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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION

FY 1994 GRANT AWARDS




CALIFORNIA

File No. 94091 KQED, Inc., 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-1400. Contact: Mr. Michael Schwartz. Telephone: 415-553-2273. Funds Awarded: $75,000. Total Project Cost: $168,440. To develop, produce and later evaluate a 30-minute pilot program of Short Stories and Tall Tales, a proposed multicultural series for 6 to 8 year olds that focuses on literacy, language skills, diversity and pro-social behavior development skills.


ILLINOIS

File No. 94027 Mr. Rene Alexander Roy, 6510 North Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60645. Telephone: 312-973-6215. Funds Awarded: $50,000. Total Project Cost: $69,750. To research, develop and script a 30-minute pilot program of Grandpa's Fix-It Shop, a proposed series for 6 to 8 year olds that focuses on multiculturalism, self-esteem and pro-social behavior development skills.


MASSACHUSETTS

File No. 94067 WGBH Educational Foundation, Children's Programming, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134. Contact: Ms. Carol Greenwald. Telephone: 617-492-2777. Funds Awarded: $150,000. Total Project Cost: $592,675. To develop and produce a 30-minute pilot program of ZOOM, a proposed interdisciplinary series for 6 to 11 year olds based on the award-winning series of the 1970's, but updated for the 1990's. Like its predecessor, ZOOM will feature contributions from children in segments devoted to science, the arts, mathematics, literacy and music.

File No. 94106 Judge Baker Children's Center, 295 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Contact: Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint. Telephone: 617-232-8390. Funds Awarded: $50,000. Total Project Cost: $113,890. To plan, research and develop Willoughby's Wonders, a proposed series for 6 to 8 year olds that focuses on the development of fundamental social skills and attributes.


MINNESOTA

File No. 94048 Twin Cities Public Television, Inc./KTCA, 172 East Fourth Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. Contact: Ms. Catherine Allan. Telephone: 612-229-1374. Funds Awarded: $149,998. Total Project Cost: $301,260. To script 7 episodes of Pathfinders, a proposed new series of 13 30- minute programs for 7 to 12 year olds that focuses on ethics, values, and decision-making skills. A 1993 NECET grant of $260,000 funded the scripting of the first 6 programs of the proposed series. Pathfinders is being co-produced by Lancit Media Productions of New York.


NEW YORK

File No. 94045 NEON, Inc., 73 Spring Street, Suite 406, New York, NY 10012. Contact: Mr. Alfred Hyslop. Telephone: 212-274-0349. Funds Awarded: $99,997. Total Project Cost: $133,492. To research, develop, plan and script 6 30-minute episodes of Wufniks!, a proposed new series of 13 30-minute programs for 5 to 9 year olds intended help children develop an awareness of, curiosity about, and engagement in general science, mathematics and technology. The grant award will also fund one remote location shooting for the proposed series. A 1993 NECET grant of $157,903 funded the planning, development, research, scripting and evaluation of a 30-minute pilot program of Wufniks!.

File No. 94051 Children's Television Workshop, One Lincoln Plaza, New York, NY 10023. Contact: Ms. Ellen Buchwalter. Telephone: 212-875-6945. Funds Awarded: $100,000. Total Project Cost: $4,406,179. To produce 8 of 13 30-minute episodes of Season Three of Ghostwriter, a literacy series for 7 to 12 year olds intended to help children read and write with increased skill, confidence and enjoyment.

File No. 94063 Designs for Learning, Inc., 61 Gramercy Park, New York, NY 10010. Contact: Ms. Jane Garmey. Telephone: 212-473-4059. Funds Awarded: $125,000. Total Project Cost: $926,799. To develop, script, produce and later evaluate a 30-minute pilot program of Old News Network, a proposed new series for 8 to 13 year olds that focuses on American history.

File No. 94077 Bank Street College of Education, 612 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025. Contact: Ms. Denise A. Coleman. Telephone: 212-875-4634. Funds Awarded: $99,998. Total Project Cost: $200,959. To research, develop, plan and produce We're Here! Young Immigrants Tell Their Stories, a 30-minute special program for 6 to 11 year olds that focuses on American history and multiculturalism/diversity issues.

File No. 94105 Educational Broadcasting Corporation/WNET, 356 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Contact: Ms. Rose Tatlow. Telephone: 212-560-3060. Funds Awarded: $100,000. Total Project Cost: $233,095. To produce and later evaluate a 30-minute pilot program of The Nature Trail, a proposed new series for 7 to 12 year olds designed to encourage exploration and discovery of everyday natural environments. A 1993 NECET grant of $48,750 funded the planning, research, and development of a series overview and program outline for The Nature Trail.


Last Modified: 02Oct95
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