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PBS Names Multifaceted Television Executive Perry Simon as New Programming Chief

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Perry Simon, an accomplished television leader who has held top posts at BBC America, Vulcan Productions, Viacom Productions and NBC Entertainment, will join PBS as the organization’s next chief programming executive and general manager, General Audience Programming.

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PBS Announces RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, a New Documentary from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to Air Spring 2019 on PBS

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PBS announced RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR (w.t.), a new four-hour documentary executive produced and hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will premiere next spring on PBS stations nationwide.

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PBS Announces KEN BURNS PRESENTS THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, New Collaboration with Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D. Three-Hour Documentary to Premiere Spring 2020 on PBS

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PBS announced KEN BURNS PRESENTS THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, a new three-hour documentary executive produced by Ken Burns, will premiere over three nights in Spring 2020 on PBS.

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PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Announce WOODSTOCK, New Documentary from Filmmaker Barak Goodman

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PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE announced the new two-hour documentary Woodstock, scheduled to premiere on PBS in 2019 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the historic three-day concert that defined a generation.

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PBS Nominated for 44 News & Documentary Emmys®

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PBS programs received 44 nominations for the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, the most earned by any organization. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

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PBS Names Meghan Biggs Vice President, Controller

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PBS announced that Meghan Biggs has joined the organization as Vice President, Controller. In this role, Biggs will serve as the chief accounting officer for PBS with oversight of all accounting operations.

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PBS Programs Receive 9 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

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On July 12, 2018 the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards, for which PBS programs received 9 nominations.

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PBS Names CET & ThinkTV’s Sue Ellen Stuebing as 2018 C. Scott Elliott Development Professional of the Year

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PBS has named Sue Ellen Stuebing, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Ohio member stations CET & ThinkTV, as the recipient of the 2018 C. Scott Elliott Development Professional of the Year Award.

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PBS Expands Its Digital Content Reach This Summer with Fresh Offerings Across Multiple Platforms

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Today, PBS announced a new slate of original programming and digital initiatives exclusively for its social media and online platforms. Created to increase engagement with digital natives, the new content includes a virtual reality app, multiple series from PBS Digital Studios, a digital original series hosted on pbs.org and the 25 short form films included in the PBS Online Film Festival.

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Seventh Annual PBS Online Film Festival Thinks Outside the Box Office with 25 Independent Short Films Amplifying Diverse Voices and Viewpoints

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Today, PBS announced that the Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival will return for a seventh year July 16-27 and will feature 25 short-form independent films from multiple public media partners and PBS member stations.

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2018 PBS Development Award Winners Hail From Ohio, Oregon, Arizona, Oklahoma and Chicago

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Ohio’s CET & ThinkTV, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), Arizona Public Media and the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) Foundation were named today by PBS as the category winners for the 2018 PBS Development Awards.

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PBS Taps Former NEA Chief Jane Chu To Expand Representation of the Arts From Communities Across America

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Jane Chu, the most recent head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will join PBS as an arts adviser, the organization announced today.

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INDEPENDENT LENS "Dolores" Receives Imagen Award Nomination

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On Thursday, June 28, 2018, the Imagen Foundation announced the 33rd Annual Imagen Awards nominations. The Imagen Awards recognize programs and individuals that advance the positive portrayal and number of Latinos on screen.

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PBS and PBS KIDS Receive Four TCA Awards Nominations

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On June 19, 2018, the Television Critics Association (TCA) announced nominees for their annual awards, recognizing outstanding television programming during the 2017-2018 season. The TCA Awards honor actors, producers and programs in a variety of categories, including news and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy.

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NO PASSPORT REQUIRED, New Six-Part Series Hosted by Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Premieres Tuesdays, July 10-August 14, 2018 on PBS

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NO PASSPORT REQUIRED, hosted and executive produced by renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, takes viewers on an inspiring journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisines woven into American food and culture.

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