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(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 Five 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

(November 19, 2014)
PBS Unveils New Titles as Part of Winter/Spring Season and Expanded Sunday Night Drama Lineup in 2015

(November 18, 2014) Partners with PBS KIDS to Serve the Unique Needs of Children Through Launch of Overstock Kid Zone

(November 17, 2014)
PBS KIDS® Partners with CUTIES® for First National Digital Partnership

(November 13, 2014)
Holidays are Dramatic, Musical, Delicious - and Vicious! All on PBS

(November 10, 2014)
PBS Brings Miami Book Fair International to National Audiences

(November 7, 2014)
Marie Nelson Named Vice President, News & Public Affairs at PBS

(November 6, 2014)
Sixth Season of DOWNTON ABBEY to Air on MASTERPIECE on PBS

(November 6, 2014)
PBS Digital Studios and Hank and John Green Announce New Partnership to Expand Popular "CRASH COURSE" YouTube Series

(November 3, 2014)
More MASTERPIECE Coming to PBS in 2015

(October 30, 2014)
PBS KIDS Celebrates the Season with New Holiday-themed Episodes and the Return of CURIOUS GEORGE: A Very Monkey Christmas

(October 30, 2014)
PBS KIDS® and WHOLE FOODS MARKET® Partner to Roll Out Assortment of Sustainable Toys in Time for Holiday Season

(October 29, 2014)
PBS Board Elects Officers, Professionals and General Directors

(October 29, 2014)
Donald A. Baer Elected Chair of PBS Board of Directors

(October 29, 2014)
PBS Primetime Household Rating For 2013-2014 TV Season Ranks #5 Among All Broadcast And Cable Networks

(October 28, 2014)
PBS KIDS Offers Sneak Peek of New Series ODD SQUAD Ahead of November Launch

(October 22, 2014)
Ken Burns’s “THE ROOSEVELTS” Seen By More Than 33 Million Viewers

(October 21, 2014)
Don Wilcox Named Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services at PBS

(October 8, 2014)
UPDATED: New PBS Documentary Reveals the Untold Story of the U.S. Navy SEALs

(October 8, 2014)
PBS Airs New Programs About America’s Military Men and Women

(October 2, 2014)
PBS KIDS Celebrates Halloween with CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest and New Episodes

(October 1, 2014)
PBS Wins 11 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards


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