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    The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That!

    The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That!

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    Inspired by the book "The Cat In The Hat," PBS premieres it's new series for preschoolers, "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That". The Cat in the Hat will take Sally and her best friend Nick to the corners of the earth in his Thinga-ma-jigger. With the help of his friends Thing One and Thing Two, there isn't anything that the Cat in the Hat can't do.moreless
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    Globe Trekker

    Globe Trekker

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    Globe Trekker takes to on journeys to countries from every continent around the globe. Each unforgettable destination is hosted by one of the Globe Trekker team members, who dare to try or eat anything new. Join veteran Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick and their teammates on their journeys by tuning in your local PBS channels. The show was launched in U.S. through partnership with the PBS Network in 2002. Season 1 - 39 episodes (March 31 2002 - December 2002) Season 2 - 38 episodes(April 2003 - December 2003) Season 3 - 30 episodes (April 4 2004 - March 2005) Season 4 - 30 episodes (April 3 2005 - March 2006) Season 5 - 30 episodes (April 2 2006 - March 2007) The show has also shown on Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel. * This show was known outside of U.S. as "Lonely Planet." The show was started in mid-90's and was first marketed in the U.S. in 2002 as "Globe Trekker." ** Please note that your local PBS aired date may be different.moreless
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    Postcards from Buster

    Postcards from Buster

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    Arthur's best friend Buster, is starring in his own series. Buster accompanies his airline pilot father as he flies the fictional latin rock group Los Viajeros on a concert tour. Catch Buster in the second season of the program, now airing weekly on PBSKids GO!



    Characters:

    Buster Baxter - He's a rabbit who loves to eat! He's a big pig, but he is a loyal friend to his best friend Arthur. Buster loves taking naps, and he isn't very good in school.

    Arthur Read - Buster's best friend. He is also very loyal to Buster. He wears glasses. He's an aardvark.

    Theme Song:

    Hey, Buster! Where you off too? What you up to? Buster! Where you off to now?

    Where you gonna be? Who you gonna see there? Let's find out whose hands we'll shake See the things you've done We can have some fun there Let's find out what friends we'll make

    Buster! Where you off to? What you up to? Buster! Where you off to now? (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

    Ring around the globe From North Pole to South Pole Ridin' on horses, ferrys, trains and planes Hikin' bikin' swimmin' on the seashore He's got his camera And he's gonna explore All the neat things he's never done before. (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

    Hey, Buster! Where you off to? What you up to? Buster! What you up to now, now, now? Hey Buster! Where you off to?


    Info about the Theme Song:

    The fun starts with "Hey Buster," the catchy, original theme song, performed by musician Wyclef Jean, formerly of the acclaimed rap group The Fugees. Wyclef-known for a multicultural that transcends musical genre-performs the song with help from 3 on 3, a teenaged hip-hop group that he is producing.

    Show Music:

    Each episode incorporates an original song about the region or city Buster is about to visit. The songs-sung by Los Viajeros-introduce viewers to the new location, help to advance the narrative, and engage viewers. Upbeat, diverse music genres are folded into storylines as a vehicle to help introduce kids to different cultures, as well as reinforce the curriculum for viewers who are learning English through repetition, rhyme, and catchy lyrics. Original music score by award-winning Argentinean composer Claudio Ragazzi (Next Stop Wonderland, The Blue Diner).

    Books:

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers released Buster's Activity Book in time for the series premiere, packed with 32 pages of activities that center around the series' travel theme. They also launched in Spring 2005 a 12-book series of leveled readers for children ages six to nine titled Passport to Reading, which tie into Buster's adventures on the show, and the people and places he encounters on his journey.

    FAQ:

    Q. When is this show airing? A. The show began on October 11th, 2004. You can catch it weekdays on most PBS station as part of a block called PBS Kids GO! Check local schedule listings or the official website for the exact time in your area. The program is now in its second season, thanks to the funding of such organizations as The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation and The Gill Foundation.

    Q. Is this show a spin-off of Arthur? A. Yes, it is. The show began from the episode of Arthur, "Postcards from Buster".

    Q. What is the plot of this show? A. Buster travels to various locations, making new friends and learning about their culture. He sends video postcards back home to his friends in Elwood City, many of whom appear from time-to-time on the show.

