The Orange Years Review

Launched as the first ever cable network for kids, Nickelodeon is known as a powerhouse for children’s entertainment. But the channel characterized by an orange splat had a long journey full of experimentation, big risks, and innovation from female television executives who knew exactly how to reach kids without pandering to them in an insulting way.

The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story dives into the origins of Nickelodeon and how television executive Geraldine Laybourne turned a niche channel with little to no direction into an entertainment mainstay that would define the childhoods of millions around the world. Whether it was through live-action scripted coming-of-age comedies, creator-driven cartoons, spooky campfire ghost stories, or kid-based game shows, Nickelodeon both captured and defined what it meant to be a kid. Read More »