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PBS to Broadcast Three Peanuts Specials This Holiday Season
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ARLINGTON, VA; October 6, 2021— This holiday season, PBS will broadcast three Peanuts specials including “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The specials will air ad free on PBS and PBS KIDS, in addition to streaming on Apple TV+. 

The special presentations will begin with “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” airing on PBS and PBS KIDS for the first time ever on Sunday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30c. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will air on PBS and PBS KIDS on Sunday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30c and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will air on Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30c.  

“We are delighted to bring the joy of these holiday classics to families across the country, in partnership with our member stations," said Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS. "During these challenging times, public television continues to be a free and easily accessible source of comfort, inspiration and education for millions of Americans.”

Check local listings and set your DVRs for PBS’s ad-free presentation of these Peanuts classics. 

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