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Davey and Goliath - In the News for 2004
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2004 | 2003 | 2001-02

The new stop-motion animation holiday television special, Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas, produced by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), aired on the Hallmark Channel two consecutive Sundays, December 19 and 26, 2004.

Newspaper and television coverage of this program was extensive. Below is a small sample of the publicity this program and the ELCA received in the month of December 2004.

Online Articles:

Davey and Goliath return to TV - Canadian Broadcasting Company

Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas - The Revealer, published by the Department of Journalism and Center for Religion and Media at New York University

Davey & Goliath revived to teach children: Lutheran Church revives 1960s animated series - MSNBC

'Davey & Goliath' lesson: dog spelled backward is god - Tucson Citizen

"'Davey & Goliath' Back to Teach New Lessons" By David Bauder, Associated Press was picked up by the following:

Davey And Goliath Return to TV - China Messenger (as in the country!)

Davey, Goliath return  - The Washington Times

'Davey and Goliath' back, better than ever - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Print Articles:

Phil Rosenthal reviews "Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas" in the December 17 Chicago Sun Times newspaper. In his headline, Rosenthal says that "Davey" is "just what it is."

'Davey and Goliath' back for holiday special - Orlando Sentinel

Davey and Goliath were featured in the news in 2004:

New 'Davey And Goliath' Special To Air On Hallmark Channel - ELCA News service, 12/07/04
"Lutherans To Be Honored With The Wittenberg Award," - ELCA News service, 10/08/04
"Scholastic and ELCA Announce Major Davey and Goliath Publishing Partnership," - PR Newswire, 10/07/04
"Augsburg Fortress Releases New Davey And Goliath VBS Materials," - ELCA News service, 09/23/04
"Classic characters help revive denomination," - - The Wichita Eagle, 08/28/04
"Revival of classic TV characters Davey and Goliath," -, 08/16/04
"Lutherans launch revival of Davey&Goliath," - Messenger-Inquirer, 08/14/04
"Animated heroes return," - Times Leader, 08/14/04
"Figuring on its salvation - Denomination revives characters to reverse decline," - South Bend Tribune, 08/12/04
"'Davey and Goliath' Return To Television & Print," - Animation Insider, 08/08/04
"Revival of classic TV characters Davey and Goliath," - The Daily Item, 08/07/04
"Davey and Goliath to the rescue," - Tallahassee Democrat, 08/07/04
"Revival of classic TV characters Davey and Goliath," -, 08/04/04
"Davey and Goliath to the rescue," - Talk About Network, 08/03/04
"Davey and Goliath Get the Word from Scholastic," - Animation World News, 08/03/04
"Scholastic Joins Re-Launch Plans for Davey and Goliath," - The Christian Post, 07/27/04
"ELCA and Scholastic Initiate Agreement," - ELCA News service, 07/27/04
"NATPE News: Davey and Goliath Go to Sin City," - Animation World News online magazine, 01/15/04
"New Agreement Increases Visibility for ELCA's 'Davey and Goliath'," - ELCA News service, 01/12/04
"The Return of a Beloved Childhood Friend," - The Moravian magazine, January/February Issue 2004
Davey and Goliath Vacation Bible School for 2004 is voted Editor's Pick and Most Improved from, 01/04

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