Today’s interview is with media trailblazer and pioneer in children’s programming, Angela Santomero. Joan Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, says “Angela is carrying on Fred’s legacy with her work in children’s media – a modern day Fred Rogers.”
Angela C. Santomero, Creator & Executive Producer of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Blue’s Clues, Wishenpoof, Creative Galaxy & Super Why has been changing the way children watch TV for more than twenty years. She is the Creator, Executive Producer and Writer for award winning kids and family content for PBS, Nickelodeon, and Amazon Studios.
With a Masters in Child Developmental Psychology from Columbia University-Teacher’s College, Angela’s vision for integrating educational curriculum into entertaining content for kids led her to co-create, executive produce and head write Nick Jr. ‘s landmark series, Blue’s Clues. Malcolm Gladwell referred to Blue’s Clues as “One of the stickiest TV shows EVER made”, in The Tipping Point.
Angela is the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award for Outstanding Childrenʹs Programming as well as several gold and silver Parents’ Choice Awards.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series at the 2019 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Ms. Santomero’s book Preschool Clues: Raising Smart, Inspired, and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World (Touchstone) was released April 2018. Her second book Radical Kindness: The Life Changing Power of Giving and Receiving was released in 2019.
Meet My Guest:
- WEBSITE: AngelasClues.com
- INSTAGRAM: @angelasclues
- FACEBOOK: /AngelasClues
- LINKEDIN: Angela Santomero
- ABC NEWS: How to prioritize quality screen time during the pandemic
- MOM BRAIN: God Bless Angela Santomero, For Giving Us Daniel Tiger and Blue’s Clues