Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PBS, Arthur & Cancer

My son, although he is a little old for it now, has always loved the PBS show Arthur. He's home sick from school today, resting on the couch glued to the TV. We flipped to PBS and found a special episode of Arthur dealing with cancer. A synopsis of the episode from the PBS website:

When Lakewood Elementary's beloved lunch lady Mrs. MacGrady is diagnosed with cancer, Arthur and his friends all react differently to the news.

In this special episode, parents and kids — with some help from guest-star Lance Armstrong! — learn how they can come together to support Mrs. MacGrady and each other.

"The Great MacGrady" will air every day the week of Monday, October 19.

Its really great watching the kids work through their concerns and questions. Is cancer contagious? Will Mrs McGrady ever be better? What does a person who had/has cancer look like? I highly recommend trying to catch this episode if you have kids!

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