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PBS Shares the Stories — And Celebrates the Legacy — of America’s Military Men and Women this Memorial Day

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Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick join veterans and other dignitaries to lay a wreath at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. Includes a special preview of the upcoming film THE VIETNAM WAR and the premiere of INDEPENDENT LENS “Farmer/Veteran.” The Annual NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Features Appearances by Colin Powell, Renée Fleming, Christopher Jackson and Vanessa Williams

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PBS KIDS Announces PBS KIDS PLUG & PLAY™, The First Kids’ Television and Playtime Streaming Stick

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PBS KIDS, the leader in children’s educational media, today announced a new way for families to access educational content wherever they go with the launch of the PBS KIDS Plug & Play. The first kids’ TV and playtime streaming stick, PBS KIDS Plug & Play provides a one-stop destination for a variety of PBS KIDS educational content.

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MASTERPIECE on PBS, Playground and BBC to Co-produce three-hour mini-series based on American Classic "Little Women"

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PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced they will team with Colin Callender’s Playground and the BBC for a television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age classic, "Little Women." The three-part drama will be scripted by Heidi Thomas, well-known to PBS audiences for her acclaimed adaptations of "Call the Midwife" and "Cranford".

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PBS Digital Studios Announces the Premiere of MUTANT MENU, an Immersive Look into Genetic Engineering

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PBS Digital Studios’ first long-form video, MUTANT MENU was created by Vanessa Hill of the popular PBS Digital Studios series “BrainCraft,” and will premiere on May 10 on the “BrainCraft” YouTube channel.

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PBS Programs Win Seven Daytime Emmy® Awards

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On April 28 and 30 the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced winners of the Daytime Emmy® Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. PBS programs won seven Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, including five for ODD SQUAD and two for THE MIND OF A CHEF.

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