Well, little Buster is back, for an abbreviated season--they lost sponsors, so they couldn't produce the full 40 show season. But, bless his little furry, non-judgmental heart, Buster is not toning down the "controversy" to appease those PBS suits.
Perhaps surprisingly, this season continues to deal with hot-button issues. In an episode being shown today, Buster visits Fort Leonard Wood, an Army post in Missouri, to meet the family of a father who is stationed in Iraq. On Jan. 29 Buster will learn about the Mexican border, traveling with children to Tijuana from San Diego to meet their pen pals. And in the last show of the season, scheduled for Feb. 19, Buster revisits some children from the first season, whose homes in Louisiana were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.