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Terri Mauro

Could you be a PBS Kids TV star?

By January 28, 2006

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Have you ever watched a kid's show like "Blue's Clues" or "Sesame Street" -- and as a parent of a child with special needs, you may be watching those well past the point at which your child's peers have moved on to Nickelodeon or the Cartoon Network or even MTV -- and wondered how the adults performing on those shows got their jobs? If you've ever thought, "I could do that," PBS Kids wants to hear from you. In an effort that sounds like it might make a good reality show, the network is casting a net out to parents and teachers in search of a host for its preschool programming. According to its casting call:
PBS is looking for an authentic talent who embodies a warm, creative and charismatic approach to life-long learning and child engagement. The new host will motivate children through fun, interactive, language-rich and musical original content segments, bridging lessons from each episode that relate ideas and themes to real world appreciation and application. Our ideal host possesses a curiosity about the world -- from the eyes and understanding of a preschooler. He or she is motivating, charismatic, warm, creative, silly, smart, fun, well-spoken, energetic and physically agile. He or she can engage one-on-one as well as command a crowd and is available to travel throughout the year.
If that sounds like you, go to the casting call page for information on creating and sending in an audition tape. But do it fast -- the deadline for applications is February 10.
September 27, 2011 at 9:35 am
(1) Cimeon Daniel says:

My name is Cimeon Daniel from Mpls Mn. I am 11 years old.Please watch my youtube video cimedance that I choreographed for consideration to perform and act on your show. Thanks

July 30, 2012 at 3:05 am
(2) freddie brown says:

Watch my daughter video ***( 4-YEAR-OLD JUSTICE BEIBER)*** You Tube video she wants to a PBS kid

November 21, 2012 at 3:14 pm
(3) olivia says:

hi.i have a brothr who is 4 yrs old hes dream is to be acting on tv he is very comprehendable for his age im 12 yr trying to hlp my brothers dteam come true i really love an d support him he loves pbs kids watches it everyday!!!pls if you seek an opportunity pls contact me plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

November 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm
(4) specialchildren says:

Unfortunately, this blog post and the casting call mentioned are from 2006, and they were looking for an adult, not a kid. Haven’t heard anything about PBS searching for kids to be on TV, but if I do, I’ll post it here.

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