On April 20, 2024, WTCI PBS is hosting “Be My Neighbor Day”, a free, family-friendly community celebration from 10am to 2pm at 7540 Bonnyshire Drive in Chattanooga, featuring activities and PBS KIDS characters. The event is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

“So many of us have fond memories of Mister Rogers Neighborhood and the valuable lessons we learned about what it means to be a kind and caring neighbor. Those values live on in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and we’re pleased to celebrate that spirit of community at our inaugural ‘Be My Neighbor Day’ event,” said Bob Culkeen, President and CEO of WTCI PBS.

Joining WTCI PBS in “Be My Neighbor Day” are community partners such as the Creative Discovery Museum, Hamilton County Schools, Art 120, the City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Public Library, and the Hamilton County Health Department. The event will also include appearances from Daniel Tiger and Molly of Denali, as well as a petting zoo and a real, working trolley for children to explore.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued a proclamation declaring April 20th as “Be My Neighbor Day” in Tennessee.

More information about “Be My Neighbor Day” can be found at wtcitv.org/neighbor and on the WTCI PBS and WTCI Educate Instagram and Facebook pages.


WTCI began broadcasting on March 4, 1970. The station serves 35 counties across Southeast Tennessee, Northeast Alabama, North Georgia and the western tip of North Carolina as a community licensed public television station and PBS affiliate. WTCI proudly provides trusted local and national programming to over 440,000 regional households, enriching lives through quality programs and services that educate, engage, and inspire a lifetime of learning and exploration. For more information about WTCI PBS, visit wtcitv.org.

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