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MPTV DOUBLES THE FUN THIS SUMMER WITH A NEW PBS KIDS PROGRAM LINE-UP

May 22, 2014


Schedule Updated to Accommodate School-Aged Kids on Summer Break

During the summer months, children ages 4-8 join Milwaukee Public Television's (MPTV) daytime audience. In order to accommodate the change in demographics, MTPV will update its schedule to give kids more reason to tune in to the series they love most, stay longer and come back more often.

Starting June 2, MPTV will offer double strips of CURIOUS GEORGE, WILD KRATTS, DINOSAUR TRAIN and ARTHUR. MPTV will continue to air the same trusted educational children's programs that parents have relied on throughout southeastern Wisconsin, at times most appropriate for age groups. One of MPTV's goals is to provide southeastern Wisconsin's children with fun and educational programs that fit their needs, so this adjustment in its summer program schedule better appeals to its school-aged viewers.

Below is the new PBS KIDS program schedule to air on MPTV 10, Monday-Friday:

TIME PROGRAM
5:00 a.m. Clifford the Big Red Dog
5:30 a.m. Caillou
6:00 a.m. Wild Kratts
6:30 a.m. Wild Kratts
7:00 a.m. Curious George
7:30 a.m. Curious George
8:00 a.m. Peg + Cat
8:30 a.m. Dinosaur Train
9:00 a.m. Sesame Street
10:00 a.m. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
10:30 a.m. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
11:00 a.m. Dinosaur Train
11:30 a.m. Dinosaur Train
12:00 p.m. Sesame Street
1:00 p.m. Super Why!
1:30 p.m. Cat in the Hat
2:00 p.m. Curious George
2:30 p.m. Curious George
3:00 p.m. Arthur
3:30 p.m. Arthur
4:00 p.m. Wild Kratts
4:30 p.m. Wild Kratts
5:00 p.m. Martha Speaks
5:30 p.m. Cyberchase

Also new on MPTV this summer, SPACE RACERS will launch on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. on MPTV 10. This new animated series for preschoolers is designed to teach young viewers about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space, and the importance of teamwork, all with fun and engaging characters they can relate to.

PBS KIDS programs are always available, for free, at www.pbskids.org/video. 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 high-definition 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 stations are watched by over 644,300 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. For more information, visit www.mptv.org.

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Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
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P: (414) 297-8229

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