A Live Wire: The Electric Company Returns

May 14, 2008 | Blog

The New York Times recently reported and Early Ed Watch has spread the word that PBS is bringing back that wonderful 1970s-era children’s television program The Electric Company. The original show sought to boost literacy skills among early elementary students. It ran from 1971 to 1977.

In addition to Sesame Street cameos, visits from Spiderman, and characters dressed up in gorilla suits, a number famous actors were members of the cast of The Electric Company, including Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, and Gene Wilder.

Now if only Sesame Street would bring back the cookie eating Cookie Monster everything would be right with the world again.


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