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PBS Programs Win Three Writers Guild Awards

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On Sunday, February 17, 2013 the Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 2013 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement during the 2012 season. PBS programs SESAME STREET, FRONTLINE “Money, Power and Wall Street: Episode One” and NOVA “The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time” each received an award.

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PBS Focuses on Issues Behind the Newtown Shooting

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PBS announced today the details of a weeklong exploration into the issues related to the shootings in Newtown, Conn., that airs February 18-22. The specials harness the wealth of PBS producers’ content expertise to shed light on December’s tragic events.

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PBS KIDS Launches New WILD KRATTS Creature Math App for iPad

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PBS KIDS has launched WILD KRATTS Creature Math, the newest app from the popular WILD KRATTS series. Available exclusively for iPad, Creature Math offers a new way for fans to learn math skills while exploring creature powers with WILD KRATTS creators and stars Chris and Martin Kratt.

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PBS KIDS Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday with New Episodes of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!

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It’s Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday on March 2, and PBS KIDS is celebrating with new content on-air, online and on mobile beginning March 1.

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PBS KIDS and Producers Win Six Kidscreen Awards

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Winners of the 2013 Kidscreen Awards were announced on Wednesday, February 6 during the Kidscreen Summit in New York City. The annual awards celebrate the year’s best in children’s programming and broadcasting.

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“Downton Abbey, Season 3” on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC Rates Second on Super Bowl Sunday

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PBS and WGBH announced today that “Downton Abbey, Season 3” on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC rated second only to the Super Bowl on February 3 (Nielsen Overnights data, 4.4 household rating).

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PBS Survey Finds Teachers are Embracing Digital Resources to Propel Student Learning

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PBS LearningMedia today released findings from a national survey of pre-K-12 teachers that provides a current snapshot of how teachers are utilizing technology in America’s classrooms, the types of technology teachers have access to and their attitudes toward technology.

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“HAWKING” to Have World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival This March

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The first-ever autobiographical documentary about physicist Stephen Hawking, called HAWKING, has been accepted by SXSW as one of five “Headliner” films to be featured at its film festival in March.

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PBS KIDS CAT IN THE HAT Holiday Special Proves to be a Blockbuster

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As families kicked off the holiday season last November, more than 3.6 million households created a new holiday tradition by watching the first-ever CAT IN THE HAT Christmas special, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS! on PBS KIDS (according to Nielsen NPower ratings, week of November 19, 2012).

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Cast of MASTERPIECE 'Downton Abbey' receives Screen Actors Guild Award

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Winners of the 19th Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards were announced on Sunday, January 27, 2013 by the Screen Actor's Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).

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PBS Celebrates Black History Month With Special Programs and New Black Culture Website

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In celebration of Black History Month and as part of its year-round commitment to diverse programming, PBS today announced an on-air lineup commemorating the contributions of African Americans in music, dance, television and civil rights, providing an in-depth look at key figures and events that shaped black — and American — history.

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PBS KIDS Premieres DINOSAUR TRAIN "Submarine Adventure" Special

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On February 18, PBS KIDS will premiere an all-new special from The Jim Henson Company’s hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. Everyone’s favorite Pteranodon family will dive into an underwater adventure in “Submarine Adventure.” The one-hour program will feature four new stories about sea creatures that lived during the “Age of Dinosaurs.”

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PBS programs receive two 2013 Producers Guild Awards

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Winners of the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards were announced Saturday, January 26, 2013 by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

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PBS NEWSHOUR offers live coverage of President Obama’s Inauguration on air and online plus extended coverage during the regular nightly broadcast

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PBS NEWSHOUR will provide comprehensive live coverage of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. A special daytime edition of the PBS NewsHour broadcast anchored by Gwen Ifill and Jeffrey Brown and a live stream of the inaugural events both begin at 11 A.M. Eastern on Monday, January 21, 2013.

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At Winter 2013 TCA Session, PBS Announces New Programming

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Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, PBS announced a new slate of programs to air in 2013. A brief synopsis of each program follows, with links to the full press releases.

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