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Join us for advance screening of Arthur's new bullying episodes

Written by witf | May 2, 2013 10:36 AM

Arthur, television's longest-running children's animated series, is kicking off its spring season with a week of all-new episodes, including two devoted to the issue of bullying. Please join us on Friday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EST for an exclusive screening of those episodes with Carol Greenwald, Senior Executive Producer for WGBH Children's Programming, and Ed Bowers, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor for the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University.

You'll have the opportunity to get a special preview of these topical episodes, ask questions of Carol and Ed, and engage in conversation with others about this important topic. We're hoping that this screening will prepare you to watch and discuss the episodes with your kids on May 6 and 10 at 3:30 p.m. on witf, and have a conversation about bullying.

We will be screening "The Last Tough Customer" and "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh."

Click here to join the screening.

About the panelists:

Carol Greenwald, Senior Executive Producer

Carol Greenwald is Senior Executive Producer of Children's Programs at WGBH Boston, where she has produced some of the best-loved children's shows on television. Carol has been honored with four Emmys (for Arthur and Curious George) and a George Foster Peabody award (for Arthur). But as a mother of two, she is proudest of the commendations that recognize her commitment to reaching, and teaching, children.

Ed Bowers, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor

Ed is an Assistant Research Professor at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. Ed received both B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!) and a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. Ed has experience teaching and working with students from the preschool to the graduate level, both in the U.S. and abroad. His research focuses on the influence of non-parental caregivers on the life skills development of adolescents.

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