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Monday, February 28, 2011

Episode 1558 - Making and Creating

Original Air Date: February 5, 1986

  
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Remembering Fred Rogers

"Such a loss, one we still feel eight years later."

[From Another Year Without Fred Rogers, When We Need Him the Most by John Merrow]

Time To Be Friends [1974]

One of the coolest types of childrens' books that I can think of are pop-up books. In 1974, Hallmark published Time To Be Friends, a pop-up book full of excellent illustrations and creative pop-up book mechanics.

For details about this story and some sample images of the pop-ups, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Episode 1557 - Making and Creating

Original Air Date: February 4, 1986

  
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Episode 1556 - Making and Creating

Original Air Date: February 3, 1986

  
For details on Episode 1556, visit the Neighborhood Archive.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mister Rogers is not a maniac.

Just yesterday, Shawn from Branded in the 80's shared some information about a vintage magazine called Maniac. Among the handful of images that he posted, one quickly caught my eye.

Right off the bat, on page 2 of the magazine's premiere issue, the question is asked: Who's a Maniac? Keeping in mind that this magazine was published in 1984, it is no surprise to find that Eddie Murphy and Mr. T are indeed maniacs while Charlie Brown and Mister Rogers are not.

 
Sure this is a very random reference to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, but for those of you who grew up in the 80's like I did, I thought you'd enjoy this post as well as Shawn's other fun trips down memory lane. If you've got the time, I highly recommend checking out his blog.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Episode 1555 - Families

Original Air Date: November 29, 1985

  
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Episode 1554 - Families

Original Air Date: November 28, 1985

  
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Speak out for PBS!

From PBS.org:
ARLINGTON, VA - February 19, 2011 – The elimination of funding for public broadcasting approved by the House of Representatives threatens millions of citizens throughout America with the loss of services that they rely on, especially parents and children. PBS' nearly 360 member stations will be severely impacted. Smaller and rural stations, those that operate in areas with the most limited media choices, would feel the most dramatic effects.  
“PBS and independently owned and operated public television stations are America’s largest classroom, available to all of America’s children – including those who can’t attend preschool,” said PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger. “PBS' educational programming, as well as our training resources and tools for teachers prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way and builds critical skills in young students. Costing about one dollar per person per year, public broadcasting is an effective, efficient use of leveraged tax dollars – a public-private partnership that delivers far-reaching services that Americans trust and value.”  
“We will continue to work closely with our member stations, other national public broadcasting organizations and the millions of Americans who support public television to make our case to Congress,” Ms. Kerger concluded.
Remember this?


Now let your voice be heard...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Episode 1553 - Families

Original Air Date: November 27, 1985

  
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Episode 1552 - Families

Original Air Date: November 26, 1985

  
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Episode 1551 - Families

Original Air Date: November 25, 1985

  
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Episode 1550 - Music

Original Air Date: May 17, 1985

  
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Episode 1549 - Music

Original Air Date: May 16, 1985

  
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Episode 1548 - Music

Original Air Date: May 15, 1985

  
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Episode 1547 - Music

Original Air Date: May 14, 1985

  
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Episode 1546 - Music

Original Air Date: May 13, 1985

  
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Monday, February 7, 2011

PBS Kids Coloring Pages

Waiting for the Super Bowl to begin, my daughter and I decided to spend some time coloring.

  
Download your own coloring pages by visiting the Neighborhood Archive.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl XLV

I'm no Steelers fan but I thought this shot of the slightly-modified Fredasaurus Rex statue in Pittsburgh was fitting to share on this Super Bowl Sunday.

Enjoy the game!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Episode 1455 [1975]

Original Air Date: May 16, 1975

  
For details on Episode 1455, visit the Neighborhood Archive.