Learn Lessons from Inside/Out on PBS

Produced in 1972 and 1973 by the National Instructional Television Center, Inside/Out was an anthology series of 15-minute shorts that were designed to teach children about social issues. Instead of resorting to happy endings, as many shows of this kind had done, Inside/Out typically had cliffhanger endings, leaving viewers to draw their own conclusions (usually negative) as to what they would do in that situation.

Due to the critical acclaim for this series, some PBS stations would double-run two Inside/Out episodes in a half-hour time slot in the evening so that parents could watch this series with their children.

Here is an episode from 1972, I believe titled, “Because It’s Fun”. You can catch more of the show on YouTube:



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