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blinkx Works with PBS to Add Hundreds of Hours of Documentary, News and Educational Streaming Video Content to Its Search Index

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blinkx, the world's largest video search engine, today announced that a wide array of PBS streaming video content will now be indexed and easily searchable at www.blinkx.com.

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JOSEPH A. CAMPBELL III NAMED PBS VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING PROGRAMMING

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Following a nation-wide search, public television veteran Joseph A. Campbell III, who currently serves as Program Director at PBS member station WLIW in New York, NY, has been named PBS Vice President, Fundraising Programming.

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PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH May 1-May 31, 2007

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In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrated each May, PBS will present a special line-up of new and encore presentations that focus on Asians and Pacific Islanders.

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REGULAR PERSON SEARCH

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In February 2006, the acclaimed PBS series African American Lives brought to the forefront of national consciousness the powerful process of discovering one's family history.

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PBS ANNOUNCES CONFIRMED DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL FORUM AIRING JUNE 28 ON PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE

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Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson will participate in the "All-American Presidential Forums on PBS," moderated by Tavis Smiley, on June 28, 2007, from 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET at Howard University in Washington, DC.

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PBS FOUNDATION NAMES LINDA BROWN, CO-FOUNDER OF RIDGESTONE FOUNDATION, TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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PBS President & CEO, Paula Kerger announced, today, the appointment of Linda Brown, co-Founder and President of the Ridgestone Foundation to the PBS Foundation Board of Directors. Brown will be seated at the next meeting of the PBS Foundation Board of Directors on Monday, June 11.

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NATIONAL ROPER POLL RANKS PBS #1 IN PUBLIC TRUST FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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For the fourth consecutive year, a GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media poll shows Americans consider PBS the nation's most trusted institution among nationally known organizations.

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PBS AND THE PBS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE FIRST RECIPIENT OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUND GRANT

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PBS and the PBS Foundation today announced that the critically acclaimed public affairs series NOW has been selected as the first recipient of a competitive grant from the PBS Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fund.

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PBS KIDS SHARE THE EARTH DAY FRIDAY, APRIL 20

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PBS KIDS is celebrating the Earth with "PBS KIDS Share the Earth Day," a special programming and online event on Friday, April 20 (check local listings).

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JOHN MCCOSKEY APPOINTED PBS’ FIRST CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO today announced that following a nation-wide search, John McCoskey has been named PBS' first Chief Technology Officer. Mr. McCoskey will report directly to Wayne Godwin, PBS' Chief Operating Officer and will be a member of Ms. Kerger's core management team. His tenure will begin on April 2, 2007.

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PBS ANNOUNCES LINE-UP OF SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMMING FOR EARTH DAY AND BEYOND

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PBS will celebrate Earth Day 2007 with new programs about the changing environment, the effects of global warming, vanishing landscapes and creatures from dolphins to dogs airing in late March and April.

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Rob Lippincott Appointed PBS Senior Vice President, Education

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PBS Chief Content Officer John Boland has named Rob Lippincott as PBS' new Senior Vice President, Education. Mr. Lippincott, who most recently served as Discovery Education's Senior Vice President, Content & Product Development, will begin his tenure on March 12.

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PBS LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE PRE-K-12 EDUCATOR WEB SITE: PBS TEACHERS

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PBS today unveils one of its most comprehensive Web undertakings in years with the debut of PBS Teachers, PBS� portal for pre-K-12 educators (www.pbs.org/teachers).

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PBS AND WETA WASHINGTON, DC, ANNOUNCE UNPRECEDENTED NATIONAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN TO ACCOMPANY KEN BURNS’S FILM ON WORLD WAR II

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PBS and WETA Washington, DC, announced today one of the most comprehensive community engagement initiatives ever created by public television to accompany the national airing of Ken Burns's film, THE WAR, an exploration of World War II told through the experience of individuals in four American towns.

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PBS PIONEERS OF TELEVISION ANNOUNCEMENT

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PBS and Boettcher Trinklein Productions have begun production on PIONEERS OF TELEVISION, a four-part documentary series featuring the talents that launched television and left their imprint on sitcoms, late-night, variety and game shows in the early days of the medium.

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