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HOW SHERLOCK CHANGED THE WORLD Explores the Impact of the Legendary Detective on Criminal Investigation

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Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, PBS announced the premiere of HOW SHERLOCK CHANGED THE WORLD, a two-hour special about the world’s most legendary fictional detective — Sherlock Holmes.

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PBS Announces First-Ever Intimate Portrait of Celebrity Physicist Stephen Hawking

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Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS president Paula Kerger announced that the first-ever autobiographical documentary of physicist Stephen Hawking, called A BRIEF HISTORY OF MINE (w.t.), is slated to air in 2013.

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PBS Continues Commitment to Independent Films in 2013

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Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, PBS reaffirmed its commitment to independent film by announcing that it will offer its second annual Online Film Festival, featuring short form films beginning Monday, March 4, and will offer a multi-platform Independent Film Showcase this fall.

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PBS KIDS and Kratt Brothers Company Release First WILD KRATTS App

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Today, PBS KIDS announced the launch of the first WILD KRATTS app – WILD KRATTS Creature Power, a science app from the popular series, available exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. In WILD KRATTS Creature Power, kids follow the ever-adventurous Kratt brothers, Chris and Martin, as they dive into the world of animals with three new interactive animal adventures.

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PBS KIDS Announces New Math Series PEG + CAT, Premiering Fall 2013

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This fall, PBS KIDS will premiere PEG + CAT, a new animated preschool series that follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

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PBS Series LATINO AMERICANS to be Narrated by Benjamin Bratt and Include Interviews with Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno, Herman Badillo, Maria Elena Salinas and More

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Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, PBS announced actor Benjamin Bratt will narrate LATINO AMERICANS, a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series that is set to air nationally on PBS in the fall of 2013.

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PBS to Air Week of Special Programming Focusing on the Newtown Tragedy

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Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, PBS announced that, in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, it will broadcast a series of specials that continue the public conversation on gun laws, mental illness and school security. The “After Newtown” programming airs on PBS stations February 18-22 (check local listings).

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THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE To Premiere April 21 on PBS

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THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, a three-part murder mystery series, will premiere Sundays, April 21-May 5, 2013, 10:00-11:00 p.m. on PBS. A production of World Productions (United, “Line of Duty”) and distributed worldwide by Content Television, the series aired in the UK in September 2012 on ITV to critical acclaim.

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'Downton Abbey' Star Maggie Smith Wins Golden Globe Award

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Winners of the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Jan. 13, 2013 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. PBS congratulates MASTERPIECE and Dame Maggie Smith for her award.

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Two PBS Documentaries Receive 2013 Oscar Nominations

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On January 10, 2013, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards. Winners will be announced during a live telecast on February 24.

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Premiere Episode of “Downton Abbey, Season 3” on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC Quadruples Average PBS Primetime Rating

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PBS and WGBH announced today that the premiere of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 3” captivated viewers nationwide, building on the love affair with the series that started two years ago. An average audience of 7.9 million viewers tuned in for Sunday’s premiere.

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PBS programs receive six 2013 Producers Guild Award Nominations

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On January 2, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 2013 Producers Guild Awards (24th Annual). PBS programs received five nominations, including two in the Long-Form Television category.

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