I just learned that the last episode of Reading Rainbow aired on August 28th. So sad. That was a great show, and I watched it daily. You must remember it. It showcased one book per episode, plus all sorts of interesting segments. And who could ever forget Levar Burton?
On a related note, I read somewhere that Sesame Street, about to celebrate its 40th anniversary, is rated somewhere around 26th in the ratings. Other animated shows are ahead. You gotta wonder if the clock is ticking on this series too.
It is sad that the good quality program suffers as a result of the animated shows that get you to buy their merchandise.