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Tony Hawk Joins "CyberChase"

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of CyberChase. The episode will air on PBS Kids as the finale of a four-parter (July 25 – 28) entitled “Hacker’s Transformatron.” In the concluding episode, the CyberSquad must save their friend, the cool cyber-teen Slider, from Hacker’s clutches. Slider will also be […]

"Jakers!" Moves to Weekdays in September

PBS Kids will begin airing Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Mondays through Fridays beginning September 5, AWN reports. The network has ordered twelve more episodes of the series.

"It's a Big, Big World" Comes to PBS Kids

PBS Kids will air 40 half-hour episodes of It’s a Big, Big World, a new preschool science series from creator and executive producer, Mitchell Kriegman (Bear in the Big Blue House, Clarissa Explains It All). The series is being produced in “Shadowmation,” a patented technique combining puppet animatronics with computer generated animation. It will begin […]

"Cyberchase" Marathon Airs April 15

PBS Kids Go! will launch Cyberchase‘s fourth season with a Cyberchase: Know Your Dough marathon on April 15. To celebrate the effort, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will proclaim April 15, 2005 as CYBERCHASE: KNOW YOUR DOUGH DAY in New York City. That morning, Bianca and Harry, the live-action stars of Cyberchase For Real, will […]

PBS Member Stations May Air Controversial "Postcards from Buster" Episode

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that some PBS member stations may air a controversial episode of Postcards from Buster, where the rabbit title character visits a lesbian couple in Vermont (free registration required). Meanwhile, the Boston Globe is reporting that WGBH, the Boston PBS affiliate which produces the show, has pushed the episode back […]

Updated: Secretary of Education Criticizes PBS Cartoon

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has criticized an unaired episode of the PBS animated series Postcards from Buster for depicting lesbian characters, according to an article in the New York Times (free registration required). PBS has stated that the episode will not be distributed to affiliate stations, but that this decision was not due to […]

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