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PBS EXPLORES THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND ISSUES SHAPING AMERICA

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From the first television series to fully explore the inner workings of THE SUPREME COURT to a probing look at the changing role of a free press on FRONTLINE�s �News War,� PBS presents a line-up with unsurpassed depth and variety this winter/spring.

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MetLife Foundation Supports NCTAF Initiative on Teamwork in Schools (December 7, 2006)

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The National Commission on Teaching and America�s Future (NCTAF) today announced that it received a $450,000 grant from MetLife Foundation to showcase promising practices of teamwork in public schools. By developing a series of forums and video vignettes with local PBS stations, NCTAF will spotlight ways in which collaboration transforms school culture and improves student achievement.

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GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS PARTNERS WITH PBS TO LAUNCH PBS® BLEND, A FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED™ ORGANIC COFFEE

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and PBS introduce PBS Blend, a new Fair Trade Certified� organic coffee.Available at www.greenmountaincoffee.com/pbs, PBS Blend is offered in whole bean in 10-oz.packages and single-serve K-Cups� for use in Keurig� Single-Cup brewers. PBS Blend supports public television�s independent and award-winning programming and educational services.

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IT’S “FRIEND DAY” ON PBS KIDS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH

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On Friday November 24, PBS KIDS is celebrating friendship with two-hours of themed preschool programming and online games for kids, as well as resources for parents to extend their child�s learning beyond the screen.

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Documentary Series to Focus on Challenges Confronting America and the World Post 9/11

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Distinguished journalist and former co-anchor of �The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour� Robert MacNeil will host the upcoming PBS series �America at a Crossroads,� it was announced today by Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA, the producing station of the series.

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PBS ANNOUNCES FESTIVE HOLIDAY LINE-UP

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New specials featuring Garrison Keillor, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the New York Philharmonic highlight PBS� primetime schedule this holiday season, while the PBS KIDS� schedule features a great selection of Christmas and New Year�s-themed programming. PBS is a home for the holidays for the whole family this season.

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WINNERS OF 2006 PUBLIC TELEVISION LEADERSHIP AWARD TO BE HONORED AT PBS DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (October 3, 2006)

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PBS will honor the 5 winners of the 2006 Public Television Leadership Award on Friday, October 6 at the closing banquet of the annual PBS Development Conference.

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PBS Explores the Lives of the First Americans During American Indian Heritage Month

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PBS salutes American Indian Heritage, traditionally celebrated during the month of November, with both new programs and repeats of some of the popular programs that explore the lives and culture of the first Americans.

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PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS Go! Stir Up a Howling Good Time on October 31

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Halloween is a little less spooky and much more kooky with themed programming on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! on October 31, 2006 (check local listings).

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PBS PROGRAMS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE iTUNES STORE

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PBS today announced the launch of PBS content on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com), making it possible for users to now purchase and download documentary specials and episodes from popular PBS prime-time and children�s programming.

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PBS Foundation and Skoll Foundation Establish Fund to Produce Unique Programming on Social Entrepreneurship

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The PBS Foundation and the Skoll Foundation announced today the establishment of the PBS Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Fund with a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the Skoll Foundation.

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PBS Explores The Diverse Lives and Heritage of Latino Americans During Hispanic Heritage Month

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From Bolivian children working thousands of feet underground in a silver mine to the life of artist Frida Kahlo, PBS presents a number of programs about Latino lives and culture during Hispanic Heritage Month, traditionally celebrated from September 15 � October 15.

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National Public Broadcasting Interactive to Represent PBS.ORG

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NPB Interactive (NPBi), the newly formed on-line sales division of National Public Broadcasting, LLC, today announced an agreement with PBS, an acknowledged leader in Web content, to represent PBS.org for the sale of display underwriting and digital sponsorships on PBS.org.

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PBS Provides Comprehensive 9/11 Programming Across Iconic Series

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In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of September 11, PBS presents a series of reflective, compelling and thought-provoking programs that examine the dramatic and lasting impact of 9/11 on America while also exploring the U.S.-led global war on terror.

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Alice Stone Ilchman

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PBS and its member stations mourn the passing of Alice Stone Ilchman, a member of the PBS Board of Directors and our dear friend.

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