Nicholas Bodley wrote:

>Would Sesame Street be forced off the air if it taught the sounds of
>letters? (I haven't watched, for a long time.)
The more recent show "Between the Lions" very consistently teaches
reading in terms of sounds. They have songs and whatnot about "short a"
sounds, "long e", vowel-combinations, etc etc (consonants are generally

Forced off the air? By whom, the Whole Word Police? I think your views
on this topic may be starting to cloud your perception of reality...