The Author of Mary Poppins Wasn't So Great with Kids

Pegged to the new Disney movie Saving Mr. Banks starring Emma Thompson, the Daily Mail has decided to crush the imaginations of children and adults everywhere by publishing an exposé about the life of the woman who wrote Mary Poppins, Pamela Lyndon Travers’. Guess what? She was (wait for it) no Mary Poppins. » 10/30/13 5:00pm 10/30/13 5:00pm

An Oasis of Racially Diverse Television Is Right Under Our Noses

Lack of diversity on HBO's Girls, the surprise success of Scandal and racist rants over the casting of The Hunger Games share a pervasive theme that runs among these and many other conversations: The limited exposure and roles for actresses of color and more specifically, the belief that audiences won't identify… » 5/30/12 7:00pm 5/30/12 7:00pm

PBS Announces Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Spinoff

Now a whole new generation of children will be exposed to Mister Rogers — and the joys of changing into a sweater and sneakers immediately after coming home. PBS is creating a new animated show called Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, scheduled to debut in fall 2012. The show takes place in the "Neighborhood of Make… » 8/02/11 2:24pm 8/02/11 2:24pm

Lawmaker: Kids' TV Needs Fewer "Pink And Princessy" Girls

We get a bit jealous anytime we hear about a nation in which all political candidates have a solid grasp on reality, but it's particularly depressing that we can't vote for British MP Jo Swinson. The 31-year-old Liberal Democrat led the effort to restrict airbrushing in advertisements, and now she's speaking out… » 7/25/11 9:50am 7/25/11 9:50am

It's Electric: The Electric Company Returns

Hey you guuuuys! The Electric Company is back, ready to bring its wacky brand of educational programming to a new generation of kids. While Morgan Freeman and Rita Moreno won't be around this time, the show's message remains the same: reading can be fun. A hipper, more energetic Sesame Street, The Electric Company's » 11/30/08 5:00pm 11/30/08 5:00pm