As you may have gathered, I’m a big fan of Wishbone – the little dog with the big imagination. It was a cool show with a great premise (bring classic books to a young audience) and an ultra-cute canine star. So you can understand my surprise to stumble upon this promotional Wishbone stand-up in a co-worker’s cubicle.
The display probably dates back to the early days of the show (mid-90s) but I’ve no idea as to its actual origins. I could ask but I don’t want to tip my hand if the cardboard doggie happens to go walkies.
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 →
Some weeks back, UNC-TV took part in a citizen science program called “CandidCritters“ by installing a camera trap behind our facilities. The program, which is sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Natural History, is designed to take photos of wildlife in the Tar Heel State.
Here are a few shots of some of the intriguing fauna found in UNC-TV’s backyard…
A few weeks back, UNC-TV held a holiday food drive for the IFC Food Pantry in Carrboro. It’s the season of giving and UNC-TV employees gave generously. Here’s a shot of the donations taken by food drive organizer and UNC-TV lighting guru Steve Price.
Cookie Monster surveys the haul – a prodigious offering but a light snack for him, I’m guessing.