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LISTEN: Rochester native co-creates first PBS Kids series with Native American lead

Jul 18, 2019

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PBS Kids recently debuted the first nationally distributed children's series to feature a Native American lead character.

"Molly of Denali" can be seen weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV and every day at 7:30 p.m. on WXXI-Kids (cable 1277/OTA 21.4).

Click on the LISTEN link above to hear an interview with the series' Executive Producer and co-creator Dorothea Gillim from PBS member station WGBH-TV in Boston.

The Rochester native and graduate of Brighton High School says Wegmans inspired the trading post that is a central location in the series that features 10-year old Molly Mabray and her friends solving problems and navigating life in rural Alaska.