Okay, since we're trying to get more interest drummed up for a possible DVD release (and Sesame Workshop is paying attention), here's a couple of fun things to share here.
Here's a series of interviews Maia Weinstock did with Joe Howard
, Beverly Leech
and Toni DiBuono
about their Mathnet experiences, plus what they've been up to since. Lots of fun little tidbits to learn there, so you will not be disappointed, and some bonus fun with Lego minifigs that Maia put together!
And, in case you missed it in a previous post, the best way to show your support for Square One TV/Mathnet
is to "like" the official page on Facebook
- Sesame Workshop is keeping tabs on it to see how much interest is out there. Tell your friends and family!
I guess that's it for now. Sorry it's been a bit quiet here for so long, but at last we have some stuff to talk about! Enjoy! -Jill
Hello this is another set of Icons I have made recently. Some of the icons I have created can double as part of a mood set. Hope you all enjoy them.
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Hi, It been really quiet for a while now. I am fairly new here. I just wanted to share these Icons I made . Hope you enjoy them. I Have a few more I am working on.( Icons under the cut Collapse )
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If I remember correctly, in episode one of "The Case of the Dirty Money", when George asks her when her birthday is (though you would think, being her pard, he'd know
when her b-day is.), she says "October 6th." So happy birthday to one of our favorite Mathnetters!!! Hope it's a good one, Kate. And we won't ask how old you are. ;-)
It looks like word is getting around fast, but I thought I'd share it here as well. As some of you may know, and perhaps others didn't yet, we have learned that Jim Thurman, who was Senior Producer and Head Writer for Square One TV
, passed away on April 14, 2007 at the age of 72. Jim was involved with Sesame Workshop (formerly known as Children's Television Workshop) from their earliest days, and did extensive voice-over, film, commercial and animation work over the years. His loss will definitely be felt by many.
If you'd like to read the news article as posted on Variety.com, you can do so here: Jim Thurman, 72, Writer.
You can also read his obituary online at this site
, where there is also an online Guestbook you can sign to share your thoughts with his family (although if you do decide to sign it, please be respectful in doing so).
A memorial service is reportedly going to be held sometime next month.
You will also note in the obituary, one can make a donation in his honor to the University of Michigan's Scholarship/Need Based Fund. As many/most of you probably noticed, he was pretty passionate about working U of Michigan references into the show. So hey, why not help some deserving bright young minds out there and make Jim proud!
Surely Jim and his Square One TV
colleague, the late David D. Connell, are sharing plenty of good memories and chuckles up in the great "Writer's Circle in the Sky". While both are greatly missed, let's not forget the work they did for all children, from the past, present, and future. Without their great contributions towards Children's Television, who knows where TV would have gotten us all today? Instead, let's be proud to have been impacted by their dedicated efforts.
Thank you, and rest in peace, Mr. Thurman. May the Math Be With You.
|» Sound clips for podcast?|
Hi all -- glad to have found this community!|
I produce a podcast called "It Was Twenty Years Ago Today," a 5-minute, almost-daily show which covers history and culture. I'm working on a show for January 26th which would commemorate the 20th anniversary of the debut of "Square One," a show which I still remember fondly -- despite having been in my early twenties during the original run.
In any case, I was wondering if any of you could point me to some high-quality sound clips from the show, that I might be able to incorporate in the podcast? Even very short ones would be a help -- in fact, shorter is probably better in this case. Just posting the info in a comment here would work just fine, and thanks for any help you can offer.
Being in Portland, Oregon, I won't be able to make the fan gathering this Saturday, but it sure sounds like fun!
|» Celebrate 20 Years of Square One TV!|
This is a special post to announce the celebration of 20 years since Square One TV debuted on PBS. |
Yes, it's true, on January 26th, 1987, Square One TV (and Mathnet) first hit the airwaves, and the rest, as you know, is history! Even in just five seasons of shows, a great deal of kids and adults alike realized the fun and educational value of a normally "dull" subject, and obviously many of you still enjoy it today. There's even been shows since that have obvious undertones and hints of Square One, particularly Mathnet, in them (think of The X-Files and Numb3rs, to name a couple). Who would have thought Math could actually make for good TV?
If you're interested in reading up on the Fandom as it is today, you can check out the Yahoo! Group for Square One, or visit the SquareOneTV.org Forum*. Other discussion groups may exist elsewhere (I know of at least one on Facebook, another on MySpace, and one I just created on VOX.com), so check around and share your memories! Or, just post here if you'd like.
Did the show inspire you to pursue a Math-oriented career? Or perhaps you've met a new friend or two in the "Fandom" circuit, and/or better yet, even a former cast member? Just want to say "thanks" to anyone out there who was involved with Square One TV? Let us know by sharing your thoughts here!
*Special Note: Beverly Leech and Joe Howard have both made appearances and answered questions in the SquareOneTV.org Forum, and you never know who else might stop by at some point!
There are even a few clips for viewing on YouTube, although it's hard to know how long they may be available, so check 'em out while you can! Square One Clips! / Mathnet Clips!
For those in the New York City area, there will be a special fan event taking place on Saturday, January 27th
20th, 2007. For more details about the day, read here. Unfortunately I can't be there, but it sounds like it'll be a great opportunity to meet fellow fans and have some geeky fun. Even if you can't make it, there are always ideas and plans hopping around for future "mini" get-togethers (perhaps even in the Los Angeles area in the future), so do keep an eye out for announcements!
Here's hoping that there will be a DVD release of the show in the next 20 years, but who knows! Why not write Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop) and let them know what you think? There is, after all, power in numbers. ;@ )
I guess that's about it from me, but feel free to celebrate all year long and beyond!
Spread the word, and "May the Math Be With You!"
Edit, 1/22/2007: For some reason, I had the wrong date listed for the NYC fan gathering; rather than having been on the 20th, this event will be taking place on Saturday, January 27th, 2007. Sorry about that!
|» Q's and A's with George Frankly!|
(Crossposted from the Mathnet & Square One TV Yahoo! Group.)|
Hey guys, I know it's been awhile since I posted anything noteworthy here, but I come with some exciting developments! Joe Howard (aka George Frankly) recently stopped by the Square One TV fansite and left us a nice note in the Guestbook!
Having done so, we were able to get in touch with him so we could have a little "Q & A" session. So far we've been conducting it via E-mail, but Joe also just joined up at the Forum and answered some of the questions there! Check it out!
(NOTE: If you guys can't view the Forum without joining, let me know, and I can always cross-post the Q & A here.)
Answers and Questions with "George".
Ahh, the wonders of modern technology combined with some good hearty nostalgia!!
While I know some of you don't wish to join the Forum, you can at least stop by and read what Joe had to say (some interesting 'Behind-the-Scenes' insight can be had), or if you'd like to ask anything, you can do that as well! If you'd rather not join the Forum, but have questions, just post them here and I'll relay them to Joe. ^_^
We're also hoping to get Beverly Leech to come aboard when she has the time, so stay tuned! ^_^
Thanks for reading, and enjoy! -Jill :@ )
i heard that they were showing square one for a while on this station called noggin, but they took it off, does anyone know if they might put it on another channel or something? i really want to watch something good on tv for once.|
|» Beverly Leech on LAX Tonight!|
Apologies for not having posted here in awhile (I realize I sound like a broken record here, LOL), but I thought I'd let y'all know about an appearance by Beverly Leech (Kate Monday) on the NBC show LAX TONIGHT! (9/27) |
It airs at 10:00 p.m., and that's again, on NBC.
For more about the show, go here: LAX Site on NBC
Be sure and tune in if you can! ^_^