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What Children’s TV Tells Us About Ourselves

With Jo Holz

Wednesday May 9th, 2018 at 2PM


Across the generations, for half of a century, children’s TV has delighted nearly everyone.  It has reflected each generation’s reality, defining what it means to be a child. First welcomed as an electronic babysitter, later attacked for stunting cognitive development. 

Dr. Jo Holz, former head of research for Sesame Workshop, will discuss the evolution of children’s television programming and what it says about our country, our society, and changes in how adults think about children - their needs, their interests, what is good or bad for them, what might entertain them.

We will meet in the Athenaeum at 219 South 6th Street.  The handicapped entrance is at the rear of the building.

To register on-line click here. You may also email or call 215.925.7333.   There is no charge for Penn’s Village members and volunteers.  We would appreciate a $5 donation from other guests.  Other guests are welcome to attend three programs before joining and/or volunteering.