SESAME WORKSHIOP PRESIDENT AND CEO TO TALK SUCCESSES, AMBITIONS FOR FUTURE OF EARLY LEARNING AT WQED LUNCHEON DURING "MONTH OF THE YOUNG CHILD"
MEDIA ADVISORY: Mel Ming, Sesame Workshop President Available for Interviews and Photos
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 3, 2014
Sesame Workshop President and CEO to talk successes, ambitions for the future of
Early Learning at WQED luncheon during “Month of the Young Child”
PITTSBURGH – In honor of Month of the Young Child, Sesame Workshop President Mel Ming will join WQED for a luncheon on April 10, to discuss Sesame Street’s impact on early learners and their preparation for school.
WHO: Mel Ming, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop
WHAT: Luncheon with Mel Ming, who will discuss Sesame Street’s impact on early learners,
the successes and ambitions for the future of Sesame Workshop, and WQED’s role in
providing these resources to local children and families.
WHERE: Fred Rogers Studio, WQED Multimedia
4802 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm
Photo Opportunity: Ming will be available to the press from 2 – 3:30 p.m. If you wish to attend,
please RSVP with Cathy Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-622-1394. If
you would like to schedule an interview in advance, please contact George
Hazimanolis at email@example.com or 412-622-1366.
Ming, a former executive at WQED, will speak about the impact of equity, digital technology, teachers, and new media on very young children. In light of recent research suggesting that children under 8 are consuming an unprecedented amount of media, Ming will offer insights into the vital role WQED plays in the training of 21st Century teachers to assess the best media resources for children’s educational growth. WQED consistently brings Sesame Street resources to parents, schools, teachers, counselors and pediatricians around Southwestern Pennsylvania.
As the President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, H. Melvin Ming leads the nonprofit educational organization in its mission to create innovative, engaging content that maximizes the education power of media to help children reach their highest potential. He directs the Workshop’s efforts around Sesame Street’s global presence as well as initiatives that address a wide range of issues for children and families including literacy, health, and military deployment.
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