‘Peanuts’ honors Earth Day and Arbor Day with fresh programs

  • This image released by Peanuts Worldwide LLC shows Peanuts character Sally in a scene from the special “It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” debuting on Apple TV+ on Friday. In the 40-minute film, Charlie Brown’s hope to finally win the neighborhood championship baseball game is derailed when his little sister, Sally, choses to protect a dandelion growing on the pitcher’s mound. Soon everyone is cleaning up the ballfield. (Peanuts Worldwide LLC/Apple via AP)

NEW YORK — Everyone knows that Charlie Brown’s nemesis is a kite-eating tree. But the “Peanuts” hero is hoping to cool that kind of rivalry as we head into Earth Day and Arbor Day.