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Joint Statement Regarding WNET and Independent Film

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PBS, WNET, ITVS, Independent Lens and POV are working together in partnership over the next four months to develop a national strategy to raise the profile for independent film on public television and to reinforce PBS as the home for indies.

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“Downton Abbey” Fan Martha Stewart Creates a Spectacular “Gingerbread Abbey”

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In anticipation of the return of “Downton Abbey” to MASTERPIECE, beginning January 4, 2015, on PBS, Martha Stewart and her team have created a “Gingerbread Abbey”—a stunning likeness of the Grantham family home made entirely of gingerbread.

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PBS KIDS Releases THOMAS & FRIENDS App for Preschoolers

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Just in time for the holiday season, PBS KIDS has released a new THOMAS & FRIENDS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. THOMAS & FRIENDS Watch and Play is the first THOMAS & FRIENDS app to offer full-length episodes, in addition to games that promote key problem-solving skills and foster social-emotional growth for preschoolers.

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PBS KIDS to Debut One-hour “ODD SQUAD Saves the World” Special This January

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On Monday, January 19, PBS KIDS will premiere a one-hour special from its newest media property, ODD SQUAD, a live-action series designed to help kids 5-8 build math and collaboration skills.

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“Downton Abbey” Earns Two Golden Globe® Nominations

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On December 11, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominees for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE, the most-watched drama in PBS history, earned a nomination for Best Television Series - Drama and Joanne Froggatt, Mrs. Anna Bates, received a nomination for Best Performance by an Supporting Actress in TV Series - Drama.

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CPB and PBS Increase Commitment to Providing Educational Television and Digital Media Resources for Children, Parents and Educators

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Today, at the White House Summit on Early Learning, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS highlighted public media’s commitment to support early learning through high-quality educational media and digital learning tools for preschool children, educators and parents. These ongoing efforts represent an investment of $58 million.

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MASTERPIECE Receives Three SAG Award Nominations

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On December 10, 2014, nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced, recognizing outstanding film and television performances in 2014. PBS congratulates MASTERPIECE and the cast of "Downton Abbey" for earning two nominations and Benedict Cumberbatch for earning one. Winners will be announced during a Jan. 25 ceremony in Los Angeles.

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PBS Programs Receive Six NAACP Image Award Nominations

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On December 10, The Nation Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced nominations for the 46th NAACP Image Awards.

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PBS Programs and Filmmakers Earn Five Awards at the 30th Annual IDA Documentary Awards

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The International Documentary Association announced the winners of the 30th Annual IDA Documentary Awards on Friday, December 5, 2014. INDEPENDENT LENS took home the honors for Best Curated Series.

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The Countdown to Downton is On!

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With the much-anticipated premiere of “Downton Abbey, Season 5” on MASTERPIECE on January 4, 2015, PBS and WGBH are offering fans and new viewers of “Downton Abbey,” a Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production, the opportunity to catch up on all the dramatic events of Season 4.

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Family Time is Number-One as Millennial Parents get Ready for the Holiday, According to Survey from PBS KIDS

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Fatigued by a myriad of "hot gift" lists, millennial parents say that fewer gifts and more family fun top their holiday wish lists, according to the Millennial Parent Holiday Survey from PBS KIDS, the results of which were released today.

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PBS Heats Up Sundays With the U.K.’s Smash-Hit Competition Series THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, Sundays, Starting December 28

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On the heels of a record-breaking U.K. ratings bonanza — with its recent season finale reaching half of the country’s television viewership — THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW (called “The Great British Bake Off” in the U.K.) makes its U.S. premiere on Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, starting December 28, 2014, on PBS (check local listings).

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Calling All Educators: Apply Now for the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

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Today, PBS LearningMedia, the free media on-demand service from PBS that now offers more than 87,000 digital resources for educators, announced the third annual 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program for tech-savvy K-12 educators.

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PBS Unveils New Titles as Part of Winter/Spring Season and Expanded Sunday Night Drama Lineup in 2015

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PBS revealed today its full primetime schedule for the 2015 winter/spring season along with key talent appearing at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, taking place this January in Pasadena, CA.

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Overstock.com Partners with PBS KIDS to Serve the Unique Needs of Children Through Launch of Overstock Kid Zone

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Today, Overstock.com and PBS KIDS announced a new cause partnership and the launch of Overstock’s new Kid Zone, a curated shop within Overstock that includes thousands of children’s products.

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