    Q. Who is the main character in this show? A. Buster is the star of the show, but his father Bo Baxter is also an important character. Los Viajeros --- Carlos and Mora are also central to the plot.

    Q. Will the original characters air? A. Yes, they will because Buster is going to be keeping in touch with them through via cam.

    Q. What ages is this show targeted at? A. This show is mainly targeted at four to eight, with a special emphasis on six to eight.

    First Telecast: October 11th, 2004

    Episodes: 50+

    This is a spin off series from the hit PBS Kids series Arthur.moreless
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    Barney and Friends

    Barney and Friends

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    Since 1992 Barney, Baby Bop, and B.J. have brought smiles to our faces with their non-stop adventures, stories, games, friends and, of course, the Barney Bag. Normally focusing on younger audiences, Barney teaches respect, courtesy, manners and many other essentials in life. Most children in the age group normally consisting of 2-8 watch Barney. Many of us have grown out of Barney but there are generations still to come who will enjoy Barney. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing.


    Characters:

    Barney: His role on the show is to show everyone a good time. He has great friends whom sometimes visit the kids and tell stories or take them on adventures. He even has a bag of goodies known as the Barney Bag.

    B.J.: He visits on occasion to play with Barney and his friends. B.J.'s role on the show is simply to help out or play games although he normally visits because he's looking for something he has lost.

    Baby Bop: Baby Bop, who carries her blankie wherever she goes, is kind-hearted and very polite. She normally tags along with her big brother B.J. She does, on occasion, lose her blankie but with Barney's help, she always finds it. ((Trivia buffs: Baby Bop's favorite number is three.)

    Barney & Friends Theme Song (to the tune of "Yankee Doodle"):

    Barney is a dinosaur From our imagination And when he's tall, he's what we call A dinosaur sensation Barney's friends are big and small They come from lots of places After school, they come to play And sing with happy faces Barney shows us lots of things Like how to play pretend ABCs and 1-2-3s And how to be a friend Barney comes to play with us Whenever we may need him Barney can be your friend, too If you just make-believe him.

    The Ending Song:

    I love you You love me We're a happy family With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you Wont you say you love me too. I love you you love me We're best friends like friends should be With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you Wont you say you love me too.

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    Peep and the Big Wide World

    Peep and the Big Wide World

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    Peep And The Big Wide World follows the adventures of a curious newborn chick, Peep, and his friends, Chirp the robin and Quack the duck. The three birds explore their world and learn about basic scientific principles. Each episode contains two 10-minute animated segments; at the end of each animated segment is a live action portion in which children conduct a simple science experiment that reinforces the idea of the show. Once the original episodes had aired on TLC, they were split in half (i.e. one 10-minute animated segment followed by a live action portion). These shorter versions of Peep are shown on TVO in Canada, a co-developer of the series. Watch peep and the big wide world at:PBS and DISCOVERY KIDS. Now peep is returning series on Discovery kids, and some PBS stations.moreless
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    The Berenstain Bears

