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MPTV UPDATES PBS KIDS PROGRAMMING LINE- UP AND ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES

September 17, 2013


PEG + CAT Launches in October

Milwaukee Public Television will change its children's programming schedule, making room for PBS' newest animated preschool series, PEG + CAT. This multimedia property follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills. PEG + CAT premieres Monday, October 7, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. on MPTV 10. The series airs daily following the premiere.

PEG + CAT is a production of The Fred Rogers Company. Each episode features a story in which Peg and Cat encounter an unexpected challenge that requires them to use math and problem-solving skills in order to save the day. While teaching specific math lessons, the series displays the value of resilience and perseverance in problem-solving. PEG + CAT is a multiplatform media experience that includes interactive online content. The property offers games and other resources online at pbskids.org/peg. The series premiere on October 7 will be a special one-hour broadcast, but all following episodes will be 30 minutes in length.

On October 13, MPTV's children's programming on Sunday will also change to make room for programs displaced by the weekday offerings. Also, THOMAS & FRIENDS, which originally aired only on Sundays, will join the weekday schedule as well.

MPTV's new children's program schedule more closely aligns with the national PBS KIDS schedule, which maximizes viewership by airing programs based on the ages targeted and time of day, as well as other factors.

Below is the new PBS KIDS program schedule to air on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2 HD:

MPTV'S NEW WEEKDAY PBS KIDS SCHEDULE

TIME
PROGRAM
5:00 AM Clifford the Big Red Dog
5:30 AM Martha Speaks
6:00 AM Arthur
6:30 AM Wild Kratts
7:00 AM Curious George
7:30 AM Cat In The Hat
8:00 AM Peg + Cat
8:30 AM Dinosaur Train
9:00 AM Sesame Street
10:00 AM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
10:30 AM Super Why
11:00 AM Sid The Science Kid
11:30 AM Thomas & Friends
12 NOON Sesame Street
1:00 PM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
1:30PM Caillou
2:00 PM Peg + Cat
2:30PM Cat in the Hat
3:00 PM Curious George
3:30 PM Arthur
4:00 PM World Girl
4:30 PM Wild Kratts
5:00 PM Martha Speaks
5:30 PM Cyberchase

This schedule is effective Monday-Friday, beginning October 7, 2013.

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MPTV'S NEW SUNDAY PBS KIDS SCHEDULE

TIME PROGRAM
5:00 AM Barney & Friends
5:30 AM Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
6:00 AM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
6:30 AM Dinosaur Train
7:00 AM Super Why
7:30 AM Bob the Builder
8:00 AM Thomas & Friends
8:30 AM Sid the Science Kid
9:00 AM Angelina Ballerina
9:30 AM Peep and the Big Wide World
10:00 AM Market to Market
10:30 AM Here and Now
11:00 AM InterCHANGE
11:30 AM Truth About Money

This schedule is effective on Sundays, beginning October 13, 2013.

Viewers can call MPTV's Viewer Services at (414)297-7520 or e-mail at tvviewer@matc.edu with any questions.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.

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Contact:
Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
E: eatones@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-8229

Joe Bauer, Manager of Administration and Planning
E: bauerj@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-7660