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PBS Unveils Long-Term Strategic Plan for "PBS KIDS" in the Digital Age

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Seeking to strengthen its public service mission to children and families and take full advantage of digital convergence, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), has completed a 10-month study to develop a long-term strategic plan to inform the development of children's media for future generations.

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Veteran PBS Executive Retires

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Pat Mitchell, PBS President and CEO, announced today the resignation of Beth Wolfe, Executive Vice President Corporate Services. Ms. Wolfe has decided to devote her energies and passion to raising her eight-year old daughter, Patrice, and spending more time with her husband, Tom.

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PBS Scores Two More Wins at Daytime Emmys Televised Ceremony

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PBS was awarded two more Emmys for its children's series at the 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 17. The two wins, combined with the nine Emmys announced on May 12 at the Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards, bring PBS's total number of awards to 11, PBS is in third place overall in number of Daytime Emmy wins.

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PBS Sponsorship Group Promotes Ellen Flahive to Executive Director

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The PBS Sponsorship Group, public television's national underwriting sales force, has recently promoted Ellen Flahive to executive director. The announcement was made by Judy Harris, executive vice president, PBS Business and Development, who also servers as chairperson of the Sponsorship Group's board of directors.

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PBS Ties for First Place and Scores Most Children's Wins at Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards

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PBS tied for first place overall with nine Emmy Awards, seven of which were for children's series, at Saturday's Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards simultaneous ceremonies at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel and at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Katherine Lauderdale Named Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Public Broadcasting Service

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Katherine Lauderdale, senior vice president, strategic partnerships and general counsel for Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WWCI) in Chicago, will join the staff of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) as senior vice president and general counsel on June 10.

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Public Television and Insight Communications Agree on Digital Carriage

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) have entered into an agreement in principle with Insight Communications whereby the digital signals of public TV stations in markets with Insight systems will be carried on the local digital cable service.

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Cinar Corporation and PBS Partner Again to Produce New Episodes of the Award-Winning Show "Caillou" for Kids 2-5

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CINAR Corporation, and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to produce 16 new episodes of the popular preschool series, CAILLOU. The new episodes, to air on PBS in January 2003, join the existing 40 CAILLOU programs currently airing Monday through Friday on PBS KIDS®.

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"It's My Life" Launches on PBS Kids Online

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It's My Life, an innovative new Web site on PBS KIDS® Online, offers visitors age 9 to 12 a much-needed resource for information, community, and interactivity related to the social, emotional, and physical issues that most affect them. The site is available at www.pbskids.org/itsmylife/.

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KCTS/Seattle's 'Don't Buy It' Web Site Coming to PBS Kids Online

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In an age when kids are bombarded with literally thousands of advertising messages each day, KCTS/Seattle Public Television and PBS KIDS® Online are stepping in to help them think critically about media by launching the Don't Buy It Web site at www.pbskids.org/dontbuyit.

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PBS Kids Online Unveils a Variety of New Content Geared to School-Aged Kids

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PBS Beginning today, PBS KIDS® Online -- one of the most popular children's Web sites in the world -- provides a host of new content, activities and games especially for kids ages 6-11, augmenting its existing online offerings for preschoolers.

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Frontline Takes a "World" View in New PBS Series Premiering Thursday, May 23

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PBS will expand the acclaimed Frontline series this spring with a new program examining international affairs, Frontline/World, co-produced by WGBH Boston and KQED San Francisco. Four episodes of Frontline/World will be produced, with the first installment premiering on Thursday, May 23 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).

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PBS DTV Signal Reaches More Than 50 Percent of the Nation

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) today announced that more than one-half (54.43 percent) of the television households in the United States can receive a digital television signal from their local member station.

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PBS to Launch Nationwide Campaign to Promote Reading to Children

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PBS PBS today announced that it will launch a comprehensive national public service campaign to promote children's literacy. The PBS Designated Reader initiative will help millions of children become better readers by inspiring adults to read aloud to them every day.

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Statement of Pat Mitchell, PBS President and CEO

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This is a very exciting day for PBS to be at the White House and take part in the President's initiative to highlight efforts to improve early childhood education and literacy.

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