Category: reality on kids tv

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To Be Real

The richly deserved heaps of accolades festooning Mr. Rogers Neighborhood usually highlights the wonderful work with puppets and make-believe. There's an aspect of the program's design that is firmly, essentially rooted in reality, children's realities. The documentary segments produced for them, through the Neighborhood characters such as all the music segments through Joe Negri's Music ...

A thousand channels and nothing to watch

I was sitting on the A train in NYC last week. As usual, it's a wonderful place to closely observe people's interactions without being noticed. A 10 year old boy was intently scrolling on a phone. His mother sat beside him, watching. I was on the other side of him. It became clear that he ...

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To Be Real

The richly deserved heaps of accolades festooning Mr. Rogers Neighborhood usually highlights the wonderful work with puppets and make-believe. There's an aspect of the program's design that is firmly, essentially rooted in reality, children's realities. The documentary segments produced for them, through the Neighborhood characters such as all the music segments through Joe Negri's Music ...

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Free to Be You and Me

Can we find a show on the air, on demand, for that matter anywhere, that gives Kids as much encouragement to be themselves and acknowledges their realities as much as "Free To Be You and Me" did?  - cause here we are, 45 Years later, and.... crickets..... !  In the greatly expanded media landscape, I'll bet ...

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Skinny and Fatty

I rarely watched TV as a child. So maybe it's the rarity of the occasion that made the experience of watching the CBS Children's Film Festival on one particular Sunday afternoon so memorable. "Skinny and Fatty", a film from Japan about two lonely boys, affected me very deeply, and though only 10, I began wondering ...