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PBS.org and Oregon Public Broadcasting Launch Web site Helping Educators and Students Explore the Controversial Legacy of the Conquistadors

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PBS.org today embarks on its newest online learning adventure, "Conquistadors," (PBS.org/conquistadors), which will help middle and high school students and teachers study the long-lasting effects of the Spanish conquest of the New World, as well as 500 years of science, geography, math and current events.

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PBS Announces Innovative New Programming for Kids, Teens and Adults

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A new weekly series devoted to America's everyday heroes, a groundbreaking exploration of the world of high school students, and customized local content for a popular kids' series top the line-up of programs coming to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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PBS Member Stations Elect Board Members

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Five station executives and four lay directors have been elected by PPublic Broadcasting Service stations to the PBS board of directors. The PBS board also elected two general directors, as well as one station executive to fill a vacant seat. All terms begin October 24.

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Two New Programming Executives to Join PBS

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Two new programming executives will join the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of PBS, announced that MacArthur Foundation executive and public broadcasting veteran Alyce Myatt has been named vice president, programming, for the midwest region and Cheryl A. Jones has been named senior director, program development and independent film. Both are new positions.

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PBS Provides Free Air Time to Major Presidential Candidates

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With just two weeks remaining in one of the tightest presidential campaigns in recent history, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member stations are providing viewers nationwide with direct access to the major presidential candidates through messages broadcast over eight consecutive weeknights following THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER.

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Discovery Executive Lesli Rotenberg Is Named Senior Vice President of Brand Management and Promotion at PBS

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Lesli Rotenberg, a senior marketing executive at the Animal Planet cable channel, a division of Discovery Communications, will join the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) on November 9 as senior vice president of brand management and promotion. The announcement was made today by PBS President and CEO Pat Mitchell.

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Dozens of Local Congressional Debates to Complement Live, National 'PBS Debate Night' Broadcast on Oct. 15, 2000

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With control of both Houses of Congress up for grabs in the most closely contested election season in recent memory, more than 50 PBS stations are offering Americans a front row seat to watch live debates and other programs spotlighting 45 Congressional races nationwide this Sunday evening, as part of the third biennial PBS DEBATE NIGHT.

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Congressional Leaders Will Debate on Live National Broadcast of PBS DEBATE NIGHT, October 2, 2000

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Which party should control the 107th Congress? And will it support the new president's platform? Four leading members of the current Congress debate these questions and more, both locally and nationally, on Sunday, October 15th at 7 pm EDT during PBS Debate Night.

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"TIME TO CHOOSE," A Live Broadcast Originating From Five Local Public Broadcasting Stations, Premieres November 1 on PBS and NPR

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"TIME TO CHOOSE ö A PBS/NPR VOTERâS GUIDE," a live, three-hour broadcast originating from five public broadcasting stations around the country, airs Wednesday, November 1, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on PBS and NPR stations nationwide (check local listings).

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Public Television and Time Warner Cable Agree on Digital Carriage

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the Association of Americaâs Public Television Stations (APTS) have entered into an agreement in principle with Time Warner Cable whereby the digital signals of public TV stations in markets with Time Warner Cable systems will be carried on the local cable service.

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PBS Online Appoints Director of Station Services and Strategy and Senior Manager of Parenting and Childcare

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PBS Online (PBS.org), the popular and award-winning Web site of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), has recently named two new senior team members. Carolyn Gibson Smith is now the director of station services and strategy and Donna Altman de Soto has been appointed senior manager of parenting and childcare.

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PBS Sponsorship Group Announces New National Director

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The PBS Sponsorship Group, public television's national underwriting sales force, has recently appointed Bill Parish its first director, national sponsorship sales. The announcement was made today by Peter Greene, executive director of the PBS Sponsorship Group.

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PBS Re-Engineers Technology & Operations Division

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As part of its commitment to maintaining public television's leadership position in digital broadcasting and technology applications, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has reorganized its technology and operations division.

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Teletubbies Say 'Again Again' to PBS Kids Online

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Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po -- make their cyber debuts this week in a relaunched version of their popular PBS KIDS® Online Web site (pbskids.org/teletubbies/).

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PBS to Provide Digital Public TV Stations with Political Convention Coverage in High-Definition Television

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), KCTS/Seattle Public Television and NHK of Japan will provide 17 digital PBS stations across the country with live, high-definition (HDTV) coverage of both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, marking the first time these major public events will be broadcast in this new digital television format.

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