Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I knew these guys came from somewhere else!

"Travel enlightens" said the famed venetian explorer Marco Polo.

But these days, one can find interesting trivia even around the most unsuspected places. Let me tell you why:

Way back in the day, the local TV conglomerate used to broadcast short animated films aimed to the children at 19:00. After telling a story, they bidded them to bed before programs aimed for adults began. If I remember correctly, that segment was called "La familia Telerín" and received sponsorship from several companies, the latest being Telmex.

Funny thing, today I discovered the concept began, of all places, in the Deutsche Demokratic Republik on 1958-10-08 in the show "Sandmännchen" (The little sandman). which in turn originated on radio.

Read more about it here.

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