Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Our Great Kids - Alan Shawn Feinstein

The Feinstein Junior Scholar Program began more than 10 years ago to promote community service projects to school children throughout Rhode Island. Alan Shawn Feinstein offers program membership to children who pledge to do good deeds for others. Today, there are more than 100,000 Feinstein Junior Scholars in kindergarten to college, and millions of good deeds performed.

In Mr. Feinstein's own words: "I speak to over 35,000 of these youngsters each year in their schools – thanking them for what they are doing to help others and telling them that every time they do something good for someone else, they make the world a better place."

Each week, Alan Shawn Feinstein comes to WSBE Rhode Island PBS studios to share some of those good deeds in Our Great Kids, short programs that recognize Feinstein Junior Scholars by name. The segments air on weekends on both of our channels, Rhode Island PBS and Learn. Mr. Feinstein tapes short (3-minute) and long (5-minute) segments, each with different content. In some Our Great Kids episodes, Mr. Feinstein reads letters he has received from children. In other segments of Our Great Kids, he shares advice and encouragement.

Episodes are new each week, and are re-broadcast more than once per weekend. Here's when to catch the latest segments about Our Great Kids on TV:

Short segment (3 minutes) 
Saturdays at 6 A.M. and Sundays at 6 P.M. on WSBE Rhode Island PBS
Sundays at 7 A.M on WSBE Learn

Long segment (5 minutes)
Saturdays and Sundays at 10 A.M. on WSBE Rhode Island PBS
Sundays at 5 P.M. on WSBE Learn

Here's a link to one recent video. Past episodes are available on our YouTube channel

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on cable services: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08, Comcast 819HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36, Dish Network 7776.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; on cable: Cox 808, Verizon 478, Full Channel 109, Comcast 294 or 312.