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Last week got me thinking about the Saturday morning of my youth. Besides the cool fall preview shows, there were fun and educational spots between the cartoons. Here are some examples of things you just don’t see anymore.

ABC taught lessons using an odd looking character called Timer.

CBS taught current events with In the News

Of course, ABC had the best of these small programs with Schoolhouse Rock, where you could learn multiplication tables, grammar, history and more. Here are a couple of my all-time favorites.

I think today’s kids severely miss out becuase they don’t have these educational moments between shows.