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Author's Note: How Schoolhouse Rock! Works

As a child of the early '70s, I grew up on "Schoolhouse Rock!" I have probably said or written the phrase "Knowledge is power!" thousands of times between the Saturday mornings of my youth and now. But until I wrote this piece, I didn't realize how lucky I was to be exposed to something that assumed kids were smart instead of dumbing down the content. Besides chatting with 93-year-old Bob Dorough before he flew to London for a few jazz gigs, my favorite part of writing this piece was learning how important it was to the creators that children be treated with respect.

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