This is cross-posted on my blog, techsophist.net, but I thought those of you interested in literacy and media choices would be interested. I found this story via TV Squad. A three-year-old St. Paul, Minnesota boy got the birthday party of his dreams recently. No, it wasn't themed around the Teletubbies, Barney, Sesame Street, or my personal favorite from the past, Bananas in Pyjamas--this three-year-old wanted a Jim Lehrer News Hour themed party--and he got it. The full story with photos of the decorated cake and custom party hats tells how he has been watching the Newshour from day one, with this interesting result.
It just goes to show you--have Jim Lehrer on every day at dinnertime and your toddler too will be in the know and calling Mr. Lehrer "Jimmy Jimmy BoBo" instead of begging for extra time watching Major Astro and the animated Star Trek series--no wait--that was my childhood.