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PBS Programs Win Seven Peabody Awards

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Winners of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards were announced April 4, and PBS programs were honored with seven wins, more than any other organization. Other public media outlets won an additional six trophies. Combined, public media took home more than a third of the 38 awards. PBS congratulates our PBS producer recipients, as well as our colleagues in public media.

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PBS KIDS GO! and WGBH Debut First App from ARTHUR Series

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PBS and WGBH today announced the first app from the PBS KIDS GO! series ARTHUR – D.W.’s Unicorn Adventure for iPhone and iPod touch, available now on the App Store.

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MASTERPIECE Trust Receives Unprecedented $1 Million Donation

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MASTERPIECE, the public television drama series that had millions of viewers glued to their seats watching "Downton Abbey," has received a $1 million gift from a generous supporter.

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PBS KIDS and the National Recreation and Park Association Inspire Kids to Explore the Outdoors This Spring

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This spring, PBS KIDS is partnering with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), America’s largest association of state and local parks and recreation facilities, to encourage families to “Explore the Outdoors.”

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PBS Salutes Earth Day This April with a Month of Special Programming

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This April, PBS salutes Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2012, with an exciting month-long slate of new and encore programming. NOVA presents “Deadliest Tornadoes,” a look back at one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the U.S. in decades, and “Secrets of the Sun,” offering a greater understanding of our nearest star.

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PBS KIDS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Help Bridge the App Gap By Distributing Educational Apps to Low-income Areas Nationwide

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In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) are providing free educational apps to Head Start centers, local PBS stations, and other organizations in underserved communities nationwide.

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PBS Announces Second Season of Arts Web Series "Off Book" and Launches Contemporary Culture Series "Idea Channel"

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PBS announced today that its successful Web series “Off Book,” which focuses on experimental and non-traditional forms of artistic expression, will begin its second season starting March 7 at youtube.com/pbsoffbook.

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Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor PBS NEWSHOUR Special Coverage Of Super Tuesday

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The next critical test for Republican Presidential hopefuls comes on Super Tuesday, March 6th when 419 delegates will be at stake in contests in 10 states.

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PBS Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster with Special Programs Premiering in April 2012

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PBS will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history, with three new programs scheduled for April 2012: SAVING THE TITANIC, premiering on Sunday, April 1.

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Allan Landon Elected to PBS Board

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Allan R. Landon, former Chairman and CEO of the Bank of Hawaii, was elected to fill a vacancy on the PBS Board of Directors during its meeting on February 3.

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AOL and PBS Announce “MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA”

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Today AOL, a premier digital media company, and PBS, the nation’s largest non-commercial media organization, are launching “MAKERS: Women Who Make America,” an unprecedented digital video and broadcast initiative.

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PBS System Honored with Six Gracie Awards

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On Feb. 27, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation announced the 2012 Gracie Award winners. The annual awards celebrate and honor programming created for women, by women and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry.

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FRONTLINE and POV Documentaries Win Spirit Awards

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On Feb. 25, winners of the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards were revealed during a ceremony in Santa Monica. The annual awards celebrate artist-driven filmmaking and recognize achievements of independent filmmakers.

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PBS and Member Stations Are Named #1 in Public Trust and an “Excellent” Use of Tax Dollars for Ninth Consecutive Year

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Once again, national research has confirmed that PBS is the most trusted institution and is considered an “excellent” use of tax dollars – for the ninth consecutive year.

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PBS Commemorates Black History Month

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PBS recently announced an expansive slate of programs profiling the rich history, culture and contributions of African-Americans. The programs air as part of PBS’ celebration of Black History Month, February 2012.

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