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What was this show about pink eye from my childhood?

Sometime between 1980 and 1987 (or so), I saw a show that convinced me that pink eye was fatal. What was this show? [more inside]
posted by hought20 on Jun 23, 2014 - 7 answers

It's one of those things that you're always vaguely aware of, but never quite grok...

Explain broadcast television in Canada and the US to me like I'm five. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Oct 18, 2012 - 27 answers

Sometimes I want to be a PBS kid again

Hivemind, please help me find a PBS commercial that stuck in my impressionable kid brain! This would have been mid-1990s, probably on WGBH Boston and likely right before or after Bill Nye. My Google/Youtube-fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on Apr 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Edutainment about computers

What educational children's shows have an episode about the internet and or computers in general? Episode name or number a bonus! [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Apr 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me remember this PBS show from my childhood!

Help me remember the name of this PBS Kid's show from the 80s: There's a lady, she's being held captive by someone (a witch?), and she passes the time by reading stories that she literally cranks out of a story machine to children. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Jul 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Globe Trekker

Last night PBS aired an episode of Globe Trekker in which Megan McCormick visits Hong Kong and Taiwan (Ep #909). I'd like to know the original air date of the episode. Does anyone know where I can find it?
posted by Aanidaani on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

I can haz inspectorz Clauz?

Trying to remember a European produced sitcom/drama about a (maybe) a spy in World War II Germany. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Dec 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Identifying a British TV series

Trying to identify a British television program about a doctor that used to be broadcast on PBS. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Aug 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Where to find these PBS documentaries?

I'm looking to watch/rent/buy two particular PBS series that I can't for the life of me find online. [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Mar 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Chicken Feet!

Please help identify a children's horror program either on television or VHS (most likely) that I watched as a child in the early 90s. [more inside]
posted by albernathy0 on Oct 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Remember "Our End of the Attic"?

Anybody recall a children's show called "Our End of the Attic," from the seventies or eighties? There seems to be no trace of its past existence, anywhere on the internets. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Oct 17, 2006 - 6 answers

Name That Tune :: PBS ThirteenHD Promo

Name that tune please :: PBS is great, and the songs in their promos are actually just as good. Currently running is a promo that ends with the words; "Be More ~ ThirteenHD" (this is PBS Thirteen's High-Def channel which they broadcast in NYC & possibly elsewhere?). The music which accompanies it is a piece that I'd classify as sort of a Blues/Rock/Jazz instrumental. My Question: Name that tune!?! [more inside]
posted by Jhaus on Jan 31, 2006 - 2 answers

What's up with Reading Rainbow?

The TV Tome entry for Reading Rainbow is an extended attack on the show and those involved with it. What gives? I never realized the thing was a source of so much controversy. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Apr 30, 2005 - 15 answers

Who made this PBS commercial?

I love some of the commercials for PBS. There is one playing currently that is constructed around the story of Little Red Riding Hood's wolf. Philip Glass' music from The Hours is throughout, a father is reading the story to his daughter, then gets interrupted by Lara Spencer, Charlie Rose ("In my interview with the wolf, he said he does his own stunts to add more realism to the story"), Jim Lehrer, Bernadette Peters and a couple others who I don't know, who all have comments about the wolf. Is this commercial available online? Does anyone know who made this?
posted by scazza on Jan 31, 2005 - 4 answers

PBS "On Tour"

Does anyone remember the PBS series "On Tour?" It was on late Saturday nights when I was in high school, and I remember it being sponsored by IBM. Each 60-minute program was composed entirely of different rock bands doing live performances (usually at very large venues). It was usually one or two songs per band. There was an occasional interview with a roadie, but otherwise it was all music. The show's page has been "retired" from PBS.org. Did these shows ever get put on VHS or DVD?
posted by rxrfrx on Dec 6, 2004 - 1 answer

Great American Dream Machine nostalgia

Do any of you remember a PBS show, late 60's early 70's called The Great American Dream Machine? The last show had a segment about FBI involvement in bombings and fires on university campuses,presumably to justify on campus investigations by the FBI. By the next week this show was canceled. A very early leak of what later became COINTELPRO.
It was a favorite of mine,any one here remember it?
posted by hortense on Dec 6, 2004 - 9 answers

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