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Long Ago and Far Away; As Long As He Can Count the Cows

10/29/1988


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Series
Long Ago and Far Away
Program
As Long As He Can Count the Cows
Program Number

110

Series Description

Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

Set in Bhutan, this program tells the story of a young boy whose family raises cows in a mountain village. When a teacher realizes the boy needs glasses, he tries to persuade the boy's family. "There's nothing wrong with his eyesight," the grandmother explains, "as long as he can count the cows." In the end, the boy does get his glasses and sees the world clearly for the first time.

Duration

00:31:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Literature
Citation
Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; As Long As He Can Count the Cows,” 10/29/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8474A58F974B460DADAC243C57DEBC1D.
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; As Long As He Can Count the Cows.” 10/29/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8474A58F974B460DADAC243C57DEBC1D>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; As Long As He Can Count the Cows. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8474A58F974B460DADAC243C57DEBC1D
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