LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced that it has signed on as a major sponsor of "Cyberchase," the only animated television series for school-age children dedicated to building an understanding of math as a useful, everyday tool.
Since 2002, the award-winning math mystery cartoon, produced by Thirteen/WNET New York and Nelvana Limited, has used humor, action and adventure to get children excited -- and confident -- about math and problem-solving activities. The fifth season of "Cyberchase" begins on Tuesday, Oct. 31st on PBS KIDS GO!
"Northrop Grumman's heritage is marked by exploration and innovation and we are working to help spark more children's interest in math and science, the building blocks of discovery," said Sandra Evers-Manly, president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. "Northrop Grumman believes it is in our nation's interest to foster a lifelong enjoyment of math and science in our youngest students. That's why we strongly support 'Cyberchase.' This program is an excellent example of how math and science can be made more relevant to our children."
The series has received numerous awards, including the Parents' Choice Award, the CINE Golden Eagle, the Telly, and, in 2003, the New York State Broadcasters Association award for Best Individual Program or Series for Children.
Aimed at 8- to 11-year-olds, "Cyberchase" features a team of curious kids and their cyberbird pal Digit (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) who outwit and outsmart the ultimate bad guy -- Hacker (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) -- as he tries to take over Cyberspace. The show appears on more than 340 PBS stations and digital channels across the U.S. and reaches approximately 5 million viewers weekly. For more information visit http://www.pbskids.org/cyberchase .
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.
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