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

PBS announced June 3, 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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Where’s the Bern?

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Politics Monday is the NewsHour’s comprehensive rundown of the chase for the presidency in 2020. But a benign omission of Bernie Sanders from the round-up ignited a backlash from hundreds of his supporters and NewsHour viewers.

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Grover and The Very Bad Word

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Social science offers an answer to the mystery of why many people think they heard Grover use foul language in a Sesame Street episode.

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Can’t-Miss TV

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Bill Moyers says PBS is dropping the ball in its coverage of the U.S. House of Representative’s impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Donald Trump. But a close look shows the public broadcaster’s coverage – on free television, cable and the Internet – will actually be extensive.

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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. ...