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Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon to Produce and Direct Four-Hour Film on Muhammad Ali to Premiere on PBS

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Filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon are producing and directing MUHAMMAD ALI, a two-part, four-hour documentary about the legendary boxer, Florentine Films and PBS announced today. Production began in early 2016 and the filmmakers anticipate a broadcast premiere in 2021 on PBS.

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PBS KIDS Premieres Episodes of WILD KRATTS and NATURE CAT in Celebration of Earth Month

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This April, PBS KIDS is celebrating Earth Month with its annual Explore the Outdoors initiative, which encourages families to head outside and discover the natural world around them. The celebration kicks off April 10 with new episodes from favorite PBS KIDS series, WILD KRATTS and NATURE CAT, all week long.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE Cast and MERCY STREET Producer Lisa Quijano Wolfinger Win Gracie Awards

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On Tuesday, March 28 winners of the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards were announced. CALL THE MIDWIFE was honored for Ensemble Cast and Lisa Quijano Wolfinger was honored for her production work on MERCY STREET.

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PBS and PBS KIDS Receive 31 Daytime Emmy® Nominations

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On March 22, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Entertainment Awards. PBS and PBS KIDS programs received 31 Daytime Emmy® Award nominations. In addition, APT received a total of 7 nominations and NETA earned one for a combined total of 39 nominations for public media.

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Sara Schapiro Joins PBS as Vice President of Education

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PBS announced today that education leader Sara Schapiro has been named Vice President, Education. She will report to Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Children’s Media and Education.

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Statement from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger On Proposed Cuts to Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting

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"PBS and our nearly 350 member stations, along with our viewers, continue to remind Congress of our strong support among Republican and Democratic voters, in rural and urban areas across every region of the country. We have always had support from both parties in Congress, and will again make clear what the public receives in return for federal funding for public broadcasting..."

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Statement from Paula Kerger, President & CEO, PBS on Ward Chamberlin Jr.

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PBS deeply mourns the loss of our friend and colleague Ward Chamberlin Jr.

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Nationwide Survey Confirms That PBS and Member Stations Are America’s Most Trusted Institution for the 14th Consecutive Year

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For the 14th consecutive year, a nationwide study recently confirmed that PBS and its member stations are rated #1 in public trust among nationally known institutions. In addition, the same survey found that parents rank PBS KIDS as the #1 educational media brand for children, significantly outscoring cable and commercial broadcast television networks.

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, FRONTLINE and JACKIE ROBINSON Win Writers Guild Awards

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On Sunday, February 19 winners of the 69th Annual Writers Guild Awards were announced from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and the Edison Ballroom from New York City.

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PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS Producers Win 5 Kidscreen Awards

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PBS KIDS received two awards for Best Channel Website (for pbskids.org) and Best Game App (for PBS KIDS Games). Additionally, PBS KIDS producers took home 3 awards.

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New National Survey Shows 73% of Voters – Including Most Republicans – Oppose Eliminating Federal Funding for Public Television

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A new national survey conducted jointly by leading Republican and Democratic researchers reveals that voters across the political spectrum overwhelmingly oppose eliminating federal funding for public television and that more than 7 in 10 see public television as a good or excellent value for their tax dollars, on par with investments in highways, roads and bridges.

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Chuck Hagel Elected to PBS Board of Directors

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Secretary Chuck Hagel, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator from Nebraska, has been elected to serve as a General Director on the PBS Board of Directors.

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PBS KIDS Premieres New One-Hour DINOSAUR TRAIN Special, Monday, February 20

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Created by Craig Bartlett (READY JET GO!) and produced by The Jim Henson Company, DINOSAUR TRAIN encourages kids ages 3-6 to apply scientific thinking as they discover new types of dinosaur species, and to embrace the living sciences of paleontology and natural science.

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VICIOUS Receives 2017 GLAAD Media Awards Nomination

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On January 31, 2017 GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) announced the nominees for the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. PBS is honored that the series finale of VICIOUS is nominated for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series, marking the series’ second GLAAD nomination.

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INDEPENDENT LENS “I Am Not Your Negro” Honored with Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary (Feature)

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On January 24, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. PBS programs, including “I Am Not Your Negro,” coming to INDEPENDENT LENS in a future season, and “Watani: My Homeland” received nominations.

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