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From the Block to the Box—Get Ready To Party!
Join Read-a-roo, Shana Tucker & Other Celebs Saturday, September 19, 9-10 AM, on Rootle & UNC-TV!

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, 9/16/2020—Rootle, UNC-TV’s 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel, invites families to join its first ever Block Party LIVE! At Home!, Saturday, September 19, from 9-10 AM, simulcast statewide on the Rootle and UNC-TV channels. This virtual block party transforms Rootle’s ever-popular in-person engagement and entertainment events from the block to the box—your television—where everyone can enjoy all the educational fun and festivities!

In this all-new television special from Rootle, enjoy family fun, educational games, music and some super-special celebrity guests—including Shana Tucker, with her cello magic, the Little GERMinators, Mr. Scooter and Read-a-roo, Rootle’s beloved book-loving marsupial! Rootle’s Block Party LIVE! At Home television special brings all the fun of an in-person event with a jam-packed hour of sing-alongs, activities and more—all from the comfort of your home—Saturday, September 19, at 9 AM, on Rootle and UNC-TV! Learn more at

About Rootle
Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel provides quality children’s programming from UNC-TV, PBS KIDS and other content providers. As part of North Carolina’s 12-station, four channel public media network, Rootle offers families a haven for intentional, educational and entertaining viewing. Learn more about Rootle and discover its many resources online and join the conversation by liking us on the Rootle Facebook page and following us on Twitter and Instagram.

About UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina
As North Carolina’s statewide PBS network serving the country’s third-largest public media market, UNC-TV educates, informs, entertains and inspires its statewide audience on-air, online and in-person. Through its unique partnership of public investment and private support, the statewide network includes in-person engagement, digital-first social and online content delivery, and four over-the-air channels—UNC-TV PBS & More, the North Carolina Channel, Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS and the Explorer Channel. Its transformational events and content spark curiosity and wonder for all North Carolinians. Additionally, UNC-TV serves as the backbone for North Carolina’s state’s emergency services.

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CONTACT Rebekah Radisch, UNC-TV: 919-549-7177