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Link: 15 kids’ shows you didn’t know had ties to Canada

From Robin Levinson King of the Toronto Star:

15 kids’ shows you didn’t know had ties to Canada
Whether you grew up in Canada or somewhere else in the world, these 15 children’s shows should ring a bell.

1. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
It’s a little known fact that Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted as Mister Rogers on CBC in 1963. The show ran for three years in Canada before host Fred Rogers bought the rights and moved it to Pittsburgh.

But Rogers’ understudy Ernie Coombs would remain, and start his own television show with the CBC as a kind of Canadian spinoff: Mr. Dressup. Continue reading.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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