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Statement from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger on Proposal to Eliminate Federal Funding for Public Media

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“Public broadcasting has earned bipartisan Congressional support over the years thanks to the value we provide to taxpayers. PBS, our 350 member stations and our legions of local supporters will continue to remind leaders in Washington of the significant benefits the public receives in return for federal funding, a modest investment of about $1.35 per citizen per year..."

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Americans Rate PBS and its Member Stations Most Trusted Institution for the 15th Consecutive Year

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For 15 consecutive years, Americans have named PBS and its member stations #1 in public trust among nationally known institutions, according to a nationwide survey released today. PBS led other sectors of the media and government in the annual ranking, including digital platforms, commercial cable and broadcast television, courts of law, newspapers and social media.

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PBS and Stand Up To Cancer Announce Students Selected For 2018 Class of Emperor Science Awards

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100 high school students from across the U.S. chosen for their compelling essays detailing the impact of cancer in their lives and interest in cancer research

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FRONTLINE “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” and POV “Last Men in Aleppo” Honored with Academy Award® Nominations

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On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced the 90th Annual Academy Awards® nominations. We are proud to announce that two PBS Programs, FRONTLINE “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” and POV “Last Men in Aleppo,” have received Academy Award® nominations for Best Documentary Feature.

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PBS Announces #METOO, NOW WHAT? New Half-hour, Five-Part Series Premiering February 2018

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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger today announced at the Television Critics Association #METOO, NOW WHAT?, a new five-part, half-hour series hosted by Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, premiering Friday, February 2, at 8:30 pm (check local listings).

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PBS Announces NATIVE AMERICA, New Four-Part Series Premiering Fall 2018

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Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced NATIVE AMERICA (watch trailer here), a new four-part series from Providence Pictures that will premiere Fall 2018 on PBS stations nationwide.

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PBS KIDS Offers Sneak Peek of its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC

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In the lead-up to its February 19 broadcast premiere, PBS KIDS is giving fans a special sneak peek on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App.

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Margaret Atwood, Junot Díaz, Lauren Graham, John Irving, Bill T. Jones, Devon Kennard, Gayle King, Diane Lane, George R. R. Martin, Lesley Stahl and Many More to Lend Their Voices to PBS’ THE GREAT AMERICAN READ

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Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced key authors, celebrities and notable figures in the entertainment, sports, news and literary worlds who will lend their voices and passion to THE GREAT AMERICAN READ.

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PBS Announces Black History Month Programming

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To honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and observe Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America all year long, PBS offers documentaries and specials that explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience through on-air content on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

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PBS and BBC Announce “Beyond 100 Days” Coming to PBS in New Late-Night Timeslot

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PBS and BBC announced today that BEYOND 100 DAYS, the acclaimed BBC World News nightly public affairs show recorded in Washington, DC and London, will premiere on PBS stations on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET, following AMANPOUR ON PBS.

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PBS Names Eric Stith Vice President, Finance Planning & Analysis

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Eric Stith today joined PBS as Vice President, Finance Planning & Analysis. Reporting to PBS Chief Financial Officer Tom Tardivo, Stith will lead the organization’s financial planning and analysis activities. This includes oversight of the annual planning process that aligns the budget with PBS’ strategic goals.

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Independent Lens recognized at the 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards

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The International Documentary Association announced the winners of the 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at a ceremony at Los Angeles’ Paramount Theatre. INDEPENDENT LENS, executive produced by Lois Vossen and Sally Jo Fifer, took home the honors for Best Curated Series.

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PBS Announces Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule

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PBS today announced its Winter/Spring 2018 schedule lineup, which includes the much-anticipated second season of MASTERPIECE’s hit series “Victoria” (Sundays, January 14-February 25), starring Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes and, this season, Dame Diana Rigg.

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PBS KIDS Debuts New Movie From Family-Favorite Series ODD SQUAD This January

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ODD SQUAD: WORLD TURNED ODD Premieres Monday, January 15

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PBS and WNET Announce New Late-night Public Affairs Programming

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PBS and WNET have announced that the acclaimed nightly global affairs interview program "Amanpour" will be presented on an interim basis to PBS stations nationwide. "Amanpour on PBS" will air on THIRTEEN, New York’s PBS station, beginning Monday, December 4 and will roll out on PBS stations beginning December 11 at 11 pm (check local listings).

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