The Golden Age of Children’s Programming

October 2nd, 2013
Last week, during the Emmys, we heard a lot of talk about this being a golden age of television. Certainly with shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire and Newsroom, who could argue? However for children's television, the golden age may very well have been 25 years ago.

Then, Nickelodeon changed the landscape of kid’s programming. From the Adventures of Pete and Pete and Clarissa Explains it All to Ren and Stimpy, Nickelodeon became the go to channel for kids from early morning to Nick at Nite. Today we have a whole generation that grew up on that programming.  Now, to better understand it all, Matthew Klickstein  gives us Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age.
My conversation with Matthew Klickstein: