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THE LAVENDER SCARE Premieres Tuesday, June 18 on PBS

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Narrated by Glenn Close and featuring the voices of Cynthia Nixon, Zachary Quinto, T. R. Knight and David Hyde Pierce, THE LAVENDER SCARE tells the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire employees suspected of being homosexual.

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PBS Receives Seven Daytime Emmy® Awards

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PBS and PBS Kids programs won seven Daytime Emmy® Awards, including ODD SQUAD and ASK THIS OLD HOUSE. Public media nominees APT (American Public Television) also received three awards for SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE and MILK STREET.

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PBS Summer Slate Celebrates the Cultural Milestones and Technological Triumphs of the Summer of 1969

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PBS, America’s home for documentary film, is telling the story of ’69 with a special summer slate commemorating the cultural milestones and technological triumphs of 50 years ago.

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Marcus Samuelsson and Pati Jinich Among James Beard Media Award Winners

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Winners of the 2019 James Beard Media Awards were announced on Friday, April 26. The annual awards are given by the James Beard Foundation and are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. PBS and APT programs were awarded two Broadcast Media Awards for NO PASSPORT REQUIRED and PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE.

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PBS Programs Win Seven of the Eight Peabody Documentary Awards

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On April 16, 18 and 23 the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced winners for the 78th Annual Peabody Awards honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2018. PBS programs, including FRONTLINE “The Facebook Dilemma” and POV “Minding The Gap,” received seven of the eight documentary awards.

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