“Be a good little monkey.” – The Man in the Yellow Hat (Jeff Bennett), Curious George
“Step right up and spin the wheel!”
Got this shot of the North Carolina Bookwatch prize wheel sitting in our Community Engagement department. I’ve never seen the wheel in action but I assume it’s one of the many items of interest when UNC-TV is out and about at festivals and fairs and gatherings of all sizes across the state. What are the prizes? Who knows … it’s a mystery to me. But does it really matter? I mean, who doesn’t enjoy spinning a prize wheel?
[Note: I accidentally erased some photos and this one was lost. I’ll trying to replace it as soon as I can.]
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.
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
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!
A few shots of the holiday tree that brightens the UNC-TV lobby. How many familiar faces can you spot?
A quick shot from our Community Engagement Department. As they interact with viewers on a more regular basis than folks like myself, they always have such interesting displays.
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!