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PBS Programs Lead News and Documentary Emmys® with 48 Nominations

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For the seventh consecutive year, PBS programs have earned more News & Documentary Emmy® Award nominations than any organization, with 48. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees on Thursday August 6, 2020. The awards honor programming distributed during the 2019 calendar year.

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New Animated STEM Series ELINOR WONDERS WHY Premieres on PBS KIDS September 7, 2020

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Preschoolers and their families from coast-to-coast will take a trip to Animal Town this Labor Day with the premiere of the newest PBS KIDS series, ELINOR WONDERS WHY. The animated show encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions, figure out the answers, and learn about the natural world around them using their science inquiry skills.

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PBS Recognized With Six Primetime Emmy® Nominations

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PBS programs received six nominations for the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees on Tuesday, July 28 during a live virtual event hosted by Leslie Jones on Emmys.com.

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New “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism” Special to Debut on October 9

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Today, PBS KIDS announced a new special, “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism,” premiering October 9. The half-hour program will feature authentic conversations between real children and their parents, and will include content from PBS KIDS series DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR and XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM.

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PBS’s Independent Lens to Premiere Mr. SOUL! in Its Upcoming Season, Bringing America’s First Black Variety Show Back to Public Television

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In 1968, America’s first Black variety show, SOUL!, helmed by producer and eventual host Ellis Haizlip, premiered on public television. The pioneering series ran for six years, cementing itself as not only a vehicle to celebrate Black artistry, community and culture but also as a platform for political expression and a powerful force in the fight for social justice.

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PBS and PBS NEWSHOUR Announce Intimate Series with New York Times Bestselling Author Kelly Corrigan

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PBS and PBS NEWSHOUR today announced TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN, an intimate and heartfelt interview series hosted by four-time New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan. Corrigan will conduct candid conversations with influential leaders in their fields, including acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

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How It Feels To Be Free, New American Masters Documentary About Trailblazing Black Female Entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, Premieres Winter 2021 on PBS

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American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free is an upcoming documentary that tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.

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PBS Distribution Announces New Prime Video Channel: PBS Documentaries

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On August 4, 2020 PBS Distribution will launch a new documentary focused Prime Video Channel – PBS Documentaries. The entire Ken Burns collection as well as films from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, INDEPENDENT LENS, POV and many independent producers to be featured.

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PBS and WETA Announce New Documentary Series from Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG, to Air February 16 and 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)

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Today at the Virtual PBS Press Tour, PBS and WETA announced THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG will premiere February 16 and 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

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Public Television Receives Three Daytime Emmy® Awards

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On Sunday July 26, 2020, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 47th Daytime Emmy® Awards in the Children's, Lifestyle, & Animation categories during a live-stream hosted by Emmy® Award-winner Loni Love.

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PBS PROGRAMMING GUIDE FALL 2020: SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

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PBS details primetime programming premieres for the fall 2020 season.

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PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT To Air Two New Specials Exploring Families and Different Generations Today

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FAMILY OF US: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY, captures a moving and meaningful picture of families in America today and the way these relationships shape us. GENERATION NATION: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY explores how people in different age groups, from adolescents to seniors, see themselves and their place in America.

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New DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD Special, Created in Response to COVID-19, Premieres August 17 on PBS KIDS

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PBS KIDS announced a new special, created in response to COVID-19, and episodes of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, beginning Monday, August 17.

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Lucy Worsley's Royal Photo Album

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From official portraits to tabloid snapshots, the camera has been the British royal family’s confidante, messenger — and nemesis. LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL PHOTO ALBUM premieres Sunday, August 16, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.

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PBS Strengthens Technology Leadership with the Promotions of Rhonda Holt and Scott Nourse

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PBS today announced the promotions of Rhonda Holt to Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Scott Nourse to Senior Vice President, Product & Innovation.

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