    The Berenstain Bears

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    Based on the fantastic and best-selling book series, The Berenstain Bears, written by Jan and Stan Berenstain, brings you a cartoon television series that stems from cartoons which aired from 1985 to 1987 on CBS Saturday mornings. After a number of NBC television specials between 1979 and 1983, it finally became a series adapted from selective texts. Later, many of the episodes were released on VHS (1988-1989), and was reformatted in the early 1990's, along with one LaserDisc of the Berenstain Bears cartoon, before that technology took a backseat to the superior DVD format. The Berenstain Family Papa Q. Bear, a woods bear, who always helps others, sharing his wisdom, but also has a bad tamper with troubling situations. Mama Bear is a great quilter, and is a great problem solver. Brother Bear has interests in dinosaurs and he loves to play soccer, while Sister Bear is an expert at jump-roping and is Lizzy Bruin's best friend. Honey Bear is introduced later in the book series as a new family member of the Berenstains. Grizzly Gran is the grandmother who gives good advice and treats, and Grizzly Gramps is the grandfather of Brother and Sister Bear and father of Papa. Cousin Fred is the son to Dot and Ed, and Brother's best friend. Friends of the Cubs Lizzy Bruin is the sister to brother, Barry and best friends with Sister Bear. Brother and Sister's friend, Bigpaw is feared by many, as Queenie McBear is a student at Bear Country School. She is a sister to twin brothers, and the daughter of the owner of a Real Estate agent. Babs Bruno, Anna and Millie are also friends of the Cubs. The School Jane, Bob, Honeybear, and Hrizzmeyer are some of the teacher's at Bear Country. Honeycomb is the principal at the school, while Grizzly Gus is the kids' bus driver. Jane is the Scout Leader of the Cubs, while Dr. Wise Old Owl is the Bear Scouts' faithful friend. Villians Too Tall Grizzly, always up to no good with his gang members, Vinny, Smirk, and Skuzz, as another villian is on the loose. This is a con man named, Raffish Ralph/Ripoff Ralph Other Farmer Ben is an award-winning farmer, alongside his wife, Mrs. Ben, who enjoys cooking and works very hard. Actual Factual is an intelligent professor who works at the Bearsonian Institution, while Gert Grizzly is a doctor, and Maguerite is a police officer. The mayor, Honeypot is the husband to Mrs. Honeypot, and Mrs. Grizzle is Brother and Sister's favorite babysitter. Neighbors of the Bear family are Mr. Skunk and Miz McGrizz.

    This way to Bear Country. You'll know when you're there. As soon as you enter, You'll feel like a bear. A great grizzly bear, A Berenstain Bear! We are the Berenstain Bears Mama, Papa, Sister, Brother We appreciate each other We live in a split-level tree Mama, Papa, Sister, and me! Snug as bugs in our split-level tree. Here are more Berenstain Bears: Actual Factual, Big Paw, Raffish Ralph, Horace T. Honeypot, I'm the Mayor. Lots, lots more - bears galore!

    Version # 2:

    Somewhere deep in Bear Country Live the Berenstain Bear family They're kind of furry around the torso They're a lot like people only more-so

    (CHORUS): The bear fact is that they're just like you and me The only difference is they live in a tree The Berenstain Bears

    When things go wrong as things might do The Berenstain Bears will find a way through Mama, Papa, Sister and Brother will always be there for each other

    (CHORUS): The bear fact is that they can be sweet as honey Sometimes you'll find they might be just plain funny

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    The Electric Company

    The Electric Company

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    ""HEY YOU GUYYYYYS!" PBS resurrected the 1970s favorite kid's program The Electric Company for a new generation! Full of didactic stories and engaging song and dance routines, the creators aim to teach young people to read in a down-to-earth street style that they will easily understand.moreless
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    Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat

    Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat

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    Welcome to the Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat guide at TV.com. Meet Sagwa, a spirited and playful Chinese kitten. Sagwa is the middle kit and has an older brother named Dongwa and a little sister named Sheegwa. The show is based on the book of the same title that is written by Amy Tan ("The Joy Luck Club", "The Kitchen God's Wife") and illustrated by Gretchen Schields. The story is set in the time near the end of the 19th century in China(1), where The emperor is the head of the country, but delegates the taxing and ruling work to subordinates known as "magistrates" who rules a province. The show airs on any PBS affiliates, the PBS Kids cable channel, and on the PBS satellite service in the US, and on various networks in Canada. It was also available over Disney Channel in Asia, on TCS Central in Singapore, and on TV2 in Malaysia. It is produced by Sesame Workshop and CinéGroupe Canada. Note 1: The network listed below, PBS, is the first known network that picked up the show. It does not implies that PBS is the only network that is airing the show. Note 2: (1) According to one of the Curious Cat segments (Specifically, the one in episode #129). And for those inquiring minds, here's an English translation of the Sagwa theme song. (Music composed by Judith Henderson) Hao peng yo, Hao peng yo Sagwa shi wo de hao peng yo (Repeat 2x) Sagwa, you're my best friend Sagwa...~! (Repeat whole song 2x) Cast Of Sagwa: (Contributed by Jespera, expanded from the editor's H2G2 entry on Sagwa) Sagwa: The star of the show! A very curious and inquisitive Siamese cat, she often gets into adventures... or misadventures! Kind, curious, quick thinking, creative and often bossy, Sagwa (Who'se name means either "Silly Melon Head", "Fool" or "Stupid" depending on how mature your understanding of Mandarin is or which online translation website you used) was originally pure white in colour, but gained her current Siamese cat look after an accident in which she fell into an ink-pot that was on the Foolish Magistrate's desk in episode #101--. Sagwa also has the best artistic skills of the three siblings and she is very talented in Calligraphy. She is being trained to be a calligrapher like her parents and ancestors. Sagwa is voiced by Holly Gauthier-Frankel, known best for her role as Fern Walters in Marc Brown's Arthur. Fu-Fu: Sagwa's best friend, a very clumsy but intelligent and lucky bat that wears glasses with cracked lens. ("Fu" means luck in Chinese but it also can mean bat.) It's Fu-Fu who often has to rescue Sagwa and also give her advice. He lives in a cave with other bats on a mountain side not far from Sagwa's residence. Fu-Fu is voiced by Rick Jones, whose other accomplishments include playing evil rat "No-Tail No Goodnik" in HBO's "The Country Mouse and City Mouse Adventures" as well as other bad guys on various other cartoons, writing for Nickelodeon game show "You Can't Do That on Television", and appearing as a guest star in one episode of TV series "The Saint". Dongwa: Sagwa's older brother by two years. Intelligent, hardheaded and with a preference for Tai-Chi, he thinks he's mature and likes to hang out with the alley cats outside the palace premises. Dongwa (who'se name literally means "Winter Melon"), is often annoyed by his younger siblings, but he does play with them like a good brother. He is the only male child of the family. Dongwa is cream coloured and has marks over his face like Sagwa. Dongwa is voiced by Oliver Grainger, who played Arthur's sister, D.W., in Marc Brown's Arthur from Season 3 to Season 5. Sheegwa: Sagwa's younger sister by two years. Curious, friendly, cheerful and full of energy, Sheegwa (Who'se name literally means "Watermelon") always looks to the bright side and tries to befriend every living thing2 in her path. Her giggle (hee hee!) is her trademark and her fur is pure white (hasn't developed the siamese markings yet). Sheewa's as curious as Sagwa and looks up to her siblings. Sheegwa is voiced by Jesse Vinet, who is known for her role as Cailou's baby Sister, Rosie, in newer Caillou episodes. Baba Miao (@ Win Bao Miao, Full name mentioned in #13602 - The Name Game): Sagwa's father. A very refined and dignified cat, he and Mama Miao are the official calligraphers of the foolish magistrate. Baba is also a teacher to his children. He is strict when duty calls, but playful in the off hours. Baba Miao is of the same colour as Dongwa. He is voiced by Arthur Holden, known for his part as Mr. Emil "Nigel" Charles Ratburn in Marc Brown's Arthur. