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STATEMENT FROM PBS PRESIDENT AND CEO PAULA KERGER ON THE PASSING OF CAROLL SPINNEY

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On the passing of longtime SESAME STREET puppeteer Caroll Spinney, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger offered the following statement:

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PBS Names Maximilian Duke Vice President, Station Strategy and Development

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PBS today announced that Maximilian Duke has been promoted to the newly created role of Vice President of Station Strategy and Development. In this role, he will create and execute strategies for building station capacity, supporting leadership development and enhancing critical skills for station staff members.

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PBS Names Jill Patrone Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

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PBS today announced that Jill Patrone has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, reporting to Chief Legal Officer Katherine Lauderdale. In this role, Patrone will develop strategies to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of legal services provided by the Office of the Chief Legal Officer.

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PBS Partners with YouTube TV

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PBS announced that it has secured carriage for its member stations on YouTube TV’s live TV and on-demand subscription service.

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PBS Unveils New Look on Eve of 50th Anniversary

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PBS announced today an update to its iconic brand, including a refreshed logo, bold color palette, custom typeface and illustration style. The new identity will roll out throughout 2020 as PBS celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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

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PBS welcomed newly elected and returning board members following its first board meeting of fiscal year 2020.

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PBS Names Linda Simensky Head of Content for PBS KIDS

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PBS today announced that Linda Simensky has been promoted to the new role of Head of PBS KIDS Content. Simensky will lead the development of a multi-platform video content strategy for PBS KIDS, designed to respond to the quickly evolving media environment and meet the needs of current and future viewers.

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PBS Appoints Jim Dunford as Senior Vice President, Station Services

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PBS today named Jim Dunford as Senior Vice President, Station Services. This new position will centralize Development Services, Station Services and the Digital Station Products & Innovation team into a single organization to better serve PBS’s member stations.

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Judy Woodruff Receives PBS’s Beacon Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Journalism

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PBS has named broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff as the recipient of the organization’s Beacon Award, which recognizes individuals whose leadership, service and work inspire Americans and enrich our nation.

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PBS Honors Jack Galmiche with the Daniel K. Miller Award for Station Leadership

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Jack Galmiche, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Nine Network Public Media (Channel 9), was honored posthumously as the 2019 recipient of the Daniel K. Miller PBS Station Leadership Award, PBS announced today.

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PBS Names Veteran Investigative Journalist Ricardo Sandoval-Palos as Public Editor

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PBS has named Ricardo Sandoval-Palos as Public Editor and ombudsman. In this role, he will offer an independent editorial perspective on PBS programming, including matters raised by viewers.

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PBS Appoints Rebecca Reed as Vice President, Business Affairs

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PBS today named Rebecca (“Becky”) Reed as Vice President, Business Affairs. She will report to Perry Simon, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager for General Audience Programming.

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PBS Statement on Administration’s Proposed Elimination of Federal Funding for Public Media

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PBS and our 350 member stations across the country have earned bipartisan Congressional support over the years due to the high value the American people place on the services we provide their communities.

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For the 16th Consecutive Year Americans Rate PBS and its Member Stations Most Trusted Institution

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For the 16th consecutive year, PBS and its member stations have been named #1 in public trust among American institutions in a nationwide annual survey.

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PBS Names Maria Bruno Ruiz Vice President, Program Scheduling

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PBS announced that Maria Bruno Ruiz will join the organization in the position of Vice President, Program Scheduling.

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