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PALIN POLL DRIVES PBS.ORG TO ALL-TIME TRAFFIC RECORD

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Spurred by an online poll about vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the "NOW on PBS" site, PBS.org has broken multiple traffic records in the past week, moving it into the first place share of visits among the broadcast networks' Web sites for the week-ending 9/20/2008. (Source: Hitwise)

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Produce for Kids® and PBS KIDS® Partner for a Second Year with Nationwide School-Based Healthy Eating Campaign

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Produce for Kids (PFK), an organization that promotes the benefits of healthy eating and supports worthy causes for children and PBS KIDS, which provides content, resources and tools that support the positive development of the whole child.

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PBS RE-LAUNCHES “PBS PARENTS” WEB SITE WITH NEW FEATURES, NEW CONTENT — AND TRIPLE THE BLOG POWER

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PBS unveils an overhauled, restyled and significantly enhanced PBS Parents Web site (pbsparents.org), with the centerpiece being the introduction of a wide-ranging parenting blog written by the "Supersisters" - three mom-savvy, engaging sisters that give a real-world perspective on parenting.

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PBS ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, SEPTEMBER 15-OCTOBER 15, 2008

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2008 (September 15-October 15) is coming up, and PBS is celebrating with a great lineup of programs that entertain while examining the history, heritage and cultural contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

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PBS AND THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER WILL PROVIDE VIEWERS THE ONLY COMPLETE PRIMETIME BROADCAST TELEVISION COVERAGE OF BOTH CONVENTIONS

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When this summer’s national political conventions take place (Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO; August 25 to 28; Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN; September 1 to 4), The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and PBS will be the only nationally televised over-the-air broadcast to air complete, primetime coverage of podium activities and speeches.

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PBS TO AIR KEN BURNS‘S "THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA‘S BEST IDEA,"A NEW SIX–PART SERIES ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL PARKS, IN FALL 2009

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PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) announced today that it will air the new Ken Burns documentary series, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA, in fall 2009.

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American Voters Go on a ‘News Hunt’ for the Best Coverage of the 2008 Election

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Thousands of Americans are joining forces online to find the best news coverage of the 2008 presidential election, thanks to a partnership between PBS�s social media site, PBS Engage (www.pbs.org/engage/) , the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. (www.pbs.org/pov/) and NewsTrust (www.newstrust.net), a social news network promoting quality journalism.

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PBS LAUNCHES ONLINE EDUCATION COMMUNITY WHERE PRE-K-12 EDUCATORS CAN CONNECT, CONTRIBUTE AND GROW

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PBS today unveils a new online community for preK-12 educators that supports the advancement of digital media content and technology integration in education.

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Future Plans for MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD on PBS KIDS PBS

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MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD holds an extremely special place in PBS's heart. Together, PBS and Family Communications, Inc. are committed to evolving the role this cherished series plays in today's media landscape, ensuring future generations of children can experience this rich, unique content.

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PBS Diversity Task Force Announces Members of the Leadership Development Program Class of 2009

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Building upon the success of its 2006 pilot and the first full class that graduated earlier this month, PBS today announced the participants of the 2008-2009 Leadership Development Program. The PBS Diversity Task Force Leadership Development Program is an initiative designed to develop a diverse new generation of system leaders.

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PBS.ORG WEB SITE OVERTAKES BROADCAST NETWORKS’ WEB SITES IN POPULARITY OF U.S. VISITS

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Recent data from Internet measurement service Hitwise shows PBS.org receiving a larger percentage of U.S. visits than the six leading commercial broadcast network Web sites for the weeks ending May 31, June 7, 14 and 21 (details below*).

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CPB and PBS Announce WGBH Producers Academy Workshop Participants

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) are pleased to announce that twenty filmmakers have been chosen to attend the eighth annual CPB/PBS Producers Workshop to be held at WGBH in Boston, June 21 - 27, 2008. The goal of the Producers Workshop is to engage a new talented pool of diverse producers in public broadcasting.

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KIMBERLY SMITH NAMED PBS VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION

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Rob Lippincott, PBS Senior Vice President, Education announced today that Kimberly Smith has been appointed PBS' Vice President, Education. Ms. Smith most recently served as President of K-12 Digimedia, an educational product strategy and development consulting firm. She began her tenure on June 2 and reports to Mr. Lippincott.

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PBS KIDS' AND THE BIGGER PICTURE'S KIDTOONS FORGE LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP TO BRING QUALITY CHILDREN�S CONTENT TO MOVIE THEATRES NATIONWIDE

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PBS KIDS, the leading provider in quality entertaining, educational media, and Kidtoons, a division of The Bigger Picture, an AccessIT company, have joined forces to bring the highly esteemed PBS KIDS brand to the big screen by adding PBS KIDS program shorts and music videos to the on-going Kidtoons in-theatre matinee program.

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PBS Statement on House Appropriations Subcommittee’s Proposed Funding for 2009 and 2011

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On June 19, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (Labor-HHS) approved the Fiscal Year 2009 appropriations bill that provides funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which in turn provides federal support to both public television and public radio - equaling just over 15% of the revenue for American public broadcasting.

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