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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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Margaret Atwood, Lauren Graham, John Irving, Bill T. Jones, Devon Kennard, Gayle King, Diane Lane, George R. R. Martin, Lesley Stahl and Many More to Lend Their Voices to PBS’ THE GREAT AMERICAN READ

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Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced key authors, celebrities and notable figures in the entertainment, sports, news and literary worlds who will lend their voices and passion to THE GREAT AMERICAN READ.

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PBS to be honored with Seven Awards at 2018 Webbys

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On Tuesday, April 24, winners of the 22nd annual Webby Awards were announced. The Webbys honor excellence on the internet and are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of more than a thousand industry experts and technology innovators.

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PBS Digital Studios Launches New Digital Series HOT MESS From the Team Behind “It’s Okay to Be Smart”

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PBS Digital Studios announced today the premiere of its new original YouTube series HOT MESS, dedicated to illustrating the complexities of the Earth’s climate and its impact on populations.

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s THE VIETNAM WAR Seen by More Than 33.8 Million Viewers

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According to Nielsen Live +7 data, across the 10 nights of the series, THE VIETNAM WAR reached more than 33.8 million viewers and had an average audience of 6.7 million P2+ (an average household rating of 4.4). This makes THE VIETNAM WAR the second-highest-rated Burns/Novick film of the past two decades, following THE WAR (2007).

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PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Launch New Digital Series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, Hosted by Science Writer Ed Yong

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PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios announced today the premiere of a new digital series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, hosted by science writer Ed Yong, exploring the world of microbes.

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Premiere Episode of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s THE VIETNAM WAR Seen by More Than 11.9 Million Unique Viewers

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The premiere episode of THE VIETNAM WAR, the 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that aired on Sunday, September 17, drew an average audience of 9.6 million viewers (P2+) across PBS stations nationwide (6.0 household rating). A total of 11.9 million unique viewers watched the premiere in all (Nielsen, National Live + 7).

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“Maria” From Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) Wins the 2017 PBS Online Film Festival’s “Most Popular” Award

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Two winners were announced today for the sixth annual PBS Online Film Festival. The film that took the “Most Popular” award was “Maria,” presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) and The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) film “You Can Go,” received the “Juried Prize.”

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PBS Digital Studios Dives Into the “Origin of Everything” with New Series from Kornhaber Brown

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PBS Digital Studios announced today the premiere of a new digital series, ORIGIN OF EVERYTHING, hosted by Yale doctoral candidate Danielle Bainbridge.

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PBS Announces Fall 2017 Schedule

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PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup anchored by THE VIETNAM WAR from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and including a Star-Studded New Season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.

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PBS Celebrates the Joy of Reading With THE GREAT AMERICAN READ (w.t.)

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ (w.t.), a new eight-part television series and nationwide campaign that explores the joy of books and the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved books will launch in spring 2018.

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PBS Digital Studios and Complexly Announce New Paleontology Series EONS

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Today at VidCon, Complexly CEO Hank Green announced the launch of EONS, a new weekly YouTube series that explores the billion-years-plus history of life on Earth.

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PBS Announces Educators Selected for the 2017 Digital Innovators Program

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PBS announced the educators across the country selected for the fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program.

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PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere for THE VIETNAM WAR

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THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide.

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