PBS Kids Programming

PBS Kids Programming

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 6:30am - Sun, 01/31/2021 - 5:00pm

All week long, WXXI-TV and WXXI-Kids 24/7 will air special PBS Kids programming that deals with disability issues, including episodes from Arthur, Peg + Cat and Dinosaur Train.

Below are a list of programs and air dates:

Arthur Maria Speaks (first segment)
Monday, January 25 at 6:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV
Maria has always been a silent fixture in Mr. Ratburn's third-grade class. But her time to speak has finally come. There's just one problem: how do you solve a stutter like Maria's?

Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum I Am Helen Keller (first segment)
Monday, January 25 at 8:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV
Yadina becomes increasingly frustrated as she tries to read a book to Dr. Zoom, but has to keep stopping since it has words in it she doesn't know. Learning to read is SO hard - she feels like she'll never be able to do it. Xavier knows just what his little sister needs to the Secret Museum! Our heroes travel back in time to meet someone truly incredible, who had to overcome a whole lot to learn how to do just about anything: Helen Keller. Repeats: 1/30 at 8:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV, 1/26 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-Kids 24/7

Arthur Carl's Concerto (first segment)
Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV
Carl has agreed to play the accordion for George's puppet show. But his routines are getting in the way of rehearsals. Now George must decide: keep Carl and risk the show, or replace Carl and risk his friendship? Repeats: 1/30 at 1 p.m. on WXXI-Kids 24/7 

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel's New Friend/Same and Different
Tuesday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV
Daniel and Miss Elaina meet Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie during a playdate at the castle. As they play "knights," they discover that, although Chrissie needs some help walking, they are the same in many ways.

Arthur When Carl Met George (first segment)
Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV
George is excited about spending time with his new friend, Carl, who seems to know all kind of cool facts about trains and about... well lots of things! Then George learns that Carl has Asperger's Syndrome - a form of autism that makes Carl see the world differently than most people. 

Dinosaur Train Junior Conductors Academy (second segment)
Wednesday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV

The kids are all excited! Why? Because they're off to Junior Conductor's Academy in Laramidia, to try to become Junior Conductors First Class. Buddy has a feeling he's going to be a star in class, until he meets Dennis Deinocheirus - a kid who knows even more dinosaur facts than he does! Can Buddy get over his disappointment that he's not the smartest kid in class, and make friends with Dennis (who seems like he's having trouble making friends on his own)? 

Arthur He Said/She Said (first segment)
Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV
A special episode of Bionic Bunny is interrupted, and Arthur, Buster, and George try to remember what comes next. But Carl is the only one who can straighten out the story. D.W. is excited to be taking care of the class bunny, Larry. But when Larry is feeling adventurous and wanders off, it's up to Ladonna the "Bunny Whisperer" to help get him back.

Daniel Tiger Someone Else's Feelings
Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m. on WXXI-TV
Daniel and O the Owl are pretending to be handymen, using their toy tools to make "repairs" to Daniel's playhouse. Daniel is having lots of fun hammering loudly, but it's upsetting O, who would rather do something quieter. Daniel loves hammering so much that it's hard for him to see why it upsets O. Mom helps Daniel be empathetic and think about how O is feeling: Daniel remembers a time when he was upset because Miss Elaina was being way too loud for him. He doesn't want O to feel this way, and realizes that they can both have fun as quiet handymen! 

Arthur The Princess Problem (second segment)
January 29 at 6:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV
It's pretty hard to lose a dinosaur...but Rapty is missing! Can Bud be brave without his imaginary friend? D.W. loves the Princess Platoon series until she realizes that it doesn't represent everyone. With the help of Arthur's friend, Lydia, D.W. discovers the true qualities of a princess.

Dinosaur Train Dennis Comes to Visit (second segment)
Friday, January 29 at 12 p.m. on WXXI-TV
When the kids all went to Junior Conductor's Academy, they met Dennis Deinocheirus, a brilliant and autistic theropod who was the first dinosaur kid who knew more dino facts than Buddy! Now, Dennis fulfills a promise and has come to visit Buddy and the kids at Pteranodon Terrace. Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don play host to Dennis and are very sensitive to his needs, manner, and being out of his comfort zone. Dennis ends up having fun playing new games with the kids, digging holes, and playing on the pretend "Dinosaur Train" rocks.

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