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(September 30, 2015)
BBC and PBS Announce Four New Co-Productions

(September 29, 2015)
PBS Wins 17 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

(September 21, 2015)
PBS Special Presentation America After Charleston Examines Race, Politics and Inequality, Premieres Monday, September 21, 9P ET

(September 15, 2015)
This “Odd-tober,” PBS KIDS Premieres New ODD SQUAD Special and Halloween Programming

(September 14, 2015)
PBS Programs Win 4 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards

(September 14, 2015)
PBS to Premiere America After Charleston on Monday, September 21

(September 10, 2015)
PBS, Ideate Media and Scott Free Develop New Television Series About the Founding of New York City

(September 10, 2015)
"UNITY - THE LATIN TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON" to Premiere on PBS Friday, October 9  

(September 9, 2015)
Stand Up To Cancer and PBS LearningMedia Open Applications for Emperor Science Award Program at 

(September 8, 2015)
CPB and PBS Receive Ready To Learn Grant From the U.S. Department of Education

(August 31, 2015)
PBS Honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Vibrant Art, Rich Culture and Compelling History

(August 31, 2015)
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival celebra el aniversario de su quinta temporada

(August 26, 2015)
PBS Programs Receive Three Imagen Awards

(August 26, 2015)
PBS' Groundbreaking BIG BLUE LIVE Sets New Bar for Digital and Social Audience Engagement in a Natural History Series

(August 26, 2015)
PBS KIDS Offers New Episodes and Digital Resources From DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and ARTHUR in Honor of National Preparedness Month

(August 18, 2015)
PBS LearningMedia and the Smithsonian Science Education Center Partner to Release New Educational Resources

(August 14, 2015)
Vote for PBS 2016 SXSW Panels

(August 13, 2015)
Statement from PBS on SESAME STREET

(August 7, 2015)
PBS Airing Debt of Honor November 10, 2015 as Part of its Stories of Service

(August 5, 2015)
PBS KIDS Announces 2015 National Writers Contest Winners for Excellence in Storytelling

(August 1, 2015)
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Season

(August 1, 2015)
PBS KIDS Premieres All-New Movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

(August 1, 2015)
New Episodes of SUPER WHY! Soar Onto PBS KIDS Starting August 17

(July 31, 2015)
TED & PBS Announce “TED TALKS LIVE” in New York’s Theater District

(July 30, 2015)
"Sinner Victim Saint” From CET/Think TV Wins PBS Online Film Festival’s “People’s Choice” Award for 2015

(July 29, 2015) 
BIG BLUE LIVE, a PBS and BBC Co-Production, Brings Majestic Marine Life of the California Coast to U.S. Viewers in a Three-Part Television Event

(July 22, 2015)
PBS Nominated for 57 News & Documentary Emmys®

(July 16, 2015)
PBS Programs Receive 30 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

(July 8, 2015)
PBS KIDS® and Whole Foods Market® Offer Parents a Better Back-To-School Season with the Launch of New School Supplies

(June 24, 2015)
PBS Conclusions of FINDING YOUR ROOTS Internal Review

(June 23, 2015)
PBS KIDS Launching Today on Xbox One

(June 18, 2015)
PBS Stations to Broadcast Discussion Between Charlie Rose and Russian President Vladimir Putin from St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 

(June 10, 2015)
PBS Releases App for Android Platform and Announces Chromecast Compatibility

(June 9, 2015)
PBS KIDS Invites Families to Join a Summer Safari of Learning

(June 8, 2015) 
Fourth Annual PBS Online Film Festival to Include 25 Independent Short Films Featuring Diverse Voices and Viewpoints

(June 8, 2015) 
PBS LearningMedia Wins First REVERE Award

(June 4, 2015)
PBS Primetime This Fall Shines With Exquisite New Drama, Exuberant Performances, Extraordinary Science and Stars Galore

(May 21, 2015)
PBS Summer Brings a Slate of New Science Programming 

(May 20, 2015)
PBS and Comcast Partner to Double Current Season Programming on Xfinity On Demand

(May 13, 2015)
New Research Shows PBS LearningMedia's Impact on Student Achievement 

(May 13, 2015)
PBS KIDS Announces Premiere Date for New Animated Series READY JET GO!

