Why on TLC So Late At Night?

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Looking through the message boards, I now understand that the main goal of the show is to teach, particularly younger viewers. If that is the goal of the show why is it on from 9pm to 11pm here is Southern California? You could reach younger viewers at a earlier time or even during the afternoon time slots. I would hope that JYW could compete against cartoons.

-- Owen Thomsen (sigma2f@graffiti.net), January 22, 2001


I think that this latest American series is going to become re-runs shown on TLC sometime around March or April. Sunday's at 6pm.....That's what I heard??? also...Maybe it is shown later so little kids won't see it....I worry about kids who are too young trying to build an underwater breathing aparatus, or a trebuchet after seeing the show and end up in some real danger. I can see a kid getting in trouble for hitting a baseball thru someones window, but a pumpkin? That's some serious shi_!

-- Duane Flatmo, Art Attack (flatmo@humboldt1.com), January 22, 2001.

I dunno about you but I mannaged to get plenty of Ideas from the Evil library when I was a kid. I built arquebus (Honking Big Crossbow) from a picture in History Textbook. Would put bolt thru junk car. Great fun!

-- Stephen A. Binion (Stephenbinion@hotmail.com), January 22, 2001.

I was just thinking of thier liability. I get your point though. I remember watching an old Disney movie " Those magnificent men in thier flying machines". I came home from that show and built a set of plywood wings, strapped them on the bottom side of my arms...right up into my armpits/ I'm sure the neighbors were laughing thier heads off as I jumped from the first story roof and flailed around on the grass after just about ripping both my arms off.

-- Duane Flatmo, Art Attack (flatmo@humboldt1.com), January 22, 2001.

I guess I should have stated that I was only 12 years old when I did that ......

-- Duane Flatmo (flatmo@humboldt1.com), January 22, 2001.

Ya sure you were only 12 :) Not to give ya a hard time but I was smarter then that at 12! ROFLM(_!_)Off

-- Rick The Rocket (hoodoo2@povn.com), January 23, 2001.

But the thing that should be added here is that WE ALL wonder how it is we did't get killed or maimed to date with the many "fun" things we tried.(sure sounded good at the time!)

-- Matthew Kenney (vwwillie@tcsn.net), January 23, 2001.

Ya know, come to think of it, I was in 4th grade....I guess that's more like 9 years old. It was still stupid. My partner on the show, Ken, jumped off his parents deck with a big picnic umbrella when he was a kid. Yow!

-- Duane Flatmo,Art Attack (flatmo@humboldt1.com), January 23, 2001.

Flight Story

My brother and I use to find the highest fence posts out on the dairy farm where I grew up and we would use towels for our "parachutes" as we jumped. Didn't work too well but we were sure we could feel it slow us down.


-- June Moxon/Art Attack (june-ken@humboldt1.com), January 23, 2001.

It is good to see that I wasn't the only one doing "less than safe" experimenting as a kid. I am sure the statue of limitation has passed on them as well.... I know we live in a litigious society, but I hope that the reason JYWs isn't on at an earlier time because of lawsuit concerns! All the ideas we tried didn't come from TV. Looking back most of my bright ideas were exactly that, mine. So I still put my vote, please no chad jokes, for JYW at an earlier time.

-- Owen Thomsen (sigma2f@graffitti.net), January 24, 2001.

btw, it only airs from 10pm to midnight where i live.

-- Rita Hill (ritah@rmi.net), January 24, 2001.

10pm to midnight! It drives home the question, if JYW and BTW are to teach, while having fun, why so late? Maybe someone from TLC or the show could post a response.

-- Owen Thomsen (sigma2f@graffiti.net), January 24, 2001.

Owen: Those people only respond to fellow members of the Borg collective.

-- Rita Hill (ritah@rmi.net), January 25, 2001.

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