The Legacy of Schoolhouse Rock

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Hosted by Eva Walker

KEXP caught up with Lynn Ahrens of Schoolhouse Rock to talk about the music of the show and its legacy.

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Schoolhouse Rock turned 50 years old this year. KEXP’s Eva Walker caught up with one of the songwriters and performers of the program, Lynn Ahrens, to talk about the music of the show and the show’s legacy. 

“The original premise of Schoolhouse Rock — the president of that agency, a guy named David B. McCall, had five kids and they could not remember their times tables but they could remember the lyrics to songs all the time and it was his brainchild to marry education with pop music and that’s how the whole series was born,” Ahrens says.

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