Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

What’s the story, Wishbone?

One of the neat things about working in a public broadcasting station is that so many people have plush toys of our PBS Kids characters. The folks in our Kids & Education Department have a ton of them. This little guy is everyone’s favorite cultured canine – Wishbone, from the 1990s series of the same name. The bookish barker was a Jack Russell Terrier who brought classic tales to life with an amiable attitude and a well-read wit. Anyone who grew up watching Wishbone’s tails – er, tales will no doubt have fond memories of this adorable doggie.

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Wednesday Trivia Question

What is the name of the space alien who plays with Peg and Cat?

The PBS Kids show PEG + CAT is designed to inspire preschoolers’ natural curiosity about math and help them develop new skills and strategies for solving problems creatively in their daily lives. That being said, it’s a lot of fun. I mean, there’s singing and jokes and an indigo cat – everything you want in a kids show, right? Along the way, Peg and Cat encounter a lot of friends, like Ramone, Pig and Big Mouth. There is also a space alien who plays with Peg and Cat in space. This alien, voiced by Christian DiStefano, is from the purple planet and often cries during tense situations. But what’s his name? Continue reading

PBS Kids Win Again

If you’ve never heard of the Kidscreen Awards, you’re probably not alone. However, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that PBS received three of them. The Kidscreen Awards, which celebrate the year’s best in children’s media, were handed out February 12 during the Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

PBS was awarded Channel of the Year, Best Website (Preschool) and Best Game App (for PBS KIDS Games). This is the fifth time PBS KIDS has been named Channel of the Year since the award’s inception in 2011.

Additionally, PBS KIDS producers took home three awards:

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
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Fred Rogers Productions, Sinking Ship Entertainment

Best in Class
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Fred Rogers Productions, Sinking Ship Entertainment

Best Website,Kids
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PBS KIDS, Fred Rogers Productions, Sinking Ship Entertainment

Congratulations to all the PBS KIDS recipients on their well-deserved 2019 Kidscreen Awards.

Who Do You Trust?

The following is from a PBS Press Release, dated February 2nd of this year. I could easily paraphrase but why bother when this lays it out so nicely.

For the 16th consecutive year, PBS and its member stations have been named #1 in public trust among American institutions in a nationwide annual survey. According to the findings released today, Americans rank PBS as more trustworthy than institutions such as courts of law, the federal government and Congress, as well as media sources such as digital platforms, commercial broadcast and cable television, newspapers and social media. Respondents also said that PBS was their most trusted source of news and public affairs programming. Continue reading