The lives, homes and cultures of children around the world are explored.




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Series cast summary:
Daphne Youree Daphne Youree ...  Lynn Morley 1 episode, 1979
Ali Ali ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
Tisha Campbell-Martin ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
Barbara Card Barbara Card ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
James Edwards James Edwards ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
Yvan Janssen Yvan Janssen ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
Hugo Perrier Hugo Perrier ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
Mary Ellen Ronco Mary Ellen Ronco ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
Angie Doyen Angie Doyen ...  Self 1 episode, 1975
Rhonda Barish Rhonda Barish ...  Self 1 episode, 1976
Wendy Ewald Wendy Ewald ...  Self 1 episode, 1976
Jack Savage Jack Savage ...  Self 1 episode, 1976
Janet Bowman Janet Bowman 1 episode, 1977
Kathy Bowman Kathy Bowman 1 episode, 1977
David Lauren David Lauren ...  Walter 1 episode, 1978
Dara Brown Dara Brown ...  Marjorie 'Mouse' Beasley 1 episode, 1979
Jim Fleming Jim Fleming ...  Mr. Beasley 1 episode, 1979
Jack Gilford 1 episode, 1979
Bruce Graham Bruce Graham ...  Dr. Patterson 1 episode, 1979
Jeff Gribler Jeff Gribler ...  Clyde 1 episode, 1979
Carmine Rizzo Carmine Rizzo ...  Stevie 1 episode, 1979
Jane Sanford Jane Sanford ...  Mrs. Morley 1 episode, 1979
Virginia Stevens Virginia Stevens ...  Mrs. Tuggle 1 episode, 1979
Whitney Wood Whitney Wood ...  Judith Morley 1 episode, 1979
Rex Williams' Elephants Rex Williams' Elephants ...  Self 1 episode, 1980
Darlene Ava Williams ...  Self 1 episode, 1980
Eva Williams Eva Williams ...  Self 1 episode, 1980


Big Blue Marble featured real children doing real things. Each weekly episode showcased a girl and a boy in separate segments; the shows paired a domestic story with an international one. Crews traveled to Africa, China, Europe, and Russia, as well as all over the United States to tell the everyday stories of adolescence. The most popular segments with the audience were stories about animals and sports. Written by Lillian Benson, editor

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Release Date:

21 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yeladim Ba Olam See more »

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1.33 : 1
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"The earth's a big blue marble when you see it from out there..."
24 November 2002 | by crisrabbSee all my reviews

What happened to this kind of programming? I loved this show as a child! If you happened to be a kid, stuck at home with a cold, and all the cartoons went off about 9am (pre-cable, pre-cartoon network) you could always flip to PBS and find shows like this one. The Big Blue Marble was an excellent educational program filled with stories about children all over the world. There was also the occasional serial that was so interesting that you hoped to be able to stay home the next day to see how it turned out (pre-vcr). It would be so delightful if PBS could run some of these old programs. Good entertainment and learning is never outdated. I'm sure that children could get as much from this show today as we did years ago.

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