Commentary that used to be on the home page part 1 (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:00:01 GMT)
We continue to honor Bob Keeshan to this day for his tireless and sincere work for decent children’s entertainment. Those of us who were children in the 70s or earlier, and who remember watching the Captain’s show as children, now have children of our own. My own kids are young adults. We who remember that type of programming need to remind programmers that decent entertainment still has a place. While brash programming has its attraction for kids, young children are not necessarily looking to be smacked in the face all the time, and they"d be happy with gentler shows if only those shows were programmed and if only families tuned them in.
Commentary that used to be on the home page part 2 (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:00:02 GMT)
In retrospect, there are things I would change about the daily life in my household during the 1990s when my kids were young. But without a doubt, we tried to avoid certain types of TV programming, and we were successful to a degree. My kids experienced different types of entertainment in different places, but at home, there were certain shows that we watched. There were shows that my kids were not allowed to watch, and that resulted in some discussion, but overall, the kids enjoyed the decent programming that we could find.
Commentary that used to be on the home page part 3 (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:00:03 GMT)
The 2006 controversy over VeggieTales adds to the frustration for the decency movement. If you don’t want your kids to be exposed to religious messages, OK, but only a small minority of American parents are concerned about that. Considering that kids are inescapably bombarded daily with obscene programming and ads, it’s just stunning that NBC would censor generic religious statements from a show like VeggieTales that is widely lauded for it’s positive themes. The networks can handle the publicity resulting from a naked Janet Jackson or Desperate Housewife during a football game, so it's hard to believe they can’t handle the VeggieTales issue.
Commentary that used to be on the home page part 4 (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:00:04 GMT)
It’s not specifically ping pong balls or grandfather clocks that make Captain Kangaroo important. The important thing is that kids can be entertained and morally educated in a gentle way. When the Captain’s show ended for the day, you weren’t motivated to beat up your sister; you ran down to your buddy’s house to play. What is a kid motivated to do after a half hour of Ren and Stimpy splattering boogers all over the screen? Hurrah for the Captain.
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Comment from albertalba on Fri, 08 Feb 2008 18:38:52 GMT:
I can't tell you how much joy Captain Kangaroo gave to me from the theme music, to watching him with Mr. Rabbit, Dancing Bear, Mr.Moose etc all the stories on morals .I just thank God for his gift
of people like him.