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PBS in 2003

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As 2003 draws to a close, PBS looks back on a banner year with an unprecedented number of honors and awards for programming excellence -- including 25 Emmys, surpassing every other network.

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"PBS/NPR Newsbrief" Announces Journalists Beverly Kirk and Sheilah Kast as Anchors

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NPR and PBS announced today the selection of two journalists to anchor "PBS/NPR Newsbrief," hourly 30-second television news reports produced by NPR for PBS stations. The reports are scheduled to begin airing on pilot stations starting in December, with a national launch on PBS stations in January 2004.

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PBS to Air U.S. Exclusive Interview - President Bush Talking With David Frost - on Eve of President's Visit to United Kingdom

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Sir David Frost will interview President Bush this week, prior to the president's trip to the United Kingdom. The program will begin to air on PBS stations on November 16 (check local listings), following the broadcast of Frost's BBC Sunday morning program in the U.K., "Breakfast with Frost," at 5 AM ET. President Bush's visit to London is scheduled for November 18-21.

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Tucker Carlson Public Affairs Program Green-Lighted for Development at PBS

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PBS and producing station WETA Washington, DC, announced today that a new public affairs program for PBS, featuring acclaimed political journalist, commentator and analyst Tucker Carlson, has been green-lighted for development.

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PBS Appoints Linda Simensky as Senior Director, Programming, PBS KIDS ®

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Children's programming veteran Linda Simensky has been named Senior Director of Children's Programming for PBS. The announcement was made by John F. Wilson, Senior Vice President, PBS Programming, to whom Ms. Simensky will report. Beginning November 3, 2003, she will be based at PBS corporate headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

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PBS Names Elizabeth Suarez Vice President, Development

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PBS has promoted Elizabeth Suarez to Vice President, Development. An experienced fundraising leader who has served PBS member stations for more than seven years, Ms. Suarez will report directly to Wayne Godwin, PBS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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PBS Appoints Jean Crawford Director for PBS Parents Web Site

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PBS has appointed Jean Crawford as the new Director of PBS Parents, a resource-rich Web site for parents and caregivers at pbsparents.org. Ms. Crawford joins PBS from America Online, where she served as Programming Director, Parenting Channel. She will begin work at PBS corporate headquarters October 6.

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PBS and Leading Colleges Join to Provide "Anytime, Anywhere" Access to Top Quality Distance Education College Courses and Degrees

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PBS today joined five of the nation's leading institutions of higher education to announce that, for the first time, every course available in the wide ranging "PBS Campus" service (www.pbs.org/campus) will be available for any student to take for college credit, no matter where they live.

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PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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PBS continues to deliver the most diverse programming of any broadcaster, and for Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS offers drama, independent film and documentaries that celebrate the multi-generational richness of the Latino community and reveal the enduring strength of family in America today.

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"American Family" Returns to PBS This Fall

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PBS President and CEO Pat Mitchell announced today the production of 13 new episodes of the critically acclaimed drama series AMERICAN FAMILY, directed by Gregory Nava, which broke new ground as the first Latino drama on broadcast television when it debuted on PBS in January 2002.

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Award-Winning PBS KIDS® Launches New Programming This Fall 2003

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Continuing its commitment to provide the highest quality programming and learning environment on television for children, PBS KIDS¨ gears up for the back-to-school season with two new series and new episodes from its award-winning series - ARTHUR¨, BARNEY & FRIENDS¨, THE BERENSTAIN BEARS, BETWEEN THE LIONS, CAILLOU, CYBERCHASE, GEORGE SHRINKS and TELETUBBIES.

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PBS Joins Legendary Producers, Award-Winning Actors, Journalists and Popular Newcomers to Bring the American Public the Best Music, Drama and Debate in Fall 2003

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This fall, PBS features the best of drama, music, public affairs, nature and independent documentaries.

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iN DEMAND Adds Award-Winning Programs From PBS for Kids-on-Demand Virtual Channel

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iN DEMAND will add a robust selection of award-winning children's programs to its on-demand kids platform based on a milestone agreement reached with PBS, the companies announced today.

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School's Out! Celebrate Summer Learning With PBS KIDS Share a Story

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Beginning this month, families nationwide can celebrate summer with PBS KIDS® Share a Story -- an initiative to help make language and learning an everyday part of kids' lives.

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PBS KIDS--Ready to Play!

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The momentum behind PBS KIDS® educational products continues to build as the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) today announced a new comprehensive strategy for the line that focuses on the power of open-ended play as a means of encouraging child development.

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