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By Lynne Tuohy and Lynne Tuohy,HARTFORD COURANT | November 9, 1998
From the opening "Greetings, Gumshoe" from the chief of the ACME Detective Agency to the final execution of a warrant for a member of the V.I.L.E gang, the fun and learning are virtually nonstop in the latest release of Broderbund's Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?Players traverse the United States, gathering clues by clicking on passers-by and then clicking on one or both lines on the Get-A-Clue Case Pad: "Where did the suspect go?" and "Tell me about the suspect."The responses are often cryptic, making reference to a region of the country or a national landmark or park.
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March 14, 2003
Lynne Thigpen,54, who co-starred in the CBS drama The District and won a Tony Award in 1997 for her portrayal of a black Jewish feminist in An American Daughter, died Wednesday night at her Los Angeles home. Ms. Thigpen had been in good health and the cause of death was not immediately known, network spokeswoman Beth Haiken said yesterday. Production was shut down on The District, which stars Craig T. Nelson as Washington, D.C., police Chief Jack Mannion. Ms. Thigpen played Mannion's secretary, Ella Farmer.
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By Michael Hill | September 30, 1991
Those seeking to blame video games for the current downward trend in Western Civilization now must answer to Carmen Sandiego.Actually, they don't have to answer to her so much as they have to answer the question, "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"That question will be posed daily for a half hour on PBS starting today in a game show aimed at kids. "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" is based on the video game of the same name. The purpose of both is to teach and test knowledge of geography.
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By Lynne Tuohy and Lynne Tuohy,HARTFORD COURANT | November 9, 1998
From the opening "Greetings, Gumshoe" from the chief of the ACME Detective Agency to the final execution of a warrant for a member of the V.I.L.E gang, the fun and learning are virtually nonstop in the latest release of Broderbund's Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?Players traverse the United States, gathering clues by clicking on passers-by and then clicking on one or both lines on the Get-A-Clue Case Pad: "Where did the suspect go?" and "Tell me about the suspect."The responses are often cryptic, making reference to a region of the country or a national landmark or park.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Guinn and Jeff Guinn,Fort Worth Star-Telegram | December 16, 1991
In a crime spree that spans continents and centuries, master thief Carmen Sandiego and her villainous henchmen have stolen the Statue of Liberty, swiped Queen Elizabeth I's tea service and made off with every panda in China.Kids all across America are in hot pursuit, using computers, televisions and video game decks with full parental and teacher permission.First as a computer game and now featured in a popular, public service television quiz show and fast-selling Nintendo game, Carmen Sandiego is providing fun and education at the same time.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Staff Writer | April 5, 1993
When a call came from Boston, Kathryn Robinson thought she might have won the "Carmen Sandiego" sweat shirt she was hoping for, and she was excited.When she found out that she had won a trip -- anywhere in North America -- the Parkville Middle School teacher was shocked. "I made the poor woman repeat it about six times. I have never won anything."Until now.Mrs. Robinson was the first-place winner in the national "Carmen Teacher Contest," which rewards successful teaching ideas that incorporate Carmen Sandiego, the fictitious international thief and her band of lowlifes who lead geography gumshoes on worldwide chases on a television show and in popular computer games.
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By PETER H. LEWIS and PETER H. LEWIS,New York Times News Service | May 13, 1991
School is nearing adjournment for the summer, and some parents have asked about computer programs that might compete with Nintendo or Ninja Turtles for the attention of America's future leaders.For parents who lament the sorry state of geography (students would lament the state of geography, too, especially if they were asked to find it on a map), there is "Bushbuck Charms, Viking Ships & Dodo Eggs."The program costs $49.95 for IBM PCs and compatibles and is available from PC Globe Inc. of Tempe, Ariz.
