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PBS Offers At-Home Learning Broadcast and Digital Resources, Providing Free Educational Access for Students Across the Country

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As the school year begins, PBS stations offer free broadcast TV programs that support at-home learning for PreK-12th grade; digital resources provide educators and families with learning options for new school routines

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New Animated STEM Series ELINOR WONDERS WHY Premieres on PBS KIDS September 7, 2020

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Preschoolers and their families from coast-to-coast will take a trip to Animal Town this Labor Day with the premiere of the newest PBS KIDS series, ELINOR WONDERS WHY. The animated show encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions, figure out the answers, and learn about the natural world around them using their science inquiry skills.

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New “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism” Special to Debut on October 9

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Today, PBS KIDS announced a new special, “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism,” premiering October 9. The half-hour program will feature authentic conversations between real children and their parents, and will include content from PBS KIDS series DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR and XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM.

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New DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD Special, Created in Response to COVID-19, Premieres August 17 on PBS KIDS

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PBS KIDS announced a new special, created in response to COVID-19, and episodes of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, beginning Monday, August 17.

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PBS KIDS and Little Free Library Team Up for Story-Times This Summer

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Dwyane Wade, Camila Alves McConaughey, Tim Gunn, Carla Hall, Anthony Ramos, Marley Dias, Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker, and Misty Copeland are the latest special guests to Join PBS KIDS’ popular read-along initiative for families nationwide.

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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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Families Invited to Join PBS for a Summer of Learning

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As parents and educators face unprecedented concerns about summer learning loss, PBS aims to help with new resources, content, activities and virtual events on the national and local levels. This summer, while schedules are difficult to predict and usual activities may not be an option, PBS is supporting distance learning and making trusted educational activities accessible to all.

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PBS Earns 18 Daytime Emmy® Nominations

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On May 21, 2020, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. PBS and PBS KIDS programs received 18 nominations and APT (American Public Television) earned 10 nominations, for a combined total of 28 nominations for public media.

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“Mondays with Michelle Obama” Extended

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Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS today announced that “Mondays with Michelle Obama,” its special collaboration with the former First Lady of the United States, will be extended with four new storytimes on Monday, May 18, and Monday, May 25, featuring special surprise guests.

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PBS KIDS Encourages Families to Thank Those Making a Difference in Our Communities Amid COVID-19

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This month, PBS KIDS invites children and families around the nation to give thanks to the people who are helping their local communities amidst the fight against COVID-19. The PBS KIDS "Thank You Neighbors" campaign encourages families to celebrate essential workers in their communities – from teachers and healthcare professionals, to grocery store clerks and delivery personnel.

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PBS Coronavirus-Related Programming and Resources Guide

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PBS is committed to providing accurate and timely information to Americans throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The following special primetime programs, streaming content, online resources and educational materials are currently available and regularly updated.

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“Mondays with Michelle Obama,” Story-Times with Penguin Random House and PBS KIDS Streaming on YouTube and Facebook, Start Monday, April 20, 12 Noon (ET)

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Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS today announced a special collaboration with former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in support of the recently announced “Read Together, Be Together” Penguin Random House literacy initiative and PBS KIDS’ “Read-Along” effort on Facebook and YouTube.

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PBS and WGBH to Provide At-Home Learning Programs for Students and Educators Nationwide During School Closures Through WORLD Channel

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As schools across the country close in response to the COVID-19 virus, PBS and WGBH Boston have partnered to support distance learning. Beginning on Monday, March 30, the public media WORLD Channel from WGBH will provide a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service, for students in grades 6-12, to PBS stations nationwide.

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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 KIDS Wins Kidscreen Award for Channel of the Year

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Winners of the 2020 Kidscreen Awards were announced on Tuesday, February 11 during the Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

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