The Educational Value of Saturday Morning Cartoons

Growing up in the late eighties/early nineties, there was one thing I loved:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Okay, so I loved other things, too, but Saturday Mornings were special.  I was just a sucker for the shows that broadcasters just knew would keep our little imaginations running.  It wasn’t just my childhood that was shaped by this type of programming block, however – Wikipedia has a page dedicated to the history and strategy behind the Saturday Morning Cartoon!  What’s more, as explained by John Cheese of, this kind of TV-By-Theme, like Cartoon Network’s “Toonami” and Nickelodeon’s “Nicktoons,” are being phased out as on-demand programming, DVR’s, and hundred-channel-TV-Services allow consumers to more exactingly choose their shows. Click here to read more!