Big Blue Marble was an educational TV show in the 70s. I can’t really remember which day or what time it was aired. Must have been in the afternoon I think as those days tv programs would start its transmission only in the afternoon – earliest by 3.00pm.
The program was big into promoting pen pals and kids communicating with kids. I had two pen pals from the show. One was Sonja, a girl from
I corresponded only for just a while with the Italian girl but I had Sonja as my pen pal for a long time. We were still writing to each other when I was studying in the
Gone are my letter writing days. Gosh..I can’t recall the last time I actually wrote a letter using lined sheets of writing paper. I used to get special letter pads for writing to my pen pals. They had to be the lightest sheets as letters would be sent overseas. The postage would cost more if the letters weigh too much.
Much of each episode in the Big Blue Marble featured a study of some child growing up in a foreign land. It had lots of interesting stuffs and you get to learn a lot about people from different places.
The original theme song was simple and it simply gave the message on friendship and making the world a better place. It featured greetings in about a dozen languages. I remember a Japanese girl saying “sayonara” and I think there was also a Malay (or maybe Indonesian) girl who said a greeting in Malay.
Here are the words to the "Big Blue Marble" theme song.
Big Blue Marble.
The earth's a big blue marble when you see it from out there
Closer, getting closer..
Perspective start to change… things look a little strange.
As we get closer closer, growing closer.
No need to be afraid our troubles start to fade.
As we get closer…
Together is a word we must learn to understand.
If we ever want to get to know each other better.
Together is a word that holds tomorrow in it's hand…
Tomorrow's just another day to get together, and...
Get closer closer, closer, closer .
Closer, getting closer…
I searched on YouTube for the Big Blue Marble theme song. Someone had uploaded the intro video.
Wow…what a flashback!!