Wednesday Trivia Question

What kind of dinosaur is Dinosaur Train‘s Mr. Conductor?

Ian James Corlett provides the voice of Mr. Conductor on the PBS Kids series Dinosaur Train. Friendly, warm, playful and charming to everyone he meets, the Conductor is all  too happy to oblige and teach about the dinosaurs seen along the journey. But as any dino-aficionado knows, every character on Dinosaur Train is a specific species, even the Conductor.

So what is he? What kind of dinosaur is the affable Conductor? He’s a Troodon. Check out the Meet the Characters page at PBS Kids and learn more about this colorful cast of prehistoric railway riders.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Another forgotten piece of PBS history this week, folks. I was digging through some old cassette tapes recently and discovered this promotional sampler for a PBS Kids show called The Puzzle Works. Never heard of it? That’s because the title of the series was changed before it was broadcast in 1995 to The Puzzle Place. Same graphic design – just a different name.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

“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.]