Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Your Call 082708 The State of Educational TV for Kids

What is the state of educational TV programming for children? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the quality of programming and the recent announcement by PBS to stop feeding episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood to member stations this fall. Kids spend approximately three hours a day watching television, with 40 percent of 3-month-olds and 90 percent of 2-year-olds regularly watching TV. So what are they watching? How has the quality of TV changed over the years? It's Your Call at 11:00, with Rose Aguilar and you.

William H. Isler, Chief Executive Officer of Family Communications

Dade Hayes joined Variety as a film reporter and author of Anytime Playdate: Inside the Preschool Entertainment Boom, Or, How Television Became My Baby's Best Friend

Lisa Guernsey, an education, science, and technology writer who has contributed to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. A former reporter on technology and education for the New York Times

Click to Listen: The State of Educational TV for Kids