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PBS Programs Lead News and Documentary Emmys® with 48 Nominations

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For the seventh consecutive year, PBS programs have earned more News & Documentary Emmy® Award nominations than any organization, with 48. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees on Thursday August 6, 2020. The awards honor programming distributed during the 2019 calendar year.

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New Animated STEM Series ELINOR WONDERS WHY Premieres on PBS KIDS September 7, 2020

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Preschoolers and their families from coast-to-coast will take a trip to Animal Town this Labor Day with the premiere of the newest PBS KIDS series, ELINOR WONDERS WHY. The animated show encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions, figure out the answers, and learn about the natural world around them using their science inquiry skills.

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PBS Recognized With Six Primetime Emmy® Nominations

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PBS programs received six nominations for the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees on Tuesday, July 28 during a live virtual event hosted by Leslie Jones on Emmys.com.

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New “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism” Special to Debut on October 9

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Today, PBS KIDS announced a new special, “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism,” premiering October 9. The half-hour program will feature authentic conversations between real children and their parents, and will include content from PBS KIDS series DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR and XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM.

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PBS’s Independent Lens to Premiere Mr. SOUL! in Its Upcoming Season, Bringing America’s First Black Variety Show Back to Public Television

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In 1968, America’s first Black variety show, SOUL!, helmed by producer and eventual host Ellis Haizlip, premiered on public television. The pioneering series ran for six years, cementing itself as not only a vehicle to celebrate Black artistry, community and culture but also as a platform for political expression and a powerful force in the fight for social justice.

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