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Zoom 6 0 1 WGBH TV Boston 6 October 77. Good morning. Major funding for Zoom is provided by a grant from General Foods corporation. Additional funding is provided by this station and by other public television stations in by the United States Department of Health Education and Welfare Office of Education Bureau of Education for the handicapped. Or. During. My life.
Back to back. Me.
That's. Right. Back to you. Are you. Would it make me late so much for your cheek to cheek. I think that.
You are doing it and. There was not a totally devoted to back to back then I. Want to show you has taken me don't do a below about bus. You need a long you know so drank and scotch tape. You blow the balloon up. Not to me. Not too tight. So you take the needle you're pointed to it truly then you take some tape to put it on opposite sides of the balloon. Do you want to be sure a smooth flow. Do you take me on this.
I hope. Yeah. Sam. Knight. And that man. I. Do place a loose
expression. It took just fine like it did to me but. I didn't. Get to do that. Thank you. I mean yeah yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Oh I get it. It's. Something
I am. A little. Bit. Oh yeah. Oh I thought it was no longer listening and I got it right. I got to get I'm getting it. Yeah well I don't. Know I Don't. Know. That. It's better that you know that I am. This is a goodie sent in by Winston-Salem North Carolina. What you do is you take some mayonnaise and you take some banana. Put him between two pieces of bread. Now you have a banana sandwich. What kind of sandwich would you make if you can make any kind of sandwich you want. We tried it and this is what happened.
That just didn't ever. Are you kidding me. Cream cheese. Yes I'm going to my. Doctor. I love pickles for mustard you. Know. Sidelines of my time. Thank you. I learned it time for
me to share a little. Oh I like. The first part. But I'm. Really surprised everybody. This would be me. True but. I.
Just tossed. The balloon story by Mike in the second. There you go I was walking to the local balloon still there. Let me see the blue. Oh OK. Too pointy too low are. I did a microscope to see this worm. What do you warnings all take this work. Ok come back here. For a day. We will know.
The end. Sam assume is movies and videotapes made by you. You really like what we see you are seeing the resume and want to see you. If you class have a film you may send it to zoom down to me that. I know. Not. That. I don't forget your sizzix so we can send it back when we've all seen it. A couple years ago on my birthday weekend I was out walking with a friend and my leg claps me. And then I guess it was about oh week later they did a biopsy
and for 5 days after that they came and told me that I had to have my leg amputated. What I had was a cancerous tumor it was spreading and there were cancer cells all around that area and if my leg had been left on it would have killed me within a year. I never went through a period of feeling angry but I even now I can you know just be going along and suddenly I think about it and sometimes you know I really don't believe that it's me who has my leg amputated. Right. It's hard. Because I. Never get my right place with about eight days after my operation they got me up on crutches and then two days later they started me walking. I loved. The idea of physical therapy to get you out walking and doing things and they like to perfect your walk.
But you know they don't insist upon it what they really want to do is make you independent. Right. All right. Back there. One of the things really seem strange to me now is I can't remember how I used to walk. I just can't think what it would be like to walk with two legs and not have to worry about you know where you put your foot and you know my arching my back too much or you know I getting my timing right to take a step. When I get out of the hospital I wanted to go back to school I wanted to do things I didn't want to sit around the house and do nothing it took a while for me to commit convince my mother to let me go back to school ever sort of as I'm over protective. They don't think so but I do. My friends at school when I first got back they were sort of cautious. They didn't
know how to treat me or anything like that. Mrs. Townly. Enough mushrooms. But after a while they got used to me treating pretty. High I just got carried away. I went to a party once and some kid came up imitating the way I walked very exaggerating he said. They sort of walk in like that. Do you always walk like that and I know a half ago when I had my real leg I didn't. But now that I wear an artificial one I do it just sort of dropped his jaw. So as you can. Right. I know people are going to completely ignore the fact that I'm in a peachy because there are a lot of things that I do different yet I don't want them to make a fuss over it. Right now. I mean. I know. Do you. Think. It's important if you have a friend
that you have a movement. When I post I think it needs a little bit of movement. It's only a tiny bit but it's enough. And that's just going to be the good working homestead. OK. I had my leg amputated I wanted to get back up and try it again. You can feel that you're up high and you're up there and out enjoying it like. You just nothing and nothing to hold you back. Nothing to inhibit you. I want you remember to keep an event.
