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PBS Primetime This Fall Shines With Exquisite New Drama, Exuberant Performances, Extraordinary Science and Stars Galore

– Highlights Include “Walt Disney” on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, “Indian Summers” on MASTERPIECE, Ken Burns’s THE CIVIL WAR Revival, AMERICAN EPIC, the KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE, and New Explorations From NOVA

– TCA Press Tour lineup features Oscar-winner Helen Mirren, Norman Lear, Phil Rosenthal, Vanessa Williams and cast members from “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE and MERCY STREET

PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way. 

We invite you to find out more about America’s largest public media enterprise.

     Recent Announcements

(July 22, 2015)
PBS Nominated for 57 News & Documentary Emmys®

(July 16, 2015)
PBS Programs Receive 30 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

(July 8, 2015)
PBS KIDS® and Whole Foods Market® Offer Parents a Better Back-To-School Season with the Launch of New School Supplies

(June 24, 2015)
PBS Conclusions of FINDING YOUR ROOTS Internal Review

(June 23, 2015)
PBS KIDS Launching Today on Xbox One

(June 18, 2015)
PBS Stations to Broadcast Discussion Between Charlie Rose and Russian President Vladimir Putin from St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

(June 10, 2015)
PBS Releases App for Android Platform and Announces Chromecast Compatibility

(June 9, 2015)
PBS KIDS Invites Families to Join a Summer Safari of Learning

(June 8, 2015) 
Fourth Annual PBS Online Film Festival to Include 25 Independent Short Films Featuring Diverse Voices and Viewpoints

(June 8, 2015) 
PBS LearningMedia Wins First REVERE Award

(June 4, 2015)
PBS Primetime This Fall Shines With Exquisite New Drama, Exuberant Performances, Extraordinary Science and Stars Galore

(May 21, 2015)
PBS Summer Brings a Slate of New Science Programming

(May 20, 2015)
PBS and Comcast Partner to Double Current Season Programming on Xfinity On Demand

(May 13, 2015)
New Research Shows PBS LearningMedia's Impact on Student Achievement

(May 13, 2015)
PBS KIDS Announces Premiere Date for New Animated Series READY JET GO!

(May 13, 2015)
David Fanning, Founder & Executive Producer of FRONTLINE, Honored with the PBS “Be More” Award

(May 12, 2015)
New PBS KIDS Series NATURE CAT Will Premiere November 25, 2015

(May 7, 2015)
PBS LearningMedia Honored with a CODiE Award and a Golden Eagle Award

(May 7, 2015)
POLDARK Drama and Unprecedented Look at Sea Life in BIG BLUE LIVE Spark PBS’ 2015 Summer Season

(May 7, 2015)
PBS and BBC Announce BIG BLUE LIVE, A Three-Part LIVE Television Event Showcasing Marine Life Along America’s West Coast

(May 4, 2015)
Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen Are Back For Season 2 of the Critically Acclaimed Comedy, VICIOUS August 23, 2015 on PBS

(April 30, 2015)
PBS KIDS Digital Series OH NOAH! Launches New Videos and Games to Introduce Kids to Spanish

(April 29, 2015)
New PBS American Drama MERCY STREET to Star Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Norbert Leo Butz, Among Others

(April 29, 2015)
New Episodes of PBS KIDS Series ODD SQUAD to Premiere This May

(April 28, 2015)
PBS Programs and Promotions Win 17 Daytime Emmy® Awards

(April 28, 2015)
PBS Programs Win Two James Beard Foundation Awards

(April 28, 2015)
PBS Honored with One Award at 2015 Webbys

(April 24, 2015)
Revolutionary PBS KIDS Super Vision App Launches on Apple Watch

(April 23, 2015)
PBS Announces New Multi-Platform Strategy to Showcase Independent Film

(April 23, 2015)
PBS Programs Receive 4 Peabody Awards

(April 23, 2015)
Memo to PBS Station General Managers Regarding FINDING YOUR ROOTS Episode “Roots of Freedom”

(April 21, 2015)
Statement from PBS and WNET on FINDING YOUR ROOTS Episode "Roots of Freedom"

(April 17, 2015)
Statements Regarding FINDING YOUR ROOTS Episode “Roots of Freedom”

