From Alan Jones of Vice:
An Oral History of Street Cents: the Best Kids’ Show Ever on Canadian TV
Teenagers are the demographic most susceptible to misleading advertising. It’s not that all teenagers are dumb (although a lot of them are), but when you combine adolescent insecurity, peer pressure, and a lack of experience with regretful purchases of trendy, overpriced crap, you’ve got yourself an easy target for profit-hungry corporations selling everything from “Smurfs to acne products.” At least, that’s how it was in 1989, when John Nowlan, an executive producer of children and youth programming at CBC Halifax, created Street Cents: a show about consumer awareness for the people who needed it most. Continue reading.