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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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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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The Great British Baking Show Returns to PBS for a Fourth Season of Merriment in the Kitchen

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The Great British Baking Show will return for a fourth season on June 16, airing Friday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)

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PBS and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Celebrate 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager Launch in THE FARTHEST (w.t.)

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THE FARTHEST (w.t.), a two-hour documentary that spotlights the extraordinary success story of NASA’s Voyager mission, which began 40 years ago this August.

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PBS and Time Inc. Announce Beyond A Year in Space

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Beyond A Year in Space, a follow-up documentary to 2016’s A Year in Space special, is scheduled to premiere on PBS in November 2017.

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PBS Announces New Summer of Adventure

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PBS Summer of Adventure, six new limited series that take viewers to some of the world’s most amazing places and cultures.

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Frontline on PBS Presents “Divided States of America,” A Look at the Polarized Nation the Next President Will Inherit

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DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA, a four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries that looks back at events during the Obama presidency airs Tuesday-Wednesday, January 17-18, 2017, 9-11pm EST (check local listings).

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Rhonda Holt Named Vice President, Software Development and Operations at PBS

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PBS announced that technology industry veteran Rhonda Holt has been appointed Vice President, Software Development and Operations.

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New PBS Board Members Elected, Seated at First Meeting of Fiscal Year

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After completing the first FY 2017 meeting of the PBS Board of Directors, PBS President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Kerger announced the results of the recent Board elections.

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PBS Names Ira Rubenstein Chief Digital and Marketing Officer

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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced that Ira Rubenstein has been named Chief Digital and Marketing Officer for PBS, and that Kenji Thielstrom has joined the team as Vice President, Creative Services.

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Katherine Lauderdale Named PBS Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced that Katherine Lauderdale has been named PBS Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. A 14-year veteran of PBS’ leadership team who previously served at member station WTTW in Chicago, Lauderdale manages the Office of the General Counsel.

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James E. Dunford Named Vice President, Programming and Operations at PBS

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Public television veteran James E. Dunford has been appointed Vice President, Programming and Operations for PBS. Dunford will assume this new role on Monday, October 3, and will report to Michael Kelley, Senior Vice President, Programming & Business Affairs.

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Chris Homer and Renard Jenkins Take on New Roles on PBS Technology and Operations Team

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PBS Chief Technology Officer Mario Vecchi announced new roles for two members of the PBS Technology and Operations Team. Chris Homer has been appointed Vice President, Engineering and Renard Jenkins has been promoted to Vice President, Operations. Both Homer and Jenkins report directly to Vecchi.

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PBS Names Dawn Ciccone Vice President of Brand Licensing

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PBS has promoted Dawn Ciccone to Vice President of Brand Licensing. Ciccone will continue to develop and manage multi-faceted brand licensing and e-commerce initiatives that support the mission of PBS and its nearly 350 member stations.

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