Did You Know These Five Facts?

Did You Know These Five Facts?

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 14:00

Now that we’re into August and summer vacation is starting to wind down, we thought we’d share some light-hearted – and kind of fun – facts with you. Here are five facts you might not know about some of your favorite PBS and PBS KIDS programs!

 

Famous Highclere Castle neighbor Andrew Lloyd Webber recently tried to purchase the Downton Abbey location to hold his art collection.

 

 

 

 While filming the Baking with Julia series, Julia Child used a whopping 753 pounds of butter.

 

 

 

 

The reporter for WordGirl’s Woodview Elementary School is Todd “Scoops” Ming and his editor’s name is Woodward Bernstein, which is a punning off the last names of legendary Washington Post Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

 

 

In 2003, President George W. Bush made Austin City Limits the only TV show ever to be awarded the National Medal of Arts.

 

 

 

Kids who watched Super Why! scored 46 percent higher on standardized tests than those who didn’t.

 

 

 

 

Have any of your own facts to share about your experience with PBS and PBS Kids? Did Sesame Street teach you how to count? Do you tune in every Sunday night for Masterpiece? Tell us about it in the comments!

 

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