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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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PBS and PBS NEWSHOUR Announce Intimate Series with New York Times Bestselling Author Kelly Corrigan

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PBS and PBS NEWSHOUR today announced TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN, an intimate and heartfelt interview series hosted by four-time New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan. Corrigan will conduct candid conversations with influential leaders in their fields, including acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

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How It Feels To Be Free, New American Masters Documentary About Trailblazing Black Female Entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, Premieres Winter 2021 on PBS

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American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free is an upcoming documentary that tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.

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PBS Distribution Announces New Prime Video Channel: PBS Documentaries

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On August 4, 2020 PBS Distribution will launch a new documentary focused Prime Video Channel – PBS Documentaries. The entire Ken Burns collection as well as films from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, INDEPENDENT LENS, POV and many independent producers to be featured.

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