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ZOOM was one of the first children’s shows hosted entirely by kids – and the first to successfully create a genuine, significant relationship with the home audience – probably why TVparty received more requests for an article on ZOOM than any other show.

Debuting in January, 1972, ZOOM was an early attempt at interactive television – a group of seven kids from different backgrounds (ages nine through thirteen) working together to put on a half-hour educational television program, with major input from the home audience (and a staff of adult production professionals, of course). Read the full article at

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