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Baba Miao acts and sounds suspiciously like Mr. Ratburn. Mama Miao (@ Shao Fung Miao, Full name mentioned in #13602 - The Name Game): Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa's Mother. She has characteristics similiar to that of Baba Miao, but a little less so. She has a colour scheme similiar to that of Sagwa. Also a very skilled calligrapher, she is also a better artist. While she may often come across as a nagging mother who scolds her children, Mama does have a playful streak and enjoys spending time with her family. Mama Miao is voiced by Ellen David, who is known for her role as Buster's Mom, Bitzi, in Marc Brown's Arthur. Nai-Nai: Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa's grandmother. Grey in color, she is old-fashioned albeit patient and full of wisdom. She often tells the kits stories and is one of the authoritve figures on the show. Nai-Nai is voiced by Sonja Ball, known for her role as Mrs. Jane Read in Marc Brown's Arthur. Yeh-Yeh: Sagwa, Sheegwa and Dongwa's grandfather. Like Nai-Nai, he is old-fashioned albeit wise and patient. However, his nose is giving up on him and he tends to enjoy food that tastes good but smells terrible (i.e. 100-year-old tofu). He is, however, a good storyteller. Yeh-Yeh is voiced by Neil Shee. The Mice: Consist of Shei-Hu, his cousin Shei-He, and a couple of others. They are close friends of Sagwa and do no harm to the palace nor it's inhabitants. However, the Foolish Magistrate and his family panic at the sight of them dispite them doing no harm. The Alley Cats: Cats that're friends of either Sagwa or Dongwa, but does not belong in the palace. Can be divided into two groups: "Annoying" and "pleasant". Chet-Chet and Lick-Lick and a few others falls into the annoying catagory. Ling, Han-Han, Fan and a couple more falls into the pleasant catagory. The Sleeve Dogs: Consists of Ping, Pong and Pang. They are called the sleeve dogs because they live in the sleeve of the Foolish Magistrate's wife's robe. The Sleeve Dogs are annoying, dumb and obnoxiously noisy, and spend much of their time arguing among themselves or wreaking havoc in the palace. They think that they're superior to the cats, but the truth is the other way round. They are easily the least liked characters in the show. The Foolish Magistrate: He is a "mayor" of a small village and lives in a little palace. A hasty, henpecked, sometimes immature and particularly hungry fellow, the Foolish Magistrate spends most of his time writing out rules and eating noodles. Known to jump to conclusions or perform actions without considering the side-effect, possibility or consequences. For the most of the first episode of the show, he is particularly nasty as well, penning down all sorts of dumb rules, mostly backed or conspired by Tai-Tai. But after the ink-pot incident(in episode #101--), he achieves enlightenment, revokes all the no-fun rules, and is now a easy going and fun loving man (although he is still quick to jump to conclusions and sometimes still makes his old mistakes while under pressure from Tai-Tai, but the mistakes are not as severe as the ones in the first episode, and are quickly rectified at the end of the episode). He is the Miao cats' owner. They and their ancestors have worked together for many years, the cats serving as calligraphers for him and his family. The Foolish Magistrate is voiced by Hiro Kanagawa, who recently appeared as a guest star in a few episodes of Smallville. Tai-Tai: The Foolish Magistrate's wife. She is materialistic and thrives on prestige. Pompous, arrogant, cocky, old-fashioned and rather irritable, Tai-Tai is also just as hasty as the Foolish Magistrate and often carry out her plans without evaluating the consequences, only to realize the impact it has made on everyone later and corrects it. While often exasperated by her husband's immatureness, she does show a sweet side and comes off as being a great wife and mother. She owns Sleeve Dogs, a trio of yappy little Pekingese dogs that are constantly at odds with the Maio kittens. She keeps the Sleeve Dogs in the sleeves of her robes. Tai-Tai is voiced by Khaira Ledeyo. Ba-Do, Luk-Do, Huang-Do: The triplet of the Foolish Magistrate and Tai-Tai. While their faces are identical, their personalities, hair styles and clothes are different (Ba-Do wears pink, Luk-Do wears blue, and Huang-Do wears yellow). onstantly argues among themselves, but they complement each other and are each other's best friends and playmates. Ba-Do is voiced by Kathy Tsoi, Luk-Do is voiced by Leanne Adachi, and Huang-Do is voiced by Rosa Yee. The Reader of The Scrolls (a.k.a Reader): A somewhat childish but wise and quick-thinking character, wo is a live-in "secretary" to the Foolish Magistrate, he goes out into the village and announces the latest rule imposed on them by the Magistrate... much to the villagers' boredom and chagrin. A bespectacled man, the Reader shows tremendous patience when working with his boss. He is often the victim of mishaps that're caused by others in the palace. When he's off duty, he can almost always be found with the Cook. Reader is played by Russell Yuen. Cook: Also lives at the little palace with the Magistrate's family, the Cook's job is... well, cooking! An excellent cook at that, too, and he's capable of dishing out feasts when special events take place. The wisest human character in the show, The cook not only prepares meals (which consists of noodles most of the time), but sometimes also attend to medical emergencies around the palace. He can almost always be seen with The Reader of the Scrolls during his free time. The Cook is voiced by Raugi Yu. Jun: First arriving at the palace in the episode "Three Graces", Jun is the Magistrate's daughters' private tutor. She is also one of the nicest characters on the show and well-liked by the daughters and the other residents alike, including the cats.moreless
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    Clifford's Puppy Days

