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PBS WEB SITES WIN TOP PRIZES IN 8th ANNUAL
WEBBY AWARDS COMPETITION
Alexandria, VA., May 12, 2004 - For the fourth time, pbs.org has earned a Webby Award as the best TV
site on the Web. With this win, pbs.org has won more TV category Webby prizes than any other broadcast
or cable network. In addition, the PBS Web site P.O.V.: Borders won a Webby in the competition's
Broadband category and PBS KIDS® Online won a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted on by the
public. Hailed as "the online Oscars" by Time Magazine, The Webby Award is the leading international
honor for Web sites.
The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences®, a global
organization that includes nearly 500 members such as Internet co-creator Vint Cerf, musicians Beck
and David Bowie, political columnist Arianna Huffington, "Smart Mobs" author Howard Rheingold,
"Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and Oracle chairman Larry Ellison.
"Winning a Webby provides much-deserved recognition of the superlative efforts of our talented online
and television producers, local PBS stations and PBS Interactive staff," said Cindy Johanson, PBS
senior vice president, Interactive and Education. "We also want to give a special note of thanks to
the Internet audience which has supported us over the past nine years."
PBS.org - the most trafficked dot-org Web site in the world - is the home of comprehensive companion
Web sites for more than 1,000 PBS television programs and specials, as well as original Web-only
content and real-time learning adventures. With more than 150,000 pages of content to explore,
visitors to pbs.org can delve further into the subjects they most enjoy - from news to history and the
arts to science and technology. In 2003, pbs.org shattered usage records, with more than three billion
page views. Traffic to pbs.org continues to skyrocket, with pageviews and unique visits to the site in
the first quarter of 2004 up more than 40 percent over the same period in 2003.
PBS is a private, nonprofit media enterprise that serves the nation's 349 public noncommercial
television stations, reaching nearly 90 million people each week. Bringing diverse viewpoints to
television and the Internet, PBS provides high quality documentary and dramatic entertainment, and
consistently dominates the most prestigious award competitions. PBS is the leading provider of
educational materials for K-12 teachers, and offers a broad array of educational services for adult
learners. PBS' premier kids' TV programming and Web site, PBS KIDS Online (pbskids.org), continue to
be parents' and teachers' most trusted learning environments for children. More information about PBS
is available at pbs.org, the leading dot-org Web site on the Internet. PBS is headquartered in
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