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PBS’s Independent Lens to Premiere Mr. SOUL! in Its Upcoming Season, Bringing America’s First Black Variety Show Back to Public Television

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In 1968, America’s first Black variety show, SOUL!, helmed by producer and eventual host Ellis Haizlip, premiered on public television. The pioneering series ran for six years, cementing itself as not only a vehicle to celebrate Black artistry, community and culture but also as a platform for political expression and a powerful force in the fight for social justice.

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PBS Distribution Announces New Prime Video Channel: PBS Documentaries

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On August 4, 2020 PBS Distribution will launch a new documentary focused Prime Video Channel – PBS Documentaries. The entire Ken Burns collection as well as films from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, INDEPENDENT LENS, POV and many independent producers to be featured.

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PBS PROGRAMMING GUIDE FALL 2020: SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

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PBS details primetime programming premieres for the fall 2020 season.

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The Ninth Annual PBS Short Film Festival Celebrates Independent Filmmakers and Showcases Diverse Storytelling

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The PBS Short Film Festival will return for a ninth year from July 13-24 to all PBS and station digital platforms, including PBS.org, YouTube and Facebook. The festival features 25 short-form independent films presented in five categories: culture, environment, family, humanity and race.

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PBS Programs Receive More Peabody Awards Than Any Other Organization

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On June 10, 2020, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced 30 winners for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. PBS programs received seven awards, more than any other organization. Among the winners are MOLLY OF DENALI, FRONTLINE, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV.

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Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words Airs on PBS May 18, 2020

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Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words, a new film tracing the life story of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, airs on PBS on Monday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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PBS and WETA Announce Groundbreaking Documentary Series ASIAN AMERICANS

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PBS and WETA announced ASIAN AMERICANS, a new five-part documentary series currently in production and expected to broadcast in May 2020 on PBS.

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New Documentary Tackles Impact of Racism on Public Housing

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East Lake Meadows, the public housing project opened by the Atlanta Housing Authority in 1970 and demolished a generation later, is the subject of a new documentary by Sarah Burns and David McMahon that tackles the impact of racism on housing while also exploring the daily lives of those who called East Lake Meadows home.

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PBS Presents Winter 2020 Programming Lineup, Including New MASTERPIECE Dramas SANDITON and HOWARDS END, and Adventure Series EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL

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PBS packs its winter schedule with new series, seasons and specials, including the premieres of bingeworthy MASTERPIECE drama series SANDITON and HOWARDS END, new adventure series EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL, and programs recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Black History Month.

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PBS Wins Nine News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

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PBS programs were honored with nine News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, the second most-earned by any organization. The 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

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PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Special Programming

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To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS will offer a range of new programming celebrating Latinx heritage and culture this September and October, culminating in the broadcast of the 32ND ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS.

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PBS, THIRTEEN’s AMERICAN MASTERS, Norman Lear’s Act III Productions, Maramara and Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner on New Documentary About EGOT Winner Rita Moreno

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PBS and THIRTEEN announced a new documentary about the EGOT-winning entertainer Rita Moreno slated to premiere in 2020.

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PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Announce “W”

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PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE announced “W,” a two-part biography on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

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PBS: America’s Home for Documentaries This Fall

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PBS today unveiled a robust fall slate with a focus on impactful documentary programming. PBS is America’s home for documentaries, offering a vast array of traditional documentary films, in-depth investigative reports, biographies, history, and news and public affairs programming. Year after year, PBS showcases compelling, high-quality content that encourages conversation and understanding.

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PBS Announces Winter-Spring 2019 Primetime Schedule

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PBS today announced its Winter-Spring 2019 primetime schedule, featuring a season brimming with new drama, music, arts, history, science, nature and more, as well as returning seasons of favorite series.

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