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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my child's favorite show no longer in the schedule?

There are a variety of reasons why a show will leave the ETV Kids lineup. Ultimately, ETV will air the programs being offered by PBS and if a show is no longer offered it will be taken out of the schedule.

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Why did the time for my child's favorite show change?

ETV is the state affiliate of PBS and directly broadcasts their lineup. So, when PBS changes their schedule it affects the ETV schedule as well.

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What is the PBS KIDS preschool block?

We’re launching an exciting new series, CURIOUS GEORGE. CURIOUS GEORGE kicks off two hours of our best preschool shows every weekday morning now - including CLIFFORD, DRAGON TALES and IT’S A BIG, BIG WORLD. In between the shows, we’re featuring something new: a live host named Miss Lori. She’s a teacher, friend and role model. Through daily themed activities, music and movement, Miss Lori and her sidekick - a guinea pig named Hooper - will teach important life lessons, and inspire kids to explore the world around them, and express themselves creatively. You can learn more about the educational goals of this new environment at pbsparents.org.

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Another benefit to the new schedule of back to back shows like this is that whether or not you watch with your young kids, you can feel safe knowing that they have a place that’s educational, engaging and fun and will be there for 1 or 2 or as many as 4 shows.

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What can you tell me about this CURIOUS GEORGE show?

Curious George is the same Curious George that you may already know and love from the books. He also had his own movie this past winter, but our new TV series is based on the books. George is cute, curious and likes to learn new things. While he’s super fun and funny, his show also teaches lessons based in math, science and engineering principles-things like counting, using sounds and smells as clues and learning about how different foods change when you cook them. When we did research with more moms, and showed them one of the episodes, they told us they might like to watch with their kids.

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How can I get the videos to play on the site?

ETV Kids videos require either the Flash Player or Windows Media plugin. Choose a button below to download the free plugin.

Windows Media Player Flash Player

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What is the V-chip and how do I use it?

Visit http://www.tvguidelines.org/faqs.asp

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What do the rating codes mean?

Visit http://www.tvguidelines.org/ratings.asp

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How do I get a character to come out for an event?

We're honored to be invited to so many community events and special occasions. Unfortunately, given time constraints we cannot attend birthday parties or accommodate all requests. If you are coordinating a public event, please invite us by writing amccrea@scetv.org or by filling out one of the request forms. We will review our availability.

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How do I become a member of the Kids' Club?

Information coming soon!

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Still looking for an answer to your question?

Visit http://pbskids.org/help/

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