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PBS Announces Lineup and Air Dates for THE CONTENDERS − 16 FOR ’16

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PBS announced the full list of subjects for THE CONTENDERS − 16 for ’16, a multi-part documentary featuring candidates in the most contentious and compelling political campaigns of all time.

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PBS Presents “America in Black & Blue: A PBS NewsHour Weekend Special,” A Timely Report on Race, Policing and Violence

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AMERICA IN BLACK & BLUE: A PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND SPECIAL, a one-hour newsmagazine special report that looks at the tensions between America’s diverse communities and their local police forces, the efforts in many communities to find common ground and healing, and the delicate balance between essential law enforcement and protecting the civil and human rights of all Americans.

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Fifth Annual PBS Online Film Festival to Include 25 Independent Short Films Featuring Diverse Voices and Viewpoints

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The PBS Online Film Festival will return for a fifth year on July 11-29, 2016 to PBS and Station Branded Digital Platforms.

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PBS Rolls Out New Dramas, Arts, Performance, History and Election Coverage This Fall

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PBS Confirms Premiere Date for HAMILTON’S AMERICA, a Behind-the-Scenes Special on the Making of the Tony Award-Winning Broadway Phenomenon and Centerpiece of PBS Arts Fall Festival

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PBS LearningMedia Launches ELECTION CENTRAL, an Online Destination Providing Educators With Curated Content to Teach Students About the Political Process

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As part of the overarching PBS Election 2016 initiative, PBS announced today additional details about ELECTION CENTRAL, an online destination of election-related resources and content with age-appropriate, thoughtfully curated information to teach K-12 students about the political process.

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Enhancing Tech in the Classroom: PBS Announces iBooks for K-8 Teachers

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PBS announces new series of subject-targeted iBooks geared toward K-8 educators, covering topics in math, English language arts, social studies, and Spanish language and culture.

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Tech-Savvy Teachers Honored in 4th Annual PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

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PBS has announced the members of the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program, now in its fourth year. PBS LearningMedia, the free media on-demand service that offers more than 120,000 digital resources for teachers, is honoring educators from across the country who exemplify excellence in using technology and digital media to support student learning.

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PBS, Member Stations and Producers Score a Combined 10 Webby Nominations and 13 Honoree Recognitions

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On April 5, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) announced the nominees of the 19th Annual Webby Awards – the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. PBS, member stations and producers received a combined 10 Webby Award nominations and 13 Honoree designations in the categories listed below.

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Got Issues? Want to Share? New Series Point Taken on PBS Creates Forum to Debate National Topics with Audience Input

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Americans now can be a part of the national conversation with the launch of Point Taken, PBS’ new, late-night, multi-platform series. Hosted by Carlos Watson, an Emmy® Award-winning journalist and co-founder/CEO of OZY Media, the weekly debate series will champion spirited and civil conversation.

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PBS Stations Draw 9.6 Million Viewers to Bid Farewell to “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE

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PBS and WGBH announced that the March 6 series finale of “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE captured an average audience of 9.6 million viewers (Nielsen Fast National data, 6.1 household rating) across PBS stations nationwide.

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Premiere of MERCY STREET, PBS’ First Original Drama In More than 10 Years, Draws Millions of Viewers On Air, Hundreds of Thousands for Early Digital Premiere

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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced at her Executive Session at the Television Critics’ Association Press Tour that the premiere episode of MERCY STREET garnered a 2.2 rating. The persons 2+ average audience delivery was 3.3 million (Nielsen Live+Same Day Fast National Data).

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Civil War History-Inspired Digital Series Debuts January 15 on PBS LEARNINGMEDIA in Advance of MERCY STREET Broadcast Premiere on PBS Stations

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With the highly anticipated premiere of the new Civil War-era drama series MERCY STREET this Sunday, January 17 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS stations, PBS LearningMedia announced today the introduction of a special collection of videos from the PBS Digital Studios series THE GOOD STUFF.

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Amazon Announces New In-Season Content Licensing Agreement with PBS to Bring Original Civil War-Era Drama Mercy Street to Prime Members

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Amazon and PBS today announced an in-season content licensing agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive premium subscription streaming home for the new PBS original series Mercy Street, with each episode available to Prime members in the U.S. seven days after broadcast on PBS stations.

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Premiere of “Downton Abbey, The Final Season” on MASTERPIECE Draws Impressive Audience

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PBS and WGBH announced today that viewers tuned in by the millions on Sunday night to kick-off the final season of one of television’s most beloved dramas.

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PBS LearningMedia Announces Call for Entries for the 4th Annual Digital Innovators Program

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Beginning today, educators from across the country who excel at using technology and digital media to support student learning are encouraged to enter the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program.

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