The Children's Corner is assured a permanent network spot.
'Children's Gets Regular Net Spot Award-Winning WQED Show l' On NBC Starting Dtc. 24 ' . : By FRED REMINGTON "Children's Corner," Pittsburgh's award-winning educational TV show, has finally been assured a per manent network spot on , ' Beginning Dec. 24 it will be carried nationally by NBC from 10:00 to 10:30. As a summer replace ment, "Children's Corner" was carried nationally for four weeks In September, replacing the "Paul'WlncheU Jerry Mahoney Show." - Last month it won a Syl-- vanla Television Award as the nation's best locally-produced Juvenile show, ; 'Negotiations between Fred Rogers and Josie Carey, pro- ducers of "Children's Corner," and NBC have been underway ; ever since the show made its outstanding success as a summer replacement It would have been on the network sooner but for Fred's ' Insistence that he and Josey continue "Children's Corner" In its familiar late afternoon spot on WQED. This has been satisfactorily settled, so the youthful producers will commute between Pittsburgh and - New York at the end of each week to present the show live from Radio City. ' Scheduling of "Children's Corner" has Involved time shift for many of NBC's most firmly entrenched Saturday shows. Following "Children's Corner," the network will present in progressive half hour Intervals. "The Pinky Lee Show." "Fury," and The Paul Winchell Jerry Mahoney Show." It Is reliably understood that Fred and Josle. despite their Christmas week inaugural on the network, will present their "Children's Corner New Years Eve Party" over WQED from 7:30 to 9:30 on Dec 31 as originally planned. Corner Saturday mornings. know what the score is, yet young enough to get In the game. The record makers have high hopes for the. new ballad by George Burns and Tom Blackburn, whose last effort you may recall If you try real hard. Little thing called "Davy Crockett" Entitled Taller, Yaller Cold," the new one will be heard on Disneyland the week of Dec. 14. New CMtfrta'i Snow Airtd en WQ0 A children's show with 13 successful years on radio and TV in Cleveland has moved to Pittsburgh and will be carried by WQED from 11:30 to 12 each weekday morning starting Jan. 2. Entitled "Charmine Chil dren," its daily format calls for a different group of six children in the 4-6 age group selected each day from the program enrollees. In Cleve land where the show was born It was regarded as an at-home substitute for nursery school and kindergarten. "We want to avoid the characterization of just being a baby sitting show," explained George Harms who, with his wife, Marjorie, created the show and has been with it through its 13year history- To bring about participation by youngsters at home the show actually enrolls stu dents and distributes partici pation kits. Enrollment is $6.00, which Includes the kit,