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Capitol Hill Veteran Laura Nichols Named PBS Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

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Laura Nichols, a long-time communications director and spokesperson for House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, has been named senior vice president, corporate communications and public affairs, of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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National Expert in Child Care & Development Named Head of PBS Ready to Learn Service

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Charlotte Brantley has been appointed senior director of the PBS Ready To Learn Service, the innovative early learning program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Ready To Learn integrates free and universally available children's educational programming with community outreach to help parents and caregivers prepare all children for success in school.

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Stephan Knobloch Promoted to Senior Director of PBS TeacherLine

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Stephan F. Knobloch, manager of the Public Broadcasting Service's Technology Certificate Program, has been promoted to senior director of PBS TeacherLine, an innovative Web-based professional development service that prepares educators, as well as educators-in-training, for teaching and learning in a digital environment.

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Public TV Veteran Bea Morse Promoted to Senior Director, PBS Broadcast Operations

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Bea Morse, director of the DTV strategic services group for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), has been appointed senior director of broadcast operations, announced Ed Caleca, senior vice president of technology and operations at PBS.

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Former Rep. John Porter Elected to PBS Board

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Former Congressman John E. Porter (R-Ill.) has been elected to serve as a director of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The announcement was made yesterday at the PBS board of directors meeting in Santa Barbara, California.

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Discovery Communications Executive to Oversee PBS's Content-Related Revenue-Generating Activities

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Longtime business development executive Judy Harris, currently senior vice president and general manager of consumer and educational products for Discovery Communications, has been named executive vice president of PBS Businesses at the Public Broadcasting Service, announced PBS president and CEO Pat Mitchell today.

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Public Broadcasters' Response to FCC Rulemaking on Digital Must-Carry

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We are pleased that the Commission has moved forward on digital television issues, and are especially grateful that three Commissioners indicated their support for public television's digital services. Nonetheless, we have some concerns about the Commission's must-carry ruling.

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Trisha Creekmore Joins PBS Interactive As Editorial Director Of PBS.org

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Trisha Creekmore, a former interactive executive producer with Discovery Communications' Discovery.com, has been appointed editorial director of PBS.org, the popular, award-winning Web site of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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PBS Names Stephan Scheel Senior Director of Techinical Systems Planning

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PBS veteran Stephan G. Scheel, technical operations supervisor, has been promoted to senior director of technical systems planning, a newly created position in the technical and operations division of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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PBS Member Stations Elect Board Members

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Five station executives and four lay directors have been elected by PPublic Broadcasting Service stations to the PBS board of directors. The PBS board also elected two general directors, as well as one station executive to fill a vacant seat. All terms begin October 24.

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Two New Programming Executives to Join PBS

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Two new programming executives will join the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of PBS, announced that MacArthur Foundation executive and public broadcasting veteran Alyce Myatt has been named vice president, programming, for the midwest region and Cheryl A. Jones has been named senior director, program development and independent film. Both are new positions.

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Discovery Executive Lesli Rotenberg Is Named Senior Vice President of Brand Management and Promotion at PBS

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Lesli Rotenberg, a senior marketing executive at the Animal Planet cable channel, a division of Discovery Communications, will join the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) on November 9 as senior vice president of brand management and promotion. The announcement was made today by PBS President and CEO Pat Mitchell.

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PBS Online Appoints Director of Station Services and Strategy and Senior Manager of Parenting and Childcare

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PBS Online (PBS.org), the popular and award-winning Web site of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), has recently named two new senior team members. Carolyn Gibson Smith is now the director of station services and strategy and Donna Altman de Soto has been appointed senior manager of parenting and childcare.

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PBS Re-Engineers Technology & Operations Division

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As part of its commitment to maintaining public television's leadership position in digital broadcasting and technology applications, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has reorganized its technology and operations division.

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PBS Establishes Regionally-Based Senior Programming Team

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Public television veteran Gustavo Sagastume, currently general manager of WLRN/Miami, and Jacoba "Coby" Atlas, a vice president and supervising producer of CNN Productions, have been named vice president, programming, of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), announced PBS President and CEO Pat Mitchell today, at the opening session of the PBS Annual Meeting in Nashville.

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