11.19.2020

After outcry and viral petition, Charlie Brown holiday specials get broadcast airing on PBS

After outcry and viral petition, Charlie Brown holiday specials get broadcast airing on PBS Photo via Apple

After fans raised a ruckus about the Charlie Brown holiday specials being moved off network TV, including circulating an online petition that went viral, the beloved animated half-hours are getting a return engagement on broadcast TV, which they have called home for the last half-century.

Apple TV+, which acquired the rights to the specials earlier this year, will let PBS and PBS KIDS air two of the upcoming specials, 1973's "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (Nov. 22, 7:30 EST, check local listings) and 1965's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (Dec. 13, 7:30 EST, check local listings). 

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