    Clifford's Puppy Days

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    Clifford - at one time, he was just a small puppy, the runt of the litter. Then, Emily Elizabeth's love made him grow big and he became big, red Clifford, the subject of the popular PBS Kids series, Clifford the Big Red Dog. But what about before then? Clifford's Puppy Days explores just that. Set in the big city Clifford and Emily Elizabeth lived in before moving to Birdwell Island, this series features Clifford's adventures when he was just a small puppy. The main staff for the series is largely the same of Clifford the Big Red Dog (such as writers and producers), but watch for a brand new cast and new environments for this curious, little puppy to explore. The program features a diverse cast of voice talent. Grey Delisle is back as Emily Elizabeth. Kath Soucie, who voices the character viewers love to hate on Clifford the Big Red Dog, Jetta, voices Daffodil, Emily Elizabeth's pet rabbit. Other big names include Henry Winkler voicing Norville and Lara Jill Miller as Clifford. The first two episodes of Clifford's Puppy Days premiered Labor Day, September 1st, 2003 as part of the PBSKids "Pet-Tacular," that aired on most PBS stations.moreless
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    Adventures from the Book of Virtues

    Adventures from the Book of Virtues

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    Two children learn a lesson in virtues thanks to four animals.
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    Ask This Old House

    Ask This Old House

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    Kevin O'Connor, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, and Roger Cook take on some pretty big projects on This Old House, which means they can only work on one or two projects a year. Homeowners have many home-improvement questions for them on smaller projects. Hosted by Kevin O'Connor, Ask This Old House addresses these problems and answers viewers' questions from a renovated New England barn loft. And they make house calls.moreless
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    American Experience

    American Experience

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    Since 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called American Experience (originally titled The American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country. Hosted by David McCullough until 2002 and narrated by a number of well-known personalities - American Experience uses historians and authors, period images and film, music, dramatic re-enactments, and contemporary context to set the stage for its topics.

    The series continues to this day with a variable number of installments produced each year. Episodes are generally 60 minutes in length, but some longer episodes and multi-part series have also been produced. The show airs at different days and times on local PBS stations.

    Though American Experience has used many films from independent film makers and has been assisted by various PBS stations throughout the country, it has always been spearheaded by WGBH in Boston.moreless
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    The Novel

    The Novel

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    For Children's Television International (CTI), the production of The Novel spanned ten years and reflected the changing climate Reaganomics introduced. In 1980, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) agreed to provide funds for a sixteen-part CTI series called The Novel. The premise was similar to an earlier production called The Short Story. Legendary school television producers Paul Lally and John Robbins were among those named to stage adaptations of scenes from various novels. Three shows (The Time Machine, The Awakening, and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets) were filmed in 1980. The next year, though, with Ronald Reagan in office, the U.S. economy was changed dramatically. NEH withdrew its funding of further CTI productions. Ray Gladfelter, CTI president and executive producer of all CTI series, needed an alternative. Gladfelter finally found it in 1984, by extracting public-domain films for The Novel and future CTI productions. Thus CTI became the American Movie Classics of ITV. All of the "Story" credits in the Episode Guide are identified in the credits either for "Screenplay" (for the three aforementioned dramatizations) or "Adaptation" (for all other programs).moreless
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    The Art Maker

    The Art Maker

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    This was a sequel to The Art Chest. In it, Dan Mihuta gave intermediate art lessons to intermediate school children.
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    Kingdom of David

    Kingdom of David

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    More than 3,000 years ago, a small group of tribes gave birth to a nation and a religion - a religion that would dare to redefine humanity's relationship with God. This documentary tells the epic story of the Jews and the creation of the world's most profoundly monotheistic religion. The stories of the patriarch Abraham, the liberator Moses, the poet-king David and his son, Solomon, all come to life in the dramatic tale of loss and triumph that has shaped humanity's moral struggle for more than three millennia.moreless
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    Lamb Chop's Play-Along

    Lamb Chop's Play-Along

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    It had been 29 years since Shari Lewis had been cancelled by NBC, and she was ready to win back American audiences. With the creation of Lamb Chop's Play-Along!, a new generation of preschoolers got to hear the wonderful Shari Lewis perform the alter egos of Lamb Chop, Hush Puppy, and Charlie Horse. Each show was full of jokes and sing-alongs, including one of the most remembered ending themes by childhood fans 'The song that never ends'. Lamb Chop's Play-Along! ran for four series on PBS before being lifted for Shari's last show, The Charlie Horse Music Pizza.moreless
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    Zoboomafoo

    Zoboomafoo

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    Welcome to the Zoboomafoo guide at TV.com.

