In the animated PBS children's television series Clifford the Big Red Dog, the huggable, lovable, giant red canine Clifford provides young viewers with some valuable lessons on self-acceptance, friends, and community. The series stars the big-hearted pooch, voiced by John Ritter; his eight-year-old owner Emily Elizabeth; and Clifford's canine pals, T-Bone and Cleo. The episode "Little Clifford" features one of Clifford's Ten Big Ideas which children can apply to their own lives. In this program, the focus idea is the importance of being kind. The story takes us back in time to the day the puppy Clifford came into Emily's life. With the little girl's tenderness and caring, the runt of the litter soon became the lovable, oversized "Big Red Dog." This series, geared for youngsters age three and older, is based upon the book series written and illustrated by Norman Bridwell.