DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD DEBUTS SEPTEMBER 3RD ON PBS KIDS & WQED-TV
Sneak Peek Party at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Saturday, August 25, 2012 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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August 16, 2012
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD
DEBUTS SEPTEMBER 3RD ON PBS KIDS & WQED-TV
Sneak Peek Party at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Saturday, August 25, 2012
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
PITTSBURGH –Join WQED’s Education Department Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on the North Side for the Sneak Peek Party for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the new animated series from PBS KIDS and The Fred Rogers Company. Kids will be able to make character masks from the show, receive great giveaways, take their picture in the “Neighborhood Trolley,” and get an early look at Daniel and all his friends. While WQED Members will receive $3.00 off admission, this event is open to any visitor at the Children’s Museum that day.
Starting Monday, September 3, a new generation of preschool “neighbors” will get to experience full episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on WQED-TV with a special back-to-back premiere from 11 a.m. – Noon and 1:30-2:30 p.m. The series will air regularly Monday through Friday on WQED-TV at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Saturdays on WQED: The Create Channel at 6:30 a.m. and Sundays on WQED-TV at 8:00 a.m.
The first TV series inspired by the iconic, award-winning Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood from The Fred Rogers Company stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world, giving them a kid’s eye view of his life. As they closely follow and share Daniel’s everyday adventures, preschoolers ages 2-4 and their families learn fun and practical strategies and skills necessary for growing and learning.
About WQED Pittsburgh
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 128 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and The WQED Education Department.
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and community-based programs. For more information on specific PBS KIDS programs supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit PBS.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Fred Rogers Company
The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. For more information, visit us at www.fredrogers.org.
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