ID PBS kids show from 80s

As a kid in the 80s I used to watch a show on PBS, but I only remember a few vague details about it. It would have been on in the mid to late 80s.

All I remember was a group of kids who would meet in what I think was an old library. I remember that there was a typewriter and a computer who the kids would talk to, and the typewriter would respond by typing things, and I think the computer could talk to them in a very 80s computer voice.

The only other thing that I have memories of was an episode, or maybe more than one, where a couple of kids were trapped in a very dark room, and I think they might have had a screen where they could see the others, but could not interact with them.

That’s all I’ve got, but it’s been bugging me for a long time now, so if anyone has any idea what I’m talking about, I’d be very grateful!

Ghostwriter.? It’s from the 90’s, though.

The Bloodhound Gang from 3-2-1-Contact?

I watched that show as well. I even thought my description might sound too much like that, and meant to mention that, but forgot.

I’m betting that’s it! I’ll have to check it out.

Thanks, everyone! I always know I can count on the Dopers!

It was called “Read All About It”. My sister and I LOVED this show.

Things I remember about the show:

One of the characters was a girl named Lynne. She struggled with reading.

I believe the type writer was called Otto. There might have been another magical appliance, and I’m blanking on the name.

The kids hung out in a printing shop. Completely unsupervised.

One season they found a time machine and went back to the War of 1812. A black boy was in the cast. I was afraid someone would enslave him.

Duneden. He was this evil guy who lived in a different dimension. Scared the crap out of me, but he made the show good.

The other girl in the cast wore glasses and was a little on the stuck-up side. I liked Lynne better.

Don’t remember the little white boy’s name.

I still sing the theme song sometimes. “Read all about it. Discover all the news…” The music was kind of creepy.

The show was set in Canada.

Looks like you nailed it, monstro-it was Canadian, not PBSian.

Amazing! Thank you! No wonder my memories of it are fuzzy, if it was from the early 80s, I would have been pretty little.

Although I could have sworn it was on PBS. When I grew up we only had a few channels, so I don’t know where I would have seen this show.

It aired on my PBS affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia, but it was definitely a Canadian program.

And you can be like me and binge watch on it right now!:

Who here can still recite Zoom’s mailing address from memory?

I remembered the zip code, but not the box number.