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WGBH’s Iconic Aardvark Arthur to Visit Franciscan Hospital for Children

WHAT: On Thursday, March 21, WGBH’s beloved character Arthur, along with Senior Executive Producer Carol Greenwald, will pay a special visit to Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton to deliver Arthur character plush dolls to children.

WHO: Carol Greenwald, Senior Executive Producer of WGBH and PBS KIDS children’s programs Arthur, Curious George, and Martha Speaks.

WHEN: Thursday, March 21st – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Franciscan Hospital for Children 30 Warren St. Brighton, MA 02135

WHY: Franciscan Hospital for Children, located in Boston’s neighborhood of Brighton, is the leading pediatric rehabilitation center in New England.  The hospital offers medical, behavioral and educational services for children with complex issues requiring interdisciplinary care. For more information on the hospital visit www.franciscanhospital.org, find it on Facebook or follow it on Twitter @FranciscanHFC

ARTHUR, based on the best-selling books by Marc Brown, is television’s longest-running children’s animated series. Over the past 16 seasons, ARTHUR has remained one of the highest-rated weekday children’s series on PBS among children 6-11. ARTHUR has won numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA, and six Daytime Emmys®—four for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program. ARTHUR airs on WGBH 2 weekdays. Visit wgbh.org for exact times and airdates.

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web. Television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. Find more information at wgbh.org.

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