Reading Rainbow

Tar Beach

Season 8, Episode 6 of 10

The focus of his program your head. Host LeVar Burton is the talking h ead reporter for Headline News. The feature story is "The Lady with a Ship on her Head", by Deborah Nourse Lattimore, read by Marilyn Paseko ff. After years of losing, Madam Pompenstance wants to win the annual headdress contest. While bending over to pick up sea shells for her ha ir, Madam Pompenstance doesn't notice when a very small triple mast sh ip docks on her head and anchors on to her ears. At the contest that n ight, the weight of the ship causes Madam Pompenstance to stand like t he figure head of ship and she wins first prize with her salute to sai ling. To rid herself of her headache, Madam Pompenstance returns to th e beach. She bends over again and the small ship heads back out to sea . Other Headline News features include segments on hats, your brian, a visit to Astor Place the largest hair salon in NYC, and the "Greatful Heads" perform their song " I Ain't Got No Body". The kids review thr ee books: "Moag-Moag, Space Barber", "An Enchanted Hair Tale" and "The Flyaway Pantaloons". "

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