News & Updates from 2008

2008

This Thanksgiving, Save Some Room For PBS KIDS® and PBS KIDS GO!sm (November 11, 2008)

PBS APPOINTS MICHAEL D. JONES AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (November 10, 2008)

PBS, OTHER NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MARK 100 DAYS BEFORE DTV DEADLINE (November 10, 2008)

PBS BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS AND GENERAL DIRECTORS (November 7, 2008)

PBS ANNOUNCES PROGRAMS IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY, INCLUDING SPECIAL ENCORE OF ACCLAIMED “THE WAR” (October 29, 2008)

PBS and The NewsHour to provide complete coverage and analysis of the 2008 National Election – Tuesday, November 4, 2008 (October 27, 2008)

PBS PRESENTS PROGRAMS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH NOVEMBER 2008 (October 23, 2008)

PBS’ POPULAR “HISTORY DETECTIVES” ADDS NEW GUEST CO-HOST TO SUMMER 2009 LINE-UP (October 20, 2008)

LATIN MUSIC USA – A MULTI- MEDIA EVENT Premieres in October 2009 (October 16, 2008)

PHILOSOPHY’S RECIPE BOX IS A DELICIOUS WAY TO GIVE BACK (October 16, 2008)

YOUTUBE, PBS ASK AMERICANS TO “VIDEO YOUR VOTE” (October 15, 2008)

PBS PARTNERS WITH MICROSOFT TO OFFER PBS PROGRAMMING ON XBOX 360 (October 7, 2008)

WINNERS OF 2008 PUBLIC TELEVISION LEADERSHIP AWARD TO BE HONORED AT PBS DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (September 30, 2008)

PBS KIDS® and PBS KIDS GO!sm EXPLORE HALLOWEEN’S TRICKS AND TREATS (September 29, 2008)

PBS ENGAGE LAUNCHES LIVE ONLINE CHATS (September 25, 2008)

PALIN POLL DRIVES PBS.ORG TO ALL-TIME TRAFFIC RECORD (September 24, 2008)

Produce for Kids® and PBS KIDS® Partner for a Second Year with Nationwide School-Based Healthy Eating Campaign (September 3, 2008)

PBS RE-LAUNCHES “PBS PARENTS” WEB SITE WITH NEW FEATURES, NEW CONTENT — AND TRIPLE THE BLOG POWER (August 21,2008)

PBS ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, SEPTEMBER 15-OCTOBER 15, 2008 (August 19, 2008)

PBS AND THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER WILL PROVIDE VIEWERS THE ONLY COMPLETE PRIMETIME BROADCAST TELEVISION COVERAGE OF BOTH CONVENTIONS (August 18, 2008)

Future Plans for MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD on PBS KIDS PBS (August 01, 2008)

PBS TO AIR KEN BURNS‘S "THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA‘S BEST IDEA,"A NEW SIX–PART SERIES ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL PARKS, IN FALL 2009 (July 14, 2008)

American Voters Go on a ‘News Hunt’ for the Best Coverage of the 2008 Election (July 7, 2008)

PBS Diversity Task Force Announces Members of the Leadership Development Program Class of 2009 (July 1, 2008)

PBS LAUNCHES ONLINE EDUCATION COMMUNITY WHERE PRE-K-12 EDUCATORS CAN CONNECT, CONTRIBUTE AND GROW (July 1, 2008)

PBS Statement on House Appropriations Subcommittee’s Proposed Funding for 2009 and 2011 (June 19, 2008)

PBS.ORG WEB SITE OVERTAKES BROADCAST NETWORKS’ WEB SITES IN POPULARITY OF U.S. VISITS (June 26, 2008)

PBS KIDS® AND THE BIGGER PICTURE'S KIDTOONS FORGE LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP TO BRING QUALITY CHILDREN’S CONTENT TO MOVIE THEATRES NATIONWIDE (June 24, 2008)

CPB and PBS Announce WGBH Producers Academy Workshop Participants (June 24, 2008)

KIMBERLY SMITH NAMED PBS VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION (June 24, 2008)

PBS APPOINTS LOREN MAYOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS (June 18, 2008)

