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Three 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 2019. Vivian Riefberg, a Washington, DC-based senior partner at McKinsey & Company, joined the board as a general director.

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PBS Wants YOU to Join THE GREAT AMERICAN READ

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The First-of-Its-Kind National Celebration of Books Combines Original Digital Content, Multi-Platform Resources, National Partnerships and Local Activities Taking Place in Communities Around The Country.

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PBS Names Multifaceted Television Executive Perry Simon as New Programming Chief

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Perry Simon, an accomplished television leader who has held top posts at BBC America, Vulcan Productions, Viacom Productions and NBC Entertainment, will join PBS as the organization’s next chief programming executive and general manager, General Audience Programming.

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PBS Names Meghan Biggs Vice President, Controller

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PBS announced that Meghan Biggs has joined the organization as Vice President, Controller. In this role, Biggs will serve as the chief accounting officer for PBS with oversight of all accounting operations.

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PBS Names CET & ThinkTV’s Sue Ellen Stuebing as 2018 C. Scott Elliott Development Professional of the Year

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PBS has named Sue Ellen Stuebing, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Ohio member stations CET & ThinkTV, as the recipient of the 2018 C. Scott Elliott Development Professional of the Year Award.

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2018 PBS Development Award Winners Hail From Ohio, Oregon, Arizona, Oklahoma and Chicago

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Ohio’s CET & ThinkTV, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), Arizona Public Media and the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) Foundation were named today by PBS as the category winners for the 2018 PBS Development Awards.

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PBS Taps Former NEA Chief Jane Chu To Expand Representation of the Arts From Communities Across America

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Jane Chu, the most recent head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will join PBS as an arts adviser, the organization announced today.

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Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Receives PBS’ Beacon Award For Extraordinary Achievements and Inspiring Next Generation of Diverse Storytellers

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PBS has named documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson the recipient of the company’s Beacon Award, formerly known as the Be More Award, which recognizes individuals whose leadership, service and work inspire Americans and enrich our nation.

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Wisconsin Public Media Director Malcolm Brett Receives PBS’ Highest Award for Station Leadership

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PBS has named Malcolm Brett, director of Wisconsin Public Media , as this year’s recipient of the Daniel K. Miller Station Leadership Award.

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PBS Appoints Jeremy Gaines as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

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PBS announced that Jeremy Gaines has been named Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. He will report to Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Barzilay and serve as a key member of PBS’ senior leadership team.

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PBS Presents Earth Day Themed Programming This April

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In conjunction with Earth Day on April 22, PBS stations will offer a selection of themed programming with topics ranging from agriculture to meteorology to climate change.

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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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