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PBS KIDS Tops Fall Neilsen Ratings, Kicks Off December with Special Holiday Episodes Featuring Favorite Characters

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PBS KIDS is celebrating this holiday season with strong ratings. PBS KIDS shows held four of the top ten spots in children’s programming among kids 2 – 5 for September, October and November 2010, according to Nielsen ratings.

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PBS Receives Grant to Advance Math Achievement with Digital Content and Technology

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As a leader in multiplatform digital content, PBS has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create new, educational content to advance math achievement in partnership with New York City Department of Education’s experimental School of One (So1).

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PBS KIDS and The Jim Henson Company Add New DINOSAUR TRAIN App to Educational Lineup on the App Store

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PBS KIDS and The Jim Henson Company today announced the release of the DINOSAUR TRAIN Eggspress App on the App Store, its newest educational game for the iPhone and iPod touch.

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The Adobe Foundation and the PBS Foundation Launch Project VoiceScape to Mentor Young Filmmakers

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The PBS and Adobe Foundations today launched Project VoiceScape, a collaboration between Adobe Youth Voices, the Adobe Foundation’s global signature philanthropy program, and PBS’ POV, television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films.

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KOCE-TV Becomes the New Home of PBS in Southern California

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Starting January 1, 2011, KOCE-TV will become the full service PBS station for the Southern California region, and will begin broadcasting the full line-up of PBS programs for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties and the City of Santa Barbara.

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PBS and Nine Local Public Broadcasting Stations Receive $2.2 Million in Grants from Newman's Own Foundation

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A multiplatform leader in public service and educational media, PBS and nine local public broadcasting stations received matching “membership challenge” grants totaling $2.2 million from Newman’s Own Foundation to help strengthen fundraising efforts and increase support for programs and services that inform, educate, entertain and inspire audiences.

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PBS Announces Winter/Spring 2011 Lineup Celebrating Those Who Dared to Be First

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This Winter/Spring 2011 season, PBS celebrates True Originals — innovators, artists, scientists, political leaders and ordinary citizens who dared to advance, challenge, improve, invent and explore.

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Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey Makes TV Debut on PBS KIDS Day Before Thanksgiving

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This holiday season, PBS KIDS is helping celebrate the values of family and friendship with the on-air debut of Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, airing Wednesday, November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving. Please visit http://www.pbs.org/tvschedules/ for local listings.

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PBS Arts Web Site Accepting Lennon Remembrances Online Beginning November 18

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John Lennon may have called New York his second home, but PBS is asking viewers nationwide to record and upload memories of the man and his music to become part of “Remembering Lennon,” a new online video exhibition tied to the American Masters film “LENNONYC,” airing November 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.

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Survey Shows Nearly Half of All Parents Will Give the Gift of Tech this Holiday Season

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In an online national survey of parents with children ages 12 and younger, 49 percent reported plans to give their kids electronic gifts such as cell phones, computers, tablets and iTouch devices, for Christmas or Hanukah this year.

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PBS KIDS Ranked #1 Site for Free Videos

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For the first time, PBSKIDS.org is the #1 kids site for free videos streamed based on the number of videos viewed, according to the latest numbers from comScore Video Metrix (September 2010). Kids spent an average of 47 minutes watching free, educational videos on the site in September, twice the monthly average for other top kids’ sites, with close to 88 million free video streams for the month.

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PBS Announces New PBS.org and Free Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

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PBS announced today the beta launch of a new PBS.org (http://www.pbs.org/), featuring local content from member stations, full TV episodes from series and auto-localization features.

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PBSPARENTS.ORG MIXES LEARNING AND FUN IN DELICIOUS NEW BLOG 'KITCHEN EXPLORERS'

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Parents and children can bake magic together with the help of two amazing moms and cooks, Alice Currah and Aviva Goldfarb, on the new PBSPARENTS.org cooking blog, Kitchen Explorers (PBSPARENTS.org/kitchenexplorers).

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MEMBER STATIONS ELECT FIVE SYSTEM LEADERS TO PBS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Today, PBS Board Chair Geoffrey Sands announced the results of the 2010-2011 voting that elected five station leaders to serve as professional directors on the PBS Board of Directors. Member stations across the nation cast their ballots between August 3 and August 31, 2010.

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PBS CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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AMERICAN MASTERS keeps the beat with Grammy Award-winning bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez who reignited his career while living in Florida with the help of friend Andy Garcia, who directed and narrates the film. AMERICAN MASTERS “Cachao: Uno Mas” premieres Monday, September 20, 2010, 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

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