Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego
PBS (1991 - 1995)
You may not think that an educational children's game show that's based on a computer game from 1985 would have been a big hit, but it was and it was a hell of a lot of fun! Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego premiered on PBS twenty years ago today. The show was hosted by Greg Lee and featured Lynne Thigpen (the radio DJ from The Warriors) as The Chief, and the musical group Rockapella who sang the show's opening and closing theme song as well as several other times throughout each episode.
Each episode would have three middle-school aged children who competed against each other in geography trivia games for the opportunity to win a trip to anywhere that they wanted to go in the continental US.