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Arthur; Buster’s Breathless; The Rat Who Came To Dinner


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Buster’s Breathless; The Rat Who Came To Dinner
Program Number

403; 405; 69A, 69B

Series Description

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

Program Description

403: Buster's Breathless: Will Buster's friends ever treat him the same after they learn he has asthma? Maybe the answer will be found on a guided tour through... Buster's lungs?!

405: The Rat Who Came To Dinner: The unthinkable is happening... Arthur's teacher is moving in! After his roof collapses, Mr. Ratburn stays with the Reads in order to teach and grade Arthur every second of the day! Or so Arthur fears.

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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
CINAR (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; Buster’s Breathless; The Rat Who Came To Dinner,” 08/02/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5800DAB0E21044858F22A190BF3B564F.
MLA: “Arthur; Buster’s Breathless; The Rat Who Came To Dinner.” 08/02/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5800DAB0E21044858F22A190BF3B564F>.
APA: Arthur; Buster’s Breathless; The Rat Who Came To Dinner. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5800DAB0E21044858F22A190BF3B564F
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