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(April 23, 2014)
D-DAY 360 Takes Advantage of Cutting-edge Technology to Re-create Historic Invasion

(April 22, 2014)
PBS KIDS Debuts New Web-original Property and Free App: PLUM LANDING

(April 10, 2014)
PBS Announces Sizzling Summer Season Lineup

(April 8, 2014)
PBS, Member Stations and Producers Score a Combined 15 Webby Nominations and 11 Honoree Recognitions

(April 7, 2014)

PBS Programs Receive Five BAFTA Award Nominations and Two BAFTA Craft Award Nominations

(April 7, 2014)
PBS LearningMedia Announces the K-12 Teachers Selected for the 2014 Digital Innovators Program

(April 3, 2014)
PBS KIDS Releases WILD KRATTS World Adventure App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

(April 2, 2014)
PBS Programs Receive 12 Peabody Awards 

(March 26, 2014)
Sundays on PBS Remain TV’s Top Destination for Drama

(March 11, 2014)
PBS KIDS and the National Recreation and Park Association Kick off Annual "Explore the Outdoors" Initiative

(March 5, 2014)
PBS to Present 26 Independent Short Films from INDEPENDENT LENS and POV

(February 28, 2014)

PBS Appoints Ira Rubenstein as General Manager, Digital

(February 25, 2014)
New Survey Confirms PBS KIDS Is a Trusted and Vital Resource in Preparing Children for School

(February 24, 2014)
“Downton Abbey, Season 4” Finishes Strong on MASTERPIECE with 8.5 Million Viewers

(February 20, 2014)
Nationwide Research Confirms that PBS and Member Stations Are America’s Most Trusted Institution and an “Excellent” Use of Tax Dollars for 11th Consecutive Year

(February 19, 2014)
PBS KIDS Marks Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with an All-new Cat-ebration

(February 13, 2014)
PBS KIDS Launches Ultimate Dinosaur App: Dinosaur Train A to Z

(February 13, 2014)
PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS Producers Win Three Kidscreen Awards and Three iKids Awards

(February 12, 2014)
Betsy Gerdeman Named New PBS Senior Vice President, Development Services

(February 6, 2014)
PBS LearningMedia Launches Global Learning and Diplomacy Collection

(February 6, 2014)

PBS KIDS Celebrates the 100th Day of School with Interactive Math Resources from New Hit Show PEG + CAT

(February 3, 2014)
PBS Wins the “Drama Bowl” Sunday Night “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE #2 Rated Program Against Super Bowl For 3rd Year in a Row

(February 3, 2014)
PBS KIDS Announces Annual Writers Contest

(January 28, 2014)
PBS LearningMedia Offers Free Resources to Help Teachers Drive Invention and Innovation in Classrooms on Digital Learning Day

(January 27, 2014)
Premiere of “Downton Abbey, Season 4” Reaches Average Audience of 15.5 Million People

(January 23, 2014)
PBS KIDS Premieres Five All-new Episodes of Top-rated DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD with “Daniel’s Big Feelings Week”

(January 21, 2014)
PBS Announces Six New MAKERS Documentaries to Air June through September 2014

(January 21, 2014)
PBS KIDS Announces New Series: ODD SQUAD

(January 20, 2014)
SHERLOCK Makes Long-Awaited Return to MASTERPIECE on PBS With an Average Audience of 4 Million Viewers

(January 20, 2014)
PBS Announces New Programming During Winter TCA Session 

(January 20, 2014)
PBS Announces New Ken Burns Film "COUNTRY MUSIC"

(January 20, 2014)
PBS Announces Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Drama “LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX” to Debut on Sunday, June 29, 2014

(January 20, 2014)
Nature as Never Before: PBS Announces “EARTH – A NEW WILD” for Spring 2015 Broadcast 

(January 20, 2014)
PBS Salutes Vetrans in Programs Timed to Memorial Day and 70th Anniversary of D-Day

(January 20, 2014)
PBS Launches “Think Wednesday,” Offering Weekly Three-Hour Primetime Line-up of Nature, Science and Technology Programs

(January 18, 2014)
Dame Maggie Smith Receives Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series

(January 16, 2014)

PBS Celebrates Black History Month with New Programs and a Digital Campaign that Unites more than a Century of History and Culture

(January 9, 2014)
Juan Sepúlveda Named New PBS Senior Vice President, Station Services

(January 9, 2014)
PBS KIDS Launches New Augmented Reality App: Cyberchase Shape Quest 

(December 23, 2013)
UNLOCKING SHERLOCK Premieres Sunday, January 12, 2014, 10:00 P.M. ET on PBS

(December 17, 2013)
PBS KIDS Premieres DINOSAUR TRAIN “Nature Trackers Adventure Camp” Special

(December 13, 2013)
Mario Vecchi Appointed PBS' Chief Technology Officer

(December 12, 2013)
"Downton Abbey" Earns Golden Globe Nomination for Best TV Drama

(December 11, 2013)
PBS Programs Receive Three SAG Awards Nominations

(December 11, 2013)
PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program Announced

(December 9, 2013)
INDEPENDENT LENS receives 2013 IDA Documentary Award

(December 2, 2013)
PBS KIDS Parent Survey Finds More than Half of Parents Plan Holiday Tech Purchases, with Tablets at the Top of Parents' Lists

(November 19, 2013)
PBS Launches on Apple TV

(November 18, 2013)
JFK Programming Delivers Strong Viewership for PBS

(November 14, 2013)
PBS Renews 'TAVIS SMILEY' Talk Show for Two More Years 

(November 14, 2013)

(November 12, 2013)
Ken Burns Encourages People Across the Nation to Learn the Gettysburg Address in Honor of 150th Anniversary on November 19

(November 10, 2013)
Fifth Season of "Downton Abbey" to Air on MASTERPIECE on PBS

(November 8, 2013)
PBS Board Elects Officers and General Directors 

(November 6, 2013)

(October 30, 2013)
PBS Takes Viewers Out of This World with Space Night Programming 

(October 23, 2013)
PBS Announces Winter/Spring Season With Strong Roster of Returning Series and New Entries in Variety of Genres

(October 22, 2013)
PBS Launching Today on Xbox 360

(October 22, 2013)
PBS KIDS Debuts New Episodes and Online Content from ARTHUR and MARTHA SPEAKS

(October 21, 2013)

PBS Announces Request for Information Process for Public Television’s Interconnection System

(October 17, 2013)
Around the Country and Across the Pond, PBS Celebrates the Holiday Season

(October 17, 2013)
PBS to Deliver New Holiday Episode of Critically Acclaimed Drama CALL THE MIDWIFE

(October 11, 2013)
PBS Receives Two Inaugural Mashie Awards 

(October 10, 2013)
RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY Premieres Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 9PM on PBS

(October 8, 2013)
PBS to Air LINCOLN@GETTYSBURG on 150th Anniversary of Historic Speech, November 19 at 9:00 p.m. 

(October 3, 2013)
PBS KIDS Launches App and Online Games for New Series, PEG + CAT

(October 3, 2013)
PBS KIDS Premieres First CURIOUS GEORGE Halloween Special

(October 2, 2013)
PBS Programs Receive Nine News & Documentary Emmy® Awards


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