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Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Stephen Colbert uses "Schoolhouse Rock!" to explain President Trump's "double negative" on Russia
This was the second time this week that a late-night host used kids' programming to mock the president's "woundn't"/"would" explanation for his press conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Jimmy Kimmel used Sesame Street's Grover on Tuesday.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
An appreciation of Schoolhouse Rock!'s Bob Dorough
Source: The Washington Post
Dorough, who died Monday at age 94, didn't create the hit kid's education TV series, but the composer's songs will live on among people of all ages. "I attempted to write songs that would entertain anyone, from ages 2 to 92," he once said. As Travis M. Andrews explains, "even Schoolhouse Rock! devotees might not know of Bob Dorough, the accomplished musician and composer behind most of those tunes ... His 94 years of life were packed with a Forrest Gump-esque career that brought him in contact with several historical icons and eventually launched him into writing educational earworms for ABC in between experimental jazz records." ALSO: Ranking Bob Dorough's Schoolhouse Rock! songs.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:12PM EDT
Schoolhouse Rock! composer and performer Bob Dorough dies at 94