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"Arthur and Friends" tackles bullying


Bullying in schools and in our communities is a hot topic for parents, kids, teachers, educators and leaders around the country. As a leader in education, PBS KIDS will be presenting two special Arthur and Friends episodes aimed at helping young learners understand what bullying means, how it impacts people and how to take a stand against it in a way that kids can relate to and understand.


The first episode will be The Last Tough Customer. In this program, The Tough Customer realizes it’s time to quit bullying and set out to find a new hobby – but can Molly ever truly change her ways?


The Last Tough Customer will be broadcast at the following times:


Monday, May 6, at 7:30am and 4pm


Monday, May 6, at 9am


Monday, May 6, at 7am and 4pm


In the second episode, So Funny I Forgot to Laugh, Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen’s sweaters are all in good fun, but her feelings are hurt.


So Funny I Forgot to Laugh will be broadcast at the following times:


Monday, May 10, at 7:30am and 4pm


Monday, May 10, at 9am


Monday, May 10, at 7am and 4pm


For more information about these two episodes, and to watch a special CET/ThinkTVFocus production about what we can all do to reduce bullying, visit or


If you're interested in learning more about this important topic and seeing the episodes before broadcast, you can join Carol Greenwald, Senior Executive Producer for WGBH Children's Programming, and Ed Bowers, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor for the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University for a special screening at noon Friday, May 3, at this link: 


Posted on: 05/02/2013 • Education

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