“Roc N’ B * Friends,” the only local children’s TV show filmed and produced in Rochester, recently premiered its second season.
The show features adventure, educational content, local references and humor. The new season features local teachers, artists, children and an ensemble of puppet friends. Its new format focuses more on local content, including short, Rochester-based documentaries.
“Roc N’ B & Friends” takes everyday objects, themes and familiar places and creatively explores them through stories, skits, music and informational segments. The premiere took a humorous and educational look at socks and included a puppet music video, a “Sock-u-mentary” and an interview with a “sock-ologist,” who gave her take on what happens to socks that get lost in the wash.
“Tall Tales of Roc N’ B” presents Rochester-inspired fictional tales that highlight the show’s namesakes — B and Roc. This first episode’s “Phantom of the Subway” is set in a fictional version of Rochester’s abandoned subway tunnels. The story was followed by a documentary that offered a glimpse of Rochester’s subway history.
“Roc N’ B & Friends: is produced by A.A. Augustine and writer Nancy Pigno. The show airs at 10 a.m. Saturdays on WBGT-TV.