News & Updates from 2009

2009

TAVIS SMILEY LOOKING FOR PERSONAL STORIES/MEMORABILIA FROM MLK’S 1967 RIVERSIDE SPEECH FOR PRIMETIME SPECIAL (December 22, 2009)

PBS TO AIR VIDEO GAMES LIVE SPECIAL (December 18, 2009)

AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER HOWARD SWARTZ JOINS PBS’S EXPANDING SCIENCE SERIES NOVA AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (December 17, 2009)

PBS TEACHERS® OFFERS NEW COLLECTION OF RESOURCES FOR TEACHING CRITICAL ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL LITERACY SKILLS (December 15, 2009)

PBSKIDS.ORG LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO PLAYER FEATURING TWO EXCLUSIVE MUSIC VIDEOS FROM DINOSAUR TRAIN (December 4, 2009)

TAVIS SMILEY GOES PRIMETIME (December 3, 2009)

TIM BISCHOFF NAMED PBS COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR (November 30, 2009)

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer will re-launch as the PBS NewsHour on December 7th (November 23, 2009)

HARI SREENIVASAN JOINS PBS NEWSHOUR TO PROVIDE ON-AIR AND ONLINE REPORTING AS PROGRAM LAUNCHES ON DECEMBER 7 (November 23, 2009)

PBS OBSERVES NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH WITH A LINEUP OF SPECIAL PROGRAMMING ON AIR AND ONLINE (October 30, 2009)

GRAMMY-WINNING ROCK LEGEND JOHN FOGERTY LIVE BY REQUEST (October 28, 2009)

NPR and PBS to Host PublicMediaCampin Connection with American University's Center for Social Media (October 15, 2009)

PRESIDENT AND MRS. OBAMA HOST ‘IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: FIESTA LATINA’ DURING NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (October 7, 2009)

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “The Diary of Anne Frank” (October 6, 2009)

PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! Celebrate Halloween (October 5, 2009)

LAUGHTER IS THE KEY INGREDIENT IN FIZZY'S LUNCH LAB,” A NEW HEALTH-THEMED WEB-ONLY PROPERTY LAUNCHING NOVEMBER 16 ON PBSKIDSGO.ORG (September 30, 2009)

MEMBER STATIONS ELECT PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORS TO PBS BOARD (September 28, 2009)

PBS GETS A FRESH LOOK FOR FALL (September 25, 2009)

PBS Foundation Receives $1 Million Ford Foundation Grant for New PBS Digital Learning Library (September 22, 2009)

GRAMMY-WINNING ROCK LEGEND JOHN FOGERTY TO PERFORM LIVE ON THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING “LIVE BY REQUEST” (September 16, 2009)

The Library of Congress National Book Festival (September 9, 2009)

PBS Special on Health Care Reform (September 8, 2009)

PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, 2009, and Beyond (September 8, 2009)

PBS KIDS® AND FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. LAUNCH NEW MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD WEB SITE ON PBSKIDS.ORG (August 31, 2009)

READING RAINBOW (August 28, 2009)

PBS ANNOUNCES THREE NEW PROGRAMS EXPLORING MANY PATHS TO FAITH, SPIRITUALITY (August 2, 2009)

‘WILSON & DITCH: DIGGING AMERICA’ NEW PBS CHILDREN’S WEB-ONLY SOCIAL STUDIES SERIES ON PBSKIDSGO.ORG THIS FALL (August 2, 2009)

PBS KIDS® ANNOUNCES CURIOUS GEORGE COLORING BOOK APP AVAILABLE FOR APP STORE -- FIRST OF A SERIES OF IPHONE AND IPOD TOUCH APPS IN DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY LEARNERS (August 2, 2009)

DAVID TENNANT REPRISES HIS ROLE AS HAMLET FOR ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRODUCTION TO AIR ON GREAT PERFORMANCES ON PBS (August 2, 2009)

Sesame Street’s 40th Season on PBS KIDS® (August 1, 2009)

