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Get Behind the Podium as PBS Online Launches 'Great American Speeches' Web Site

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PBS Online today debuts one of the most comprehensive sites ever devoted to the speeches that have punctuated American history with "GREAT AMERICAN SPEECHES: 80 YEARS OF POLITICAL ORATORY" (pbs.org/greatspeeches), a companion Web site to the documentary airing on PBS Fridays, April 7-May 5, 2000, 9:00 p.m. (check local listings).

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PBS Executive Peter Downey, Brilliant Public Television Pioneer

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M. Peter Downey, senior vice president of program business affairs at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and a 37-year veteran of public broadcasting, died of a heart ailment on March 26.

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"PBS Showcase" To Feature U.S. Television Premiere of "Buena Vista Social Club"

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"Buena Vista Social Club," Wim Wenders' acclaimed Academy Award-nominated documentary, which blends the sultry allure of traditional Cuban music with impressionistic glimpses of contemporary Havana, debuts on PBS, Wednesday, July 19, 2000, it was announced by PBS and presenting station KCET/Hollywood.

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Local PBS Stations To Receive $1.95 Million Through CPB Grant For Election 2000 Programming, Online & Outreach Activities

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Locally based, original election-year programming and online content will be available to public television audiences nationwide through a $1.95 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

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PBS Chooses Award-Winning Agency, Fallon McElligott, To Guide Positioning And Media Efforts

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has selected the Minneapolis-based Fallon McElligott advertising agency to create a new positioning campaign and to work on paid-media planning and buying. The announcement was made today by Judy Braune, vice president of PBS strategy & brand management.

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PBS Names Patricia Nugent Head of Children's Programming

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A production executive with experience in children's and family programming on both broadcast and cable television, Patricia Nugent, has been selected as head of children's programming for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The announcement was made today by John Wilson, senior vice president, PBS programming.

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'Frank Lloyd Wright' Wins Prestigious Milia d'Or Award in Interactive TV Category

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The Public Broadcasting Service has won one of the interactive world's most prestigious awards -- the Milia d'Or -- for the digital enhancements accompanying the Ken Burns documentary FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.

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Stu Kantor, PBS PR Stalwart, Named Director of Creative Communications & Editorial Services for PBS Learning Media

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Stu Kantor, director of PBS's corporate communications department and a 20-year public television veteran, has been appointed director of creative communications and editorial services for PBS Learning Media.

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Cindy Gertz, Former Freddie Mac Executive, Appointed CFO & Senior VP for Finance & Administration at PBS

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Cindy Gertz, a former executive at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), will join the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) February 22 as chief financial officer and senior vice president for finance and administration.

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PBS Announces Joint Venture To Offer National Online And Broadcast Sponsorships

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The Public Broadcasting Service, an acknowledged leader in the convergence of television, video and Web content, today announced an agreement with the PBS Sponsorship Group (PBSSG), National Public Broadcasting (NPB) and the Internet advertising and direct marketing solutions firm L90 (NASDQ: LNTY) to create a one-stop shop for sponsorships on PBS television and the PBS.org network of Web sites.

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PBS and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing To Launch PBS Kids Books

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The Public Broadcasting Service has struck an exclusive agreement with Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, to launch a new line of children's books, PBS KIDS® Books.

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PBS Names Pat Mitchell New President and CEO

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The Public Broadcasting Service announced today that Pat Mitchell, the president of CNN Productions and Time Inc. Television, has been named its president and chief executive officer.

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December 1999 Pledge Drive Most Successful Ever

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The final month of 1999 not only marked the end of the millennium, but it also boasted the most successful December pledge drive in PBS history, according to Alan Foster, PBS vice president of fundraising and syndicated programming.

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Young Surfers Can Go 'Behind the Scenes' and Interact with Their Favorite Characters at the Relaunched PBS Kids Web Site -- pbskids.org.

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Offering its visitors a toybox full of new features and content, the PBS KIDS Web site (pbskids.org) relaunches today with a comprehensive backstage look at PBS KIDS show characters and engaging educational activities.

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Amy Tan's Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat, Produced by Cinegroupe in Association With Children's Television Workshop and IF/X Productions, is Coming Daily to PBS KIDS

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Renowned author Amy Tan's imaginative story of discovery, Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, will premiere in fall 2001 as a daily animated television series on PBS KIDS stations.

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