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Between the Lions

Wins Sixth Emmy Award

Lessons on Reading Lead to Award for Writing
for the Acclaimed PBS KIDS Series

Boston – May 17, 2004– Roars of thanks can be heard from the lions’ library! The PBS KIDS series BETWEEN THE LIONS (, the first and only children’s television program with the primary goal of helping children learn to read using a research-based curriculum, has received a 2004 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series, amidst formidable fellow nominees Bear in the Big Blue House, Blue’s Clues and Sesame Street. Presented by the National Television Academy at the 31st Annual Creative Craft Awards Ceremony in New York on Saturday, this is the sixth Daytime Emmy for the series in its four seasons. BETWEEN THE LIONS is produced by the creative team of WGBH Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd., under Executive Producer Judith Stoia and Sirius Thinking Executive Producers Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles.

“This series continues to be applauded by critics, educators and viewers alike, and we couldn’t be prouder of this latest honor,” says Brigid Sullivan, Vice President for Children’s, Educational and Interactive Programming and Media Access at WGBH. “The talented writers on this series certainly deserve to be commended for their creativity in bringing to life brilliantly crafted episodes that not only entertain, but have been proven to help kids learn to read.”

The BETWEEN THE LIONS writing team, headed by Norman Stiles, includes: Christopher Cerf, Sarah Durkee, Joe Fallon, Louise Gikow, Carin Greenberg-Baker, Sean Kelly, Sharon Lerner, Brian Meehl, Gentry Menzel, Fred Newman, and Ken Scarborough.

BETWEEN THE LIONS is produced for PBS KIDS by the award-winning team of WGBH Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd., two experts in the creative union of educational goals with laugh-out-loud children’s television.

Sirius Thinking, Ltd., is a children's educational entertainment media company based in New York City. Its founders, Christopher Cerf, Michael Frith, Norman Stiles, and John Sculley have extensive experience in the development and production of education/entertainment properties and have won a host of honors including multiple Emmy and Grammy awards.

BETWEEN THE LIONS is funded in part by a Ready To Learn Television Cooperative Agreement from the US Department of Education through the Public Broadcasting Service and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. National corporate sponsorship is provided by Chick-fil-A.
Between the Lions
The six-time Emmy Award winning BETWEEN THE LIONS, produced by WGBH, Sirius Thinking, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting, has recently premiered ten exciting new episodes on PBS KIDS. Click here for details!

Sirius Thinking, Ltd. has received multiple Emmy and Grammy awards. Click here for a full list of awards won by Between the Lions.
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