of the show only have five left that weren't wiped by KIRO-TV (Seattle). Five, out of thousands aired over 20 years. A tragedy.