Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Back to School
One of the new fall television programs of 1969 was ABC's Room 222, a half-hour comedy-drama about the lives of teachers and students at the fictitious Walt Whitman High. The show ran for five years and was notable for its examination of social issues like racism, sexism and homosexuality, but also the events of the day, such as the Vietnam War. The show was also notable for its gentle opening theme, a wistful number (in 7/4 time) that drew my seven-year-old self to the den, where I would watch those older walk to class. Listen for the vibraslap.