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PBS and PBS KIDS Programs Receive Three TCA Awards Nominations

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On June 19, 2017 the Television Critics Association (TCA) announced nominees for their annual awards, which recognize outstanding television programming in the 2016-2017 season, honoring actors, producers and programs in a variety of categories, including news and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy.

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PBS Names Mike Jacobson Vice President of Human Resources

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Mike Jacobson has been appointed Vice President, Human Resources of PBS, responsible for leadership and management of all HR functions within the organization.

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PBS Announces Educators Selected for the 2017 Digital Innovators Program

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PBS announced the educators across the country selected for the fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program.

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BBC WORLDWIDE AND PBS ANNOUNCE CALL THE MIDWIFE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AND SEASON 7 FILMING

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PBS announced today that the popular Christmas special and a seventh season of the critically acclaimed BBC drama CALL THE MIDWIFE will return to PBS. The CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL will air in late 2017 and the seventh season will air in the spring of 2018.

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PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere for THE VIETNAM WAR

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THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide.

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WILD ALASKA LIVE, a PBS and BBC Co-Production, Captures Life and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness in Three-Part, Not-to-be-Missed Television Event

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PBS announced plans today for its latest venture into live, natural-history adventure programming with WILD ALASKA LIVE, a three-part, multi-platform production that airs July 23, 26 and 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET, as a part of its “Summer of Adventure” lineup.

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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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"Cutting federal funding for public media would result in a tremendous loss to our country that would be especially devastating for rural and underserved communities."

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PBS Announces WILD ALASKA LIVE, a PBS and BBC Co-Production, as Part of New Summer of Adventure

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PBS announces that WILD ALASKA LIVE, a three-night live natural history event, will be included in the upcoming PBS Summer of Adventure, a collection of eight new limited series that take viewers to some of the world’s most amazing places and cultures.

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PBS KIDS and Stations Bridge the Summer Learning Gap with Adventure-Filled Slate of New Programming and Activities Beginning in June

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Beginning in June, PBS KIDS launches its annual summer learning initiative with new content and resources to help keep kids engaged all summer long.

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East Tennessee PBS, WHYY, Community Idea Stations and Georgia Public Broadcasting Garner Top Honors in 2017 PBS Development Awards

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East Tennessee PBS, WHYY, Community Idea Stations and Georgia Public Broadcasting were named today by PBS as the category winners for the 2017 PBS Development Awards, which recognizes member stations for outstanding corporate support, membership, philanthropy and special achievement fundraising efforts in local communities.

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Bill Isler, Former President & CEO of The Fred Rogers Company, Receives 2017 PBS “Be more” Award

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Early childhood educator William (Bill) H. Isler, who helped bring to life loveable characters such as Daniel Tiger as the chief of The Fred Rogers Company, is the 14th leader to be recognized with the PBS “Be more” Award.

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PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer Announce New Class of Students Selected for the Emperor Science Awards

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A select group of 100 high school students has been named winners in the second year of PBS LearningMedia’s and Stand Up To Cancer’s Emperor Science Award program.

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MASTERPIECE on PBS and Arclight Films Reunite "Downton Abbey" Writer and Star Julian Fellowes to Script "The Chaperone" Starring Elizabeth McGovern

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PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced that MASTERPIECE is producing its first feature film which will reunite the writer, director and star of "Downton Abbey." "The Chaperone," based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling American novel, will be scripted by Julian Fellowes, directed by Michael Engler, and star Elizabeth McGovern, who played Lady Grantham in the hit series.

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AETN Leader Allen Weatherly Honored Posthumously with PBS Station Leadership Award

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Allen Weatherly, former executive director of Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), was honored posthumously as the 2017 recipient of the Daniel K. Miller PBS Station Leadership Award, PBS announced today.

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PBS Names KQED Fundraising Leader Earl Blauner as C. Scott Elliott Development Professional of the Year for 2017

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PBS has named Earl Blauner, Special Counsel for Gift Planning and Endowment at Northern California public television station KQED, as the recipient of the 2017 C. Scott Elliott Development Professional of the Year Award.

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