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Postcards from Buster; Buster's League Of Champions: Virginia Beach, VA

01/03/2005

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Series
Postcards from Buster
Program
Buster's League Of Champions: Virginia Beach, VA
Program Number

121

Series Description

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

Disappointed with the last Bionic Bunny movie, Buster decides it's his duty as a devoted B.B. fan to send a video to the movie's producers with suggestions for the next sequel. He enlists the help of kids who live in Trailer City to create their own action-adventure superheroes in Buster's "Postcard to the Producers."

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of the daily life and family culture of children who live in a trailer park in Virginia Beach and participate in a community puppet theater. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and the experiences of these children. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to problem solve, understand and use idioms, and ask questions to learn more about another person and his or her interests. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to media-especially action movies.

Duration

00:28:11

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Travel
Citation
Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Buster's League Of Champions: Virginia Beach, VA,” 01/03/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EED8397F3260483CAD8DFF5F4F5B2085.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Buster's League Of Champions: Virginia Beach, VA.” 01/03/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EED8397F3260483CAD8DFF5F4F5B2085>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Buster's League Of Champions: Virginia Beach, VA. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EED8397F3260483CAD8DFF5F4F5B2085
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