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Register now for FREE and Join us on October 12th and 13th for this special learning event.

October 8, 2012

George Hazimanolis

Register now for FREE and Join us on October 12th and 13th for this special learning event

PITTSBURGH – On October 12th and 13th, Prix Jeunesse, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world through the lens of Children's television, is brought to you by WQED, along with The Fred Rogers Center, Toonseum and the American Center for Children and Media. This FREE event will include special screenings of numerous educational television shows from all over the world. In addition, there will be multiple workshops for education and communication professionals as well as families and students.

"When the opportunity to have the Prix Jeunesse in Pittsburgh arose, we and our partners seized the opportunity. We are the home of public, educational television that inspires children and helps them learn and succeed in life," says Jennifer Stancil, Executive Director of Educational Partnerships for WQED. "Pittsburgh has everything to do with today's children's media. To host this event, in the Fred Rogers Studio, is a way to shine a bright light on the modern-day Fred Rogers' who created top quality children's media for the world."

The October 12th events will consist of two sessions with the first beginning at 10 a.m. and the last ending at 4:30 p.m. There will be an expert panel of professionals who will discuss important topics in children’s programming across the cultures. All professionals in related fields are encouraged to attend. For more information and to register for this FREE event, go to wqed.org/pjpgh. Space is limited.

The October 13th screenings that will take place in the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED, 4802 Fifth Avenue in Oakland and all families with children are encouraged to register soon as space is limited.

• Session 1 • 10:30 a.m. – Noon Families with kids ages 4 – 7
• Session 2 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. Families with kids ages 7 – 10
• Session 3 • 3:30 - 5 p.m. Families with kids ages 10 – 13
• Hands-On Workshops: (both sessions held at 12:15 and 2:45 p.m.)
o Joe Wos of the Toonseum Try your hand at cartooning.
o Members of the Schmutz Company Learn the art of animation.

Please register online at wqed.org/pjpgh for these FREE events.

Find us on Twitter with the hashtag #PJPGH

Prix Jeunesse Pittsburgh is sponsored generously by The Grable Foundation, with additional support from Spark.

Prix Jeunesse is a program that travels worldwide and focuses on quality educational television programming for children. The Prix Jeunesse ‘Suitcase’ is essentially a learning tool that travels to the various areas and offers many presentations and learning opportunities to many cultures. This includes a variety of films and workshops and features the best material. Day one of the event will be focused primarily toward professionals in the education, media, communication, art, film and a variety of areas. This will be broken into two segments which will expand in areas such as children of different cultures and promoting emotional literacy. Day two is geared more toward children and families and will aim to educate parents and kids with many educational television shows throughout a range of cultures. For a complete schedule and to register for this FREE educational experience, go to www.wqed.org/pjpgh.

WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 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 iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).

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Additional documents:
Prix Jeunesse International Children's TV List -



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