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Good (Morning) Question: Where Are Saturday Cartoons?

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jason DeRusha answers Good Questions on weeknights at 10 p.m., but the WCCO Morning Show figured you all had some queries when it comes to mornings.

So DeRusha reached into his mailbag and pulled out a few Good (Morning) Questions, and will do so every Friday morning.

Teddy Thorpe, 11, of White Bear Lake: “What happened to Saturday morning cartoons?”

Many of us grew up watching them in the ’80s and ’90s, and there actually are still some cartoons on TV Saturday mornings, but not many.

A couple factors: cable TV really took away the audience. As kids found cartoons on Nick and Cartoon network every day, Saturday wasn’t special anymore.

Plus, networks have to broadcast three hours of educational/informative programs a week, and “The Flintstones” probably wouldn’t qualify.

It’s also a money thing. There’s more money in the network and local newscasts that now air on the weekends.

Mike Korus, of Eden Prairie: “What happens to recalled eggs? Are they reused?”

Generally the eggs themselves are destroyed, but the infected hens are still pumping out new eggs, and quite often those are used.

The Food and Drug Administration has to approve this, but farms can pasteurize the eggs, killing all the salmonella.

Those eggs don’t get put into cartons. They’re sold as liquid eggs, or as ingredients in other products such as mayonnaise or ice cream.

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