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PBS Announces Most Extensive Revamping of Primetime Schedule in More Than 25 Years

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In the first major primetime restructuring in over a quarter of a century, PBS is announcing a new Fall 2001 lineup based on a successful Pilot Schedule Project aimed at creating a more viewer-friendly program schedule.

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PBS and Member Stations to Celebrate "Interdependence" at Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, June 14-16

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PBS station leaders from across the country, along with special guests, will gather in Philadelphia for the 2001 PBS Annual Meeting June 14-16. The theme of the meeting, "PBS and You. Stronger Together," is inspired by the interdependence of PBS and its member stations in building station value and increasing station membership.

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Senator Cochran Announces Wide-Ranging Literacy Initiative in Mississippi

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Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and officials from the PBS Ready to Learn Service, WGBH Boston and Mississippi ETV today announced a distinctive year-long project using the Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS program BETWEEN THE LIONS and a variety of related resources and workshops to boost literacy in Indianola, Miss. and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Philadelphia, Miss.

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PBS Names Marketing Executive Adrienne Cleere Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

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Adrienne Cleere, a marketing executive with extensive strategic planning, brand positioning and sales experience, has been appointed vice president, strategic partnerships, for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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PBS Wins Two More Daytime Emmys at Televised Ceremony

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PBS children's series picked up two more honors at the 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards presented at Radio City Music Hall and broadcast live on NBC on Friday, May 18.

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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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