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PBS's "American High" Sparks Excitement And Dialogue Among Teens And Adults

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AMERICAN HIGH, PBS's critically acclaimed documentary series about a Chicago high school, is proving to be a breakout hit on the air, on the Web and in local communities across the country.

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Jennifer Fabian Browning Named Senior Director, PBS Digital Cable and DBS Strategy

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Jennifer Fabian Browning, senior advisor to PBS President & CEO Pat Mitchell, has been appointed senior director of PBS digital cable and DBS strategy, it was announced by Wayne Godwin, executive vice president of member affairs at PBS.

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PBS Awarded Markle Foundation Grant To Develop Digital Strategy For Kids And Families

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In this age of digital convergence, where investments are being made in next-generation content and many institutions are re-tooling business models to take advantage of the new media, the Markle Foundation has awarded the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) a $250,000 grant.

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Capitol Hill Veteran Laura Nichols Named PBS Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

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Laura Nichols, a long-time communications director and spokesperson for House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, has been named senior vice president, corporate communications and public affairs, of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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69 House Members Join Public Broadcasting Caucus

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Public broadcasters have an important new ally on Capitol Hill. Nearly 70 Members of the House of Representatives have joined the Public Broadcasting Caucus, chaired by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Amo Houghton (R-NY), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Edward Markey (D-MA), Connie Morella (R-MD) and Zach Wamp (R-TN).

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PBS Announces Strategic Realignment

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Preparing for the implementation of a new three-year strategic plan, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) announced today a restructuring of its programming staff, a consolidation of education services and a company-wide reduction in staff. PBS president and chief executive officer Pat Mitchell made the announcement late this afternoon at PBS headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

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PBS And Triveni Digital Announce Interactive Television Trials With Scientific American Frontiers

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Triveni Digital, the leading solutions provider for the management of enhanced data and metadata in digital broadcast streams, today announced a partnership for trials of PBS enhanced programming in four episodes of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FRONTIERS airing on local PBS stations beginning March 27.

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PBS Debuts Another First in Interactive Television; Wavexpress Selected to Provide Digital Broadcasting Platform

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Wavexpress, a leading provider of integrated services to digital broadcasters, today announced an agreement to broadcast America's first enhanced television series for digital terrestrial (over-the-air) television based upon open standard specifications of the Advanced Television Enhancements Forum (ATVEF).

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National Expert in Child Care & Development Named Head of PBS Ready to Learn Service

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Charlotte Brantley has been appointed senior director of the PBS Ready To Learn Service, the innovative early learning program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Ready To Learn integrates free and universally available children's educational programming with community outreach to help parents and caregivers prepare all children for success in school.

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PBS Unveils Grand Prize Winner And Runners-Up In National "Build Your Own Campaign" Election Challenge

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Five high school students from Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Arizona, have won the grand prize for designing a fictional presidential campaign, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) announced today.

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PBS Announces Breakthough, Local/National, Videostreaming Resource: American Field Guide

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)today announce the creation of AMERICAN FIELD GUIDE - an unprecedented initiative for local/national online programming.

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Stephan Knobloch Promoted to Senior Director of PBS TeacherLine

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Stephan F. Knobloch, manager of the Public Broadcasting Service's Technology Certificate Program, has been promoted to senior director of PBS TeacherLine, an innovative Web-based professional development service that prepares educators, as well as educators-in-training, for teaching and learning in a digital environment.

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Public TV Veteran Bea Morse Promoted to Senior Director, PBS Broadcast Operations

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Bea Morse, director of the DTV strategic services group for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), has been appointed senior director of broadcast operations, announced Ed Caleca, senior vice president of technology and operations at PBS.

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Former Rep. John Porter Elected to PBS Board

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Former Congressman John E. Porter (R-Ill.) has been elected to serve as a director of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The announcement was made yesterday at the PBS board of directors meeting in Santa Barbara, California.

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Discovery Communications Executive to Oversee PBS's Content-Related Revenue-Generating Activities

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Longtime business development executive Judy Harris, currently senior vice president and general manager of consumer and educational products for Discovery Communications, has been named executive vice president of PBS Businesses at the Public Broadcasting Service, announced PBS president and CEO Pat Mitchell today.

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