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Once Upon a Classic

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Once Upon a Classic
Presented byBill Bixby
Country of originUnited States
Production companyWQED
Original release
ReleaseOctober 9, 1976 (1976-10-09) –
September 1980 (1980-09)

Once Upon a Classic was an American television program hosted by Bill Bixby. The program aired on PBS from 1976 to 1980 as a production of WQED in Pittsburgh.[1]

The episodes consisted of adaptations of such classic literature as A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (which won a Peabody Award), Leatherstocking Tales, The Talisman, and The Prince and the Pauper; some of these adaptations were produced by other broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV in the United Kingdom. There were also some original teleplays.[1]


  1. ^ a b Woolery, George W. (1985). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981, Part II: Live, Film, and Tape Series. The Scarecrow Press. pp. 380–382. ISBN 0-8108-1651-2.

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