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    agent_0042

    [1]Sep 11, 2009
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    Cancer is the subject of a new Arthur episode, "The Great MacGrady," scheduled to air every weekday the week of October 19. More information available here-- http://pbskids.org/arthur/promo/sneak/index2.html

    Lance Armstrong returns to the series when Francine contacts him for help.
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    [3]Sep 16, 2009
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    It's listed as the first episode of Season 13 because the other episodes haven't been posted. TV.com is user-submitted-- if you'd like, you could go ahead and add the the other episodes and edit the listing for that one to reflect that it's not the first episode.
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    [4]Sep 22, 2009
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    Thank you for letting us know this. I had no idea when new episodes were starting. This one should be interesting to see how the kids react.
    Edited on 10/20/2009 1:59pm
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    [5]Oct 15, 2009
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    This episode is featured in the Hot List of the October 19-25 issue of TV Guide Magazine. "Even animated folks can live strong! Lance Armstrong drops by to help Arthur, Francine and the rest of their cartoon crew cope after their beloved Mrs. MacGrady is diagnosed with cancer."
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    telvisnostic

    [6]Oct 20, 2009
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    So far the reactions to Mrs. MacGrady have been good. Francine's was the most interesting to me so far.
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    GabeRuth2

    [7]Oct 20, 2009
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    does anyone know of a website where i can watch the episode?
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    [8]Oct 20, 2009
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    It was very well done, Arthur is finally starting to feel relevant again. No, I don't know where, or if, it can be watched online.

    Oh, and it was supposed to be airing every day this week, but my local station aired "D.W.'s Deer Friend / Buster Hits the Books" today instead. Did anyone else get something other than "The Great MacGrady" on their local station today?
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    [9]Oct 21, 2009
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    The MacGrady spisode aired over here today on PBS, WLIW and NJN. I really am digging these episodes.
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    [10]Oct 21, 2009
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    I wonder why my local station isn't doing what they're supposed to be doing and keeps airing other episodes instead. Ah well, it's no big deal, I saw it on Monday.
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    telvisnostic

    [11]Oct 22, 2009
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    I checked my local listings for this week, and it's the Great MacGrady episode until next week.
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    [12]Oct 23, 2009
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    Well, that's better than my local station, then. That's what it says for their listings as well, but they're not actually doing it.
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