How many of you, or perhaps your kids grew up watching Blue's Clues? I must confess that I didn't watch it, because I was too old at the time.  But I know he helped a lot of young kids.  And now 25 years later, the actor who played Steve is all grown up, and is coming to Mizzou.

The show was originally hosted by Steve Burns. The show follows an animated blue-spotted dog named Blue as she leaves a trail of clues/paw prints for the host and the viewers to figure out her plans for the day. Blue's Clues became the highest-rated show for preschoolers on American commercial television and was critical to Nickelodeon's growth. It has been called "one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time".

Steve is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the show and will be coming to the Jesse Auditorium in Columbia.  He is still an actor and a musician and will be a guest speaker.  The show is called "You Can't Spell Blue Without You!" and it is open to the public.  The show is Thursday November 4 at 7pm.

According to,  Burns refines and re-examines the message of empowerment and exceptionalism he delivered to a generation of children - carrying the thoughtful, care-driven conversation he began in their childhoods into their now-hoods as they struggle with the demands and realities of adulting.  These are the topics he will be speaking about.

For ticket information, call the Missouri Theater from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. M-F (573-882-3781) or at the Student Center box office from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. M-F (573-882-4640).

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