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2002 A Year Of Excellence And Honors For PBS

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With increased viewership, dozens of prestigious industry awards and accolades from critics, PBS wrapped up 2002 with a flourish.

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First All-American Mystery! Is An All-Around Success For PBS

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The verdict is in. PBS's first all-American MYSTERY! is a success with both critics and viewers. Called "cool, high-quality, whodunit fun" by the Detroit Free Press, this film from executive producers Robert Redford, Rebecca Eaton and Michael Nozik earned a 4.2 rating* for its November 24 premiere.

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PBS Selects Accenture To Develop System Enabling Transition To Digital TV

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) today announced that it selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to build an advanced program and trafficking system to provide PBS' member stations with critical programming and scheduling information management services.

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James Guerra To Serve PBS Program Business Affairs As Outside Counsel

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) announced that James F. Guerra, Senior Vice President, Program Business Affairs, will become PBS's outside counsel as of January 1, 2003, when he assumes the position of partner in the Los Angeles, California-based firm of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.

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PBS Names Lea Sloan Vice President, Media Relations

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Lea Sloan, a public relations and marketing executive with extensive experience in the broadcasting industry, has been named vice president, Media Relations, for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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PBS Video Launches Powerful Online Teaching Tool

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PBS, the leading source of programming services for America's classrooms, today unveiled the PBS VIDEOindex Web site (http://pbsvideodb.pbs.org/) at the Technology and Learning Conference in Dallas, Texas.

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ExxonMobil Honored with First PBS Corporate Leadership Award

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The Exxon Mobil Corporation has been honored as the first ever recipient of the PBS Corporate Leadership Award. Presented on behalf of the public television community, the award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to public broadcasting.

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PBS KIDS - #1 Children's Media Brand - Launches Its Most Ambitious Media Campaign

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PBS KIDS®, the premiere source of educational children's media, has launched its most extensive branding campaign to date. Targeting parents and featuring renowned PBS educational series for young viewers, the nine executions created by One And All will run in leading lifestyle and parenting magazines between October 2002 and March 2003.

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PBS Teams With Target Stores To Launch National Children's Literacy Campaign Led By Laura Bush and Levar Burton

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PBS today announced a major partnership with Target Stores to launch an unprecedented public service campaign to promote children's literacy. In this effort, the PBS KIDS® Share a Story initiative, sponsored by Target, will use on-air and online programming, along with the unparalleled resources of PBS and local public television stations across the country.

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PBS and NHK Sign Cooperation Agreement for HDTV Programs

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NHK and PBS announces a partnership to bring US and Japanese audiences HDTV (high-definition) programs. NHK and PBS will produce five HDTV programs a year during the three-year agreement. Program production will include a variety of genre, and production costs and rights will be shared by NHK and PBS on a program by program basis.

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PBS KIDS Series Between The Lions Proves Again That TV Can Help Children Learn to Read

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In communities where literacy rates are among the lowest in the nation, the PBS KIDS® series BETWEEN THE LIONS has demonstrated that quality TV can make a difference.

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PBS's Rebroadcast of Ken Burns's "The Civil War" Resonating with Viewers Across the Country

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As the nation considers our security at home and war abroad, the rebroadcast of Ken Burns's THE CIVIL WAR and its compelling account of the events that forever shaped America's character is generating enormous viewer response on the air, on the Web, in stores and in local communities around the country, PBS announced today.

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PBS Unveils Comprehensive Online Resource for One of its Most Important -- and Active -- Audiences: PBS Parents

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PBS today opens the curtains on its largest Web site launch in years, PBS Parents (www.pbsparents.org).

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PBS Grants License for SAGWA Books to Scholastic

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) announced today it has granted Scholastic Inc. the license to produce storybooks based on the popular PBS KIDS® program, Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat.

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PBS Dominates News and Documentary Emmys with 14 Awards

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PBS, with 14 Emmys, led the way at the 23rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards last night. The awards ceremony was presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

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