Why APT Says No To Airing PBS Arthur Episode

Welp, it looks like the APT is standing it's grounds on why they did not air one of PBS's 'Arthur' episodes. The Arthur episode featured scenes of Arthur's teacher getting married to another man, making it a sam-sex wedding attended by some of his students. The Alabama Programming Television decided to rerun instead of the actual episode. According to NBC.com "PBS sent a message to stations in mid-April alerting them to possible viewer concerns about the content of the program. After current director Mike McKenzie and others at APT viewed the episode, they decided not to broadcast it. McKenzie said the station has no plans to air it. Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate and inspire,” McKenzie said in a statement. “More importantly — although we strongly encourage parents to watch television with their children and talk about what they have learned afterwards — parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We also know that children who are younger than the ‘target’ audience for 'Arthur' also watch the program.”

 
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