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POV Nominated for 2007 Webby Award

   

POV Web Site nominated for Top International Honor for the Web in the Television category

POV Films My Country, My Country and Waging a Living Selected as Official Honorees in the Politics category

POV — www.pbs.org/pov — has been nominated for a Webby Award, the leading international honor for Web sites, for Best Television Web Site. This marks the fourth Webby Award nomination for POV, which was nominated for Best Television Web Site for POV and Best Political Web Site for the Academy Award-nominated film Street Fight in 2006. The series received a Webby Award for Best Broadband Site for POV's Borders | Environment in 2004. This year's winners will be announced on May 1, 2007 and honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards in New York City on June 5. POV's 20th season on PBS begins Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 10 p.m. (Check local listings.)

In addition, the POV films My Country, My Country (Academy Award nominee) and Waging a Living, which both aired during the series' 2006 season, have each been recognized as Official Honorees in the Politics Category. The Official Honoree distinction recognizes work exhibiting remarkable achievement and is awarded to work that scores in the top 15 percent of all work entered into the Webby Awards.

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

As a nominee for a Webby Award, POV is eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 10 to April 27 at peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com.

Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and celebrating its 20th Anniversary season on PBS beginning in June 2007, the award-winning POV series is the longest-running showcase on television to feature the work of America's best contemporary-issue independent filmmakers. Airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m., June through October, with primetime specials during the year, POV has brought over 250 award-winning documentaries to millions nationwide, and now has a Webby Award-winning online series, POV's Borders. Since 1988, POV. has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today's most pressing social issues. More information about POV is available online at www.pbs.org/pov.

Major funding for POV is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Ford Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, PBS and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KCET Los Angeles, WGBH Boston, and Thirteen/WNET New York.

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