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ALISON STEWART AND JON MEACHAM TO CO-ANCHOR NEW SERIES NEED TO KNOW ON PBS

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Peabody Award-winning broadcast journalist Alison Stewart and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham will co-anchor Need To Know, a new weekly primetime news and public affairs series slated to debut nationally on PBS Friday, May 7th at 8:30 p.m.

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PBS TO EXPAND NATIONAL FUNDRAISING EFFORTS AND LOCAL SUPPORT FOR MEMBER STATIONS

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PBS today announced plans to expand its fundraising efforts, part of the strategy to generate new revenue to support its member stations and continue public media’s work in educational children’s content, journalism and the arts.

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NEW RESEARCH CONFIRMS PBS THE MOST TRUSTED AND UNBIASED SOURCE FOR NEWS AHEAD OF FOX NEWS CHANNEL, CNN AND OTHER COMMERCIAL NETWORKS

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The American people have named PBS the most trusted and unbiased institution among nationally known organizations, the most trusted source of news and public affairs1 among broadcast and cable sources,1 and the most educational media brand for children ages 2-82 according to new national polls.

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PBS Statement on President Obama's Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

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On February 1, President Obama submitted to Congress his Fiscal Year 2011 budget to Congress, which recommends a two-year advance appropriation of $460 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in FY 2013, and for the upcoming fiscal year, included $36 million for public television and radio digital conversion, content and services.

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PBS TEACHERS® INNOVATION AWARDS OFFERS PREK-12 EDUCATORS OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR INGENUITY

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America's future is being shaped by creative and inspiring educators who are grooming tomorrow's leaders by helping students develop their academic talents today.

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Preschool Children's Literacy Scores Improve through Classroom Integration of PBS KIDS Media and Professional Development Curricula

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A new study conducted by Education Development Center, Inc. and SRI International demonstrates measurable improvement in a preschool child's literacy skill development when participating in a media-rich PBS KIDS Raising Readers literacy curriculum combined with professional development, in comparison to students who did not use the research-based public media tools.

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Ken Burns’s THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA Launched National Conversation About Country’s Parks

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THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA�S BEST IDEA, directed by Ken Burns and produced by Burns and Dayton Duncan, was the second most-watched limited series on PBS during the last decade (2000-2009), PBS announced today.

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PBS Announces New Cross-Media Current Affairs Magazine NEED TO KNOW

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Demonstrating its leadership role in shaping news and public affairs journalism for the decade ahead, PBS will offer NEED TO KNOW, an integrated broadcast and online current affairs project launching in May 2010.

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PBS HONORS HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE WITH A SLATE OF NEW PROGRAMMING

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In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sunday, April 11, 2010, PBS presents new programming throughout the week. From a new take on a literary classic to the heroics of those who risked everything to help those persecuted during World War II; PBS explores the complexity of the era with four new primetime programs.

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PBS HONORS THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY WITH A WEEK OF ECO-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING

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PBS counts down to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with new and encore programming leading up to Thursday, April 22, 2010.

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PBS KIDS WEB SITES BREAK VIDEO VIEW RECORDS

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Spurred by the debut of the PBS KIDS video player early in December, children watched more than 87.5 million video streams across the PBS KIDS family of Web sites last month, its highest total ever, putting it on track to be one of the most popular video sites in the world.

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PBSKIDSGO.ORG TAKES CHILDREN ON A FUN-FILLED SCIENTIFIC JOURNEY WITH THE LAUNCH OF “LIFEBOAT TO MARS”

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Science education just got even more exciting with the launch of LIFEBOAT TO MARS, a fun, new, interactive educational game on PBSKIDSGO.org.

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PBS Explores African-American Contributions to History and Society

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Throughout the year, PBS invites viewers to explore the vast contributions of African Americans. In honor and celebration of Black History Month, February 2010, PBS presents new and encore programs, beginning in January and continuing through February.

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PBS INITIATIVE TO RECOGNIZE INNOVATIVE STEM EDUCATORS AND BEST PRACTICES

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PBS announced today a multi-year initiative to recognize innovative preK-12 educators and instructional practices that inspire and engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The effort was acknowledged at an event at the White House today marking the second phase of President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign that recognizes excellence in teaching.

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NEW RESEARCH REVEALS PREK-12 EDUCATORS INCREASINGLY VALUE AND USE DIGITAL MEDIA

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According to a new national research report, "Digitally Inclined," compiled by Grunwald Associates LLC for PBS, teachers are making significant progress in adoption of digital media and Internet use. These findings clearly signal widespread changes in both early childhood and K-12 education, including more effective individualized instruction.

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