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PBS Receives Second-Most Emmy® Awards of Any Network

MASTERPIECE “Sherlock” Leads All Shows with Seven Emmy® Awards

PBS programs were honored with the second-most Emmy Awards of any network, tied with CBS. On Monday, August 25, PBS received three Primetime Emmy® Awards, for MASTERPIECE “Sherlock: His Last Vow.” These awards join an additional eight Creative Arts Primetime Emmys that PBS won on August 16.

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     Recent Announcements

(August 28, 2014)
PBS KIDS and SESAME STREET Collaborate on Their First App Together:  Cookie Monster’s Challenge for iPad

(August 27, 2014)
Sherlock, Season 3 on MASTERPIECE: The Game is Online!

(August 26, 2014)
PBS Receives Second-Most Primetime Emmy® Awards of Any Network 

(August 18, 2014)
PBS Programs Win Eight Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards 

(August 14, 2014)
PBS KIDS Survey Finds Parents Consider Media and Technology  Vital Resources for Elementary School Readiness

(August 7, 2014)
New PBS KIDS “Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings” App Helps Children Build School Readiness Skills

(August 5, 2014)
"My Dear Americans" from the National Black Programming Consortium Wins PBS Online Film Festival's "People's Choice" Award for 2014 

(August 1, 2014)
William Weber Named PBS Vice President, Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel

(July 27, 2014)
In An Exclusive Interview with Charlie Rose, Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal Reveals What it Will Take to Return Peace to the Region

(July 22, 2014)
PBS Station Sites to Stream Ken Burns’s THE ROOSEVELTS in its Entirety Starting Day after Broadcast Premiere

(July 22, 2014)
PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Announce “Walt Disney” to Premiere Fall 2015

(July 22, 2014)
New PBS Documentary Reveals the Untold Story of the U.S. Navy SEALs

(July 22, 2014)

(July 22, 2014)
PBS and BBC Worldwide North America Sign Deal to Bring Fourth Season of CALL THE MIDWIFE to U.S.

(July 22, 2014)
PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL 2014 Kicks Off September 26

(July 16, 2014)
PBS Nominated for 43 News & Documentary Emmys®

(July 15, 2014)
PBS Names Scott Nourse Vice President, Product Development, PBS Digital

(July 10, 2014)
PBS Programs Receive 34 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations 

(June 26, 2014)
Season Two of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD Kicks off with a One-hour Special – Monday, August 18, on PBS KIDS

(June 24, 2014)
PBS KIDS Video App Launches on Android and Chromecast

(June 24, 2014)
PBS KIDS Launches on Apple TV

(June 23, 2014)
PBS Programs Win 12 Daytime Emmy Awards

(June 18, 2014)
PBS KIDS to Add New Half-hour SESAME STREET Program on Air and on Digital Platforms This Fall

(June 11, 2014)
Fred Berens and Wendy Dayton Begin Service on PBS Foundation Board of Directors

(June 6, 2014)
Association of Public Television Stations, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS Statement Regarding FCC's Report & Order Governing Spectrum Auction Process

(June 2, 2014)
PBS KIDS Offers Free, Fun and Educational Content and Tools for Families This Summer

(May 29, 2014)
PBS Programs Receive Five Critics' Choice Television Awards Nominations

(May 29, 2014)
PBS Online Film Festival to Feature 25 Independent Films for Online Streaming

(May 15, 2014)
Journalist Miles O'Brien Receives Annual "Be more" Award

(May 14, 2014)

New Live-action Series ODD SQUAD to Premiere on PBS KIDS This November

(May 8, 2014)
PBS Announces New Fall Season Lineup

(May 8, 2014)
PBS KIDS Launches Revolutionary App for Parents: PBS KIDS Super Vision

(May 7, 2014)
PBS Programs Win Four James Beard Foundation Awards

(May 7, 2014)

PBS and CPB Expand Content and Resources to Support U.S. Veterans and Their Communities

(May 5, 2014)
PBS Digital Studios Hosts First-Ever NewFronts Presentation; Announces New Original Series

(May 1, 2014)

PBS and PBS KIDS Receive 39 Daytime Emmy Nominations

(May 1, 2014)

PBS KIDS Releases PEG + CAT Music Album

Press Release Archive

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

    BuzzFeed lists reasons why 'Call the Midwife' is 'one of the best shows on television'
    3/31/2014 9:58 AM

    The Washington Post: 'PBS is beating its competition by focusing on strong women'
    3/28/2014 2:42 PM

    With 'Downton Abbey' and 'Sherlock,' Los Angeles Times declares 'PBS has become a Sunday night ratings force'
    3/26/2014 4:16 PM

    In an Op-Ed, PBS KIDS' Lesli Rotenberg addresses school readiness and research findings
    2/28/2014 3:12 PM

    Series creators discuss 'Peg + Cat' in a Parade Magazine interview
    1/27/2014 12:05 PM

    PBS KIDS' Sara DeWitt shares 'How PBS KIDS Puts Play at the Center of Digital Content Development'
    12/11/2013 9:18 AM

    The Baltimore Sun: 'Arts Thrive on PBS'
    11/23/2013 1:42 PM

    Lesli Rotenberg, SVP of PBS Children's Media, pens Op-Ed demanding more from mobile media
    11/18/2013 3:13 PM

    MediaBizBloggers recaps the PBS Summer 2013 Press Tour
    8/8/2013 2:57 PM

    'PBS is making gains without dumbing down,' reports TheWrap
    8/6/2013 6:56 PM

    Variety: 'PBS Boasts Its Viewership Growth While Other Broadcast Ratings Slump'
    8/6/2013 11:05 AM

    Entertainment Weekly previews new PBS KIDS series 'Peg + Cat'
    8/6/2013 10:07 AM

    The Associated Press reports 'PBS: Acting like a network as well as service'
    7/29/2013 11:36 AM

    Digiday looks at 'How PBS Won at Digital'
    6/19/2013 10:48 AM

    PBS Parents & PBS KIDS producers offer resources to discuss devastating news with children
    5/21/2013 4:18 PM

    The Associated Press reports on PBS' 2013 fall schedule
    5/9/2013 9:44 AM

    'Roku adds full episodes from PBS and PBS Kids channels to its streaming boxes in the US' writes The Next Web
    5/8/2013 4:40 PM