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Postcards from Buster; Family Reunion: Nashville, TN



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Postcards from Buster
Family Reunion: Nashville, TN
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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

The Read family reunion is in Nashville, and Buster joins them as the official cameraman. But when D.W. meets Barin, a nine-year-old girl from Nashville's growing Kurdish community, she decides it's much more important to help Barin make her own video postcard for her dad who works in Iraq as a translator.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of the culture and history of the Kurdish American community in Nashville. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and those of the children and families in this episode. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to give commands and directions and to ask questions to learn more about another person and his or her life. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to family and community.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Family Reunion: Nashville, TN,” 02/04/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_91B75366594949C7B3DC6D3F409524EE.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Family Reunion: Nashville, TN.” 02/04/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_91B75366594949C7B3DC6D3F409524EE>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Family Reunion: Nashville, TN. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_91B75366594949C7B3DC6D3F409524EE
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