Release Date: Tue, May 11, 2010

WPT to Begin Broadcasting Expanded Kids Weekday Schedule May 31

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) begins airing its expanded summer weekday schedule of children's programs Monday, May 31. Throughout the academic year, WPT airs three and a half hours of programs for in-classroom use on weekdays. "More flexibility during the summer months allows WPT to expand its weekday schedule with frequently requested children's programs," says WPT Director of Programming Garry Denny. Back in the weekday lineup is Arthur. The animated series shows how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate, problem-solving skills. Clifford the Big Red Dog returns to the schedule with programs that emphasize good citizenship and the importance of community. WordGirl also returns with the adventures of mild-mannered fifth grader Becky Botsford who at the call of duty transforms into WordGirl. WPT's summer weekday schedule is as follows:6 a.m. Curious George 6:30 a.m. Sid the Science Kid7 a.m. Super Why!7:30 a.m. Dinosaur Train 8 a.m. Sesame Street 9 a.m. Dragon Tales9:30 a.m. Curious George 10 a.m. Clifford the Big Red Dog 10:30 a.m. Sesame Street 11:30 a.m. Dragon Tales noon Martha Speaks 12:30 p.m. WordWorld 1 p.m. Arthur 1:30 p.m. WordGirl 2 p.m. The Electric Company 2:30 p.m. Between the Lions 3 p.m. Super Why! 3:30 p.m. Dinosaur Train4 p.m. Sid the Science Kid4:30 p.m. Cyberchase 5 p.m. Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV/Madison; WPNE-TV/Green Bay; WHRM-TV/Wausau; WLEF-TV/Park Falls; WHLA-TV/La Crosse; and WHWC-TV/Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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