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!

Technically, this isn’t a picture taken at UNC-TV but I think it’s worth sharing.

I was at the North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences recently – a fantastic museum, by the way – and noticed this book in one of their gift shops…


Yes, it’s PBS Kids star Curious George! Granted, the insatiable simian isn’t exclusive to our airwaves but I have no problem believing there’s a generation of young people whose first exposure to George is from the animated series we broadcast. And I love the title: Curious George Discovers Germs. Just take a look at the poor monkey’s little face!


Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Last summer, UNC-TV partnered with Greensboro’s Red Cinemas for the Summer Cinema Series. The Just For Kids crew was on hand to meet and greet, including a few familiar faces. As you can see, Curious George, Buddy from Dinosaur Train and our very own Read-A-Roo made the Triad movie scene for some big screen fun.