Of the ways in front of you before you don't look down at the ground sportsman's says she was really I mean it's a lot of fun and it really helps to know other people who have the same problem as you. It also helps to you know make yourself push and get to be as good as everybody else's. One of this a lot of the skaters in the NBA just they are really fantastic and that's one of the things I keep saying to my parents I want to be as good as them they said Diana you might not be as athletic you might not be able to say yes I can do. Keep your weight on the outrigger. Put too much weight on the market. If you start coming off those outbreaks and picking them up off the ground. When you want when you need them. You can place down the ground are going to be all cock eyed or going to walk in a different direction. You just lose your balance and fall. Don't want to keep them firmly planted on the ground. And some weight on. That's only where you going to be on the ground. Oh I know I never will never be as a tap dancer famous ballet dancer whatever.
And I know I'm never going to be a speed runner but things like that don't really bother me because I can do all the basic things just everybody else does. I met this person who was talking about. How it might be that he would have to have his leg amputated when he was a very athletic person me said Well I don't know if I go through with that I think I might just let myself die because you know I just don't see any point to living. But with me it's very different I look forward to what I'm going to do and what I'm going to be and I really look forward to life. It's very important to me I appreciate it. It. It. It never works. Do I want you as he says I'm
do sent in by Matthew Riley of Westbury New York. They're called spool voices. What you need is someone spools some rubber bands. Some tax. Some metal washers. Sticks pencils or toothpicks. What you do is. Stick. On one side of your wooden school. And. Then you stick your rubber band through. You wouldn't school. You might want to use a paper clip to make it easy to get wrong. And you hope one side of the rubber band to detect. On the other side you stick your washers in then your stick in there you have it your spoon race when race in school race is over using
some larger spools that we found. We also made the smaller ones we decorated them with tape you can decorate it with paint or markers if you like the tender you wind it the faster to go but the shirts were it too tight or else just going to spin all over the place. She had like a zoom cab with the instructions on how to make school races write down facts 3 5 0. 0 2 1 3 4 and dumb for geese ese. Drive. Do you spose. I know Mike. Yes. You. Do you. Do you. Have. To let them. See. Us.
But then you're like oh man I really do you get like big people like me think it me. I go there they are really big. I'm not going to cry. They start. I know. I hate. When my mother like you know just whack or something right. I sometimes cracking up. I mean you know I know I still get it sometimes I think.
I don't think they can they can stop lying to me. I heard. How can you. Ever tell you what you did. I have eyes in the back of my head because of my mother right. But she always. Used to think every little thing I do she could see me. I stopped and I was talking to my friends. I feel sad when I give my sister some right and. I'm. Like it's really her farm son.
You know I hate seeing him get punished and I said I just feel bad I feel like my brother gets punished. Most of the time I see him. I just cry when my brother gets punished. He starts crying. And so you know I really. See my brother whenever. You. Are the main topic.
Here. I want. Your. Good. You know I understand why you alter.
What you have. Yes. Thanks.
For. Joining. Us. Now. Now.
That. You. Made your findings resume has been provided by a grant from General Foods corporation. Additional funding has been provided by this station and by other public television stations and by the United States Department of Health Education and Welfare Office of Education Bureau of Education for the handicapped.
ZOOM, Series I
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Zoom - Program # 601 Dubbed from 2? Master.
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"ZOOM is a children's show comprised of weekly half-hour episodes which showed what youngsters do and think. Seven ZOOMers hosted each episdoe, and the cast changed over run of series. ZOOM premiered locally as ""Summer-Do"" in 1970, and premiered nationally in January 1972. ZOOMers played games, told jokes, riddles (called Fannee Doolees) and stories and did crafts projects...and invited ideas from their audience. The result was an avalanche of ZOOMmail - in the first season, over 200,000 letters. Additionally, the Ubbi Dubbi language was invented by ZOOM."
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"ZOOM #601 is comprised of a variety of segments (as are all ZOOM shows): "Game: ZOOMers play back-to[-]back. Phenomenon: Shona tries to show us how to stick a needle through a [balloon] without 'bustin" it. Address Song: Go get some paper and something to write with! Barrel: Chee reads suggestion sent in from a ZOOMfan in San Clemente, California -- lots of giggles as ZOOMers carry it out. Goody: John asks what kind of sandwich viewers would make if they could make any kind and then we see a ZOOM sandwich free-for-all. CinemaZOOM: THE BALLOON is a delightful film sent to ZOOM by Mark Anderson and John LeDuc From Omaha, Nebraska. GUEST: Diana Golden of Lincoln, Massachusetts, is an amputee. Although she knows that losing her right leg will set some limits in her life, Diana fully enjoys living. We see her in school, horseback riding, playing the violin & skiing. Do: 'Spool racing'. Rap: Lots of viewers asked the ZOOMers to discuss 'Being punished.' ZOOM on the Street: 'When do your parents really get angry with you" Production Number: 'KIDS' -- ZOOMers show that nothin's the matter with kids today."--1977 Peabody Awards entry form.
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