CBS Saturday mornings for animated programs is no more- Litton Entertainment is taking over, starting next weekend. In a sense, corporate sibling Nick has taken over as the location for new animated programs for Saturday mornings. Then there's also Vortexx on the CW, which still carries animated programs, but from a standpoint among those who grew up on Saturday morning animation on the broadcast networks(CBS, ABC & NBC), it's just not the same, but like in all things in life, we move on. I'm going to start with shows like Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids, Tarzan Lord of the Jungle, The All-New Popeye Hour, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show, Jim Henson's Muppet Babies and Garfield & Friends- long-running Saturday morning shows that I grew up watching on CBS. In the mid-to-late 1980's, I was primarily watching CBS Saturday mornings- I still remember those In the News segments in-between programs, narrated by the late Christopher Glenn as well as those PSAs to sway teens to avoid alcohol. I also remember those colorful bumpers, too. Well, we knew this day was coming- that's why we've been having discussions about how Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Nick can make TV animation on Saturday mornings more viewer attractive, which would include a several add-ons, such as more PSAs, TV celebrities hosting Saturday morning animation blocks, short music videos in-between programs, heavier promotions for the programs, increasing episode counts for each programs(to keep animators working all year round), increasing variety in the program blocks, making the programs more viewer accessible, etc., because now, that needs to be done- kids are not going to stop watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, animation fans aren't going to stop watching on Saturday mornings, but demographics need to be balanced and gender stereotyping needs to end, altogether. Getting back to the memories of CBS Saturday mornings, since I watched, all the time, I was miffed when my local CBS affiliate pulled the plug on the block at the beginning of 1992- I had to switch to another nearby CBS affiliate to watch those programs. By the mid-1980's, I had fallen in love with watching Jim Henson's Muppet Babies- that show made me laugh, especially with Fozzie's crazy jokes, Gonzo's bizarre mannerisms, Animal's perpetual wackiness, combined with Kermit's level-headed demeanor, among other things, how can anyone not love that. I also learned Tarzan's yodel from watching episodes of Tarzan Lord of the Jungle- in fact, every Saturday afternoon, during the spring and summer months, when the sun was out under clear skies, I could imagine playing at the local playground, underneath the foliage and a kid yodels like Tarzan. There was also Fat Albert and his friends- I could picture playing at a school playground, during the warm months with other kids, too. Personally, watching cartoons on CBS Saturday morning had a profound effect on me. Now, I'm hoping Saturday morning animated programs on Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Nick will have a positive and profound effect on the youngsters of this current generation. I'll miss watching Saturday morning cartoons on CBS- now, you can share your memories.