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Sunrise Semester

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Sunrise Semester

Post by sfpcc » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:26 pm

Does anyone out there remember Sunrise Semester, (or shows like it.) Basically a college course was aired around 6:30 in the morning and viewers could get academic credit. It's was the forerunner of College Online. CBS aired a show called Sunrise Semester from 1957 to 1982, but a few other shows like it were also around. I remember when I was a freshman in high school in 1983 I had to do a report on a speech. I got up at 6:30 and watched a program like that and did my report.
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Re: Sunrise Semester

Post by matt1 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:30 pm

I know of the song "Sunrise Serenade" by the late Floyd Cramer & the late Horst Jakowski!!

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Re: Sunrise Semester

Post by mocom70 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:51 pm

I think NBC had Continental Classroom.

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Re: Sunrise Semester

Post by moldyoldie » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:02 am

I remember Sunrise Semester well. Even without the academic credit it was still worth getting up early for.

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Re: Sunrise Semester

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:17 pm

Canada's CTV had "University of the Air."

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