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PBS Digital Studios Serves Up New Original Series, GOOD GUMBO, Showcasing the South’s Rich Food and Heritage

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PBS Digital Studios is launching a new food-focused YouTube channel, PBS Zest, with GOOD GUMBO, an original series on the cultural roots of the most popular dishes in Louisiana and the Deep South.

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PBS Launches New National Storytelling Project, PBS American Portrait, Exploring What it Really Means to be an American Today

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PBS today announced the launch of a new multiplatform experience that will allow people throughout the country to participate in a national conversation about what it really means to be an American today.

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PBS Shines Light on Health with Spring Slate

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PBS today announced a new spring programming line-up that will shine a light on health and the challenges and diseases that sometimes stand in the way.

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PBS Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Vote with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote,” Along With Multiplatform Content Honoring Suffragists, Feminist Leaders and Modern-Day Changemakers

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In the summer of 2020, PBS will launch a slate of multiplatform content to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. PBS will honor and commemorate those who fought for women’s suffrage in the U.S., the feminist movement throughout the 20th century, and the stories of modern women who continue to shatter the glass ceiling and transform modern history.

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PBS Kicks Off 50th Anniversary

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Today, at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger reflected on the organization’s storied history and shared plans for the year ahead.

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PBS KIDS Announces DONKEY HODIE, New Preschool Series Inspired by Characters from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Premiering Winter 2021

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PBS KIDS today announced DONKEY HODIE, a new social-emotional series for children ages 3-5 created by Fred Rogers Productions and Spiffy Pictures. DONKEY HODIE is slated to premiere nationwide on PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms in winter 2021.

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PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions to Debut New Season and First Podcast From Odd Squad

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PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions today announced the premiere of a new season of family-favorite and multiple Emmy Award-winning series ODD SQUAD, premiering February 17, 2020.

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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 Appoints Sylvia Bugg as Vice President, Programming

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PBS today named Sylvia Bugg as Vice President, Programming. She will report to Perry Simon, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager for General Audience Programming.

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PBS Member Stations Now Live on YouTube TV

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PBS announced that more than 100 of its member stations are now streaming live on YouTube TV starting today.

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STATEMENT FROM PBS PRESIDENT AND CEO PAULA KERGER ON THE PASSING OF CAROLL SPINNEY

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On the passing of longtime SESAME STREET puppeteer Caroll Spinney, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger offered the following statement:

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PBS Names Maximilian Duke Vice President, Station Strategy and Development

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PBS today announced that Maximilian Duke has been promoted to the newly created role of Vice President of Station Strategy and Development. In this role, he will create and execute strategies for building station capacity, supporting leadership development and enhancing critical skills for station staff members.

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PBS Names Jill Patrone Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

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PBS today announced that Jill Patrone has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, reporting to Chief Legal Officer Katherine Lauderdale. In this role, Patrone will develop strategies to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of legal services provided by the Office of the Chief Legal Officer.

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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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New PBS Series EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL Features Modern-Day Adventurer Tackling Stunning World Firsts in Unexplored Corners of the Planet

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PBS’s new 10-episode series EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL reveals there are still parts of our planet yet to be discovered. Explorer and naturalist Steve Backshall pursues incredible journeys and world firsts — unclimbed peaks, unexplored cave systems and uncharted landscapes — setting foot where no human has been before.

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