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PBS HISTORY DETECTIVES’ New Season Takes Investigations Beyond the TV Screen to Mobile and Online Platforms

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HISTORY DETECTIVES, the PBS summer favorite that proves that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary, celebrates the kickoff of its captivating ninth season this June with a newly re-launched website and lively interactive and exclusive content to engage viewers on mobile devices, on the web and through social networking applications Facebook, Gowalla and GetGlue.

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PBS Explores Slavery By Another Name

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Slavery by Another Name, a new 90-minute documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal senior writer Douglas A. Blackmon, explores the little-known story of the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted well into the 20th century.

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PBS Teachers Innovation Awards Presented to 40 Educators

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PBS and its member stations today announced the winners of the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards in recognition of the educators’ creative and inventive use of public media to engage students and improve learning.

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PBS KIDS Welcomes New Members to the PBS KIDS Next Generation Media Advisory Board

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PBS KIDS today welcomes new members to the PBS KIDS Next Generation Media Advisory Board at the group’s annual summit. The meeting will be held today at PBS headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

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WUCF TV Officially Named PBS’ New Central Florida Home

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WUCF TV, a partnership of the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Brevard Community College (BCC), has officially been named Central Florida’s new home for the full PBS schedule.

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The PBS and Adobe Foundations Join with POV in Awarding Grants To 15 Documentary Projects by Young Filmmakers

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The Adobe and PBS Foundations, together with the PBS series POV, are pleased to announce that 15 projects by 22 teen filmmakers will receive grants from Project VoiceScape, a collaboration between the Adobe Foundation’s global signature philanthropy program Adobe Youth Voices and POV, public television’s longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films.

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PBS Announces MASTERPIECE Fall Programs

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At PBS’ Annual Meeting for member stations, MASTERPIECE executive producer Rebecca Eaton unveiled the series’ fall season, which features all-star casts in new MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY presentations and the return of a MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! favorite.

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PBS Introduces First PBS KIDS Toy Line

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PBS today announces availability for the first-ever PBS KIDS toy line of preschool toys designed to extend off-screen learning. This move into the toy aisle furthers PBS’ transmedia mission, reaching children across all platforms – on-air, online, on mobile devices, in classrooms, and through creative play.

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PBS Honors Rebecca Eaton, MASTERPIECE Executive Producer, with "Be More" Award

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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger today presented the seventh annual "Be More" Award to Rebecca Eaton, award-winning executive producer of MASTERPIECE, the iconic drama series now celebrating 40 years on PBS, presented by WGBH Boston.

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PBS and Member Stations to Launch PBS LearningMedia

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As America’s largest classroom, PBS and WGBH along with other PBS member stations announced plans today to launch PBS LearningMedia, a new public media education platform available to every teacher and student across the country in time for the 2011-2012 school year.

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PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS "Pearl Jam Twenty"

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PBS announced today that Cameron Crowe’s “Pearl Jam Twenty,” from the award-winning AMERICAN MASTERS series, will join the first-ever PBS Arts Fall Festival, a multi-platform event, featuring nine programs with a range of artists and performances from around the country, inviting every American into the world of music, theater, dance, art and cultural history.

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PBS KIDS Offers Resources to Help Kids Bridge the Summer Learning Gap

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This summer, PBS KIDS makes it easy to help kids bridge the summer learning gap by offering fun and educational content and tools to families for free via PBSPARENTS.org/read. Research shows that children who don’t maintain reading skills over the summer are likely to start the upcoming school year at a disadvantage.

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS Commend Congress, U.S. Department of Education for Continued Funding of Ready To Learn

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS today expressed appreciation to Congress and the U.S. Department of Education for providing $27.3 million in continued funding for Ready To Learn.

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PBS Brings Award-Winning Children's Programming to iPad with New App

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PBS KIDS announced today that their PBS KIDS Video for iPad App is now available on the App Store, giving families free, streaming access to more than 1,000 videos from top PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! series.

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PBS Announces New Fall Shows

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Building on a year of audience growth on-air and on digital and mobile platforms, today, PBS announces a new slate of fall programming, including a celebration of the arts, in advance of its Annual Meeting with PBS stations. At the May 16-19 meeting in Orlando, PBS will preview additional new content and digital and children’s initiatives.

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