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Sara Schapiro Joins PBS as Vice President of Education

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PBS announced today that education leader Sara Schapiro has been named Vice President, Education. She will report to Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Children’s Media and Education.

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Statement from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger On Proposed Cuts to Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting

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"PBS and our nearly 350 member stations, along with our viewers, continue to remind Congress of our strong support among Republican and Democratic voters, in rural and urban areas across every region of the country. We have always had support from both parties in Congress, and will again make clear what the public receives in return for federal funding for public broadcasting..."

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Statement from Paula Kerger, President & CEO, PBS on Ward Chamberlin Jr.

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PBS deeply mourns the loss of our friend and colleague Ward Chamberlin Jr.

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Nationwide Survey Confirms That PBS and Member Stations Are America’s Most Trusted Institution for the 14th Consecutive Year

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For the 14th consecutive year, a nationwide study recently confirmed that PBS and its member stations are rated #1 in public trust among nationally known institutions. In addition, the same survey found that parents rank PBS KIDS as the #1 educational media brand for children, significantly outscoring cable and commercial broadcast television networks.

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, FRONTLINE and JACKIE ROBINSON Win Writers Guild Awards

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On Sunday, February 19 winners of the 69th Annual Writers Guild Awards were announced from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and the Edison Ballroom from New York City.

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PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS Producers Win 5 Kidscreen Awards

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PBS KIDS received two awards for Best Channel Website (for pbskids.org) and Best Game App (for PBS KIDS Games). Additionally, PBS KIDS producers took home 3 awards.

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New National Survey Shows 73% of Voters – Including Most Republicans – Oppose Eliminating Federal Funding for Public Television

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A new national survey conducted jointly by leading Republican and Democratic researchers reveals that voters across the political spectrum overwhelmingly oppose eliminating federal funding for public television and that more than 7 in 10 see public television as a good or excellent value for their tax dollars, on par with investments in highways, roads and bridges.

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Chuck Hagel Elected to PBS Board of Directors

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Secretary Chuck Hagel, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator from Nebraska, has been elected to serve as a General Director on the PBS Board of Directors.

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SU2C and PBS LearningMedia Open Applications for 2017 Emperor Science Award Program

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The Emperor Science Award program aims to empower high school students to become the next generation of cancer researchers and will award 100 students this year.

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PBS Honors Extraordinary Achievements and Explores Important Conversations as Part of Black History Month Programming

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To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience through content on-air on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

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PBS KIDS Premieres New One-Hour DINOSAUR TRAIN Special, Monday, February 20

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Created by Craig Bartlett (READY JET GO!) and produced by The Jim Henson Company, DINOSAUR TRAIN encourages kids ages 3-6 to apply scientific thinking as they discover new types of dinosaur species, and to embrace the living sciences of paleontology and natural science.

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VICIOUS Receives 2017 GLAAD Media Awards Nomination

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On January 31, 2017 GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) announced the nominees for the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. PBS is honored that the series finale of VICIOUS is nominated for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series, marking the series’ second GLAAD nomination.

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PBS Digital Studios Debuts MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, a Groundbreaking 360° VR Experience of the Civil War on January 21

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Civil War story inspired by PBS drama series MERCY STREET; To premiere in HTC VIVE exhibit at “VR on the Mountain” during Sundance Film Festival

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INDEPENDENT LENS “I Am Not Your Negro” Honored with Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary (Feature)

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On January 24, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. PBS programs, including “I Am Not Your Negro,” coming to INDEPENDENT LENS in a future season, and “Watani: My Homeland” received nominations.

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PBS & PBS Distribution Announce Plans to Expand Theatrical Distribution Efforts for Independent Film

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PBS and PBS Distribution (PBSd), the leading media distributor for the public television community, announced they will together broaden their ongoing support of independent film and filmmakers by greatly expanding their theatrical distribution efforts for independent film, as well as expanding non-theatrical sales.

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