Ars Technica: The best science and math moments in Sesame Street’s first 50 years. “There was nothing on television like Sesame Street when it premiered 50 years ago, and the truth is, there’s still nothing quite like it now. (That’s a big reason why it was such a valuable acquisition for HBO in 2015.) Throughout the years, the show has always been on the front lines of what’s important to teach children. And as some of the show’s greatest hits demonstrate, long before educational advocates began popularizing the STEM acronym (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Sesame Street was already there with silly characters promoting serious lessons.” I am always here for the pinball song. One two three FOUR FIVE six seven eight NINE TEN eleven twelve….
Tennessean: NPT digitizes Seigenthaler’s ‘A Word on Words’ series. “Nashville Public Television has digitized and made available 901 episodes of renowned journalist John Seigenthaler’s series “A Word on Words.” Seigenthaler, who served as editor of The Tennessean from 1962-1989, interviewed authors on the NPT series for 40 years.”
BrandeisNOW: Artificial intelligence meets WGBH’s archives. “WGBH Boston is one of the nation’s most celebrated public television and radio stations, a top producer of blockbuster programming. Over the decades, its prodigious output has created an equally sizable problem. How to keep track of the roughly 400,000 audio, video and film recordings in its archives?”
UGA Today: UGA Libraries to preserve local public broadcasts. “Some 4,000 hours of programming produced by public radio and television stations between 1941 and 1999 will be digitized and made available to the public, thanks to a federal grant for the Brown Media Archives at the University of Georgia Libraries.”