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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION

GRANT AWARDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1993




CALIFORNIA

File No. 93006 QED Communications, Inc., 3171 Los Feliz Boulevard, No. 2, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Signed by: Dr. Donna D. Mitroff, Vice President. Funds Awarded: $100,000. Total Project Cost: $1,248,526. To plan, develop and produce "Rinko: The Best Bad Thing," a new series of 3 30-minute programs or a 90-minute special for 6 to 13 year olds that will be a dramatic adaptation of the book by Yoshiko Uchida and will focus on reading, multiculturalism, diversity, and pro-social behavior development issues. TELEPHONE: (213) 667-1400

File No. 93090 Community Television of Southern CA, 4401 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Signed by: Mr. Donald G. Youpa, Executive Vice President. Funds Awarded: $300,000. Total Project Cost: $2,142,691. To plan, develop, script and produce "Storytime," a new series of 20 30-minute programs for 3 to 7 year olds that features children's literature read by well-known adults and children, and that focuses on literature, reading and language skill issues. The project will also upgrade the original 20 programs for national distribution on PBS. TELEPHONE: (213) 953-5269

File No. 93210 Fdn. for Advancements in Sci./Edcn., 4801 Wilshire Blvd., No. 215, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Signed by: Mr. Jack Dirmann, Associate Director. Funds Awarded: $300,000. Total Project Cost: $650,008. To plan, research, develop, script, produce and later evaluate a 30 minute pilot production of "The Eddie Files," a prospective new series for 9 to 11 year olds that focuses on mathematics, science, problem solving, reasoning, and career education issues. TELEPHONE: (213) 937-9911


CONNECTICUT

File No. 93223 The Media Group of Connecticut, Inc, 70 Birch Hill Road, Weston, CT 06883. Signed by: Mr. Harvey F. Bellin, Director, Federal Projects. Funds Awarded: $100,000. Total Project Cost: $250,000. To research, script, produce and later evaluate a 30-minute pilot program of "Time Quest," a prospective new series for 6 to 8 year olds that focuses on history, reading, multiculturalism, diversity, self-esteem and pro-social behavior development issues. TELEPHONE: (203) 221-7299


GEORGIA

File No. 93096 Georgia Public Telecomm. Commission, 1540 Stewart Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Signed by: Mr. Frank Bugg, Deputy Director. Funds Awarded: $200,000. Total Project Cost: $720,150. To plan, research, develop, script and produce "Zoo Q," a new series of 25 30-minute quiz programs for 7 to 12 year olds that focuses on the environment, ecology, zoology and general science topics. TELEPHONE: (404) 756-4714


MASSACHUSETTS

File No. 93048 WGBH Educational Foundation, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134. Signed by: Mr. Henry Becton, President, WGBH. Funds Awarded: $300,000. Total Project Cost: $400,000. To research, develop and write 10 scripts and a series overview for "Arthur," a prospective series of 40 30-minute programs for 6 to 8 year olds based on the books by author Marc Brown that focuses on reading, ethics, values, and pro-social behavior development issues. TELEPHONE: (617) 492-2777


MINNESOTA

File No. 93192 Twin Cities Public Television, 172 East Fourth Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. Signed by: Mr. James E. Carufel, Senior Vice President & CFO. Funds Awarded: $260,000. Total Project Cost: $380,589. To script "Pathfinders," a prospective new series of 6 30-minute programs for 7 to 11 year olds that focuses on ethics, values, and decision-making skills. TELEPHONE: (612) 229-1374


NEW YORK

File No. 93103 Educational Broadcasting Corp., 356 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Signed by: Mr. Harry Chancey, , VP and Director, Prog. Service. Funds Awarded: $48,750. Total Project Cost: $65,000. To plan, research and develop a series overview and program outline for "The Nature Trail," a prospective new series for 7 to 12 year olds that focuses on science, environment and ecology issues. TELEPHONE: (212) 560-2056

File No. 93138 Neon, Inc., 73 Spring St., Rm. 406, New York, NY 10012. Signed by: Mr. Alfred Hyslop, Chairperson. Funds Awarded: $157,903. Total Project Cost: $210,538. To plan, develop, research, script, and later evaluate a 30-minute pilot program of "Wufniks!," a prospective new series for 5 to 9 year olds that focuses on science, mathematics, geography and history topics. TELEPHONE: (212) 274-0349

File No. 93219 Flexitoon, Ltd., 46 W. 73rd Street, Suite 3A, New York, NY 10023. Signed by: Mr. Craig Marin, President. Funds Awarded: $200,000. Total Project Cost: $273,162. To plan, develop, script, produce and later evaluate a 30-minute pilot program of "Goin' Up," a prospective new series for 6 to 10 year olds that focuses on science, mathematics, problem solving, social studies, multiculturalism and diversity issues. TELEPHONE: (212) 877-2757


SOUTH CAROLINA

File No. 93193 ETV Endowment of S.C., Inc., 1029 Woodburn Road, Spartanburg, SC 29302. Signed by: Ms. Elaine T. Freeman, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $350,000. Total Project Cost: $768,998. To plan, research, develop, script and produce "The Magic School Bus," a new series of 13 30-minute programs for 6 to 9 year olds based on the books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen that focuses on science, environment and ecology topics. NECET funding will go toward animation of 6 programs of the series. TELEPHONE: (803) 591-0046


WASHINGTON

File No. 93236 United Indians of All Tribes Fdn., Box 99100, Discovery Park, Seattle, WA 98199. Signed by: Mr. Bernie Whitebear, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $83,000. Total Project Cost: $150,820. To research, develop, script and produce "Spirit of the Cedar Tree," a 30-minute individual program for 6 to 8 year olds that focuses on ecology, the environment, ethics, values, multiculturalism, diversity, self-esteem development, language skills, and literacy issues. TELEPHONE: (206) 325-0070


Last Modified: 02Oct95
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications