A ‘Cyberchase’ Thanksgiving

(Above: Marcus Samuelsson with the CyberSquad. Source: PBS)

Cyberchase, which teaches youngsters strategy and math skills, will launch its 12th season with a Thanksgiving special, “Giving Thanks Day,” this Friday, November 22, at 7 pm ET on the PBS Kids 24/7 over-the-air channel and a simultaneous stream at pbskids.org/video/livetv.

It will then air Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 on local PBS stations (check listings for air times).

“Giving Thanks Day” will offer children ways to approach the problem of food waste. In the episode, Digit is looking forward to feasting on Jackie’s legendary pumpkin pie. But there are no more pumpkins – no more nice-looking ones, anyway. Hacker has hoarded all of the “conventionally attractive fruits and vegetables.” What’s the CyberSquad to do? Why, make a grand meal out of the wasted food – that is, the unwanted, dented and bruised produce.

“Inspired” by the CyberSquad, Marcus Samuelsson, chef and host of No Passport Required on PBS, has created his own recipe for Cyberchase: Leftover Turkey Cyber-Soup, a dish families can make together.

Season 12 will also feature a Valentine’s Day special, and eight episodes in Spring 2020 dealing with watersheds, data collection, pollination, fractions, composting and measurements, among other topics.

For more, visit pbskids.org/cyberchase.

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