Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Who is this I spy in the UNC-TV lobby? It’s none other than PBS Kids star Arthur – or at least a reasonable facsimile.

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One of the many cool things about working for a public broadcasting station like UNC-TV is that you never know what fun toys you might see placed about in various forms and scenes around the building. The bespectacled aardvark above was part of a Trolley display (along with Curious George) that graced our lobby and welcomed visitors for a few weeks. Continue reading

Rootle Up!

The crew from Rootle, UNC-TV’s Kids Channel, invites you to join them tomorrow for a live music-filled event that will thrill kids and kids at heart.

Read-a-roo’s Block Party Live takes place tomorrow (March 18) from 10am to 2pm at Northlake Mall in Charlotte and includes live performances by el Sistema inspired youth orchestras Kidznotes, Charlotte Symphony’s Winterfield Youth Orchestra and MusicalMinds NC. In addition to the performances, there’ll be music-themed craft activities, an instrument petting zoo and meet and greets with PBS Kids stars Arthur, DW and Curious George. Of course, everyone’s favorite well-read marsupial Read-a-roo will be on hand as well.

Bring the kids, bring yourselves and bring a love of all things music. The event is free and open to the public so come out and say hi to the Rootle gang!

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

UNC-TV is a big place with lots of departments and many, many employees. One of those departments is Outreach, which often works (as the name might suggest) out in the community. Usually, these folks are organizing events with school children or teachers and, as such, they have a lot of cool stuff.

The picture below is the sight that greets you as you walk into Outreach. I can’t say for certain whether or not these stuffed creatures are for display or play but it is impossible for me to walk by without my inner child simply squealing with delight.

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Where do they get those wonderful toys?