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PBS KIDS® TO LAUNCH CHILDREN’S HEALTH INITIATIVE TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

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In response to the increased number of children facing risks from childhood obesity, PBS KIDS is kicking off an innovative multi-platform children's health initiative to encourage kids and families to make healthy choices and help reverse the rising rates of childhood obesity.

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PBS Announces Plans to Broadcast 2007 Presidential Forums Tavis Smiley to Moderate Conversations Between Journalists and Announced Candidates

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PBS announced today it will broadcast two live presidential forums in primetime with Tavis Smiley, host of TAVIS SMILEY, PBS' late-night talk show, serving as moderator.

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PBS AND JOOST FORM CONTENT ALLIANCE

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PBS announced today that it will begin featuring select full-length programming on Joost (www.joost.com), the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service. At launch, the PBS offering will include popular series, such as History Detectives and Scientific American Frontiers, as well as specials from PBS' award-winning "Empires" collection.

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THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER to Broadcast in High-Definition Format Beginning Monday, December 17, 2007

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THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER has built its reputation by insisting on the highest standards in journalism for more than 30 years. The program’s commitment to depth and clarity takes on new dimension as it launches a high-definition broadcast beginning on Monday, December 17, 2007.

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PBS VIDEO ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW RICHARD LAVOIE VIDEO GEARED TOWARD PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

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PBS today announced the release of the newest Richard Lavoie video, The Motivation Breakthrough: Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child.

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PBS’ MASTERPIECE THEATRE Gets a New Look and New Hosts

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This January, MASTERPIECE THEATRE will introduce a new look, new scheduling and the first of three new hosts for 2008.

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GENA ASHE NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL FOR PBS

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Katherine Lauderdale, PBS Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, announced that Gena Ashe has been named Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of PBS following a nationwide search. Ms. Ashe recently began her tenure at PBS headquarters, where she reports directly to Ms. Lauderdale.

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KEN BURNS’S AND LYNN NOVICK’S “THE WAR” WAS THE MOST WATCHED SERIES IN LAST TEN YEARS ON PBS

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THE WAR, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, was the most watched series in the last ten years on PBS.

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LITERACY TAKES THE LEAD ON PBS KIDS AND PBS KIDS GO!

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Whether you're raising a reader or looking for new media content for little ones to get creative with, PBS KIDS has something for every family this fall.

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PBS BOARD ELECTS NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

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Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO, announced the names of the new Board Officers and General Directors who were elected to three-year terms on the PBS Board during its recent annual organizational meeting.

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PROF. HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. TAKES QUESTIONS FROM PARENTS AND FAMILIES ON PBS PARENTS SITE

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Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will act as a PBS Parents Guest Expert during February in connection with the broadcast of AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 on PBS. Prof. Gates will offer suggestions for how parents and caregivers can introduce family history and a love of ancestry to children.

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PBS PARTNERS WITH BITTORRENT TO REACH AUDIENCES ONLINE

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BitTorrent and PBS today announced the availability of PBS programming via the BitTorrent Entertainment Network, BitTorrent's content distribution platform.

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VUZE AND PBS LAUNCH CONTENT ALLIANCE

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Vuze, the fast-growing online entertainment platform, with an established audience of 11 million viewers, today announced that it has inked a content deal with PBS to provide selected PBS programming on a download-to-own basis.

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PBS KIDS® AND PBS KIDS GO!sm PREPARE A CORNUCOPIA OF CONTENT THIS THANKSGIVING

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On November 22 and 23, families can plan on a full plate of great kids' content as PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! provide two days of specials encouraging sharing, friendship and fun.

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PBS, ICON PRODUCTIONS AND CARRIER PROJECT GRANTED UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO FILM REVEALING 10-PART SERIES, CARRIER

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PBS today announced that it will air CARRIER, a revealing story of daily life on a United States aircraft carrier, the USS Nimitz. Filmed from May to November 2005, nearly 2,000 hours of high-definition video were captured aboard the ship during a full six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, of which three months were spent in combat in support of the ground troops.

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