NEWS
March 14, 2003
Lynne Thigpen,54, who co-starred in the CBS drama The District and won a Tony Award in 1997 for her portrayal of a black Jewish feminist in An American Daughter, died Wednesday night at her Los Angeles home. Ms. Thigpen had been in good health and the cause of death was not immediately known, network spokeswoman Beth Haiken said yesterday. Production was shut down on The District, which stars Craig T. Nelson as Washington, D.C., police Chief Jack Mannion. Ms. Thigpen played Mannion's secretary, Ella Farmer.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 31, 1991
This time last year, PBS was talking about going head-to-head with the networks with shows such as Ken Burns' "The Civil War." There was a feeling of excitement in the air about public television.Yesterday, as PBS began rolling out its new fall package for critics here, there was not a lot to get excited about.There's a new game show for kids intended to teach geography. But it's arguable whether game shows are the way to teach geography -- or for PBS to be spending its money. "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1998
Total immersion gear for serious video game playingIf you really get into video games - and your family wishes you would go somewhere else while you're playing - try the Philips Scuba Virtual Immersion Visor.This $300 gadget slips over your eyes and ears and plugs into your Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64 or Sega Saturn. When you turn on the game, you're really into it, with a "big screen" experience that won't bother anyone else.Because it excludes exterior light and enhances color and resolution, Philips says the the Scuba creates a unique gaming experience.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1998
Total immersion gear for serious video game playingIf you really get into video games - and your family wishes you would go somewhere else while you're playing - try the Philips Scuba Virtual Immersion Visor.This $300 gadget slips over your eyes and ears and plugs into your Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64 or Sega Saturn. When you turn on the game, you're really into it, with a "big screen" experience that won't bother anyone else.Because it excludes exterior light and enhances color and resolution, Philips says the the Scuba creates a unique gaming experience.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | July 14, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Don't look for parental advisories or cutbacks in violence on kids' TV shows from Fox this fall.Margaret Loesch, president of children's programming for Fox, fails to see a need. "Frankly, in network cartoons, I see nothing that needs that kind of advisory," she says."I think that some of the heated-up discussion about violence may not be dealing with the real issues," which she identifies as guns and criminal activity.Her stance is likely to become the industry's official position, since Fox is far and away the No. 1 network for children in the United States.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Staff Writer | April 5, 1993
When a call came from Boston, Kathryn Robinson thought she might have won the "Carmen Sandiego" sweat shirt she was hoping for, and she was excited.When she found out that she had won a trip -- anywhere in North America -- the Parkville Middle School teacher was shocked. "I made the poor woman repeat it about six times. I have never won anything."Until now.Mrs. Robinson was the first-place winner in the national "Carmen Teacher Contest," which rewards successful teaching ideas that incorporate Carmen Sandiego, the fictitious international thief and her band of lowlifes who lead geography gumshoes on worldwide chases on a television show and in popular computer games.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Guinn and Jeff Guinn,Fort Worth Star-Telegram | December 16, 1991
In a crime spree that spans continents and centuries, master thief Carmen Sandiego and her villainous henchmen have stolen the Statue of Liberty, swiped Queen Elizabeth I's tea service and made off with every panda in China.Kids all across America are in hot pursuit, using computers, televisions and video game decks with full parental and teacher permission.First as a computer game and now featured in a popular, public service television quiz show and fast-selling Nintendo game, Carmen Sandiego is providing fun and education at the same time.
FEATURES
By Michael Hill | September 30, 1991
Those seeking to blame video games for the current downward trend in Western Civilization now must answer to Carmen Sandiego.Actually, they don't have to answer to her so much as they have to answer the question, "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"That question will be posed daily for a half hour on PBS starting today in a game show aimed at kids. "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" is based on the video game of the same name. The purpose of both is to teach and test knowledge of geography.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 31, 1991
This time last year, PBS was talking about going head-to-head with the networks with shows such as Ken Burns' "The Civil War." There was a feeling of excitement in the air about public television.Yesterday, as PBS began rolling out its new fall package for critics here, there was not a lot to get excited about.There's a new game show for kids intended to teach geography. But it's arguable whether game shows are the way to teach geography -- or for PBS to be spending its money. "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | July 14, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Don't look for parental advisories or cutbacks in violence on kids' TV shows from Fox this fall.Margaret Loesch, president of children's programming for Fox, fails to see a need. "Frankly, in network cartoons, I see nothing that needs that kind of advisory," she says."I think that some of the heated-up discussion about violence may not be dealing with the real issues," which she identifies as guns and criminal activity.Her stance is likely to become the industry's official position, since Fox is far and away the No. 1 network for children in the United States.
FEATURES
April 1, 1994
Here is a list of the nominees in major categories of the Daytime Emmy Awards:2 Heather Tom, "The Young and the Restless," CBSYOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIESDondre T. Whitfield, "All My Children," ABCScott De Freitas, "As the World Turns," CBSBryan Buffinton, "Guiding Light," CBSMonti Sharp, "Guiding Light," CBS6* Roger Howarth, "One Life to Live," ABCPERFORMER IN A CHILDREN'S SERIESShari Lewis, "Lamb Chop's Play-Along," PBSLe Var Burton, "Reading Rainbow,"...
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By PETER H. LEWIS and PETER H. LEWIS,New York Times News Service | May 13, 1991
School is nearing adjournment for the summer, and some parents have asked about computer programs that might compete with Nintendo or Ninja Turtles for the attention of America's future leaders.For parents who lament the sorry state of geography (students would lament the state of geography, too, especially if they were asked to find it on a map), there is "Bushbuck Charms, Viking Ships & Dodo Eggs."The program costs $49.95 for IBM PCs and compatibles and is available from PC Globe Inc. of Tempe, Ariz.
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