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Morgan Freeman Sings for Literacy as “Easy Reader”

This is Morgan Freeman in approximately 1971 as “Easy Reader” – a literacy-promoting character on The Electric Company, a children’s television show in the 1970s. Amazing. Words fail me, so I will let the video speak for itself.

“Top to bottom and left to right, readin’ stuff is… outta sight!”

“What I’m needin’….is somethin’ for readin’!”

Posted by on May 7, 2012.

Categories: AbeBooks, odd, video

5 Responses

  1. With Rita Moreno

    by Zac Thompson on May 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm

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  3. Wow. That was awesome. I love Morgan Freeman. Glad he stuck with acting and not singing though, lol.

    by Jason on May 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

  4. Ha! Agreed, Jason. But what a cool guy. And given how much I love his speaking voice, it was neat to hear him use it musically.

    by elizabethc on May 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

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