• Alabama Public Television Pulls Arthur 's Gay Wedding Episode

    30 days ago - By Slate

    “Parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision,” the director of programming said.
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  • ‘Arthur' episode about same-sex wedding banned in Alabama

    ‘Arthur' episode about same-sex wedding banned in Alabama

    30 days ago - By New York Post

    “Arthur” is one controversial cartoon. Alabama Public Television pulled the Season 22 premiere of the long-running animated series. The episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” revolved around the same-sex wedding of the series' elementary school teacher. “Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children's programs that entertain,...
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  • Alabama Public Television won't run ‘Arthur' gay wedding

    30 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children's show “Arthur” because it included a same-sex wedding. The episode “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” aired nationally on May 13, showing Arthur attending the wedding of his teacher and partner. APT showed a re-run instead. AL.com...
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  • Alabama Public Television Refuses to Air Episode of Arthur Featuring a Gay Wedding

    30 days ago - By Time

    Alabama's public television network has banned an episode of the PBS cartoon series Arthur that features a same-sex marriage.
    The episode, entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” shows the wedding of Arthur's third-grade teacher Mr. Ratburn - a cartoon rat - to his partner, a chocolatier named Patrick.
    It aired nationwide on May 13 as the series 22nd season premiere, prompting widespread online praise from supporters of LGBTQ rights .
    But Alabama Public Television decided to show a re-run instead, after being notified about the episode by PBS, local news site AL.com reports.
    “we...
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