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Parents Start Preparing Their Children Very Young and Emphasize Value of New Media

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Today PBS joined PTA for a "National Back-to-School" media briefing at The New York Public Library to present topline results from a breaking Roper Public Opinion Poll looking at the pressures parents face in raising the next generation of kids.

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Nevada, Arkansas Officials Pick PBS TeacherLine® for State Professional Development Initiatives

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The Nevada Commission on Educational Technology and the Arkansas Department of Education have selected PBS TeacherLine�, a provider of facilitated, online professional development for preK-12 educators, to meet professional development initiatives in each state.

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Downloadable Episodes of Favorite PBS Programs Make Their Debut on Google Video

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PBS today announced the launch of PBS content on Google Video (www.video.google.com/pbs.html), making it possible for users to download and own a selection of PBS primetime and children's programming for the first time ever.

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PBS Announces Slate of New Programs for 2007 Including First-Ever "FRONTLINE" and "AMERICAN EXPERIENCE" Collaboration on "The Mormons"

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PBS senior vice president, John F. Wilson announced today the first-ever collaboration from two of the most recognized and renowned series on PBS - FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE for "The Mormons" (working title) premiering in April 2007.

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PBS Announces "The Route to Christianity"

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PBS senior vice president John F. Wilson announced today that PBS has given the go-ahead to a new series, THE ROUTE TO CHRISTIANITY, coming from TMC Entertainment.

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PBS Brings Popular TV Programs to Internet Viewers Through Open Media Network

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PBS announced today the launch of a "download to own" initiative that lets viewers purchase episodes of popular PBS programs via the Internet for viewing anytime, anywhere.

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PBS Tackles America's Greatest Health Challenges With high-Impact Primetime Health Programming Initiative

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Responding to the greatest health challenges facing the country today, PBS is launching a primetime Health Initiative in January 2007 that will help Americans come to grips with four urgent health issues that threaten the lives of millions of people.

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George Page, Creator and Host of NATURE on PBS

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George Page, whose rich voice and infectious enthusiasm for the natural world made him one of public television's most popular personalities as on-air host of the weekly series NATURE, succumbed to cancer on June 28, in Equinunk, PA. He was 71.

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Stories of Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness This July on PBS

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As the summer heats up, so does the new programming on PBS this July. From the shores of Lake Wobegon to the stars and stripes in the nation's capital to a British murder mystery across the pond, PBS spans the country and the globe to give viewers a front row seat to exciting new biographies, music specials, mysteries and documentaries.

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Public Television and Verizon Announce Major Agreement for Digital Programming

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Subscribers to Verizon's fiber-optic FiOS TV service will be able to enjoy the rich diversity of high definition, educational and children's programming provided by PBS and the nation's local public television stations.

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PBS Documentary by Jean-Michel Cousteau Contributes to President Bush's Decision to Name New National Monument and World's Largest Protected Marine Area

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The historic announcement today by President Bush naming the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument and the world's largest protected marine area was inspired in part by the PBS documentary series Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures "Voyage to Kure," which premiered April 5, 2006 on PBS stations nationwide.

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PBS CEO Announces New Strategic Content Plan

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In her first major strategic move as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), Paula A. Kerger today announced the creation of a new position -Chief Content Officer - and the appointment of John Boland, public broadcasting veteran to the position.

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Statements of Public Broadcasters on House Subcommittee's Vote To Cut Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting by 23 Percent

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations voted to eliminate $115 million in federal funding for public broadcasting, representing a 23 percent decrease in the previously-approved 2007 appropriation.

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PBS KIDS Selects First-Ever Host of New Preschool Block

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PBS KIDS announces its first-ever live host - Chicago-based performer, teacher and mom Lori Holton Nash - for its new preschool destination launching on September 4, 2006. As the new host, Lori and an animated sidekick will guide kids through a two-hour programming block for preschoolers.

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CEO Paula Kerger's Remarks to The National Press Club, Washington, DC

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Good afternoon. I'd like to thank the National Press Club and the Speakers Committee for inviting me today. It's a great honor to be here and I'm delighted to have this opportunity to share with you some of my perspectives, just 10 weeks into this job, on the future of public television.

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