PBS #1 IN PUBLIC TRUST FOR THE FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL ROPER SURVEY (June 10, 2008)

PHYLLIS L. KIM NAMED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PBS FOUNDATION (May 28, 2008)

JENNIFER KONFRST NAMED PBS COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR (May 22, 2008)

PBS HONORS NEIL DeGRASSE TYSON WITH 2008 "BE MORE" AWARD (May 19, 2008)

ALA, APTS AND PBS DISCUSS DTV TRANSITION PARTNERSHIP IN WASHINGTON, DC EVENT (May 14, 2008)

PBS KICKS OFF A “GET UP AND GO SUMMER ROAD TRIP” FOR KIDS WITH AN EXCLUSIVE MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING MUSIC BY THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (May 14, 2008)

PBS Selects thePlatform for Nationwide Online Programming (May 13, 2008)

PBS TeacherLine® Offers Educators Online Courses and Teaching Resources to Improve Reading Instruction at Every Level (May 6, 2008)

PBS KIDS® Engages Kids with New Spanish Content and Original Music on the Popular PBS KIDS Preschool Destination Beginning May 19th (April 16, 2008)

PBS AND THE PBS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP GRANT FROM THE SKOLL FOUNDATION (March 27, 2008)

PBS GREENLIGHTS “TIME TEAM, USA” (W.T.) NEW SERIES TO EXPLORE AMERICA’S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PUZZLERS (March 26, 2008)

WARD CHAMBERLIN, PUBLIC BROADCASTING PIONEER AND CO-FOUNDER OF AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMS, TO BE HONORED WITH A 2008 HUBERT H. HUMPHREY PUBLIC LEADERSHIP AWARD (March 18, 2008)

PBS LAUNCHES PBS KIDS PLAY! INTERNET SERVICE (March 18, 2008)

PBS Announces Line-Up of Science and Environmental Programming for Earth Day and Beyond (March 11, 2008)

PBS KIDS® SHARE THE EARTH DAY (March 10, 2008)

STATEMENT OF PBS PRESIDENT AND CEO PAULA KERGER REGARDING WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. (February 27, 2008)

PBS Announces Plan for DTV Transition Consumer Awareness Campaign (February 25, 2008)

PBS Update Regarding New York Times Article, “Is PBS Still Necessary” (February 22, 2008)

PBS OFFERS MUSIC AND DANCE LOVERS EXCITING NEW PERFORMANCE SPECIALS THROUGHOUT MARCH AND APRIL (February 13, 2008)

PBS TeacherLine® Offers Schools and Districts Option to License Award-Winning Online Professional Development Courses (February 7, 2008)

PBS TeacherLine® Introduces Courses to Help Teachers Support English Language Learners in the Classroom (February 6, 2008)

PBS Statement in Response to Administration’s Proposed Public Broadcasting Cuts in FY 2009 Budget (February 5, 2008)

PBS, LOCAL STATIONS LAUNCH ITUNES U CONTENT (January 30, 2008)

DONALD A. BAER, VETERAN MEDIA AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS EXPERT, APPOINTED TO PBS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS (January 30, 2008)

PBS ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES “CLICK & CLACK’S AS THE WRENCH TURNS” LAUNCHES IN SUMMER 2008 (January 28, 2008)

PBS Veteran Gwendolyn C. Wood Resigns Following Nearly Three Decades of Dedicated Service (January 25, 2008)

PBS KIDS GO!sm IS THE “PRIMARY” CHOICE FOR KIDS’ PROGRAMMING ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY (January 22, 2008)

PBS ENHANCES CONTENT OFFERING ON ITS POPULAR YOUTUBE CHANNEL (January 16, 2008)

PBS LAUNCHES PBS KIDS PLAY! BETA TEST (January 15, 2008)

PBS Foundation Receives $1 Million Grant To Establish Adobe Youth Voices Fund (January 14, 2008)

PBS CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH (January 10, 2008)

Jennifer Peña and Steve Roslonek Join PBS KIDS Preschool Destination Cast (January 7, 2008)

  1. Support for pbs.org provided by: