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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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“Mondays with Michelle Obama,” Story-Times with Penguin Random House and PBS KIDS Streaming on YouTube and Facebook, Start Monday, April 20, 12 Noon (ET)

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Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS today announced a special collaboration with former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in support of the recently announced “Read Together, Be Together” Penguin Random House literacy initiative and PBS KIDS’ “Read-Along” effort on Facebook and YouTube.

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Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words Airs on PBS May 18, 2020

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Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words, a new film tracing the life story of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, airs on PBS on Monday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT Shares How Americans Are Adapting During The Coronavirus Pandemic in New Broadcast Special, Produced by RadicalMedia, Airing May 8, 2020

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IN THIS TOGETHER: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY is a new coronavirus special to broadcast Friday, May 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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PBS ELECTS TINA SHARKEY TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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PBS today announced the election of Tina Sharkey to serve as a member of its Board of Directors.

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PBS and WGBH to Provide At-Home Learning Programs for Students and Educators Nationwide During School Closures Through WORLD Channel

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As schools across the country close in response to the COVID-19 virus, PBS and WGBH Boston have partnered to support distance learning. Beginning on Monday, March 30, the public media WORLD Channel from WGBH will provide a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service, for students in grades 6-12, to PBS stations nationwide.

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PBS to Make THE ROOSEVELTS Available as Part of “American History Night with Ken Burns" on Thursday Nights Beginning March 26

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PBS announced today that beginning Thursday, March 26, it would make Ken Burns’s film THE ROOSEVELTS available to stations as part of “American History Night with Ken Burns.” THE ROOSEVELTS will be followed by THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA and THE WAR, Burns and Lynn Novick’s acclaimed look at the experience of four American towns during World War II.

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PBS Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic With Programming and Online Content to Keep Americans Informed and Support Families and Educators

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As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to rise, PBS presents a collection of programs and resources with timely and relevant information on the spread of the virus.

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PBS KIDS Wins Kidscreen Award for Channel of the Year

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Winners of the 2020 Kidscreen Awards were announced on Tuesday, February 11 during the Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

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PBS STATEMENT: Trump Administration Proposes Elimination of Federal Funding for 'Most Trusted' Institution

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In response to the Trump Administration’s proposal to eliminate federal funding for public media, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger issued the following statement.

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For 17th Consecutive Year, Americans Name PBS and Member Stations as Most Trusted Institution

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As PBS celebrates its 50th anniversary, it has once again been named America’s most trusted institution in a nationwide survey. For the 17th consecutive year, Americans find PBS as more trustworthy than government institutions and media sources such as digital platforms, commercial broadcast and cable television, newspapers, and social media.

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PBS Opens Request for Information Process for Public Television’s Interconnection System

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PBS announced today the start of a Request for Information (RFI) phase that will precede a potential formal Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the second stage of public television’s interconnection system.

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