Going Great

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Going Great is a newsmagazine type show that premiered on Nickelodeon on October 4, 1983. Hosted by Chris Makepeace, Going Great focused on kids of all ages who did very amazing feats in the world some people couldn't do. New episodes aired on Tuesdays and Thursdays until February 14, 1984 (39 episodes).


Going Great was one of Nickelodeon's lowest rated TV shows, receiving a 2 out of every 6 people watching it. Against the Odds was actually lowest with 1 out of 6 people. Going Great focused on being able to do amazing, extreme things. Kids were shown and asked about their bravery, and they always said: "I'm not brave". With help from Nickelodeon, kids were able to do great things, hence the name Going Great.

In 1984, Keanu Reeves was a correspondent for the show.[1]


  1. ^ YouTube clip CBC RetroBites: Keanu Reeves