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MEMBER STATIONS ELECT PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORS TO PBS BOARD

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Paula Kerger, PBS President and Chief Executive Officer, announced the results of the 2009-2010 elections for six Professional Directors to serve on the PBS Board of Directors. Voting by member stations across the nation concluded earlier this month.

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PBS GETS A FRESH LOOK FOR FALL

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PBS, one of the most highly respected brands in media, is unveiling a new multiplatform brand package this fall.

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PBS Foundation Receives $1 Million Ford Foundation Grant for New PBS Digital Learning Library

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The PBS Foundation has received a $1 million grant from the Ford Foundation to help build the PBS Digital Learning Library, an online repository of trusted, public broadcasting-created educational content that teachers and students can easily access.

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GRAMMY-WINNING ROCK LEGEND JOHN FOGERTY TO PERFORM LIVE ON THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING “LIVE BY REQUEST”

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Grammy-winning rock legend John Fogerty will star on the Emmy Award-winning live music series, LIVE BY REQUEST, coming to television this fall as a special presentation on PBS. Fogerty will perform music requested by the show�s viewers.

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The Library of Congress National Book Festival

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PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, 2009, and Beyond

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 (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 Special on Health Care Reform

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With President Obama scheduled to give a major address on healthcare to a joint session of Congress this Wednesday, the hallmark PBS programs NOW ON PBS, TAVIS SMILEY and NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT are collaborating to provide a timely and much-needed in-depth look at health care reform in America and the latest government proposals to address the issue.

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PBS KIDS® AND FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. LAUNCH NEW MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD WEB SITE ON PBSKIDS.ORG

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A new neighborhood awaits preschoolers and fans of all ages at PBSKIDS.org/rogers with the redesigned MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD Web site, full of new activities, video clips and memorabilia.

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READING RAINBOW

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Since its premiere on PBS KIDS in 1983, READING RAINBOW has helped children build lasting relationships with books at home and in the classroom. As broadcast rights are set to expire, PBS will no longer feed READING RAINBOW after August 28, 2009, and all broadcast rights will discontinue after that date.

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DAVID TENNANT REPRISES HIS ROLE AS HAMLET FOR ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRODUCTION TO AIR ON GREAT PERFORMANCES ON PBS

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Shakespeare's immortal "To Be, Or Not To Be" takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actor David Tennant reprises the role of Hamlet for an upcoming television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) 2008 stage production of the classic. The production will be presented by GREAT PERFORMANCES on a to-be-determined air date in 2010 on PBS.

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PBS ANNOUNCES THREE NEW PROGRAMS EXPLORING MANY PATHS TO FAITH, SPIRITUALITY

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PBS will present three documentaries that explore faith and the varieties of religious expression in the United States - one of the most religiously observant and spiritually diverse countries in the world. GOD IN AMERICA, THE BUDDHA and THE CALLING will air in 2010 on PBS.

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PBS KIDS® ANNOUNCES CURIOUS GEORGE COLORING BOOK APP AVAILABLE FOR APP STORE -- FIRST OF A SERIES OF IPHONE AND IPOD TOUCH APPS IN DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY LEARNERS

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PBS KIDS today announced its CURIOUS GEORGE Coloring Book App for the App Store. The CURIOUS GEORGE Coloring Book App is an interactive art supply kit for iPhone and iPod touch designed to encourage color experimentation across a full spectrum of hues. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena.

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‘WILSON & DITCH: DIGGING AMERICA’ NEW PBS CHILDREN’S WEB-ONLY SOCIAL STUDIES SERIES ON PBSKIDSGO.ORG THIS FALL (August 2, 2009)

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Coming this fall exclusively to PBSKIDSGO.org, WILSON & DITCH: DIGGING AMERICA, produced by The Jim Henson Company, invites kids ages 6 to 10 on a cross country adventure with two comical gophers as they explore America�s most famous (and perhaps not-so-famous) destinations.

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ALL ABOARD! THE ‘DINOSAUR TRAIN’ TAKES OFF ON PBS KIDS® ON LABOR DAY

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Beginning Monday, September 7, 2009, PBS KIDS invites preschoolers to hop on board the fun and fantastical DINOSAUR TRAIN, a new CGI-animated series from The Jim Henson Company premiering weekdays (check local listings).

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Sesame Street’s 40th Season on PBS KIDS®

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Can you believe it? On November 10, 2009, forty years to the day since the original broadcast of SESAME STREET on PBS, Big Bird and all his friends will return to the stoop of 123 Sesame for this landmark birthday.

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