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Postcards from Buster; Star Search: Charleston, SC



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Postcards from Buster
Star Search: Charleston, SC
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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

When Buster meets Justin, a talented 10-year-old actor, musician, and athlete, he decides to produce a documentary for "Before They Were Stars." With his camera in tow, Buster meets Justin's extended family and explores Charleston and St. Helena Island, where Justin's family traces back its Gullah ancestry.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Star Search: Charleston, SC,” 11/18/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60D60DE73654447EBADC27568BBD5F08.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Star Search: Charleston, SC.” 11/18/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60D60DE73654447EBADC27568BBD5F08>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Star Search: Charleston, SC. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60D60DE73654447EBADC27568BBD5F08
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