How About That? (Series) (1953-1954)

Aka: Weather and Why

CBC weatherman Percy Saltzman starred in Weather and Why, a fifteen minute science show for children. On it, he demonstrated basic principles of physics and demonstrated how to make scientific instruments, such as an anemometer or a rain gauge, with readily available materials. The program gained considerable praise.

This program was renamed How About That? after 2 weeks on the air.

Percy Saltzman, as host of How About That, was an urbane, disarming and well-informed presenter who always showed respect for his audience. The program emphasized almost exclusively demonstration of simple scientific phenomena with less emphasis on exploration or the stimulation of a child's curiosity.

Percy Saltzman....Host

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
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