    Show Description Meet the Sifaka Lemur, Zoboomafoo, who has the ability to speak. Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt, the two companions of Zoboomafoo, discover more about the world of animals. This show teaches about the life styles, habitats, and characteristics of the animal, discussed about in that episode.

    Theme Song Zoboomafoo with the Kratt brothers While walking in the woods one day Chris and Martin saw something strange A little leaping lemur, who liked to bounce and play They followed their new bouncing friend Not knowing where this adventure would end The animals were headed, just around the bend Where they going I don't know know How do we get there Come on, let's go Me and you and Zoboomafoo Come along and see what's new We're doing the things, that animals do New animal friends to see Animal Junction's, the place to be Elephants charging, baboons are leaping Wild dogs running and nobody's sleeping Me and you and Zoboomafoo Come along and see what's new We're doing the things the animals do Me and you and Zoboomafoo Come along and see what's new At Animal Junction, we're waiting for you Zoboomafoo

    Zoboomafoo was produced by the same companies that had brought us Kratts' Creatures in 1996: Earth Creatures and Maryland Public Television. The Kratts' advantage was that they had two child assistants: Jackie in Season 1 and Amy in Season 2. That format would have continued, but a new network, the National Geographic Channel, intervened.

    With the Kratts committed to National Geographic Channel in 2003, the fate of Zoboomafoo was effectively sealed. Scattered PBS affiliates stayed with the show until its ultimate removal from the schedules at a later date.moreless
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    WordGirl

    WordGirl

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    Learn new words and expand your vocabulary with the help of a different kind of superhero known as WordGirl. WordGirl and her monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, are the resident superheroes of Fair City, and originally arrived from the planet Lexicon, protecting the innocent, and righting the wrong of villains such as Doctor Two-Brains, The Butcher, Granny May and Mr. Big. When not fighting crime, they turn themselves into an ordinary 10-year-old named Becky Botsford and her pet monkey, Bob.moreless
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    Zoom

    Zoom

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    Welcome to the ZOOM guide at TV.com.

    Originally shown in the 70s the Emmy award winning show is back!

    ZOOM is a show targeted at ages 6-11 but many people older than that watch it too! The show makes ZOOM-dos, CafeZooms, Znacks, ZOOMsci's, and more that you can do at home! They are time friendly and kid friendly! Many people watch the show because it is made by kids and for kids. Being shown on PBS Kids (Public Broadcasting Service), the show is nonviolent and is played without commercial interruption.

    Each season of ZOOM consisted of seven average kids (3 boys, 4 girls)called ZOOMers. The ideas for activities for the show were sent in by the viewers either by e-mail or snail-mail (Z-O-O-M box 350, Boston Mass.) At the beginning of each season, some of the old cast members would leave and be replaced with new kids, only two cast members stayed more than two seasons (Caroline, seasons 2-5, and Shing Ying, seasons 5-7).

