The Promethean Board may the latest electronic interaction learning experience but it wasn’t the the first. That honor may belong to the1953 CBS Television series Winky Dink and You. The animated series was hosted by Jack Berry who would in later years gain fame as the game show host of Concentration and Twenty One.
A clear plastic Winky-Dink screen saver was sold for the purpose and a portion of the program was devoted to the necessity and proper application of the saver. According to the book, CBS the First Fifty Years, however “a lot of kids just crayoned the tube.”. Modern day viewers won't be able see the visual improvements enhancements suggested by host Jack Berry. You can make them on your computer if you so desire but don't forget to apply a clear sheet of plastic first.Winky Dink and You aired from 1953 and ran through 1957.