October 4, 2012
While most baby boomers would not recognize the face of Polk County native Bob Dorough, most would recognize his voice. A composer, lyricist, and musician, Dorough is perhaps best known as the composer of the music for the popular 1970s kids television shorts Schoolhouse Rock!. Dorough wrote twenty-two of the fifty-two songs for the series, including the series theme song Schoolhouse Rocky. He served as musical director for the series, which ran on ABCs Saturday morning lineup from 1973 to 1985. The network began re-running the series in 1993.