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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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PBS You -- "Your Own University" Arrives In January On Echostar's Dish Network

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Television that's a degree smarter comes to EchoStar Communication Corporation's DISH Network with the arrival of PBS YOU "Your Own University" (Channel 9402).

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AOL and PBS Enter Strategic Online, On-Air Alliance

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America Online (AOL), the world's leading interactive services company, and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a leader in the convergence of television, video and Web content, today announced a 3-year strategic alliance that will further extend the companies' leading online and television network brands to diverse, mass market audiences.

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PBS Announces Performing Arts Showcase Series

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The performing arts will take center stage on PBS with the debut of PBS Showcase, a series of evenings linking arts and performance programs around specific themes, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

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PBS Home Video to Create Three DVD Lines in 2000

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PBS, an acknowledged leader in the evolution of television and video into new digital media, will expand its home video line into multiple DVD versions beginning in 2000, John Hollar, executive vice president, PBS Learning Ventures, announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

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He's Big! He's Red! He's Coming to PBS Kids! Scholastic Productions' "Clifford the Big Red Dog" Animated Series Debuts on PBS Fall 2000

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PBS, the home of quality educational programming for children, and Scholastic Productions, producers of award-winning children's television, have something new to bark about! CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, based on Scholastic's beloved best-selling children's books, will launch as an animated television series on PBS in fall 2000.

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