Trustee Launches PBS Television Series

Donna (Anduri) Erickson C'71

CHICAGO, IL (April 5, 2007) – The PBS television series "Donna's Day," starring North Park trustee and alumna Donna Erickson, will launch on stations nationwide over Easter weekend. Viewers can tune in to see Erickson host a show designed exclusively for today's busy families, helping kids and parents rediscover the simple joys of spending time together.

Donna's Day launches in the Twin Cities, Erickson's hometown, on Friday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. on Channel 2, followed by Channels 13 and 17 on Easter Sunday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. Chicagoans can tune in on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to WTTW (Channel 11), a timeslot scheduled to continue in the weeks to come. For more information about when and where Donna's Day airs in your city, go to www.donnasday.com and click on "Contact your PBS station."

Designated by the Associated Press as one of the "Top Ten Television Shows" in the United States, Donna's Day originally aired in the late 1990s and has returned with all-new episodes, each offering a theme designed to help adults feel more caring, confident, and creative when connecting with children. In addition, four seasonal specials will highlight practical suggestions for celebrating holidays together – Halloween, Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day, and Easter.

Wife of Dean Erickson C'71 and mother to Anders, Bjorn C'2002, and Britt C'2003, Erickson is an educator with a Master's degree in second languages and cultures education. She speaks several languages and has lived and traveled in more than 40 different countries. A weekly syndicated columnist for King Features Syndicate and a contributing editor for Parents magazine, she is also the award-winning author of bestselling books Prime Time Together… with Kids and Fabulous Funstuff for Families. She has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

A co-production of The Jim Henson Company and StarChair Entertainment, Inc., Donna's Day Starring Donna Erickson is sponsored by Kleenex Brand Tissue, Cheerios, Mall of America, Covenant Retirement Communities, and Learning Curve.

Click here to learn more about Donna's Day, contact your PBS station, email Erickson personally, or sign up for her regular email newsletter.