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PBS Kids to Launch Children’s Block

May 30, 2006  •  Post A Comment

PBS Kids will launch a new preschool children’s block Sept. 4. For the first time, a human — Chicago performer and teacher Lori Holton Nash, along with an animated “sidekick” will host the two-hour block. The lineup will include two new shows: “Curious George” and “It’s a Big, Big World,” as well as veterans “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Dragon Tales.”

“Based on research PBS conducted with parents we identified valuable content that parents feel is missing from children’s media today, including positive real adult role models and opportunities to connect lessons learned from programming to kids’ lives,” Lesli Rotenberg, senior VP of PBS Kids Next Generation Media, said in the Tuesday announcement. “PBS Kids new preschool destination will meet parents’ needs by introducing Lori, a host who has a passion for children and a unique and engaging teaching style that incorporates humor, music, movement and storytelling.”