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Statement from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger on Proposal to Eliminate Federal Funding for Public Media

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“Public broadcasting has earned bipartisan Congressional support over the years thanks to the value we provide to taxpayers. PBS, our 350 member stations and our legions of local supporters will continue to remind leaders in Washington of the significant benefits the public receives in return for federal funding, a modest investment of about $1.35 per citizen per year..."

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Americans Rate PBS and its Member Stations Most Trusted Institution for the 15th Consecutive Year

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For 15 consecutive years, Americans have named PBS and its member stations #1 in public trust among nationally known institutions, according to a nationwide survey released today. PBS led other sectors of the media and government in the annual ranking, including digital platforms, commercial cable and broadcast television, courts of law, newspapers and social media.

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PBS Announces Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule

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PBS today announced its Winter/Spring 2018 schedule lineup, which includes the much-anticipated second season of MASTERPIECE’s hit series “Victoria” (Sundays, January 14-February 25), starring Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes and, this season, Dame Diana Rigg.

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PBS Names Eric Stith Vice President, Finance Planning & Analysis

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Eric Stith today joined PBS as Vice President, Finance Planning & Analysis. Reporting to PBS Chief Financial Officer Tom Tardivo, Stith will lead the organization’s financial planning and analysis activities. This includes oversight of the annual planning process that aligns the budget with PBS’ strategic goals.

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

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PBS announced the results of its recent Board elections following its first Board meeting of fiscal year 2018. Four Professional Directors who were elected by the PBS membership in August took their seats at the meeting, which was held Friday, November 10.

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PBS Station WTJX Offers Educational Resources for Hurricane-Impacted Children in U.S. Virgin Islands, with Support from Sony Electronics Inc., Ematic and Carson-Dellosa

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In the wake of devastation from Hurricanes Irma and Maria across the U.S. Virgin Islands, local PBS member station WTJX is responding with a creative way to help young children on the islands – many of whom have lost their homes or lack access to educational resources.

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PBS Names Award-Winning Journalist Madhulika Sikka As New Public Editor

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Following an extensive nationwide search, PBS has named former NPR Executive Editor Madhulika Sikka as its new Public Editor. Like her predecessor Michael Getler, who retired after 11 years as PBS’ ombudsman, Sikka will offer an independent editorial perspective on PBS programming, including matters raised by viewers.

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PBS Names Jennifer Rankin Byrne Vice President, Corporate Communications

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PBS announced today that Jennifer Rankin Byrne has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Corporate Communications. A member of PBS’ senior leadership team, she reports to Jonathan Barzilay, PBS Chief Operating Officer.

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PBS Names Dana Golub Vice President, Programs Management, Technology and Operations

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PBS today announced that Dana Golub has been promoted to the newly created role of Vice President, Programs Management. Golub will continue to serve on PBS’ Technology and Operations team, reporting to PBS Chief Technology Officer Mario Vecchi.

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CIVILIZATIONS, a PBS and BBC Co-Production, to Premiere Spring 2018

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PBS announced CIVILIZATIONS, a new nine-part series presented in partnership with the BBC tells the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day —for the first time on a global scale. Premieres in spring 2018.

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PBS Celebrates the Joy of Reading With THE GREAT AMERICAN READ (w.t.)

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ (w.t.), a new eight-part television series and nationwide campaign that explores the joy of books and the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved books will launch in spring 2018.

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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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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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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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