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ZOOM, Series I


Program is capstone to first season. Short introduction at beginning of program by Zoomer Jon explains that this episode is a compilation of some of the best segments from the first season. Directed by James Field, Produced by Christopher Sarson. 1972.

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ZOOM, Series I
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Weekly half-hour programs which showed what youngsters do and think. Seven ZOOMers hosted each program, cast changed over run of series. Premiered locally as "Summer-Do" in 1970, nationally in January 1972. ZOOMers played games, told jokes, riddles (called Fannee Doolees) and stories and did crafts projects...and invited ideas from their audience. The result was an avalanche of ZOOMmail - in the first season, over 200,000 letters. Ubbi Dubbi language was invented by ZOOM. NOTE: Several episodes re-aired JUN-SEP 1994. Series release date: 1972



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Sarson, Christopher (Producer)
Chicago: “ZOOM, Series I,” 12/30/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24F10A20532449809EA9536688BA1034.
MLA: “ZOOM, Series I.” 12/30/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24F10A20532449809EA9536688BA1034>.
APA: ZOOM, Series I. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24F10A20532449809EA9536688BA1034
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