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Dame Maggie Smith Receives Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series

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Winners of the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Dame Maggie Smith received a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in “Downton Abbey,” a Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production.

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PBS Celebrates Black History Month with New Programs and a Digital Campaign that Unites more than a Century of History and Culture

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In commemoration of Black History Month and as part of its year-round commitment to provide diverse programming and resources for all Americans, PBS today announced new shows and online content celebrating the African American experience past, present and future.

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Juan Sepúlveda Named New PBS Senior Vice President, Station Services

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Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS, today announced that Juan Sepúlveda has been appointed PBS Senior Vice President, Station Services following a national search.

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PBS KIDS Launches New Augmented Reality App: Cyberchase Shape Quest

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PBS KIDS has announced its newest augmented reality app, based on the Emmy-award winning math series CYBERCHASE. A production of THIRTEEN in association with PBS KIDS, WNET and Curious Media, Cyberchase Shape Quest is available exclusively for iPad at launch and will be available next month for select Android tablet devices.

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Two-Hour Premiere of “Downton Abbey, Season 4” on MASTERPIECE Highest Rated Drama Premiere in PBS History

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PBS and WGBH announced today that the premiere of “Downton Abbey, Season 4” on MASTERPIECE enchanted viewers nationwide as the Crawley family faced changes in the wake of last season’s shocking finale. An average audience of 10.2 million viewers tuned in for Sunday’s premiere. (Nielsen Fast National data, 6.2 household rating.)

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