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PBS Programs Receive More Peabody Awards Than Any Other Organization

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On June 10, 2020, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced 30 winners for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. PBS programs received seven awards, more than any other organization. Among the winners are MOLLY OF DENALI, FRONTLINE, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV.

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PBS to Address Race and Racism in America Through Broadcast and Streaming Content

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PBS announced today that it will broadcast a series of films and new specials focused on race in America following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and the ensuing protests that erupted across the country.

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Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words Airs on PBS May 18, 2020

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Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words, a new film tracing the life story of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, airs on PBS on Monday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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PBS Celebrates Pride Month with PRIDELAND, a Short-Form Digital Series and New One-Hour Special with Host and Actor Dyllón Burnside, Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity in the U.S. South

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PBS is celebrating LGTBQ+ Pride Month with the launch of PRIDELAND, a new one-hour special and short-form digital series following host and actor Dyllón Burnside (from FX’s “Pose”) on a journey across the South.

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Discover the Legacy and Impact of Three of Europe’s Most Iconic Queens in LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL MYTHS & SECRETS, Sundays, June 21-July 5 on PBS

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Rediscover the true stories behind three of history’s most remarkable queens—Elizabeth I, Queen Anne and Marie Antoinette

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PBS Coronavirus-Related Programming and Resources Guide

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PBS is committed to providing accurate and timely information to Americans throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The following special primetime programs, streaming content, online resources and educational materials are currently available and regularly updated.

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PBS Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Vote with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote,” Along With Multiplatform Content Honoring Suffragists, Feminist Leaders and Modern-Day Changemakers

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In the summer of 2020, PBS will launch a slate of multiplatform content to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. PBS will honor and commemorate those who fought for women’s suffrage in the U.S., the feminist movement throughout the 20th century, and the stories of modern women who continue to shatter the glass ceiling and transform modern history.

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PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT Shares How Americans Are Adapting During The Coronavirus Pandemic in New Broadcast Special, Produced by RadicalMedia, Airing May 8, 2020

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IN THIS TOGETHER: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY is a new coronavirus special to broadcast Friday, May 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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PBS to Make THE ROOSEVELTS Available as Part of “American History Night with Ken Burns" on Thursday Nights Beginning March 26

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PBS announced today that beginning Thursday, March 26, it would make Ken Burns’s film THE ROOSEVELTS available to stations as part of “American History Night with Ken Burns.” THE ROOSEVELTS will be followed by THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA and THE WAR, Burns and Lynn Novick’s acclaimed look at the experience of four American towns during World War II.

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PBS Shines Light on Health with Spring Slate

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PBS today announced a new spring programming line-up that will shine a light on health and the challenges and diseases that sometimes stand in the way.

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PBS Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic With Programming and Online Content to Keep Americans Informed and Support Families and Educators

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As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to rise, PBS presents a collection of programs and resources with timely and relevant information on the spread of the virus.

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PBS and WETA Announce Groundbreaking Documentary Series ASIAN AMERICANS

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PBS and WETA announced ASIAN AMERICANS, a new five-part documentary series currently in production and expected to broadcast in May 2020 on PBS.

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PBS Launches New National Storytelling Project, PBS American Portrait, Exploring What it Really Means to be an American Today

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PBS today announced the launch of a new multiplatform experience that will allow people throughout the country to participate in a national conversation about what it really means to be an American today.

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PBS Kicks Off 50th Anniversary

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Today, at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger reflected on the organization’s storied history and shared plans for the year ahead.

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New Documentary Tackles Impact of Racism on Public Housing

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East Lake Meadows, the public housing project opened by the Atlanta Housing Authority in 1970 and demolished a generation later, is the subject of a new documentary by Sarah Burns and David McMahon that tackles the impact of racism on housing while also exploring the daily lives of those who called East Lake Meadows home.

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