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Statement by PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger on the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act

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On December 18, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act which includes an appropriation of $445 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), $40 million for upgrading public broadcasting’s interconnection system, and $25.7 million for the Department of Education’s Ready To Learn program.

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PBS Announces “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE Cast Member Elizabeth McGovern to Ride on a Special “Downton Abbey”-Themed Float in the 127th Rose Parade®

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PBS today announced that “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE cast member Elizabeth McGovern, who portrays Cora, Countess of Grantham, is among those confirmed to ride a float celebrating the show in the 127th Rose Parade® on January 1, 2016.

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PBS KIDS to Premiere All-new One-hour NATURE CAT Special

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On Monday, January 18, 2016, PBS KIDS will premiere a one-hour special from its newest series NATURE CAT.

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PBS Programs Receive Two Critics’ Choice Television Award Nominations

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On December 14, 2015 the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced nominees for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

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“Wolf Hall” and “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE on PBS Earn Golden Globe® Nominations

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“Wolf Hall” on MASTERPIECE received three Golden Globe® nominations, including a nod for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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PBS Programs Receive Two NAACP Image Awards Nominations

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On December 8, NAACP announced nominations for the 47th NAACP Image Awards.

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“Downton Abbey” and “Wolf Hall” on MASTERPIECE on PBS Earn SAG Award Nominations

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On December 9, 2015, nominees for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced, recognizing outstanding film and television performances in 2015. PBS congratulates MASTERPIECE and the cast of "Downton Abbey" for earning two nominations and “Wolf Hall” star Mark Rylance for earning one.

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PBS Programs and Filmmakers Earn Five Awards at the 31st Annual IDA Documentary Awards

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The International Documentary Association announced the winners of the 31st Annual IDA Documentary Awards on Saturday, December 5, 2015. In total, PBS programs and filmmakers received five awards.

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“Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE Celebrates its Final Season on PBS with a Float in the 127th Rose Parade®

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Fans of the beloved critically acclaimed drama “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE on PBS will get a special treat on New Year’s Day when a new float celebrating the show debuts in the 127th Rose Parade® on January 1, 2016.

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PBS KIDS Launches Free ScratchJr App, Helping Young Children Learn to Code and Code to Learn

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Developed in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and Tufts University’s DevTech Research Group, the new free PBS KIDS ScratchJr App helps kids learn coding concepts as they create their own stories and games featuring favorite PBS KIDS characters.

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PBS LearningMedia Announces Call for Entries for the 4th Annual Digital Innovators Program

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Beginning today, educators from across the country who excel at using technology and digital media to support student learning are encouraged to enter the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program.

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Delightful Programs Set the Holiday Mood This Season on PBS

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The holiday season on PBS dazzles this year with programs and specials that will delight the entire family, featuring inspirational music, savory cuisine and beloved characters from across the pond.

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PBS KIDS Enters Kids' Wearable Device Space With Innovative New Free App for Moff Band

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PBS KIDS has entered the kids’ wearable tech space with the launch of a new app. The leading educational children’s media brand has partnered with Moff, makers of the award-winning kids’ wearable Moff Band, to launch the new, free PBS KIDS Party App, which provides a unique digital experience that encourages movement and creative play.

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PBS KIDS® Partners with Whole Foods Market® To Launch New Sustainable, Non-Toxic Toys This Holiday Season

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This holiday season, PBS KIDS has partnered with Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) to offer PlanToys®, a new line of sustainable, safe and educational toys. Beginning this week, shoppers can find the PBS KIDS holiday toy collection, including PlanToys®, at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. All toys cost less than $30.

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PBS Announces Results of Board Elections

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Following the close of the first Board meeting of FY 2016, Paula Kerger, PBS President and Chief Executive Officer, announced the results of the recent PBS Board elections.

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