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(MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Grantchester” James Norton as Sidney Chambers and Robson Green as Geordie Keating. Credit: Courtesy of (C) Des Willie/Lovely Day Productions & ITV for MASTERPIECE)

PBS Unveils New Titles as Part of Winter/Spring Season and Expanded Sunday Night Drama Lineup in 2015

− New Five-Part Science Series FIRST PEOPLES Reveals the Mystery of the First Humans; Rory Kennedy’s LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Anchors Week That Includes New Titles THE DRAFT, THE DAY THE 60’s DIED and DICK CAVETT’S VIETNAM

– Expanded Drama Footprint Features 20 New Hours of MASTERPIECE Through 2015, Including “Grantchester,” “Wolf Hall,” “Poldark” and “Indian Summers”; MASTERPIECE “Mr. Selfridge” Also Returns for a New Season -

CALL THE MIDWIFE and VICIOUS Return for New Seasons -

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. 

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     Recent Announcements

(November 19, 2014)
PBS Unveils New Titles as Part of Winter/Spring Season and Expanded Sunday Night Drama Lineup in 2015

(November 18, 2014)
Overstock.com Partners with PBS KIDS to Serve the Unique Needs of Children Through Launch of Overstock Kid Zone

(November 17, 2014)
PBS KIDS® Partners with CUTIES® for First National Digital Partnership

(November 13, 2014)
Holidays are Dramatic, Musical, Delicious - and Vicious! All on PBS

(November 10, 2014)
PBS Brings Miami Book Fair International to National Audiences

(November 7, 2014)
Marie Nelson Named Vice President, News & Public Affairs at PBS

(November 6, 2014)
Sixth Season of DOWNTON ABBEY to Air on MASTERPIECE on PBS

(November 6, 2014)
PBS Digital Studios and Hank and John Green Announce New Partnership to Expand Popular "CRASH COURSE" YouTube Series

(November 3, 2014)
More MASTERPIECE Coming to PBS in 2015

(October 30, 2014)
PBS KIDS Celebrates the Season with New Holiday-themed Episodes and the Return of CURIOUS GEORGE: A Very Monkey Christmas

(October 30, 2014)
PBS KIDS® and WHOLE FOODS MARKET® Partner to Roll Out Assortment of Sustainable Toys in Time for Holiday Season

(October 29, 2014)
PBS Board Elects Officers, Professionals and General Directors

(October 29, 2014)
Donald A. Baer Elected Chair of PBS Board of Directors

(October 29, 2014)
PBS Primetime Household Rating For 2013-2014 TV Season Ranks #5 Among All Broadcast And Cable Networks

(October 28, 2014)
PBS KIDS Offers Sneak Peek of New Series ODD SQUAD Ahead of November Launch

(October 22, 2014)
Ken Burns’s “THE ROOSEVELTS” Seen By More Than 33 Million Viewers

(October 21, 2014)
Don Wilcox Named Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services at PBS

(October 8, 2014)
UPDATED: New PBS Documentary Reveals the Untold Story of the U.S. Navy SEALs

(October 8, 2014)
PBS Airs New Programs About America’s Military Men and Women

(October 2, 2014)
PBS KIDS Celebrates Halloween with CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest and New Episodes

(October 1, 2014)
PBS Wins 11 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

(September 30, 2014)
PBS LearningMedia Expands Classroom Offerings with New Teacher Tools and Student Portal

(September 25, 2014)
New Arthur App from PBS KIDS Encourages Positive Social Skills

(September 24, 2014)
AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON on PBS to Examine the Issues Surrounding Events in Ferguson, Missouri

(September 17, 2014)

(September 15, 2014)

(September 10, 2014)
PBS LearningMedia, WGVU Public Media and Grand Valley State University College of Education Launch Innovative Education Partnership

(September 10, 2014)
New Episodes of ARTHUR Premiere on PBS KIDS, Starting September 29

(September 9, 2014)
Steve McGowan Appointed Vice President, PBS Research

(September 9, 2014)

PBS Names Ann Brown Vice President, Sponsorship Sales Support

(September 8, 2014)
PBS and PBS KIDS Launch on Amazon Fire TV

(September 2, 2014)
Robin Williams Remembered - A PIONEERS OF TELEVISION Special Premieres September 9 on PBS

(September 2, 2014)
Hispanic Heritage Foundation Announces 2014 Hispanic Heritage Awards Honorees. PBS to Broadcast the Awards as a One-Hour Special Nationally on September 29.

(September 2, 2014)
PBS LearningMedia Helps Teachers Across the U.S. Better Integrate Digital Media and Technology in their Classrooms

(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 

Press Release Archive

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

    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'
    3/31/2014 4/9/2014

    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'

    In an Op-Ed, PBS KIDS' Lesli Rotenberg addresses school readiness and research findings

    Series creators discuss 'Peg + Cat' in a Parade Magazine interview

    PBS KIDS' Sara DeWitt shares 'How PBS KIDS Puts Play at the Center of Digital Content Development'

    The Baltimore Sun: 'Arts Thrive on PBS'

    Lesli Rotenberg, SVP of PBS Children's Media, pens Op-Ed demanding more from mobile media

    MediaBizBloggers recaps the PBS Summer 2013 Press Tour

    'PBS is making gains without dumbing down,' reports TheWrap

    Variety: 'PBS Boasts Its Viewership Growth While Other Broadcast Ratings Slump'

    Entertainment Weekly previews new PBS KIDS series 'Peg + Cat'

    The Associated Press reports 'PBS: Acting like a network as well as service'

    Digiday looks at 'How PBS Won at Digital'