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1st (known) Logo
(1983-1986)
Great Plains National

Logo: Set on a blue background, we see the letters "GPN" (with a wireframe globe inside the "P") in a very futuristic font and stars begin to sparkle on the logo. The text "Great Plains National" fades in below.

FX: Just the sparkles and text fading in...

Cheesy Factor: ...which is rather dated early CGI.

Music/Sounds: A ten-note synth-horn tune, followed by a "gurgling" synthesizer tune that repeats twice, then ascends in pitch.

Availability: Near extinction.

Scare Factor: Minimal.



2nd Logo
(1986-1995)

Logo: On a black background, we the GPN logo, but colored gold, and in a slightly different font, sliding in from all over. When the letters meet, the logo shines and you can see the same bronze "N" from the Nebraska ETV logo inside the "P". A floor appears at the end.

FX: The logo sliding in and shining.

Music/Sounds: A downward synth chime sounder, then a three-note synth tune with four "dings".

Availability: Extremely rare; may appear on some old GED-based programs.

Scare Factor: Low.



3rd Logo
(August 15, 1988-October 16, 1992)
WNED - CLG Wiki
Nickname: "The Reading Rainbow Logo"


Logo: Against a blue BG with a rainbow that slowly fades away, the words "WNED", in gold, appear from the left and stop at the top of the screen, followed by the Great Plains National Television logo from logo 2, coming in from the left and arranging itself in the center. "present", in spaced-out white letters, appears below via a "glowing" effect.

FX: The zooming and the fading rainbow.

Cheesy Factor: Why does the rainbow suddenly fade out like that? And shouldn't there be an "and" or an ampersand between "WNED" and "GPN"?

Music/Sounds: A nine-note synth fanfare with some "dinging" sounds.

Availability: Rare; appears on some old Reading Rainbow tapes. Pre-1988 episodes don't use a logo at all.

Scare Factor: Low; the synth music may bother some.


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