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1st (known) Logo
Great Plains National (1983)Great Plains National (1983, Closing)

Logo: Set on a blue background, we see the letters "GPN" (with a wireframe globe inside the "P") in a very futuristic font and has 2 still stars on the logo. The text "Great Plains National" fades in below.

Closing variant: The words "Distributed by" are seen above "GPN", and below "Great Plains National" are the words "Lincoln, Nebraska".

FX/SFX: Just the text fading in...

Cheesy Factor: ...which is rather simple and the design reeks the stench of 80's design.

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

Availability: Preserved on episodes of Saludos on this website.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

2nd Logo

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/SFX: 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)
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/SFX: 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 from Pacific Arts and GPN themselves. Pre-1988 episodes don't use a logo at all.

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

Latest page update: made by Thisisanswer , Jun 11 2015, 9:49 PM EDT (about this update About This Update Thisisanswer There is so far no evidence of the sparkling stars, so until further notice, this will be declared as a false statement. - Thisisanswer

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