PBS Coronavirus-Related Programming and Resources Guide

PBS is committed to providing accurate and timely information to Americans throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to see a lineup of special primetime programs, streaming content, online resources and educational materials that are currently available and regularly updated.

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Lockdown and the Texas Truth

Last Updated by Daniel Macy on

Despite stay-at-home measures, the creative director for Basin PBS, the smallest of the service's 330 member stations, finds herself working harder than ever. The only relief is the temporary suspension of her job as "mom taxi for a 9-year-old" who isn't going anywhere these days.

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No Ordinary Heroes

Last Updated by Ricardo Sandoval-Palos on

As stuck-at-home audiences around the country cry out for more educational programming and news, engineers and journalists have emerged as PBS’ most important, public-facing staffers.

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The Nasty Truth

Last Updated by Ricardo Sandoval-Palos on

A global pandemic demands tough questions from journalists. Amid the coronavirus crisis, Yamiche Alcindor has delivered robust and sober reporting that some PBS NewsHour critics mistake as political bias.

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Public Broadcasting in the News

PBS Earns 18 Daytime Emmy Nominations

Public television has been nominated for 28 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 18 for PBS and 10 for American Public Television (APT).

PBS Kids and Its ‘Evergreen’ Mission of Accessibility and Representation

Forbes interviews Sara DeWitt, vice president of digital at PBS Kids, on its “evergreen mission of providing accessible, engaging content to young children.”

PBS Leads the Pack in Peabody Nominations

Of the 60 finalists selected by the Peabody Awards board of jurors, PBS programs received 12 nominations, more than any other organization.

News Deserts

Do you live in a ‘news desert’? The University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of Journalism looks at the growing gaps in news coverage left by the closures of local newspapers around the country.

...more on 'News Deserts' and what PBS can do about them (older coverage) 

Against the growing phenomena of news deserts in the United States – areas where local news outlets have failed or have been gutted by the loss of ad revenue – PBS is being called upon to act. One suggested remedy is overhauling the way the Corporation for Public Broadcasting issues grants for public affairs programming, from a Washington, DC -based metric to spending decided by local news producers. ...