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PBS Opens Request for Information Process for Public Television’s Interconnection System

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PBS announced today the start of a Request for Information (RFI) phase that will precede a potential formal Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the second stage of public television’s interconnection system.

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PBS ELECTS TINA SHARKEY TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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PBS today announced the election of Tina Sharkey to serve as a member of its Board of Directors.

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PBS Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic With Programming and Online Content to Keep Americans Informed and Support Families and Educators

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As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to rise, PBS presents a collection of programs and resources with timely and relevant information on the spread of the virus.

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PBS Kicks Off 50th Anniversary

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Today, at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger reflected on the organization’s storied history and shared plans for the year ahead.

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PBS Appoints Sylvia Bugg as Vice President, Programming

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PBS today named Sylvia Bugg as Vice President, Programming. She will report to Perry Simon, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager for General Audience Programming.

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PBS Member Stations Now Live on YouTube TV

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PBS announced that more than 100 of its member stations are now streaming live on YouTube TV starting today.

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STATEMENT FROM PBS PRESIDENT AND CEO PAULA KERGER ON THE PASSING OF CAROLL SPINNEY

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On the passing of longtime SESAME STREET puppeteer Caroll Spinney, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger offered the following statement:

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PBS Names Maximilian Duke Vice President, Station Strategy and Development

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PBS today announced that Maximilian Duke has been promoted to the newly created role of Vice President of Station Strategy and Development. In this role, he will create and execute strategies for building station capacity, supporting leadership development and enhancing critical skills for station staff members.

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PBS Names Jill Patrone Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

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PBS today announced that Jill Patrone has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, reporting to Chief Legal Officer Katherine Lauderdale. In this role, Patrone will develop strategies to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of legal services provided by the Office of the Chief Legal Officer.

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PBS Partners with YouTube TV

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PBS announced that it has secured carriage for its member stations on YouTube TV’s live TV and on-demand subscription service.

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PBS Unveils New Look on Eve of 50th Anniversary

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PBS announced today an update to its iconic brand, including a refreshed logo, bold color palette, custom typeface and illustration style. The new identity will roll out throughout 2020 as PBS celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Five New Members Elected to PBS Board of Directors, Seated at First Meeting of Fiscal Year

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PBS welcomed newly elected and returning board members following its first board meeting of fiscal year 2020.

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PBS Names Linda Simensky Head of Content for PBS KIDS

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PBS today announced that Linda Simensky has been promoted to the new role of Head of PBS KIDS Content. Simensky will lead the development of a multi-platform video content strategy for PBS KIDS, designed to respond to the quickly evolving media environment and meet the needs of current and future viewers.

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PBS Appoints Jim Dunford as Senior Vice President, Station Services

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PBS today named Jim Dunford as Senior Vice President, Station Services. This new position will centralize Development Services, Station Services and the Digital Station Products & Innovation team into a single organization to better serve PBS’s member stations.

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Judy Woodruff Receives PBS’s Beacon Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Journalism

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PBS has named broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff as the recipient of the organization’s Beacon Award, which recognizes individuals whose leadership, service and work inspire Americans and enrich our nation.

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