Monday, April 6, 2020

New book on '70s educational children's TV (including "Schoolhouse Rock!")

In February, the versatile, prolific Vanity Fair writer David Kamp reached out to introduce himself, which delighted me not only because I've done the same with other authors many times. One of the perkiest perks of the job!

He kindly alerted me to his upcoming book, which had notched at least one starred review  and is indeed in my wheelhouse: Sunny Days: The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America, which focuses on now-iconic series such as Sesame Street that launched or came to prominence in the 1970s.

David used my Schoolhouse Rock! interviews as a source, and I was won over all over again when I saw the cheekiness of this excerpt from his bibliography:

Many of us feel we could use more sunny days these days, so I am optimistic that this book will find its eager audience. I wish David all the best with it, and hope our paths cross in person before long.

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