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"Prohibition" This Fall on PBS

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PBS announced today that PROHIBITION, a new three-part, six-hour documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will air October 2, 3 and 4, 2011, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

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PBS Teachers and the International Paper Foundation Launch EcoInvestigators

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PBS today announced the launch of EcoInvestigators, a media-rich, research-based, online environmental science curriculum supplement for teachers of grades 3-5. EcoInvestigators is made possible with a grant from the International Paper Foundation.

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PBS Announces Summer 2011 Lineup

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Masterminds and maestros — it’s a summer of mystery and music on PBS. On Sunday, June 19, MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! welcomes back super sleuths Poirot and Miss Marple with all-new episodes.

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PBS.org Launches Video Search Capabilities

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PBS announced today that it has launched a new feature allowing users to search transcriptions from PBS.org’s 7,000 free videos, as well as text and other data.

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PBS Announces News Coverage of Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death

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As the world reacts to the news that Osama bin Laden, long-hunted leader of the al-Qaeda terror group and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight in Pakistan, news and public affairs programs on PBS are offering extensive coverage both online and on air about the years-long hunt, the operation and what’s next for the U.S. war on terror.

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PBS Launches First App for Android Platform

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PBS today launches the SUPER WHY App for Android™, the first application for the Android platform from the nation’s number one educational media brand for children.

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Exclusive "Freedom Riders" Preview for PBS Facebook Fans on May 2, 2011

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PBS announced today that a 35-minute excerpt of Stanley Nelson’s acclaimed documentary, Freedom Riders, will debut on Monday, May 2, exclusively to fans who “like” PBS on Facebook. The preview, available two weeks before the film’s May 16 premiere on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, will be introduced by Executive Producer Mark Samels and will be available until the broadcast premiere.

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PBS Convenes Leaders in Arts, Media and Technology for Idea Lab

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PBS is ensuring the arts remain vital in America’s classrooms by bringing together key leaders in the arts, education, media production and technology for a one-day Media, Technology and Arts Education Idea Lab.

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PBS NEWSHOUR announces ‘You Talk To Endeavour’ – an opportunity for viewers to participate in a LIVE Interview with Shuttle Astronauts from Space

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Google, YouTube and the PBS NEWSHOUR are pleased to announce that they are teaming up to offer the public a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on its final mission and ask questions to the crew.

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PBS KIDS Launches Interactive Play-Along Videos for Preschoolers

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PBS KIDS today launches Play-Along Videos, a series of online videos for preschoolers that combine video shorts with interactive game play.

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PBS Parents Launches Online Series "THE PARENT SHOW WITH ANGELA SANTOMERO"

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Today PBS Parents launches THE PARENT SHOW WITH ANGELA SANTOMERO at Mom 2.0, a national blogger’s conference in New Orleans. Hosted by Ms. Santomero, the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the top-rated PBS KIDS series SUPER WHY and one of the key visionaries behind the long-running, award-winning Blue’s Clues, THE PARENT SHOW is just that: a show for parents.

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Craig A. Sperling Named PBS Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

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Craig A. Sperling has joined the PBS staff as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. In his new role, Mr. Sperling is responsible for the protection of the organization’s legal interests.

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PBS’ Landmark Next-Generation Emergency Alert System Pilot Project to Use Mobile Digital TV

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Beginning later this year, PBS will initiate testing on a next-generation emergency alert system, which is designed to deliver multimedia alerts using video, audio, text, and graphics to cellphones, tablets, laptops and netbooks, as well as in-car navigation systems.

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PBS' Masterpiece Viewership is Up Nearly 45% Season-to-Date

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PBS’ MASTERPIECE audience has increased by nearly 45% over last year.[1] In addition, PBS’ most anticipated highlight of MASTERPIECE’s 40th season, “Upstairs Downstairs,” was watched by an estimated 6.4 million viewers[2], based on Nielsen data from 53 metered markets.

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PBS Launches New Spanish Language and Music Web Series on PBSKIDSGO.ORG

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Spanish language and music learning come to PBS KIDS GO! through two new animated children’s web series, CHUCK VANDERCHUCK’S “SOMETHING SOMETHING” EXPLOSION and NOAH COMPRENDE, demonstrating PBS’ continued commitment to offer engaging and educational media for children across all platforms.

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