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PBS’s Independent Lens to Premiere Mr. SOUL! in Its Upcoming Season, Bringing America’s First Black Variety Show Back to Public Television

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In 1968, America’s first Black variety show, SOUL!, helmed by producer and eventual host Ellis Haizlip, premiered on public television. The pioneering series ran for six years, cementing itself as not only a vehicle to celebrate Black artistry, community and culture but also as a platform for political expression and a powerful force in the fight for social justice.

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PBS and WETA Announce New Documentary Series from Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG, to Air February 16 and 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)

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Today at the Virtual PBS Press Tour, PBS and WETA announced THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG will premiere February 16 and 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

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PBS and PBS NEWSHOUR Announce Intimate Series with New York Times Bestselling Author Kelly Corrigan

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PBS and PBS NEWSHOUR today announced TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN, an intimate and heartfelt interview series hosted by four-time New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan. Corrigan will conduct candid conversations with influential leaders in their fields, including acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

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How It Feels To Be Free, New American Masters Documentary About Trailblazing Black Female Entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, Premieres Winter 2021 on PBS

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American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free is an upcoming documentary that tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.

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PBS Distribution Announces New Prime Video Channel: PBS Documentaries

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On August 4, 2020 PBS Distribution will launch a new documentary focused Prime Video Channel – PBS Documentaries. The entire Ken Burns collection as well as films from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, INDEPENDENT LENS, POV and many independent producers to be featured.

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PBS PROGRAMMING GUIDE FALL 2020: SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

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PBS details primetime programming premieres for the fall 2020 season.

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PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT To Air Two New Specials Exploring Families and Different Generations Today

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FAMILY OF US: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY, captures a moving and meaningful picture of families in America today and the way these relationships shape us. GENERATION NATION: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY explores how people in different age groups, from adolescents to seniors, see themselves and their place in America.

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Lucy Worsley's Royal Photo Album

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From official portraits to tabloid snapshots, the camera has been the British royal family’s confidante, messenger — and nemesis. LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL PHOTO ALBUM premieres Sunday, August 16, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.

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PBS Programs Receive More Peabody Awards Than Any Other Organization

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On June 10, 2020, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced 30 winners for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. PBS programs received seven awards, more than any other organization. Among the winners are MOLLY OF DENALI, FRONTLINE, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV.

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PBS to Address Race and Racism in America Through Broadcast and Streaming Content

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PBS announced today that it will broadcast a series of films and new specials focused on race in America following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and the ensuing protests that erupted across the country.

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Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words Airs on PBS May 18, 2020

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Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words, a new film tracing the life story of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, airs on PBS on Monday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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PBS Celebrates Pride Month with PRIDELAND, a Short-Form Digital Series and New One-Hour Special with Host and Actor Dyllón Burnside, Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity in the U.S. South

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PBS is celebrating LGTBQ+ Pride Month with the launch of PRIDELAND, a new one-hour special and short-form digital series following host and actor Dyllón Burnside (from FX’s “Pose”) on a journey across the South.

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Discover the Legacy and Impact of Three of Europe’s Most Iconic Queens in LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL MYTHS & SECRETS, Sundays, June 21-July 5 on PBS

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Rediscover the true stories behind three of history’s most remarkable queens—Elizabeth I, Queen Anne and Marie Antoinette

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PBS Coronavirus-Related Programming and Resources Guide

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PBS is committed to providing accurate and timely information to Americans throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The following special primetime programs, streaming content, online resources and educational materials are currently available and regularly updated.

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PBS Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Vote with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote,” Along With Multiplatform Content Honoring Suffragists, Feminist Leaders and Modern-Day Changemakers

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In the summer of 2020, PBS will launch a slate of multiplatform content to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. PBS will honor and commemorate those who fought for women’s suffrage in the U.S., the feminist movement throughout the 20th century, and the stories of modern women who continue to shatter the glass ceiling and transform modern history.

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