Tag Archives: PBS

Downton Abbey Open Thread: Season 3, Episode 2

TIme for another Downton Abbey Open Thread! This week we recap Episode 3: Edith’s wedding. Read More


Downton Abbey Open Thread: Season 3, Episode 1

It’s finally, finally, finally time. Our UK friends are months ahead of us here, but for the American crowd last night was a banner night: the long-awaited premiere of Downton Abbey Season Three. Like last season, I’ll be hosting a GeekMom open thread each week. Let’s dive right in, shall we? Read More

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with PBS KIDS’s THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON

On March 2, PBS KIDS will celebrate the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss with THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT-A-THON, a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! which includes some brand new episodes kids will love (check local listings for times) featuring Nick, Sally, and of course, Cat. THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON… Read More

Grab Your Chance to Catch Up on Downton Abbey

The second season of Downton Abbey, Masterpiece Classic’s award-winning, Edwardian-era costume drama, begins on PBS on Sunday, January 8th–and many of us at GeekMom are counting. the. days… Even if you’ve missed the first season, there’s no need to feel left out. In these last days before season 2 begins, local PBS affiliates will be… Read More

Entire Cyberchase Animated Series Now Available Online

As a GeekMom, I’m extremely choosy about what and how much children’s television and online programming my child consumes. After all, time is my family’s most precious commodity. Therefore, when my child engages with children’s programming, it has to be great. I am delighted that the entire Emmy Award-winning animated video series, Cyberchase, is now… Read More

All Aboard the Dinosaur Train!

  My daughter is a huge fan of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids.  When we were offered the opportunity to have a sneak peak of Dinosaur Big City, the new one-hour Dinosaur Train movie airing on August 22, 2011, we jumped at the chance. Movie Synopsis (from PBS Kids) Buddy and his Pteranodon family embark on a journey on the Dinosaur Train,… Read More

Summer Reading Program Round Up

The kids are out of school and the inevitable summer “brain drain” is well underway. To help counteract the loss of learning, there are lots of summer reading programs to help your kids stay sharp and even progress in their reading skills. After all, practice makes perfect! If your local library is anything like ours,… Read More

Black History Month is Living History Month

I love Black History Month. True, I grew up in Arizona, which was the last state in the union to observe a civil rights holiday by any name. And true, it ultimately took losing the 1993 Super Bowl (and all its associated economic benefits) to convince Arizona voters to enact Martin Luther King, Jr. Day… Read More

Circus Is Coming to Town

This week, PBS is unveiling a new documentary rolling up the big top for a look inside. I recently attended a preview of this new documentary, Circus, which tracks the Big Apple Circus from the early concepts of the show, through rehearsals and staging, and finally inside the ring in front of the crowds. We… Read More