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Angela shares her perspective on children’s media in these posts:

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Setting the Record Straight: Positive Media Can Teach Kids

“Kari Henley’s recent post on “over-parenting” was overwhelmed by overstatements – especially her suggestion that kids who watch nurturing TV shows like those found on PBS are more likely to be bullies. Really?…” Read the full article on how Positive Media Can Teach Kids at HuffPost.

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The New York Times

Mister Rogers Changed My Life

“I was that 4-year old who would sit in front of the television and talk to Mister Rogers every day. Mister Rogers liked me, just the way I was. I swore he was looking right at me. He smiled, explained things in a calm voice, and told me I was special…” Read the whole article on The New York Times.

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Articles featuring Angela & her children’s shows

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New York Times

PBS Is Going Back to the Neighborhood

“…All the important elements from the original show are returning. “What you saw in Fred was that he talked about feelings, he talked about difficult things…”  Read the complete interview at The New York Times.

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Forbes

A Different Kind of Tiger Mom

“What inspired you to go into children’s media? Was that always the plan? I wanted to combine the influential nature of television and media with the very best educational curriculum…”. Read the complete interview at Forbes.

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Salon

9 Amazing Preschool Shows Developed by Early Learning Experts

“Visually appealing and packed with great messages about relationships and caring for others… Creator Angela Santomero (who developed Blue’s Clues) also believes that encouraging kids to participate in Arty’s artistic solutions is key…”. Read the full Salon article.

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NPR

Daniel Tiger: Won’t You Be His Neighbor?

“…Preschoolers squeal with excitement. Their eyes are trained on an animated tiger… peeking out of the TV at them. These 3- and 4-year-olds… sing along with the songs and laugh and mimic what the characters are doing onscreen…”. Read the full article on NPR.org.

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Nick Animation Podcast

Angela Santomero and Traci Paige Johnson, co-creators of Blue’s Clues talk about how you really can “do anything that you want to do” with a clear animation vision and a commitment to getting every detail right.

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CNN

8 Shows to Help Your Preschooler Learn

“Visually appealing and packed with great messages about relationships and caring for others… this fun series is sure to inspire your preschooler’s creativity.” Read the full article on CNN.com.

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Diane Rehm

The Legacy of Mister Rogers

Angela joins Diane Rehm for a conversation about the enduring influence of Fred Rogers.

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Blogher Interview

Blue’s Clues Creator Angela Santomero Launches Two Shows on Amazon 

“Angela is amazing, and we chat about everything from her first (human) female protagonist, to the ways the audience can have a say in her new series. Watch as we discuss everything from audience interaction to Fred Rogers and I make Angela cry.”

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Fred Rogers Company

Spotlight on Angela C. Santomero

Spotlight on Angela C. Santomero – Creator & Executive Producer of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

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Kidscreen

Working at light speed for Amazon on Creative Galaxy

Making a show for Amazon is just like ordering a package from the online retailer, according to Angela Santomero, writer, producer and creator of the educational preschool series Creative Galaxy…”. 

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Tilt Parenting Podcast

Angela talks about the unique ways that educational programming can support the development of social and emotional skills in differently-wired kids – such as kids with ADHD, Asperger’s, giftedness, twice-exceptionalities, sensory processing challenges and anxiety.

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The CuteMonster Show

Angela talks about her childhood influences, her creative process developing a show, and her thoughts about the future of children’s media.

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The Wrap

Blue’s Clues Creator Angela Santomero Launches a Signature Show for Amazon

“Did you create this show for Amazon? I had the concept and a pilot for an art-themed show, and it was pretty clear Amazon was the best partner in terms of the curriculum…” Read the entire interview.

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Working Mother

Angela’s interview on The Balance Project, a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. Check out the interview.

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Dandelion Moms

Inspirational Mom: Angela Santomero, Creator of Super Why

Angela talks about balancing work and home life while raising two children. Check out the interview.

As Discussed In

Books which discuss Angela & her shows

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The Tipping Point

By Malcolm Gladwell

Blue’s Clues may be one of the stickiest TV shows EVER made.”

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MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY: Researching Blue's Clues: Viewing Behavior & Impact

By Dr. Daniel R. Anderson et al.

“A longitudinal study comparing children who regularly watched Blue’s Clues to demographically similar children who could not receive the program indicated that the program had a positive impact on cognitive development.”

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Blue’s Clues for Success: The 8 Secrets Behind a Phenomenal Business

By Diane Tracey

Looks at the success of the children’s television program “Blue’s Clues” and describes how to apply the management principles of the show to other businesses.

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