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“Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE on PBS Scored the #2 Rated Slot Against the Super Bowl For 5th Year in a Row

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For a fifth year in a row the Emmy®-, Golden Globe®-and SAG Award®-winning series, “Downton Abbey,” a Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production, was the #2 rated 9pm show to the Super Bowl with a 4.4 overnight rating (Nielsen Overnight Metered Markets). The overnight rating is up from last year’s 4.3 rating.

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PBS LearningMedia Launches ELECTION CENTRAL, an Online Destination Providing Educators With Curated Content to Teach Students About the Political Process

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As part of the overarching PBS Election 2016 initiative, PBS announced today additional details about ELECTION CENTRAL, an online destination of election-related resources and content with age-appropriate, thoughtfully curated information to teach K-12 students about the political process.

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“Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE Wins Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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At the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, “Downton Abbey” was honored with the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

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Music Box Films and Netflix Acquire Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You From PBS and American Masters Pictures

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PBS and American Masters Pictures have sold Theatrical rights to Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, to Music Box Films.

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PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer Announce Student Winners of Inaugural Emperor Science Awards

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A select group of 100 high school students has been named winners in PBS LearningMedia’s and Stand Up To Cancer’s Emperor Science Award program.

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VICIOUS Receives a GLAAD Media Awards Nomination

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PBS congratulates VICIOUS for its nomination in the Outstanding Comedy Series category.

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PBS KIDS Unveils Sneak Peek of New Series READY JET GO! on Digital Platforms Ahead of February Broadcast Premiere

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PBS KIDS debuted full-length streaming video content and digital games from its newest multiplatform media property READY JET GO!, an animated series that will help children learn astronomy and Earth science concepts.

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PBS KIDS Announces New Series SPLASH (w.t.) Will Premiere in Fall 2016

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In fall 2016, PBS KIDS will premiere SPLASH (w.t.), a new animated series that encourages kids to explore marine biology and ocean science and builds social-emotional skills.

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Premiere of MERCY STREET, PBS’ First Original Drama In More than 10 Years, Draws Millions of Viewers On Air, Hundreds of Thousands for Early Digital Premiere

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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced at her Executive Session at the Television Critics’ Association Press Tour that the premiere episode of MERCY STREET garnered a 2.2 rating. The persons 2+ average audience delivery was 3.3 million (Nielsen Live+Same Day Fast National Data).

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HAMILTON’S AMERICA

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HAMILTON’S AMERICA will come to GREAT PERFORMANCES in the fall 2016, and will be a highlight of PBS’s Arts programming.

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PBS and National Geographic Channels International Commission Six-Part Series GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING

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GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING, from production company Bigger Bang, will be presented and narrated by renowned theoretical physicist Prof. Stephen Hawking.

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PBS and Time Inc. Partner on Two-Part Series A YEAR IN SPACE, Featuring Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly

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PBS has commissioned the two-part series A YEAR IN SPACE, adapted from TIME’s original digital video series about astronaut Scott Kelly, whose current 12-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS) is testing human limits for space travel and laying the groundwork for a manned mission to

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PBS Announces “16 FOR ’16” (w.t.)

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PBS announces the production of 16 FOR ’16 (w.t.), a multi-part documentary that spotlights unforgettable presidential and vice-presidential candidates whose dramatic campaigns may or may not have been successful, but earned a place in the history books nonetheless.

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“PBS Election 2016” Offers Comprehensive Look at Candidates and Issues; Acclaimed News, Public Affairs, Documentaries and Digital Coverage Enhanced by Cross-Platform Partnership with NPR

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PBS announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour today its plans for PBS Election 2016, a comprehensive schedule of news, public affairs, documentary and corresponding digital programming.

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Civil War History-Inspired Digital Series Debuts January 15 on PBS LEARNINGMEDIA in Advance of MERCY STREET Broadcast Premiere on PBS Stations

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With the highly anticipated premiere of the new Civil War-era drama series MERCY STREET this Sunday, January 17 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS stations, PBS LearningMedia announced today the introduction of a special collection of videos from the PBS Digital Studios series THE GOOD STUFF.

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