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Any more schedule info
« on: December 19, 2017, 01:12:38 PM »
Tim: Now that you finished all 895 episodes, are you going to try to obtain any more schedule info, especially when the 4 infamous banned weeks (1036-1040, 1051-1055, 1056-1060, and 1071-1075) last aired?  I'm sure FCI must have some info on that.  Thanks.

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Re: Any more schedule info
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 11:08:59 AM »
Just wanted to check again.  Thanks.

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Re: Any more schedule info
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 09:04:25 AM »
I'll try to find something out. I may have the chance to do so in a few weeks.

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Re: Any more schedule info
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 04:06:21 PM »
Thanks.  Looking forward to whatever info you find.

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Re: Any more schedule info
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 09:43:11 AM »
I had a meeting yesterday with several of the folks from the Fred Rogers Company -- a few who have been involved for many years. I asked about these "banned" episodes and I was told that aside from the Conflict episodes, no episodes were ever intentionally removed from a regular broadcast rotation for any sort of controversial reasons.

Their best estimation simply suggested that with more episodes available than there were days to air them, some were aired and others were not. If there were some that were apparently absent from the rotation on a more permanent basis, there certainly wasn't any kind of secretive or sinister reason for doing so.

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Re: Any more schedule info
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 11:23:06 AM »
Did you find out when these episodes last aired?  If not, can you try to find out?  Thanks.

I really wonder why those 4 weeks of episodes were omitted from the Plan and Play book, when even Conflict was included until the end.  Betty had a theory as to why 1036-1040 stopped airing, but it seems that theory may not be correct.  It's also interesting that most of the banned weeks had ex-spouses of cast members, but Betty didn't seem to think that was the reason why they stopped airing.