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Imagine That! - TV That's Good for You

Imagine That!
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Imagine That! - TV That's Good for You

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"Zoom" was one of the first shows hosted entirely by kids -- and the first to create a genuine relationship with kids watching at home. "Zoom" has actually had two lives, the first during the nineteen seventies. The current "Zoom" came back in the late nineties with a renewed focus on science and engineering. Marisa Wolsky, science producer for "Zoom," says the key to engaging kids is&well&kids.

Wolsky: "We have really been able to take what are kid-generated ideas and translate them into very substantive science and math segments. So what's exciting about "Zoom" is that there's seven real kids doing science experiments on the TV show that then inspire viewers at home to do the same."

Maybe you're a science major because of the program. Whatever your major, you've graduated from shows like "Zoom." But there are hundreds of other series on public TV to choose from that are still good for your mind. It goes back to the advice I bet your parents gave you when you first went to college -- make the right choices! I'm Eric Phillips.

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