(May 13, 2015)
David Fanning, Founder & Executive Producer of FRONTLINE, Honored with the PBS “Be More” Award

(May 12, 2015)
New PBS KIDS Series NATURE CAT Will Premiere November 25, 2015

(May 7, 2015)
PBS LearningMedia Honored with a CODiE Award and a Golden Eagle Award

(May 7, 2015)
POLDARK Drama and Unprecedented Look at Sea Life in BIG BLUE LIVE Spark PBS’ 2015 Summer Season

(May 7, 2015)
PBS and BBC Announce BIG BLUE LIVE, A Three-Part LIVE Television Event Showcasing Marine Life Along America’s West Coast

(May 4, 2015)
Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen Are Back For Season 2 of the Critically Acclaimed Comedy, VICIOUS August 23, 2015 on PBS

(April 30, 2015)
PBS KIDS Digital Series OH NOAH! Launches New Videos and Games to Introduce Kids to Spanish

(April 29, 2015)
New PBS American Drama MERCY STREET to Star Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Norbert Leo Butz, Among Others

(April 29, 2015)
New Episodes of PBS KIDS Series ODD SQUAD to Premiere This May

(April 28, 2015)
PBS Programs and Promotions Win 17 Daytime Emmy® Awards

(April 28, 2015)
PBS Programs Win Two James Beard Foundation Awards

(April 28, 2015)
PBS Honored with One Award at 2015 Webbys

(April 24, 2015)
Revolutionary PBS KIDS Super Vision App Launches on Apple Watch

(April 23, 2015)
PBS Announces New Multi-Platform Strategy to Showcase Independent Film

(April 23, 2015)
PBS Programs Receive 4 Peabody Awards

(April 23, 2015)
Memo to PBS Station General Managers Regarding FINDING YOUR ROOTS Episode “Roots of Freedom”

(April 21, 2015)
Statement from PBS and WNET on FINDING YOUR ROOTS Episode "Roots of Freedom"

(April 17, 2015)
Statements Regarding FINDING YOUR ROOTS Episode “Roots of Freedom”

(April 16, 2015)
PBS Receives Grants to Develop Content and Resources to Support Parents and Families

(April 14, 2015)
PBS KIDS Launches Its First Online World: Kart Kingdom, a Free, Educational Digital Adventure

(April 9, 2015)
Ken Burns' 1990 Masterpiece THE CIVIL WAR Re-Mastered to Achieve Highest Definition for New Broadcast on PBS

(April 9, 2015)
PBS KIDS Announces New Series READY JET GO! Will Premiere in Winter 2016

(April 8, 2015)
AMERICAN EPIC - A Journey Through the Music that Transformed America

(April 8, 2015)
PBS LearningMedia Announces Teachers Selected for the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

(April 7, 2015)
PBS, Member Stations and Producers Score a Combined 11 Webby Nominations and 18 Honoree Recognitions

(April 7, 2015)
Statement from ITVS, PBS, POV and WNET on Independent Film and Public Media

(April 3, 2015)
Free online streaming for GREAT PERFORMANCES “Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert”

(April 1,2015)
PBS KIDS Celebrates Earth Month On-Air, on Digital Platforms and in Communities this April

(March 31, 2015)
PBS and PBS KIDS Receive 49 Daytime Emmy Nominations

(March 26, 2015)
Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE on PBS Announce Upcoming Season 6 to Be Final Season of “Downton Abbey”

(March 19, 2015)
PBS KIDS' "Odd Squad Saves the World" Special Brings in Top Viewership

(March 3, 2015)
The Fred Rogers Company Announces Production of Second Season of Emmy-Winning Preschool Hit PEG + CAT for PBS KIDS

(March 2, 2015)
PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS Producers Win Six Kidscreen Awards and Two iKids Awards

