Specials: Talking Up to Children

One of the more improbable ways to produce a TV program would be to arm 75 children with super-8-mm. movie cameras and a supply of film, give them brief operating instructions and send them out into the world to shoot whatever subjects they choose. Yet that is exactly what NBC's Children's Theater did last April in one of TV's more imaginative experiments. The result was as remarkable as the concept: this week's television production of "As I See It," a stunningly perceptive child's-eye view of life.

Enhanced by Bill Cosby's performance as host,...

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