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PBS Appoints Jim Dunford as Senior Vice President, Station Services

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PBS today named Jim Dunford as Senior Vice President, Station Services. This new position will centralize Development Services, Station Services and the Digital Station Products & Innovation team into a single organization to better serve PBS’s member stations.

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PBS Digital Studios Debuts STELLAR Alongside PBS’s “Summer of Space” Interactive Experience at PBS.org

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PBS Digital Studios is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing with the launch of STELLAR, a six-episode space-themed miniseries on PBS’s Facebook and YouTube pages beginning Thursday, June 20.

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FAMILY PICTURES USA EXPLORES OUR SHARED HISTORY THROUGH THE TREASURED PHOTOGRAPHS THAT TELL OUR STORIES

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FAMILY PICTURES USA, a new three-part PBS series created and hosted by filmmaker and photographer Thomas Allen Harris, explores American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album, unearthing rich personal stories that expand our understanding of our shared history, diversity and common values.

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PBS Commemorates Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary With 8 DAYS: TO THE MOON AND BACK

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PBS is taking viewers on a unique adventure with the crew of Apollo 11 for their eight-day, three-hour, 18-minute and 35-second mission in 8 DAYS: TO THE MOON AND BACK, a new film co-produced with BBC Studios.

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TIANANMEN: THE PEOPLE VERSUS THE PARTY

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On the night of June 4, 1989, Chinese troops entered Tiananmen Square in Beijing, violently crushing the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in the history of the Communist regime.

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Judy Woodruff Receives PBS’s Beacon Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Journalism

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PBS has named broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff as the recipient of the organization’s Beacon Award, which recognizes individuals whose leadership, service and work inspire Americans and enrich our nation.

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PBS Honors Jack Galmiche with the Daniel K. Miller Award for Station Leadership

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Jack Galmiche, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Nine Network Public Media (Channel 9), was honored posthumously as the 2019 recipient of the Daniel K. Miller PBS Station Leadership Award, PBS announced today.

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PBS KIDS Announces New Series ELINOR WONDERS WHY, Premiering September 7, 2020

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ELINOR WONDERS WHY aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don’t understand and find answers using science inquiry skills. The main character Elinor, the most observant and curious bunny rabbit in Animal Town, will introduce kids ages 3-5 to science, nature and community through adventures with her friends.

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PBS KIDS Kicks Off a Summer of Learning

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With a new special from READY JET GO!, the highly anticipated premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest animated series MOLLY OF DENALI, and the unveiling of an updated PBS KIDS for Parents website filled with hands-on family activities, there are fun summer learning opportunities for everyone.

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PBS Names Veteran Investigative Journalist Ricardo Sandoval-Palos as Public Editor

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PBS has named Ricardo Sandoval-Palos as Public Editor and ombudsman. In this role, he will offer an independent editorial perspective on PBS programming, including matters raised by viewers.

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THE LAVENDER SCARE Premieres Tuesday, June 18 on PBS

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Narrated by Glenn Close and featuring the voices of Cynthia Nixon, Zachary Quinto, T. R. Knight and David Hyde Pierce, THE LAVENDER SCARE tells the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire employees suspected of being homosexual.

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PBS Receives Seven Daytime Emmy® Awards

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PBS and PBS Kids programs won seven Daytime Emmy® Awards, including ODD SQUAD and ASK THIS OLD HOUSE. Public media nominees APT (American Public Television) also received three awards for SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE and MILK STREET.

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PBS Summer Slate Celebrates the Cultural Milestones and Technological Triumphs of the Summer of 1969

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PBS, America’s home for documentary film, is telling the story of ’69 with a special summer slate commemorating the cultural milestones and technological triumphs of 50 years ago.

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Marcus Samuelsson and Pati Jinich Among James Beard Media Award Winners

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Winners of the 2019 James Beard Media Awards were announced on Friday, April 26. The annual awards are given by the James Beard Foundation and are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. PBS and APT programs were awarded two Broadcast Media Awards for NO PASSPORT REQUIRED and PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE.

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PBS Programs Win Seven of the Eight Peabody Documentary Awards

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On April 16, 18 and 23 the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced winners for the 78th Annual Peabody Awards honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2018. PBS programs, including FRONTLINE “The Facebook Dilemma” and POV “Minding The Gap,” received seven of the eight documentary awards.

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