This series is based on the best-selling children's books by Marc Brown. It revolves around an 8-year-old aardvark, his 4-year-old sister DW, and their family and friends. It is a show about being a kid, exploring the world, and finding your place in it. It's about kids finding inner strengths, learning to make choices for themselves, taking responsibility for them and of course, having fun. In each episode, Arthur and his gang guide us through stories that deal with real "kid issues" - timeless difficulties and joys that all kids experience.
Arthur Previous Broadcasts
The Tattletale Frog/D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose (Episode #1801H)
KQED 9: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 -- 6:30 AM
* The Tattletale Frog - When Bud is blamed for an accident D.W. causes, she has to decide whether to let her friend take the fall. Educational Objective: D.W. learns the importance of honesty and accepting responsibility for her actions.
* D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose - D.W. and Bud can't wait to ride "The Buzzard," Wonder World's newest rollercoaster. Will they make it past the persnickety ticket taker - or will they come up short? Educational Objective: D.W. and Bud learn the power of persistence.
Buster Isnt Buying It/One Ornery Critter (Episode #1905H)
KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
Aliens, conspiracy theories, the megatoad...Buster believes in everything! That is until his favorite show gets cancelled for false reporting. Now the new Buster isn't buying anything! Can Arthur and friends convince him to have a little faith? Educational Objective: Mr. Morris reminds Buster that the world's more interesting when there's a little mystery in it. Dogs love Arthur! Well, all except Carrot Cake...Can Arthur win over this picky pup, or will he walk away with his tail between his legs? Educational Objective: Arthur realizes he doesn't have to win the approval of everyone (or every pet) that he encounters.
Caught in the Crosswires/Framed (Episode #1709H)
KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
* Caught in the Crosswires - Muffy is thrilled when mega producer J3 chooses her family for his latest reality TV project. After all, she was born to be star! But when Muffy's asked to amp up the drama between her and Bailey, she worries that she's being portrayed as a spoiled brat. Is it possible reality TV isn't as realistic as she thought?
* Framed! - Buster has just won the best young artist award at the Elwood City Arts Festival. Sensing his work might be worth something someday, Muffy hires Buster to paint her portrait. But can Buster satisfy his critical client?