by: Angela Santomero | Filed under Good Use of Media, Stuff We Love, Super Why!

Dr Alice Wilder, Dr Rosemarie Truglio & Angela Santomero

Many years ago, armed with the mission to change kids media, I attended Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. Pursuing a master’s degree in child development and psychology, with a specialty in instructional media & technology, I was fortunate to have Dr. Rosemarie Truglio as my advisor.

Dr Truglio informed me about the incredible research on children and television, as well as how to maximize the creative to teach.  She gave me the confidence to write my first show, The Magic Library, which transformed into PBS’ Super Why!.


Last night I attended a reception in NYC which honored Dr. Rosemarie T. Truglio with the University of Kansas’ 2013-2014 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr Rosemarie is now the senior vice president of education and research at Sesame Workshop. She is responsible for the development of the curriculum on which “Sesame Street” is based, and she oversees all educational research pertaining to the development of “Sesame Street” content.SANTOMERO & TRUGLIO

I am honored to be one of Dr Truglio’s many accomplishments!  Congratulations on last night’s Distinguished Alumni Award award and thank you, Rosemarie, for your brilliance, support and most of all, your friendship.

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  1. avatar Jean Paul says:

    Hi, just wanted to comment on the great concept and idea for the children’s television show, Super Why. My 3 year old son loves the show daily.
    We need more creative people like you to create and produce positive, learning and enriching shows. There are too many creative folks in media going toward the negative and aggressive type animation and video games to often.

    Blessing to you.
    Jean Paul, Linda and Gabriel (our three year old whiz)
    Hamden, Connecticut

    • Hello Jean Paul. Thank you so very much for your kind words. It’s always nice to feel validated! We’re thrilled that our shows have found a place in your lives. Take care of that three year old whiz please 🙂


  2. avatar Jumpman256 says:

    Hold the phone–Super Why was FIRST??????? (Or at least the idea behind it?) Interesting–I always thought Blue’s Clues was. 🙂

  3. How wonderful to know Sesame Street is in such good hands. Congratulations to Dr. Truglio and thank you for inspiring the talented Angela Santomero and Dr. Alice Wilder.