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PBS Nominated For Six Webbys

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PBS is proud to be the recipient of two Webby awards and two People's Voice awards at the 2011 Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

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American Experience Selects 40 College Students to Get on the Bus

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PBS’s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, America’s most-watched history series, today announced that 40 college students have been selected for the 2011 Student Freedom Ride, an experiential learning opportunity for college students in conjunction with the broadcast of Freedom Riders and the 50th anniversary of the original May 1961 Freedom Rides.

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PBS KIDS Brings Color to the App Store with SUPER WHY Paint!

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PBS KIDS is proud to announce its new SUPER WHY PAINT! App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, now available on the App Store. SUPER WHY Paint! is based on SUPER WHY, the award-winning hit preschool series that helps kids build critical literacy skills. The new app includes 48 coloring pages featuring SUPER WHY characters.

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PBS' NOVA "Japan's Killer Quake" Reached More Viewers Than Any Other NOVA Episode in Five Years

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The NOVA science series episode, “Japan’s Killer Quake,” was watched by an estimated 7 million viewers[1], based on Nielsen data from 49 metered markets. This marks the series’ largest audience for an original broadcast in the last five years.

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PBS Wins Nine Peabody Awards

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Congratulations to all nine PBS producer recipients, our two PBS member station recipients, and also to our fellow public media Peabody Award recipients!

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PBS and Ken Burns Announce New Project: "Vietnam" (w.t.)

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PBS announced today that Ken Burns and his long-time partner Lynn Novick are producing and directing a ten-to-twelve hour documentary film series about the history and meaning of the Vietnam War.

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National Constitution Center, Ken Burns and PBS Partner to Support "Civility and Democracy" Initiative

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David Eisner, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center (NCC), today joined filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and Corporation for Public Broadcasting President Patricia Harrison to announce collaboration to foster a national conversation about “Civility and Democracy.”

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Free Streaming Premiere of "THE CIVIL WAR" on PBS Video Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Begins March 24

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PBS announced today that the first episode of THE CIVIL WAR, the award-winning film by Ken Burns that first aired in 1990, will premiere on the free PBS for iPad and PBS App for the iPhone and iPod Touch beginning on March 24 for ten days prior to the highly anticipated re-broadcast of the entire film.

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PBS' NOVA Science Series Producing "Japan's Killer Quake" to Air on March 30, 2011 on PBS Stations Nationwide

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The NOVA science series announced today plans to team up with Pioneer Productions to produce “Japan’s Killer Quake,” an original one-hour documentary that takes viewers moment by moment through Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The film is slated to air Wednesday, March 30th at 9PM ET/PT (please check local listings) on PBS.

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PBS KIDS® Hosts "Share the Earth" Celebration in Honor of Earth Day

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PBS KIDS will host its sixth annual PBS KIDS “Share the Earth” celebration in honor of Earth Day by featuring new and favorite episodes encouraging children to care for and respect the environment.

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National Survey Finds 69 Percent of Voters Oppose Congressional Elimination of Government Funding for Public Broadcasting

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A national survey undertaken by the bipartisan polling firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint indicates overwhelming public opposition (69% to 27%) to proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with voters across the political spectrum opposed to such a cut, including 83% of Democrats, 69% of Independents, and 56% of Republicans.

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PBS Statement on Elimination of Funding for Public Broadcasting

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The elimination of funding for public broadcasting approved by the House of Representatives threatens millions of citizens throughout America with the loss of services that they rely on, especially parents and children.

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PBS KIDS® Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday with "THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!" Marathon on March 2

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On March 2, PBS KIDS is honoring the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, more widely known as Dr. Seuss, with a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! PBS KIDS will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 107th birthday by rhyming along with the playful Cat during two brand new episodes.

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PBS Statement on the President’s FY 2012 Budget

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Public broadcasting received a vote of confidence yesterday. The President’s fiscal year 2012 budget to Congress included a $451 million advance appropriation for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in FY 2014.

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PBS Expresses Deep Concern Over the Elimination of Federal Funding

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PBS expresses deep concern today as the House Appropriations Committee formally proposed to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting.

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