In this episode of EdCast, Dr. Linda Hirsch speaks with Pamela Paul, New York Times Book Review Editor, about the unique pleasures and benefits of picture books for children and adults. It also features a read-aloud of Ms. Paul’s "Rectangle Time" and suggestions for encouraging young readers.

Air Dates and Times:
Tuesday, April 20 | 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 | 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 24 | 7:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 25 | 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27 | 8 a.m., 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4 | 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5 | 10:30am, 4:30 p.m.

Watch On:
CUNY TV on Ch. 75 (Spectrum and Optimum), Ch. 77 (RCN), Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS), WNYE channel 25.3, tv.cuny.edu, and YouTube.com/cuny.
You can also watch the latest episode of EdCast here.

About Linda Hirsch

Host Linda Hirsch, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Hostos Community College/CUNY. She is an expert on writing across the curriculum and literacy development. Professor Hirsch has taught graduate students at Columbia University Teacher's College, New York University and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the producer/host of EdCast on CUNY TV and the web. She has served as a content consultant on PBS's television series, Ghostwriter, and as an education consultant and producer of an education segment on BronxNet's, Open, a live cable television program.