Molly of Denali, a new PBS Kids series, premieres Monday, July 15, on NPT with a one-hour special airing at 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. This animated series is the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature a Native American lead character in 10-year-old Molly Mabray, who lives in Qyah, Alaska. Molly’s village is fictional, but the series was developed with significant input from Alaskan Native voices as consultants and producers, as well as voice talent.
Molly of Denali will air weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on NPT; the premiere episode re-airs at those times on Friday, July 19. Watch Molly and her friends on NPT3 PBS Kids at 6:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 2:30 a.m. Tuesday – Friday. The Molly of Denali podcast is available at mollyofdenalipodcast.org.
In the series, Molly helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post. Here, she helps tourists, trekkers and scientists who stop by the family’s business ‒ a combination of general store, bunkhouse and transport hub. Molly’s adventures include making deliveries by dog-sled or bush plane. She spends time with elders who teach her about her heritage (one episode explains the traditions and significance of Native names) and about growing up. Of course Molly also hangs out with her own crowd, including friends Trini and Tooey and her dog Suki.
Molly of Denali is designed to help children ages 4 to 8 develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts, including books, online resources, field guides, historical archives, maps, charts and more.
Children’s programming is available around the clock on NPT3, our 24-hour PBS Kids Channel, available over-the-air at 8.3, on Comcast 242 and Charter 189 (or 192, depending on your viewing area). NPT3 PBS Kids is available for streaming at wnpt.org/npt3.
NPT’s weekday schedule of children’s program beginning July 15, 2019:
6:00 a.m. Ready Jet Go!
6:30 Nature Cat
7:00 Wild Kratts
7:30 Molly of Denali
8:00 Curious George
8:30 Let’s Go Luna!
9:00 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
9:30 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
10:00 Sesame Street
10:30 Pinkalicious & Peterrific
11:00 Dinosaur Train
11:30 Cat in the Hat
noon Sesame Street
12:30 p.m. Splash and Bubbles
1:00 Pinkalicious & Peterrific
1:30 Let’s Go Luna!
2:00 Nature Cat
2:30 Wild Kratts
3:00 Molly of Denali
3:30 Odd Squad
4:00 Odd Squad
As of July 20, our weekend schedule of children’s lineup will be:
5:00 a.m. Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
5:30 Splash and Bubbles
6:00 Sesame Street
6:30 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
7:00 Pinkalicious & Peterrific
7:30 Molly of Denali
8:00 Let’s Go Luna!
8:30 Nature Cat