Melissa Joan Hart Explains It All As Noggin Kicks Off New Tween Programming Block, The N on Monday, April 1

Star of Clarissa Explains It All Discusses Significant Firsts

In Her Life for The Premiere of The N

Mar 25, 2002, 00:00 ET from Noggin

    NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Melissa Joan Hart, star of "Clarissa
 Explains It All" and "Sabrina The Teenage Witch," will emcee the launch of The
 N's primetime Monday night block, Fresh-Four-Monday, Monday, April 1, at
 8:00 PM.  The N, Noggin's new tween programming block focuses on tweens, ages
 9-14-years old.
     In addition to hosting the kickoff and introducing each new series on The
 N's new primetime schedule, Melissa will discuss significant firsts in her own
 life.  Speaking from her home in the Hollywood Hills, a casual and intimate
 setting, Melissa recalls her first on-screen kiss that took place with the
 then unknown James Van der Beek.  In addition, she shares memories of her
 first real life kiss; first day in Junior High; first concert attended (The
 Violent Femmes); and the first time she was sent to the principal's office.
     Included in The N's new primetime block is the debut of Melissa Joan
 Hart's ground-breaking television series, "Clarissa Explains It All" (8:30
 p.m.), that originally aired on Nickelodeon.  Other programs include the
 award-winning reality series, "A Walk In Your Shoes" (8:00 p.m.), "Degrassi:
 The Next Generation" (9:00 p.m.) "24Seven" (9:30 p.m.) and "Being Eve"
 (10:00 p.m.).
     Noggin, the commercial free, educational network from Nickelodeon and
 Sesame Workshop, announced that it will reposition the network starting April
 1, 2002, unveiling two new programming blocks and two new websites as part of
 a new programming strategy.
     The daytime programming block entitled, "Noggin" will air from 6:00 AM to
 6:00 PM (ET) and will feature award-winning programming for preschoolers.  The
 evening block entitled "The N," will air from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM (ET) and will
 feature original and acquired series for tweens ages 9-14 year old.
     Noggin, a joint venture between Nickelodeon and Sesame Workshop, currently
 reaches over 22 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite.
 With two distinct program blocks, "Noggin" for preschoolers and "The N" for
 tweens -- the network helps kids to figure out their lives with educational
 media on-air and online ( and
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