Monday, 13 March 2017 14:49

2017 Shaw Festival Season Preview



In the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival entertains audiences from near and far in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, each year with a diverse acting ensemble and production company. The season runs from April – October, offering up 11 different plays on 4 stages.    

This past winter, WNED welcomed The Shaw Festival’s artistic director Tim Carroll into our studios to speak with host of WBFO’s Theatre Talk, Anthony Chase.  In our season preview special, Tim speaks about his vast experience as an artistic director.

“Working in the theatre. It does take you to places you never imagined you'd go. When I left university, I had no idea that I was going to end up directing seven productions in Hungary and six in Spain and three in Norway and in Portugal, Romania, Sydney Opera House. I've been very lucky. You know, it's ... as long as you roll with it, you end up in some really extraordinary places. The biggest job I'd had before this, I think, was my seven years at the Globe in London directing Shakespeare.”

His vision invites patrons to enjoy “two-way” theatre in many of the plays presented this season. Everyone walks away better for the experience.

“You have to be sensitive to the audience. You can't just pretend they're not there. You can't ask them to sit in the dark passively. They really do influence every single performance in a theatre like that. And that's the kind of theatre I want. I want the kind of theatre where the audience really feel that they are a part of the experience and making a difference to the experience.” 

TC began his work with the SHAW Festival in 2016, succeeding former artistic director, Jackie Maxwell. He’s excited to embrace this adventure and present his vision for Niagara’s world class repertory theatre, and walk us through the full line up of productions for 2017.




The “2017 Shaw Festival Season Preview” premieres on WNED-TV, Friday, March 31st @ 9:00pm.

Visit the Shaw Festival website.

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Friday, 20 January 2017 10:53

WNED-TV Launches PBS KIDS 24/7

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WNED-TV Launches PBS KIDS 24/7

Beginning January 30 with the launch of WNED PBS KIDS 24/7, families will be able to watch their favorite PBS Kids shows anytime, anywhere with the introduction of a new free TV channel featuring quality, educational commercial-free programming round the clock. With this new channel and the digital live stream, children can watch their favorite series during primetime, after school and on weekends, when they watch twice as much TV as in the morning.

In addition to the new television channel, viewers will be also able to watch the station branded live stream through and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and tablets. Nationally, the site is the #1 in the kids’ category for total view and minutes spent.

“We often hear from parents that they would like access to our PBS KIDS programming throughout the day, especially in the late afternoon and early evening hours when so much of what is broadcast is not appropriate for young children,” said Donald K. Boswell, President & CEO of WNED | WBFO. “We are so pleased that this new channel gives families a safe haven for their children and allows them to watch their favorite shows with the characters they love when it is most convenient for them.”

The WNED PBS KIDS 24/7 TV schedule includes popular favorites such as DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ODD SQUAD, WILD KRATTS AND DINOSAUR TRAIN as well as PBS KIDS’ newest series NATURE CAT, READY JET GO! AND SPLASH AND BUBBLES. Classics including SESAME STREET AND ARTHUR, THOMAS & FRIENDS are also included in the daily lineup.

The 24/7 TV channel will also be beneficial to young children who are in hospitals and may not keep traditional hours because of medical treatments. Parents will also appreciate that, through the and the PBS KIDS App, children can also access their favorite shows via livestream while traveling.

In Western New York, WNED PBS Kids 24/7 can be found at:

Broadcast dial - Channel 17.3
Time Warner/ Spectrum - Channel 1276
Verizon FIOS - Channel 18
Comcast Northwest PA - Channel 221


WNED PBS KIDS schedule: 

6:00 AM Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
6:30 AM Cyberchase
7:00 AM Cyberchase
7:30 AM WordGirl
8:00 AM Arthur
8:30 AM Arthur
9:00 AM Peg + Cat
9:30 AM The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
10:00 AM Super WHY!
10:30 AM Clifford
11:00 AM Thomas & Friends
11:30 AM Thomas & Friends
12:00 PM Caillou
12:30 PM Sid the Science Kid
1:00 PM Bob the Builder
1:30 PM WordWorld
2:00 PM Super WHY!
2:30 PM Sesame Street
3:00 PM Sesame Street
3:30 PM Dinosaur Train
4:00 PM Dinosaur Train
4:30 PM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
5:00 PM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
5:30 PM Splash and Bubbles
6:00 PM Nature Cat
6:30 PM Ready Jet Go!
7:00 PM Wild Kratts
7:30 PM Wild Kratts
8:00 PM Odd Squad
8:30 PM Odd Squad
9:00 PM Arthur
9:30 PM Arthur
10:00 PM Super WHY!
10:30 PM Sesame Street
11:00 PM Sesame Street
11:30 PM Dinosaur Train
12:00 AM Dinosaur Train
12:30 AM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
1:00 AM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
1:30 AM Splash and Bubbles
2:00 AM Nature Cat
2:30 AM Ready Jet Go!
3:00 AM Wild Kratts
3:30 AM Wild Kratts
4:00 AM Odd Squad
4:30 AM Odd Squad
5:00 AM Arthur
5:30 AM Arthur
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