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PBS APPOINTS LOREN MAYOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

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Andrew Russell, Senior Vice President, PBS Ventures, announced today that Loren Mayor has joined the staff of PBS as Vice President, Corporate Partnerships.

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PBS #1 IN PUBLIC TRUST FOR THE FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL ROPER SURVEY

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For the fifth consecutive year, a GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media poll shows Americans consider PBS the nation's most trusted institution among nationally known organizations and an excellent value for taxpayer dollars, second only to the defense of our nation.

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PHYLLIS L. KIM NAMED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PBS FOUNDATION

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Cheri Carter, Executive Director of the PBS Foundation, is pleased to announce Phyllis L. Kim as Deputy Director.

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JENNIFER KONFRST NAMED PBS COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

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Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO, announced that Jennifer Konfrst, Communications Manager at IPTV in Johnston, IA, is the winner of the 2007 Communications Professional of the Year Award.

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PBS HONORS NEIL DeGRASSE TYSON WITH 2008 "BE MORE" AWARD

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PBS Chief Content Officer John Boland presented the fourth "Be More" Award to astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Dr. Tyson is the Executive Director of New York's Hayden Planetarium and host of NOVA ScienceNow on PBS, a newsmagazine program that invites people to explore new developments in computer science, astronomy, engineering and medicine.

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ALA, APTS AND PBS DISCUSS DTV TRANSITION PARTNERSHIP IN WASHINGTON, DC EVENT

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Today, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) and PBS provided more information about their partnership to create a grassroots outreach effort to educate the public about the rapidly approaching Digital Television (DTV) Transition deadline.

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PBS KICKS OFF A “GET UP AND GO SUMMER ROAD TRIP” FOR KIDS WITH AN EXCLUSIVE MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING MUSIC BY THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

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This summer, PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! invite children on a virtual road trip with a destination all about being engaged and healthy.

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PBS Selects thePlatform for Nationwide Online Programming

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PBS announced today that it has chosen thePlatform to power its new online video initiative that will significantly increase the amount of PBS video available on both pbs.org and local PBS station web sites.

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PBS TeacherLine® Offers Educators Online Courses and Teaching Resources to Improve Reading Instruction at Every Level

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As the gateway to all other knowledge, reading must be taught early in life and repeatedly reinforced throughout a student's schooling. Many American students still struggle through school because they have not mastered essential reading skills. Well-prepared teachers are critical to improving reading instruction and student achievement.

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PBS KIDS® Engages Kids with New Spanish Content and Original Music on the Popular PBS KIDS Preschool Destination Beginning May 19th

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To kick off its third season on May 19th, PBS KIDS' preschool destination invites kids to discover new cultures and build language skills through Spanish language content and new original music.

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PBS AND THE PBS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP GRANT FROM THE SKOLL FOUNDATION

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PBS and the PBS Foundation today announced the winners of the second round of competitive grants from the PBS Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Fund.

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PBS GREENLIGHTS “TIME TEAM, USA” (W.T.) NEW SERIES TO EXPLORE AMERICA’S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PUZZLERS

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PBS and Oregon Public Broadcasting announced today the green-lighting of a new primetime series that sends archaeologists on a race against time as they excavate historic sites around the nation.

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PBS LAUNCHES PBS KIDS PLAY! INTERNET SERVICE

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PBS announced today the launch of PBS KIDS PLAY!SM, its new Internet-based subscription service designed to help children ages 3 to 6 learn through interactive play.

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WARD CHAMBERLIN, PUBLIC BROADCASTING PIONEER AND CO-FOUNDER OF AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMS, TO BE HONORED WITH A 2008 HUBERT H. HUMPHREY PUBLIC LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Today, PBS (the Public Broadcasting Service) congratulated Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr., public broadcasting pioneer and co-founder of AFS Intercultural Programs, on being named as the recipient of the dean�s award at the 2008 Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards. The honor will be conferred during the annual ceremony on June 3, 2008.

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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 2008 with a slate of new programs about global warming, environmental change and green technology, airing in late March and April.

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