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DOWNTON ABBEY REVISITED Premieres Sunday, November 25, 2012 on PBS

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The extraordinarily popular PBS series “Downton Abbey,” created by Academy Award®-winning writer Julian Fellowes, tells the story of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them in their sumptuous Yorkshire estate.

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PBS KIDS Announces First Cat in the Hat Christmas Special: THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS!

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On November 21, PBS KIDS will premiere the first-ever Cat in the Hat Christmas special, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS! Set to be a new holiday family tradition, this adventure follows the Cat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.

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PBS Makes Wealth of Election Content Available Online Leading Up to November 6

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In an effort to educate, engage and inform voters as they head to the polls November 6, PBS is offering its full complement of PBS Election 2012 programming and news coverage online at PBS.org, including top election news of the day, video segments, full episodes and online-only content from PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE, NEED TO KNOW and WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL.

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PBS KIDS Educational Programming Tops September Ratings with Six Highest-Ranked Kids Shows for Ages 2-5

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PBS KIDS today announced stellar ratings for the month of September 2012. PBS KIDS preschool programs took the top six spots for kids ages 2-5, according to Nielsen NPower national program ratings, the organization’s strongest ratings in ten years.

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PBS programs receive seven 2012 IDA Documentary Award Nominations

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On October 22, International Documentary Association (IDA) announced nominations for the 2012 IDA Documentary Awards. PBS programs received seven nominations, including two for THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, and swept nominations in the Best Continuing Series Award category.

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“ELECTION 2012: WHAT’S AT STAKE” to Explore Critical Issues Friday, November 2, 2012 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS

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ELECTION 2012: WHAT’S AT STAKE, a PBS Election 2012 special, presents viewers with an up-to-the-minute review of this year’s top campaign issues and considers how the outcome of the election could impact voters’ lives.

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WILD KRATTS Kids 2-8 Average Audience Increases 30 Percent; PBS KIDS Series Debuts New Episodes

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PBS KIDS series WILD KRATTS has seen an increase in average audience since last season, and will build on that success this month with new science-focused episodes and online content. WILD KRATTS’ average audience for kids 2-8 is up 30 percent season-to-date above its 2010-2011 season-to-date average.*

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PBS Offers Special Programs on the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis on October 23, 2012

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Fifty years after the events that brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster, PBS will offer two new special programs about the Cuban Missile Crisis on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

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PBS and FRONTLINE Announce Two New Election-Themed Programs

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PBS announced today that the award-winning documentary series FRONTLINE has added two election-themed programs to its lineup in October, as part of the PBS Election 2012 programming initiative.

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PBS Introduces ValuePBS.org

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valuePBS.org is a resource to learn about how PBS and local stations provide content and services benefiting Communities, Education, and Kids & Parents.

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PBS Statement Regarding October 3 Presidential Debate

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We are very disappointed that PBS became a political target in the Presidential debate last night. Governor Romney does not understand the value the American people place on public broadcasting and the outstanding return on investment the system delivers to our nation.

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PBS and Capital Concerts Announce NATIONAL SALUTE TO VETERANS: Celebrating All Our Heroes Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS

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PBS and Capital Concerts announced today the broadcast of the NATIONAL SALUTE TO VETERANS, airing on PBS Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. ET, in honor of the service and sacrifice of our 22 million American veterans.

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PBS LearningMedia and The Henry Ford Announce Call for Entries for 2012 Teacher Innovator Awards

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PBS LearningMedia and The Henry Ford today announced the third annual Teacher Innovator Awards, recognizing PreK-12 educators using media in new and unique ways to enhance students’ learning.

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PBS Programs Receive Nine News & Documentary Emmys

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PBS programs won nine News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the most earned by any organization, when the 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were given out October 1st by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) at the Time Warner Center in New York City.

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PBS “EXPLORATION WEDNESDAYS” Take Viewers on Journeys of Discovery

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PBS launches a new season of “Exploration Wednesdays,” the smart and popular science and nature-based programming block that returns October 10 with episodes of NATURE at 8 p.m. ET, NOVA at 9 p.m. ET and the magazine series NOVA scienceNOW, with new host David Pogue, at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings).

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