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Arthur; Boy With His Head in the Clouds, The; Citizen Frensky


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Boy With His Head in the Clouds, The; Citizen Frensky
Program Number

606; 607; 92

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

607: The Boy with His Head in the Clouds: All the kids know that George is smart -- so why does he sometimes have trouble reading and writing? With a little help from others with dyslexia like Principal Haney ... and Leonardo DiVinci! ... George and the gang discover that learning happens in all different ways.

606: Citizen Frensky: After visiting The Elwood City Times, Francine decides to start her own paper -- The Frensky Star! The tabloid, complete with embarrassing photos and sensationalized headlines, is a smashing success ... until all her friends stop speaking to her.

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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
CINAR (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; Boy With His Head in the Clouds, The; Citizen Frensky,” 09/12/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B078335777034C85942D816BA53FA6B5.
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APA: Arthur; Boy With His Head in the Clouds, The; Citizen Frensky. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B078335777034C85942D816BA53FA6B5
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