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'Schoolhouse Rock!' ready to ring in 40 years

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A young generation befuddled by math began to learn the multiplication tables by singing "Three is a Magic Number." That song, by Bob Dorough, first ran on children's shows as a three-minute animation. The response was so positive that "Schoolhouse Rock!" was born. The resulting series of educational films airing on television from 1973 to 1985 was boosted by parents and teachers alike. Adults...

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