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Aug 13, 2018
Black Public Media Announces Call for Applications for the Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund
NEW YORK (August 13, 2018)—Black Public Media (BPM) today announced a call for applications for the Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund (JJMSF). Established with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the $300,000 scholarship fund is inspired by the life and work of...
Jul 09, 2018
CPB Awards New York Public Radio $200,000 to Support Women in Podcasting
CHICAGO (July 11, 2018) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded a $200,000 grant to New York Public Radio (WNYC) for its Women’s Voices Initiative and its signature event, Werk It: A Women’s Podcasting Festival. The grant was announced today at the Public Media Development and...
Jul 09, 2018
CPB Funds PRX Public Media Podcasting Development Project
CHICAGO (July 11, 2018) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded PRX $1.5 million to fund a second round of Project Catapult, the podcasting development project that identifies and develops new talent while building public media’s capacity to create content across platforms. The grant...
May 08, 2018
CPB funds Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund
“Through the Jacquie Jones Scholarship Fund CPB will be encouraging a new generation of storytellers inspired by Jacquie’s work to be brave, creative and innovative,” said CPB President and CEO Patricia Harrison.
Jan 17, 2018
THIRTEEN’s American Masters Launches Season 32 With "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart"
On March 11, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway and changed the face of American theater forever. As the first-ever black woman to author a play performed on Broadway, she did not shy away from richly drawn characters and unprecedented subject matter. The play...
Nov 08, 2017
THIRTEEN’s American Masters Series Launches its First Web Series, Inspiring Woman, at pbs.org/inspiringwoman
(NEW YORK – November 8, 2017) Today, American Masters, THIRTEEN’s 28-time Emmy-winning arts and culture documentary series on PBS, launched its first web series, Inspiring Woman, at pbs.org/inspiringwoman. The six-part web series features inspiring influencers:
Tracy Clayton (available now),...
Nov 01, 2017
Award-Winning Director Stanley Nelson and Firelight Films Launches HBCU Tour with Public Media Stations for 'Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities'
The tour is a major part of HBCU Rising, the year-long multi-platform engagement project designed to drive dialogue sparked by the film among a variety of audiences.
Jun 21, 2017
CPB Awards Grant to Drive Diversity in News Coverage, Audiences and Staff
St. Louis Public Radio, KCUR-Kansas City, WNPR-Hartford, Oregon Public Broadcasting Join Forces
Jan 13, 2017
THIRTEEN’s American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21 on PBS
(PASADENA – January 17, 2017) Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought...
Jun 02, 2016
America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa Election Coverage Special ‘The New Deciders’ to Air on PBS Stations September 6, 2016
Influence of Arab-Americans, Black Millennials, Latino Evangelicals and Asian-Americans Examined
Apr 19, 2016
TED Talks: War & Peace Premieres Monday, May 30, 2016, on PBS
Peacemaker Jamila Raqib, actor Adam Driver and author Sebastian Junger are among those featured in TED Talks: War & Peace.
Feb 22, 2016
CPB to Present Thought Leader Award to Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
CPB will present U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard of California with its distinguished “Strengthening Civil Society” Thought Leader Award at today’s Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) Public Media Summit in Washington, D.C.