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Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WTIU-TV to host Kids Fair Saturday

Co-hosts of 'The Friday Zone' will be in attendance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 15, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's PBS television station, WTIU-TV, is hosting a Kids Fair on Saturday (Sept. 18) from noon to 3 p.m. at Bloomington's College Mall.

Super Why!

Children are invited to come and meet the cast of the syndicated PBS cartoon "SUPER WHY!" and view episodes of the popular show, which teaches spelling through fairy tales.

Also in attendance will be the hosts of WTIU's "The Friday Zone," including the show's new co-host, Taylor Crousore, who joins veteran host Emily Fergason for the program's 11th season, premiering Friday, Oct. 8.

Crousore is a sophomore in the IU Department of Theatre and Drama who has been cast in IU plays that include Blood Brothers and Take Me Out. He is also a substitute teacher at the Prep School Academy, and said he has always had a passion for working with kids.

"I am looking so forward to being the newest co-host on 'The Friday Zone,'" Taylor said. "I'm a native to Bloomington, so I grew up watching 'The Friday Zone.' It's a total honor to now be hosting the show."

Friday Zone Hosts

"The Friday Zone" hosts, Taylor Crousore, left, and Emily Fergason will appear at a WTIU children's event Saturday at the College Mall.

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Kids Fair activities include balloon bending, story reading and science activities with Wonderlab: The Museum of Science, Health and Technology.

The first 300 children to arrive will receive a free children's book and other free prizes. Attendees are encouraged to bring a gently used book to trade. Donated books will be added to the library of the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington.

The Friday Zone

"The Friday Zone" is an Emmy award-winning weekly children's television show produced by WTIU Public Television at Indiana University that airs on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. with a rebroadcast on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. The show's target audience is children between the ages of 8-11 and features a variety of local guests, exciting projects, and a different spotlight show every week. The program encourages kids to learn about their world in fun and interesting ways. For more information, see http://www.fridayzone.org/index.shtml.