3-2-1 Contact
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Status: Ended

3-2-1 Contact is an American science educational television show that aired on PBS from 1980 to 1988, and an adjoining children's magazine. The show, a production of the Children's Television Workshop, teaches scientific principles and their applications. Dr. Edward G. Atkins, who was responsible for much of the scientific content of the show, felt that the TV program wouldn't replace a classroom but would open the viewers to ask questions about the scientific purpose of things.

Noisy/Quiet: Production & Processing of Sound
Aired: 1/14/80
A sixty-second tease introduces the cast and previews some of their scientific adventures. This is followed by a four-minute film showing the recording of the 3-2-1 Contact theme. (See Quotes.) While Lisa and Marc talk on a steel-can telephone of the youth, Trini tries to fool them with ""Stan the Robot."" But nobody is fooled, thanks to a device that maps out sound patterns. Marc visits Bell Laboratories to see a computer that is programmed to speak.ANIMATIONS: Telephones; human voice.THE BLOODHOUND GANG: ""The Case of the Educated Pig,"" a one-shot mystery surrounding a pig that can supposedly answer multiple-choice questions.