Fred Vigeant is WITF's Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program Smart Talk. Previously, Fred was at WRVO in Oswego, NY for 12 years serving in various roles including Program Director and before that Operations Manager. Fred graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism premiers Friday October 9 on WITFK PBS Kids 24/7.
The half-hour program will feature authentic conversations between real children and their parents, and will include content from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Arthur and Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.
The show will feature kids and their parents talking about race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way, such as noticing differences in race, understanding what racism can look like, and embracing the role we all have to play in standing up for ourselves and each other — offering viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home.
“PBS KIDS Talk About,” previously an online-only video series, models authentic and practical parent-child conversations that reflect PBS KIDS’ core values of kindness and curiosity, and has included real families addressing topics such as feelings and emotions, relationships and family, curiosity and wonder, bravery and courage, and self-confidence and determination.
To support this new offering, PBS KIDS provides a variety of resources to help parents talk to young children about race and racism. This resource hub on PBS KIDS for Parents includes articles, a webinar, booklists, links to programming, and more tips and resources to help parents have meaningful conversations with young children about race, racism, and being anti-racist.
Watch PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism:
Saturday October 10 at 8:30am
Sunday October 11 at 8:30am
WITFK PBS Kids 24/7:
Friday October 9 at 7:00pm and 8:30pm
Saturday October 10 at 7:00pm and 8:30pm
Sunday October 11 at at 7:00pm and 8:30pm
WITFK is the PBS Kids 24/7 channel which can be found here:
Over the air: 33.2 (may require you to “re-scan” your television if it’s not in your current lineup)