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Disney Channel introduces ‘We Are Doc McStuffins’

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Doc and Friends!

This was going to be a post about the behavior of grown men on Twitter after the Super Bowl (I’m looking at you, John McCain, Michael ‘heckuva job, Brownie’ Brown, and especially you, Todd Kincannon)

(check that out here– http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/ron-paul-mccain-brown-fema-kincannon-tweets-222701238.html )

–but, in lieu of that, I have a couple of nieces who would appreciate this more.

And I, in turn, appreciate Disney Channel for giving me something happy to write about today that still falls into Black History Month–and, wait for it–

–will continue AFTER Black History Month is overwith!

Imagine that!

Doc McStuffins, airing on the Disney Channel, will also be including a series of interstitials (or short segments, take your pick) featuring three African-American female physicians.

Part of the “We Are Doc McStuffins” movement,  the featured physicians are:

Dr. Myiesha Taylor (Dallas, emergency medicine);

Dr. Aletha Maybank  (New York City, pediatrics);

Dr. Naeemah Ghafur (Los Angeles, family medicine).

After a group of physicians decided to start the movement to inspire the show’s young viewers to strive to practice medicine, this movement then birthed the Artemis Medical Society, consisting of over 2,500 African-American physicians and medical students worldwide.

All from a cartoon.

Check this quote from Nancy Kanter, senior vice-president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide (courtesy of hollywoodreporter.com:)

We are tremendously proud of Doc McStuffins and its impact not only with our core audience of kids and parents, but within the medical community as well, and we’re pleased to highlight some of those accomplished women physicians.

I’m sure the kids appreciate it.

I know my nieces do.  Therefore, I do as well.

For the rest of the story, and a preview video of the first short segment, follow the link below:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-channel-adds-doc-mcstuffins-416638

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Written by aceviewblogger

February 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

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