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PBS Programs Receive 11 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

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On July 13, 2017 the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards, for which PBS programs received 11 nominations.

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PBS Announces Fall 2017 Schedule

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PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup anchored by THE VIETNAM WAR from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and including a Star-Studded New Season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.

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BBC WORLDWIDE AND PBS ANNOUNCE CALL THE MIDWIFE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AND SEASON 7 FILMING

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PBS announced today that the popular Christmas special and a seventh season of the critically acclaimed BBC drama CALL THE MIDWIFE will return to PBS. The CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL will air in late 2017 and the seventh season will air in the spring of 2018.

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PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere for THE VIETNAM WAR

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THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide.

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PBS Announces WILD ALASKA LIVE, a PBS and BBC Co-Production, as Part of New Summer of Adventure

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PBS announces that WILD ALASKA LIVE, a three-night live natural history event, will be included in the upcoming PBS Summer of Adventure, a collection of eight new limited series that take viewers to some of the world’s most amazing places and cultures.

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MASTERPIECE on PBS and Arclight Films Reunite "Downton Abbey" Writer and Star Julian Fellowes to Script "The Chaperone" Starring Elizabeth McGovern

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PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced that MASTERPIECE is producing its first feature film which will reunite the writer, director and star of "Downton Abbey." "The Chaperone," based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling American novel, will be scripted by Julian Fellowes, directed by Michael Engler, and star Elizabeth McGovern, who played Lady Grantham in the hit series.

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PBS Shares the Stories — And Celebrates the Legacy — of America’s Military Men and Women this Memorial Day

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Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick join veterans and other dignitaries to lay a wreath at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. Includes a special preview of the upcoming film THE VIETNAM WAR and the premiere of INDEPENDENT LENS “Farmer/Veteran.” The Annual NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Features Appearances by Colin Powell, Renée Fleming, Christopher Jackson and Vanessa Williams

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MASTERPIECE on PBS, Playground and BBC to Co-produce three-hour mini-series based on American Classic "Little Women"

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PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced they will team with Colin Callender’s Playground and the BBC for a television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age classic, "Little Women." The three-part drama will be scripted by Heidi Thomas, well-known to PBS audiences for her acclaimed adaptations of "Call the Midwife" and "Cranford".

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2016 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Wins CINE Golden Eagle Award

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On Friday, April 28, the 60th Annual CINE Golden Eagle finalists and winners were announced. Using criteria emphasizing excellence in storytelling and originality, the CINE Golden Eagle Awards honor media across platforms and genres, including scripted and documentary content, advertising, news, and virtual reality.

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PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Announce "Chasing the Moon," New Four-Hour Documentary Series from Academy Award Nominee Robert Stone

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American Experience today announced "Chasing the Moon," a four-hour documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond. Premiering on PBS in 2019 during the 50th anniversary year of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the series is executive produced by Mark Samels and produced and directed by Robert Stone.

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PBS’ Summer Season Features an Around-the-World “Summer of Adventure” With Stops in China, Cuba, Ireland and More

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Highlights Include a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s THE VIETNAM WAR, Top-Notch Drama, a PBS FOOD Feast, Including the Return of THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and a Voyage to Outer Space

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PBS Acquires Sundance Doc “Dolores”

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PBS has acquired North American distribution rights for “Dolores,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year in the US Documentary Competition category.

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Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon to Produce and Direct Four-Hour Film on Muhammad Ali to Premiere on PBS

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Filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon are producing and directing MUHAMMAD ALI, a two-part, four-hour documentary about the legendary boxer, Florentine Films and PBS announced today. Production began in early 2016 and the filmmakers anticipate a broadcast premiere in 2021 on PBS.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE Cast and MERCY STREET Producer Lisa Quijano Wolfinger Win Gracie Awards

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On Tuesday, March 28 winners of the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards were announced. CALL THE MIDWIFE was honored for Ensemble Cast and Lisa Quijano Wolfinger was honored for her production work on MERCY STREET.

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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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