(April 16, 2015)
PBS Receives Grants to Develop Content and Resources to Support Parents and Families

(April 14, 2015)
PBS KIDS Launches Its First Online World: Kart Kingdom, a Free, Educational Digital Adventure

(April 9, 2015)
Ken Burns' 1990 Masterpiece THE CIVIL WAR Re-Mastered to Achieve Highest Definition for New Broadcast on PBS

(April 9, 2015)
PBS KIDS Announces New Series READY JET GO! Will Premiere in Winter 2016

(April 8, 2015)
AMERICAN EPIC - A Journey Through the Music that Transformed America

(April 8, 2015)
PBS LearningMedia Announces Teachers Selected for the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

(April 7, 2015)
PBS, Member Stations and Producers Score a Combined 11 Webby Nominations and 18 Honoree Recognitions

(April 7, 2015)
Statement from ITVS, PBS, POV and WNET on Independent Film and Public Media

(April 3, 2015)
Free online streaming for GREAT PERFORMANCES “Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert”

(April 1,2015) 
PBS KIDS Celebrates Earth Month On-Air, on Digital Platforms and in Communities this April

Press Release Archive

    Paula Kerger, President and CEO, PBS PBS Mission and Values In the Media
    In the Media

    The Washington Post takes a look at SESAME STREET's powerful effects on how children learn

    USA Today previews the PBS fall 2015 lineup

    Fast Company takes a look at PBS Digital Studios, and its efforts to reach new audiences

    Chicago Tribune interviews PBS President Paula Kerger about PBS and local member station, WTTW

    SLATE explains 'Why You Should Be Watching CALL THE MIDWIFE'

    In an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, PBS President Paula Kerger discusses the changing media landscape and importance of local PBS stations

    Men's Journal declares EARTH A New Wild 'a nature documentary that could actually make a difference'

    The Washington Post explains why it is 'enchanted' and 'eating up every episode' of THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW

    Yahoo Tech looks at how PBS, and PBS Digital Studios, learned to thrive on YouTube

    In a Morning Joe interview, PBS President Paula Kerger talks about PBS, and its role in the marketplace

    PBS President Paula Kerger visits Market Makers to talk about PBS' evolution, and its work in digital

    A.V. Club examines why 'Sesame Street is the perfect TV show'

    Deadline explores PBS' increase in ratings for the 2013-'14 season

    BuzzFeed names MASTERPIECE's 'Death Comes to Pemberley' one of 10 fall shows to be excited about

    Los Angeles Times on SESAME STREET: 'Even decades after its debut, the show remains a powerhouse'

    Entertainment Weekly: 'Broadway fans have plenty of reasons to tune into PBS on Friday nights this fall'

    Washington Post on THE ROOSEVELTS: 'Once you finish all 14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go'

    'Last Days in Vietnam' from AMERICAN MASTERS is 'gripping from start to finish" declares A.V. Club

    New York Times calls THE ROOSEVELTS Burns's 'most ambitions and deeply moving documentary since THE CIVIL WAR'

    USC Rossier interviews PBS KIDS' Lesli Rotenberg about future of children's media

    PBS KIDS' Sara DeWitt discusses Chromecast availability

    'Losing Iraq' is 'another example of the enduring value of FRONTLINE,' writes TV Worth Watching

    Reviewing 'Freedom Summer' from AMERICAN MASTERS, New York Times declares 'it’s hard to imagine two hours better spent in front of a screen'

    A+ review from Newsday for FRONTLINE 'The United States of Secrets'

    USA Today declares PBS a 'formidable creator in the YouTube space with PBS Digital Studios'

    Baltimore Sun calls 'Muscle Shoals' from INDEPENDENT LENS 'the best documentary I've seen this year on television'

    Los Angeles Times: 'YOUR INNER FISH reminds us what smart TV really is'
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    BuzzFeed lists reasons why 'Call the Midwife' is 'one of the best shows on television'

    The Washington Post: 'PBS is beating its competition by focusing on strong women'

    With 'Downton Abbey' and 'Sherlock,' Los Angeles Times declares 'PBS has become a Sunday night ratings force'