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PBS KIDS Encourages Families to Thank Those Making a Difference in Our Communities Amid COVID-19

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This month, PBS KIDS invites children and families around the nation to give thanks to the people who are helping their local communities amidst the fight against COVID-19. The PBS KIDS "Thank You Neighbors" campaign encourages families to celebrate essential workers in their communities – from teachers and healthcare professionals, to grocery store clerks and delivery personnel.

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PBS Announces Educators Selected For 2020 Class of Digital Innovator All-Star Program

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In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, today PBS announced the 2020 class of educators selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. Nominated by their local PBS stations, 19 educators were chosen from across the country.

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PBS Coronavirus-Related Programming and Resources Guide

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PBS is committed to providing accurate and timely information to Americans throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The following special primetime programs, streaming content, online resources and educational materials are currently available and regularly updated.

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PBS Receives 16 Webby Nominations

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On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, nominees of the 24th annual Webby Awards were announced by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). PBS, PBS Digital Studios, PBS KIDS, WGBH, KQED, WNET/THIRTEEN, WORLD channel, FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour were honored with a total of 16 nominations.

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PBS to Provide Access to Ken Burns Films to Support Educators and Students with Distance Learning

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PBS LearningMedia, an online destination for educators and students that offers free access to thousands of resources from PBS stations and partners, will now include many of the award-winning films of Ken Burns and Florentine Films in their entirety through June 30.

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