SESAME WORKSHOP’S GROUND BREAKING TELEVISION SERIES THE ELECTRIC COMPANY BECOMES A DAILY SHOW ON PBS KIDS GO!sm STARTING SEPTEMBER 7th (August 1, 2009)

ALL ABOARD! THE ‘DINOSAUR TRAIN’ TAKES OFF ON PBS KIDS® ON LABOR DAY (August 1, 2009)

Statement on FY 2010 Senate Appropriations Bill (July 30, 2009)

PBS and impreMedia to Live Stream Spanish Language Version of Sotomayor Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings (July 12, 2009)

PBS DEVELOPING PBS DIGITAL LEARNING LIBRARY TO SUPPORT DELIVERY OF LOCALIZED EDUCATION SERVICES TO SCHOOLS (June 29, 2009)

BBC WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES DRAMA CO-PRODUCTIONS WITH WGBH/MASTERPIECE FOR EMMA AND CRANFORD 2 (June 25, 2009)

PBS KIDS IS THE #1 EDUCATIONAL MEDIA BRAND ACCORDING TO NATIONAL ROPER SURVEY (June 24, 2009)

PBS and CPB Announce Candidates for Leadership Development Program (June 19, 2009)

CPB AND PBS ANNOUCE WGBH PRODUCERS ACADEMY WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS (June 5, 2009)

"THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER" AND PBS ANNOUNCE MAJOR CHANGES (May 12, 2009)

DR. SEUSS’S CAT TOSSES HIS HAT INTO THE TELEVISION RING WITH THE PBS KIDS® PREMIERE OF THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! (May 11, 2009)

STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET (May 7, 2009)

RESEARCH PROVES SUPER WHY! HELPS CHILDREN LEARN TO READ (May 6, 2009)

STEVE WELCH NAMED CHAIR OF PBS ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (May 4, 2009)

PBS UNVEILS VIDEO PORTAL FEATURING FULL-LENGTH PROGRAMS FOR ONLINE VIEWING (April 22, 2009)

PBS KIDS® and PBS KIDS GO!sm are in Full Bloom for Earth Day 2009 (March 23, 2009)

PBS KIDS GO!sm PIONEERS IN-VIDEO GAMING ON ITS EDUCATIONAL BROADBAND SERVICE (March 18, 2009)

PBS DEBUTS ITS SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE VIDEO STUDIO AT THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST INTERACTIVE AND FILM CONFERENCE (March 10, 2009)

PBS STATIONS TO BROADCAST “STEVIE WONDER IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE” (February 19, 2009)

PBS #1 IN PUBLIC TRUST FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL ROPER SURVEY (February 13, 2009)

PBS HITS THE HIGH NOTES WITH VARIED LINE-UP OF PERFORMANCE SPECIALS THIS FEBRUARY AND MARCH (February 9, 2009)

PBS TEACHERS® INTRODUCES ‘ACTIVITY PACKS’ WIDGETS TO OFFER EASY-TO-ACCESS DIGITAL CONTENT FOCUSED ON CURRICULAR THEMES (January 22, 2009)

Valentine's Day on PBS KIDS (January 16, 2009)

HITWISE DATA SHOWS PBS.ORG WAS THE #1 BROADCAST NETWORK TV WEB SITE IN 2008 (January 7, 2009)

THE JIM HENSON COMPANY’S “DINOSAUR TRAIN” PULLS IN TO PBS KIDS® (January 7, 2009)

PBS ANNOUNCES “CIRCUS” NEW MULTI-PART SERIES PREMIERES FALL 2010 (January 7, 2009)

LANDMARK KEN BURNS SERIES “BASEBALL” UP TO BAT IN SPRING 2010 ON PBS New Episode THE TENTH INNING Chronicles the Sports Past 15 years (January 7, 2009)

PBS CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH AN EXTENSIVE LINEUP OF SPECIAL PROGRAMMING February 1-February 28, 2009 (January 5, 2009)

     

 

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