Can Access To Educational Television Make A Difference In School Performance?

| January 4, 2017

By Carrie Jung • 91.5 KJZZ

If you’re the parent of a child under 7, chances are, you know the theme song for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood by heart.

If you want to watch the show, you can stream it online at any time of day, but if you don’t have broadband Internet, you can also catch it over the air in the Valley, but just in mid-morning.

“What we’re finding is that more of the viewing is happening on the weekend and on the evening,” said Chris Callahan, the CEO of Arizona PBS. “Or in other words, when we weren’t on.”

Callahan said while their shows slotted in the evenings and overnight aren’t bad for young kids, they’re not the most enriching for them either. To fill the gap, national leaders at PBS decided to create a new channel dedicated solely to children’s educational programming. Something Arizona PBS will be signing onto early this year.

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