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PBS Announces MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 2” Finale Ratings End on a High Note

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PBS announced today that the conclusion of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC’s breakout hit “Downton Abbey, Season 2” captivated an average audience of 5.4 million viewers, not including those viewing through station replays, DVRs or online streaming (Nielsen Fast National data, 3.5 household rating).

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PBS' AMERICA REVEALED, Hosted by Yul Kwon, Takes a Look at the Networks and Systems that Keep America Running

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Viewers will be in for a new experience as they take to the skies for an epic journey and aerial look at the complex networks and systems that keep America running.

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PBS to Launch Inaugural Online Film Festival on February 27

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PBS today announced that it will launch its first Online Film Festival and showcase of 20 short films from independent filmmakers. The Festival, featuring award-winning films with a wide array of styles, perspectives and subject matter, will run from February 27 through March 30 and can be accessed via the PBS Online Film Festival website and the PBS YouTube channel.

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Five PBS Programs Win Writers Guild Awards

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On February 19, the Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards. PBS congratulates POV, which won the Documentary Screenplay award for "Better This World," and FRONTLINE, which took home four awards. In total, PBS programs won five awards and had 18 nominations.

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Downton Abbey Infographic

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The real "Downton Abbey" is Highclere Castle which served as the exterior & most of the interiors.

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PBS Debuts First Hour of “Clinton” on PBS Free Apps for iPad and iPhone

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PBS announced that the first hour of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Clinton” will premiere exclusively on the free PBS apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch beginning today, Monday, February 13, one week before its broadcast on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, and Tuesday, February 21. This hour will also be available for free download on iTunes for one week before broadcast.

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'Page Eight' Wins Cinematographers Award

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On Feb. 12, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced the winners for this year's ASC Awards. PBS congratulates Martin Ruhe, cinematographer for MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY's "Page Eight." Ruhe won the ASC Award for Television Movie/Miniseries.

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PBS KIDS & SESAME STREET Win Five Kidscreen Awards

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On February 9, 2012, winners of the 2012 Kidscreen Awards were revealed during a ceremony at the Kidscreen Summit in New York City. These annual awards pay tribute to outstanding content from around the world that entertains and engages children and their families.

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PBS KIDS Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2 with THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON Multimedia Event

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On March 2, PBS KIDS will celebrate the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss on-air, online, and on mobile. PBS stations nationwide will feature THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT-A-THON, a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! (check local listings).

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Four INDEPENDENT LENS Films Receive Awards at Sundance

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On January 28, the Sundance Film Festival announced the 2012 award winners during a ceremony in Park City, Utah. PBS congratulates INDEPENDENT LENS, which had four films receive documentary awards, including the Grand Jury Prize. The winning films, which are confirmed for future broadcast, are:

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PBS KIDS GO! Is Calling All Kids for Its Annual Writers Contest

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PBS KIDS GO! is kicking off the new year with its annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning.

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Shirley MacLaine to Join the Cast of Downton Abbey Season 3

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MASTERPIECE on PBS and Carnival Films are delighted to announce that Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Shirley MacLaine (In Her Shoes, Terms of Endearment, The Apartment), will be joining the cast of Downton Abbey when season 3 begins production this spring. Ms. MacLaine will play a new character, Martha Levinson, the mother of Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern).

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Three PBS Documentaries Receive Oscar Nominations

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On January 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards. Winners will be announced during a live telecast on Feb. 26.

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National PBS Survey Finds Teachers Want More Access to Classroom Tech

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PBS LearningMedia announced today findings from a national survey of teachers grades pre-K-12 that sheds light on the rising role of technology in America’s classrooms, as well as barriers teachers face to accessing the “right” digital resources.

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PBS Programs Win Three Producers Guild Awards

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On Jan. 21, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards during a ceremony in Los Angeles. All three nominated PBS programs won the award in their respective category. PBS congratulates MASTERPIECE, AMERICAN MASTERS and SESAME STREET for being honored by the Producers Guild.

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