Sounds Familiar

“Be a good little monkey.” – The Man in the Yellow Hat (Jeff Bennett), Curious George

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Caught sight of this little guy in a co-worker’s cubicle. His name is Paco and fans of the old PBS Kids series Maya And Miguel should recognize him as the bilingual parrot owned by the titular twins (although Paco originally belonged to their abuela). Maya And Miguel ran for 65 episodes starting in 2004 and focused on the adventures and misadventures of pre-teen siblings Maya and Miguel Santos and their family and friends.

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It’s An Honor To Be Nominated!

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards last week and I’m pleased to report that PBS received 23 nominations. The PBS Kids program ODD SQUAD received eight nominations alone.

Here’s a list of all the PBS nominated shows:

A Chef’s Life

-Outstanding Culinary Program

-Outstanding Culinary Host | Vivian Howard, Host

-Outstanding Directing in a Single Camera Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel or Educational and Informational Program Continue reading

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

I’m a big fan of pin on buttons and have amassed quite a few in my time with UNC-TV. Here’s one of my favorites – a Reading Rainbow badge that I picked up at a convention or as a giveaway from some PBS Kids source. (I’d like to say my best pal LeVar Burton gave it to me but I’ve found it best to make your little white lies at least halfway believable.)

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Rogers!

March 20 is Fred Rogers’ birthday. He would have been 90 today.

We’ve been celebrating the man and his show over the past few weeks with documentaries and trivia but I thought it might be nice to look at one of best remembered and most beloved moments of Rogers’ entire career … the day he testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications to challenge the cuts for public broadcasting. If you haven’t viewed this video, take a few minutes to do so. Mister Rogers was an iconic television personality who will never be forgotten. His program has educated and entertained children for fifty years now and will be available for generations to come. But this gentle, impassioned plea on behalf of public broadcasting is legendary and a prime example of why Fred Rogers is revered by those of us in the industry.