Friday, August 31, 2007

International Adoption in Children’s Television—ARTHUR

In a two-part episode of PBSKids Arthur, Binky’s family will adopt a baby girl from China. Binky receives this news with anticipation, and delights in helping prepare for her arrival and visiting China. Growing through his worries about life changes and, more importantly, whether his new sister will even like him—Binky becomes the proudest big brother in Elwood City.

The Arthur pre-production and writing teams conducted extensive research and interviews with adoptive families to create the special episodes. “We hope the millions of families touched by adoption in this country, and around the world, will find familiarity and accuracy in our portrayal of the experience of these characters,” says Executive Producer Pierre Valette.

“Big Brother Binky” will premiere Friday, September 7; visit for local listings and encore presentations.

Further resource: Adoptive describes “Big Brother Binky” in detail and gives background on Arthur's previous connection with adoption.


Socialize it!

No comments: