Return of The Electric Company

By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Remember The Electric Company? It was part of the Children’s Television Workshop on PBS through most of the seventies, and it used skits and songs to help kids with their reading skills. It also featured a pre-film-star Morgan Freeman and the Franklin Gothic font. This might jog your memory:

Well, a new version of the show is premiering today, with a plan to help a whole new generation of six-to-nine-year-olds who are still struggling to sound out “cat.” But don’t tune in expecting a dose of nostalgia–because apparently the language of learning for today’s kids is rap. I wonder if Easy Reader would approve?

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