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KidPop News: Obama, Super Mario, and Literary Lions

Obama Picture Book Due Out in November
Credit: Amazon
I can hear the pundits now: The president wrote a children's book! It's propaganda! It's a stunt for the midterms! I think we can all relax -- It's just a picture book. It's called "Of Th...
Obama's publishing a kid's book and Super Mario turns 25? What is the world coming to?

Is Cookie Monster Morally Superior to SpongeBob?

Is Cookie Monster morally superior to SpongeBob Squarepants? Paula Kerger would say so. She's the president of the Public Broadcasting Service. At a meeting of the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Calif., last week, she told critic...

PBS Kids Games: A Brief Overview

If your child loves shows like "Super Why!" and "WordWorld" from the PBS Kids TV line-up, he or she will love to play games with these characters on the PBS Kids web site. PBS Kids was founded in 1993 by the Public Broadcasting Service as the bran...

Weekend Fun and Games

Got big plans this weekend? If not, here's a rundown of what's new in entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. Movies "Bruno" is the latest mockumentary from comedian...

Sesame Street Gets Downsized

With so many people from all walks of life losing their homes these days, it seems that no neighborhood is immune to the credit crunch; from the row houses of Chicago to the gated estates of Palm Beach, foreclosure signs are popping up everywhere. Th...

Liz Lange, Lookalike Couples, and Maternity Leave - Links We Love

Are you spending too much time with your spouse or partner? Be careful, you just might start to look alike. Check out the mom and dad with matching t-shirts and baby sling. I bet they didn't even plan that! -- Lemondrop No snow or sleet or rain or...

PBS Trash to Treasure Winner

At first glance, PBS's Design Squad may seem like just another design show like all the others. But this one is different in several ways. First, it features high school kids. And second, these kids aren't decorating -- they are engineering. From con...

Sesame Street - Not Just for TV Anymore

For six months straight, we watched only the last 10 minutes of Sesame Street every day. (Parents of Elmo fans will know why.) Now, after 39 years of airing on PBC channels, Elmo and friends are jumping off the TV screen and into the world wide web, ...

PBS to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood!

(Click the photo to see the 5 Most Irritating Kids Shows on TV) Yes, yes, you read that right. Sad but true, the Public Broadcasting Service, better known as PBS, has decided to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. If ever there were such a thing as tr...

The Muppets tackle war's hidden casualties: The kids left behind

Whether you're for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan or against them, we all have to agree on one thing: War is hell on military families. Bad enough the financial and emotional carnage left beyond when a Mom or Dad deploys. What about the kids? Leav...

"Design Squad" hopes to hook teens on engineering

If you have a teen or "tween" in your household and would like to get them off other channels and back to PBS, "Design Squad" might just be the show to do so. From the article I read, "Design Squad" seems to be a version of "Project Runway" for teens...

Boobahs or Teletubbies?

My toddler, Devon, is not a huge television fan. The one show he does enjoy, and will sit through, is Teletubbies. Their benign sounds, soft actions and the repetition of their dances, songs or dialogs seem to appeal to his current developmental stag...

PBS Kids casting call: new host for 'multi-platform' media

PBS Kids is undergoing some changes and (it seems) they're paying attention to our input. You all had lots, and lots of complaints about the PBS Kids Sprout, programming carried by DirecTV and some digital cable channels (update: PBS informs me that ...

Are our schools being 'feminized'? If so, does it matter?

When I wrote the other day about watching the documentary, Raising Cain, on PBS, I hadn't seen this article from the Nation on girls in education. Thanks to our resident "granny," Ann Adams, I've now had a chance to think more about the iss...

It's a Big, Big World on PBS: A little stoned, but nonetheless lovable

There's a new show on PBS Kids, and the verdict, so far: my three-year-old, he likes it. So much so, in fact, that he asked to watch it again once he got to the end of the half-hour. It's a Big, Big World is set in a rainforest, with lots of very lar...

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