Madeline is an animated television series produced by DIC Entertainment, L.P., part of the Madeline media franchise about the character Madeline. It began as a series of six television specials from 1988 to 1991, and then continued as Madeline and The New Adventures of Madeline from 1993 to 2001. The show is narrated by famous celebrity voice talent Christopher Plummer.
In 1988, DIC Enterprises and Cinar (now part of WildBrain) adapted the first book into an animated television special for HBO. The screenplay was written by Judy Rothman, who was writer, lyricist and story editor for nearly all subsequent Madeline animated projects. The special was narrated by Christopher Plummer, and featured original music and songs by veteran Sesame Street songwriter and composer Joe Raposo with lyrics by Judy Rothman. The special was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (One Hour or Less). In 1990, the special was released onto VHS by Hi-Tops Video.
My first job was just west of Pittsburgh at WTOV in Steubenville, OH. Not exactly a tropical hotbed in that part of the country either, but I worked there only six months. Then I landed my second television job in north Louisiana, at KNOE in Monroe between 1984 and 1988. By the end of my first year we had dealt with Danny (Category 2) and Elena (Category 3) which made landfall on the Gulf Coast and passed directly over us. These two storms were only three weeks apart. Monroe is a solid 200 miles inland, but both these storms produced very rough weather across our area and thus, I thought I had learned what to expect from dying hurricanes which move that far inland.
When Hurricane Hugo struck the Carolinas I was a middle school student in Catawba County, NC. Of the many interests I had (astronomy, meteorology, gardening, baseball, and more) meteorology already had risen to the top. I watched Hurricane Gilbert's progress across the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico closely in 1988. A violent tornado outbreak in western North Carolina on May 5, 1989 convinced me I needed to start tracking weather myself, so during the summer of 1989 I began keeping a daily weather log with maps, observations and my own forecasts. The PBS television program A.M. Weather, televised five mornings a week from 6:45 to 7:00 a.m., gave me an impromptu education in weather analysis, jet streams, weather map symbols, and a familiarity with the advisories, watches and warnings used by the National Weather Service. 2b1af7f3a8