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Contest, The; Prove It
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Each of the Arthur episodes consists of two independent stories that focus on themes and events central to children's lives. Whether it's facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher, or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their third-grade dilemmas with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. "What children love about Arthur is that he feels real to them," says Carol Greenwald, WGBH executive producer. "The emotions he experiences are universal. When Arthur triumphs over something, kids think they can, too. "The series will build on that sense of empowerment by showing how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate, problem-solving skills. Bringing a book-based series like Arthur to public television will also promote reading and writing skills. Series release date: 10/1996

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The Contest: What would happen if Arthur and his friends entered a contest to write story ideas for their favorite television show? Holly Holland of Canadian, Oklahoma, winner of TV Guide's "Create Your Own Arthur Episode!", answers just that question. The kids realize that winning would be great, but that writing and sharing is the best part.

Prove It: Look out world, D.W. has discovered science! But D.W.'s new-found passion proves that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Can Arthur get D.W. to the Exploratorium before she convinces all the kids that the sky is blue because brown and green were already taken?



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Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
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