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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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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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Tom Tardivo Appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of PBS

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Tom Tardivo has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of PBS. A nearly 20-year veteran of PBS, Mr. Tardivo is an experienced financial leader with extensive knowledge of both PBS and the public media system.

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Joint Statement from APTS, CPB and PBS on FCC Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction and Repack

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Today the FCC announced the results of the broadcast spectrum incentive auction and the channel reassignment schedule for individual television stations remaining on the air. APTS, CPB and PBS are working together to review and analyze the results...

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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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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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