Category Archives: PBS Engage

New Disqus Posting Interface

If your station is currently using or considering the Disqus commenting tool for pbs.org sites, we've got some great news for you!  Disqus has just rolled out a new and improved posting interface that offers a cleaner, simpler, and more... Read More »

PBS's Very Own Video Contest

User-generated video contests have been cropping up on the interactive landscape for a few years now. Remember that stop action Amazon.com Kindle® commercial you saw on TV the other day? Or the Casual Friday ad for Careerbuilder.com that aired during... Read More »

UNC-TV's Health Care Reform: North Carolina's Watch on Washington

UNC-TV's Health Care Reform: North Carolina's Watch on Washington  is our latest station project in the spotlight.   This project is a success story of how a station incorporated timely, local and national content, while interactively engaging the viewer through calls... Read More »

Chat Live with Ken Burns and the National Parks Production Team

By now, we all know a thing or two about the upcoming "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."  Coming to PBS in September, the film took over six years to film and produce.  You may not realize, though, that the... Read More »

PBS Engage - Who Can You Reach on Facebook?

Lauren Saks from PBS Engage offers some insights about the reach of Facebook:Are you nervous about setting up a page for your station?  Think it won't be worth the time and effort?  Think again.The PBS Facebook fan page boasts over... Read More »

Using Twitter to Connect with Local Audiences

Lauren Saks from PBS Engage offers up some advice to stations looking to get started on Twitter: If I've learned one thing from working in social media, it has been how to write clever or informational things in a very... Read More »

Stations Engage Communities through Interactive Media

In the latest posting from PBS Engage, Lauren Saks muses on the social media efforts of some local stations:  PBS is gearing up for South by Southwest, so I have been extra keen on all things Texas lately.  KLRU combines... Read More »

Meet PBS Engage

I just updated my Facebook status.  I let everyone in my network know that I was having chicken salad for lunch.  An hour later, an old friend from high school replied with her lunch plans.  Connection rekindled.  Turns out... Read More »