October 7 is a wonderful day!

It marks the 25th anniversary of Arthur's first broadcast and the day viewers gained a life-long friend. Since its premiere in 1996, Arthur has reinforced values of friendship, honesty, empathy and respect, with a healthy dose of humor. Based on the books by Marc Brown, Arthur continues to showcase a wide range of kids, families and cultures, as part of its mission to ensure that everyone can see their lives reflected in media.

Celebrate with us by watching the first five episodes on WHRO Kids TV or on the WHRO Kids livestream starting at 7:30 a.m. and airing again at 7:30 p.m. There will also be four classic episodes available only on the PBS KIDS Video Player. 

Broadcast Schedule

7:30 a.m. / p.m. - Arthur's Eyes/Francine's Bad Hair Day
Arthur has vision problems and needs glasses. Francine changes herself for her school picture.

8:00 a.m. / p.m. - Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn/Arthur's Spelling Trubble
Arthur becomes a detective to investigate rumors about his teacher and competes in a spellathon.

8:30 a.m. / p.m. - D.W. All Wet/Buster's Dino Dilemma
D.W. is afraid of octopuses. Will Buster decide to tell the truth on his fossil hunting field trip?

9:00 a.m. / p.m. - D.W.'s Imaginary Friend/Arthur's Lost Library Book
Arthur has trouble with D.W's imaginary friend and has nightmares when he loses his library book.

9:30 a.m. / p.m. - Arthur's Pet Business/D.W. The Copycat
Arthur opens a pet shop to prove he is responsible. Aurthur gets aggravated when D.W. copies him.

Classic Streamed Episodes

(You can download the PBS Kids Video App in the App Store of your Apple devices, or in the Google Play Store for your Android devices.)

“Arthur Makes Waves/It Came from Beyond,” Season 9, Episode 6
With the community pool closed for repairs, Arthur and D.W. need a place to keep cool and Grandma Thora's new dog turns out to be a bully.

“D.W.’s Name Game/Finders Key-pers,” Season 2, Episode 19
D.W. and Arthur's efforts to insult each other get out of control and the discovery of a mystery key has Arthur and friends heading into trouble.

“D.W.’s Library Card/Arthur’s Big Hit,” Season 4, Episode 1
D.W. discovers a world of books when she gets her own library card and Arthur wonders if it is ever okay to hit someone.

“Double Tibble Trouble/Arthur’s Almost Live Not Real Music Festival,” Season 3, Episode 11
Playing with the Tibble twins is quite a task and Arthur and the gang create their own music videos.

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