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    3-2-1 Contact

    3-2-1 Contact

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    PBS (ended 1988)
    The product of three years' development, 3-2-1 Contact™ (B. 1980 D. 1988) stands as the third-longest-running series ever produced by the Children's Television Workshop (as it was then called). Its premise was to bring the world of science, and all its excitement, to middle-school students, particularly girls and minorities. Through seven seasons, various hosts traveled around the world to find science in everything. Over the years, features such as clever animation, biographies, and the detective series The Bloodhound Gang were included. Complementing the series for middle-school students and teachers alike was 3-2-1 Contact magazine, edited by Jonathan Rosenbloom. In the first season of 3-2-1 Contact, three hosts – Lisa, Marc, and Trini – met at a regular set, called the "workshop," to discuss their scientific adventures. It looked every bit the science equivalent of The Electric Company, with loads of animation and regular celebrity segments. But the stars of the show were Lisa, Marc, and Trini, going off on scientific adventures (some of which were repeated numerous times throughout the season). The Bloodhound Gang, produced by Daniel Wilson Productions, featured wonderful mysteries (most written by Sid Fleischman) related to whatever theme 3-2-1 Contact was devoted to that week. The Bloodhound Gang, not to be confused with that musical act of questionable behavior, was a smart team of apprentices for the Bloodhound Detective Agency in (by all looks of things) Kenilworth, New Jersey. The gang consisted of Vikki, the super-observant leader; Ricardo, the photographer/amateur magician; and a younger member. The first season was divided between Zach and Cuff, both of whom ran the detective agency CB. After three years of rerunning 65 programs, CTW gave 3-2-1 Contact a new format for Seasons 2 and 3. Very little material was recycled within these programs, except for adventures of The Bloodhound Gang. A new team of characters – Robin, Kathy, Miguel, and his ten-year-old brother Paco – brought a new element of reality to the series. Their set was an average basement. Another co-star, Jackie (played by Liz Gorcey) appeared only on location. Biographies of scientists, a sporadic studio element of Season 1, became a weekly feature in the second and third seasons. These new biographies always were filmed on locations where the scientists worked. The Bloodhound Gang returned with a new member, Skip. In contrast to Zach and Cuff, who one observer said just hung around, Skip was the computer whiz who complemented Vikki and Ricardo immeasurably. Season 4 relied more heavily on location work. All the hosts returned, as did two new ones, Mary and Diego. Studio shots were limited to "color" sequences featuring Paco and his new partner, Mary. All installments of The Bloodhound Gang (not seen during Tropics Week, Episodes 126-130) were held over from Season 3 since, sadly, Marcelino Sanchez (Ricardo) had been diagnosed with the cancer that would take his life in November 1986. Season 5 marked a transition of the cast members. Robin, Miguel, Mary, and Diego appeared only during Motion Week (Episodes 156-160). Paco was the only mainstay from the previous three seasons (he was absent from Episodes 151-155). But the most significant aspect of Season 5 was its co-production between CTW and FR3, a French public television network. With English and French versions in full swing, 3-2-1 Contact became one of the first shows to air on TVOntario's new La Chaîne Française (now TFO) when that network signed on in January 1987. The Bloodhound Gang mysteries were again recycled segments from Season 3. Season 6 introduced a new opening sequence. It also revisited old sequences (mostly from Seasons 1 and 2). In fact, Architecture Week (episodes 176-180) featured a great deal of sequences rescued from Building Week in Season 2, which had aired for the last time just months before. The Bloodhound Gang was totally absent for the only season in the show's history. Season 7 leaned more heavily on Stephanie Yu, a factor that would prove to drown out the team concept. Also deterring the team was Season 7's reliance on more elaborate location theme weeks featuring one performer. Reruns of The Bloodhound Gang re-emerged briefly if for no other reason than to ensure that all participants from the old mysteries would get their space in the show's crawl. Production funds for 3-2-1 Contact were provided by: • The National Science Foundation (all seasons) • U.S. Department of Education (all seasons) • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (all seasons) • United Technologies Corporation (Season 1) • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (additional funding in Season 2) By the time production of the regular series ended in 1988, CTW began producing a succession of 3-2-1 Contact Extras, which have a separate page at TV Tome. Some of these Extras are still being sold by a company called GPN, which also holds audiovisual rights to the sequel series 3-2-1 Classroom Contact. CTW (renamed Sesame Workshop in 2000) withdrew a total of twenty 3-2-1 Contact programs between 1986 and 1990 inclusive, before the entire series was dropped by PBS October 2, 1992. To this day, 3-2-1 Contact™ and the logo are trademarks and service marks of Sesame Workshop, © 1980-1988. Reruns briefly surfaced on Noggin, then co-owned by Nickelodeon and CTW, when that network signed on January 31, 1999. (Programs seen on Noggin have been identified with the letter N in the production codes column.) On occasion, Nickelodeon rebroadcast selected 3-2-1 Contact programs as part of their Cable in the Classroom project. But after a short run in great time periods, this and other CTW series were given less convenient time periods in the ensuing months. Ultimately, 3-2-1 Contact was taken permanently from all airwaves in the spring of 2003. This does not, however, prevent some people from trying to raise awareness in the original 3-2-1 Contact series. To this end, The 3-2-1 Contact Awareness Society at Yahoo! was created November 6, 2004.moreless
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