From Tommy White
Cast members of WGBH’s original ZOOM show (1972-1980) met recently with series creator Christopher Sarson in Marshfield MA for an evening of stories, music and lobsters (paid for by viewers like you).
Despite their current ZOOM Rap subjects like “trips to the doctor,” “mortgage payments,” and “the kids,” the Zoomers still keep in touch and manage to get together now and then.
Left to right Nina, Christopher Sarson, Nancy, Tracy, Leon, Ann, Joe and Tommy White.
I loved this show growing up in the suburbs of Boston. With my two sisters and our friends we would reenact the shows and we each got to be our favorite character. Of the girls, we all fought over being Ann. Great memories!
I grew up watching zoom in the 70’s and it was my most favorite kids show!
Did you know they had different kids for each season?
I sent a picture I drew, but they never shown it on TV.
I really liked this this show. As a kid from small town Arkansas, I really related to the kids on this program.
This is definitely a show that needs to be released on video. Not just the “best of”. But the whole series needs to be brought back. The remake just doesn’t hold a candle and lacks the charm of the original. Just find out who holds the license and bombard them with requests.
Zoomer not sooner…
Hi…what a nice photo…Tracy certainly was my favorite sooner too…Leon I didn’t know (2years older) but he was kinda kewl..went to my school…in Dover, what I wanna know is how come of all these local Boston kids not even a single kid…has that Boston dialect?
EVERY boy in my class had a crush on Nancy!
“Dot dot dot . . . and it ended in May.”
Where is Bernadette? She was my favorite. I was so proud when I learned to do the arm-fan-thingy, like she did in the opening credits. Lol.
They had different kids for the different seasons of Zoom. So the girl you mentioned was probably from a different season.
I grew up watching this show in the 70″s glad everyone’s well!
My husband David O’Brien was “Red” on Zoom in the 70’s. I would LOVE to be able to connect him with his cast mates. Can you help?
Try Christopher at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh My God, I can’t express in words the joy and happiness that came flooding through when I found this photo. I was Googling where are you guys now. I loved, loved, loved Nancy. My other favorites Leon, Joe…well, truly all of you. The Cat Came Back, my favorite. Bring back my childhood, please! I am just smiling. Where is Bernadette?
An absolutely wonderful time in my preteen/teen years. I wouldn’t eat dinner or be disturbed when that show was on! Best friend gave me a “Zoom Back to the 70’s” dvd for my 53rd b-day. Best gift EVER! And, all the best to the cast members!
What a great photo!
I’m a singer songwriter
Currently recording an album
But way back in 72, 73
I was still just a boy
& just starting to write songs
And boy did I have a thing for Tracy
I used to be glued to the set
I wrote one of my 1st songs about that
Little girl a song called Tracy
It was about how I thought it was our destiny to meet
And be together
Kind of hallarious
What a lonely little kid
Can talk himself into
She does look kind of the same
Nice to see Nina, joe, nancy, ann and tommy in the photo too!
I loved all the kids in the first 2 casts
It really brought back a very innocent time in my life
Ok, I will admit that Tracy was my favorite Zoomer, although I loved them all. I even went so far as to name a beloved pet after her. A little yellow duckling that I got one Easter. She grew into a beautiful and elegant white duck that lived long past her life expectancy.
I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS PHOTO. I WATCHED ZOOM IN THE EARLY 70’s. I LOVED EVERYONE, HOWEVER, I WAS MOSTLY FOUND OF NANCY. I LOVED THE MUSICAL SKIT “THE CAT CAME BACK” MY MOTHER CALLED NANCY “HER LITTLE GIRL” AND I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF NANCY AS MY BIG SISTER. :) OH– AND TRACY– YOU HAVEN’T CHANGED A BIT. YOU LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME :)
I am a Canadian who absolutely loved Zoom and watched it religiously each week on PBS Detroit.
It is so nice to see that 40+ years later, you are all still looking fantastic!!!
Thank you so much for posting, Tommy…what great memories this one photo conjured up for me!!!!
OMG!!!! That’s my generation. My brothers and I grew up watching Zoom. Good memories of my childhood….
I just discovered and watched the old Zoom opening and closing songs on YouTube and remembered every word and every cast member, can’t believe it, I loved that show! Thanks for the memories :-)
I absolutely loved Zoom! So refreshing to see and know that you guys stay in contact with one another. While I liked all of the Zoomers,my favorite was Nancy. She was so talented. Would love to know what the original and second season cast are up to these days.
I’m emotional, I remembered luis(not in photo) and tracy then they all started coming back to me thanks for all the memories.
Loved the original show! Never could figure out how to speak in that “subby dubous” language thingy!
I loved this show and yes, was in love with Tommy, lol. Blessings to you all.
What a sweet treat to come across this picture. I watched the show regularly and still have my collection of Zoom cards I sent away for.
Loved your show! And Fannee Doolee!
i used to watch zoom with my son who is 43 now and it was such a fun informative show…thanks for the update
I wish I could see reruns of the show on TV to show my granddaughter. I loved the it! I never missed a show. Thank goodness for YouTube. Thank you!
It is such a wonderful thing to see all of the kids I grew up with on TV as happy adults who still brought smiles to my face.
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