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Postcards from Buster; Best Friends: Winchester, KY



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Postcards from Buster
Best Friends: Winchester, KY
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Series Description

Buster, one of the most popular characters on ARTHUR will accompany his airline pilot father as he flies the fictional Latin rock group Los Viajeros on a concert tour of the United States, with forays into Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Buster will stay in touch with his friends back home via a small, hand-held digital video camera. These first-person video "postcards" will be in the form of live-action, P.O.V.-style footage of the places visited in the show. Narrated by Buster, they are woven seamlessly into each animated story. "It's important for children to experience cultures different from their own," says WGBH executive producer Carol Greenwald. "Putting Buster on the road and immersing him in real-life settings via the live-action 'postcards' is a perfect vehicle to teach children about the rich and complex cultural life that exists across America." Series release date: 2004

Program Description

Buster is absolutely positive that the latest Bionic Bunny comic book is his. But when Arthur insists it's his, the two best friends end up in a terrible argument. Luckily, during a stopover in Winchester, Buster meets two best friends, both named Katey, who remind Buster that friendship isn't just about the things you own, but how you care for each other and what you do together.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of everyday life and culture in Winchester, Kentucky. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and the experiences of two children in Kentucky who share an enthusiasm for clogging and friendship. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to negotiate misunderstandings and ask questions to learn more about another person and his or her interests. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to friendship, conflict resolution, and dance.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Best Friends: Winchester, KY,” 11/17/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22F50E8D90CE4BFA8BDB3CB5120B172E.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Best Friends: Winchester, KY.” 11/17/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22F50E8D90CE4BFA8BDB3CB5120B172E>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Best Friends: Winchester, KY. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22F50E8D90CE4BFA8BDB3CB5120B172E
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