(February 20, 2015)
National Survey Confirms that PBS and Member Stations Are America’s Most Trusted Institution and an “Excellent” Use of Tax Dollars for 12th Consecutive Year

(February 9, 2015)
PBS Programs Honored with Two NAACP Image Awards

(February 4, 2015)
Season 5 Premiere of “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE Reaches Average Audience of 15.1 Million People

(February 2, 2015)
PBS Distribution Announces Theatrical Release of Stanley Nelson's "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"

(January 29, 2015)
PBS KIDS Announces Annual Writers Contest

(January 28, 2015)
Season Two of PBS' GENEALOGY ROADSHOW Receives Support From Ancestry

(January 26, 2015)
“Downton Abbey” Wins Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

(January 19, 2015)
PBS KIDS and SESAME STREET to Premiere First Cookie Monster Special

(January 19, 2015)
PBS KIDS Announces New Series NATURE CAT Will Premiere in Fall 2015

(January 19, 2015)
Oscar®-Nominated “Last Days in Vietnam” to be Available for Free Streaming on PBS Station Sites February 5-7, 2015

(January 19, 2015)
PBS Announces New Programming During Winter 2015 TCA Session

(January 19, 2015)
Two New Documentaries Make Summer 2015 Debut – THE BOMB and URANIUM – TWISTING THE DRAGON’S TAIL

(January 19, 2015)
PBS Remembers the Vietnam War With Week of Special Programming

(January 19, 2015)
PBS Announces New American Drama Series Set in Virginia During the Civil War, The New Drama (Title TBD) Will Offer Unique Blend of Hospital Drama and Family Saga

(January 19, 2015)
Leading Public Service Broadcasters BBC and PBS Announce Major New Partnership

(January 15, 2015)
PBS Black History Month Programming Celebrates the Richness of African-American History and Culture

(January 15, 2015)
Rory Kennedy's Last Days in Vietnam Receives Academy Award Nomination for Documentary Feature

(January 15, 2015)
PBS Appoints Jonathan Barzilay as Chief Operating Officer

(January 15, 2015)
PBS LearningMedia Now Offers 100,000 Digital Resources in its Library for Educators

(January 15, 2015)
PBS KIDS Releases First App From New Series ODD SQUAD

(January 12, 2015)
"Downton Abbey" Actress Joanne Froggatt Wins First Golden Globe

(January 8, 2015)
PBS KIDS Debuts New App From Hit Series PEG + CAT

(January 8, 2015)
PBS KIDS Premieres Special Downton Abbey-Inspired Episode of ARTHUR

(January 6, 2015)
“Downton Abbey, Season 5” on MASTERPIECE Premieres to Huge Audience

(December 22, 2014)
Joint Statement Regarding WNET and Independent Film

(December 18, 2014)
“Downton Abbey” Fan Martha Stewart Creates a Spectacular “Gingerbread Abbey”

(December 18, 2014)
PBS KIDS to Debut One-hour “ODD SQUAD Saves the World” Special This January

(December 18, 2014)
PBS KIDS Releases THOMAS & FRIENDS App for Preschoolers

(December 11, 2014)
"Downton Abbey" Earns Two Golden Globe® Nominations

(December 10, 2014)
MASTERPIECE Receives Three SAG Award Nominations

(December 10, 2014)
PBS Programs Receive Six NAACP Image Award Nominations

(December 10, 2014)
CPB and PBS Increase Commitment to Providing Educational Television and Digital Media Resources for Children, Parents and Educators

(December 8, 2014)
PBS Programs and Filmmakers Earn Five Awards at the 30th Annual IDA Documentary Awards

(December 5, 2014)
The Countdown to Downton is On!

(December 4, 2014)
PBS Heats Up Sundays With the U.K.’s Smash-Hit Competition Series THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, Sundays, Starting December 28

(December 4, 2014)
Family Time is Number-One as Millennial Parents get Ready for the Holiday, According to Survey from PBS KIDS

(December 3, 2014)
Calling All Educators: Apply Now for the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program


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