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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.
Feb 08, 2016
CPB Senior Vice Presidents Jennifer Lawson & Bruce Theriault to Retire; Joseph Tovares Tapped as Chief Content Officer
SVPs Jennifer Lawson and Bruce Theriault will retire in May 2016, and SVP Joseph Tovares will become chief content officer.
Dec 15, 2015
Next Generation Leadership Announces Diversity Program Fellows
New professional development initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is designed to help expand diversity among senior and executive producers and other content development leaders across public media nationwide.
Nov 02, 2015
New Localore Production Sets Its Sights on Expanding Public Media
AIR launches Localore: Finding America, a network of journalism experiments designed to create new storytelling models and connect new audiences to public media with principal funding from CPB.
Aug 19, 2014
CPB Awards Firelight Media Grant to Expand its Producers’ Lab
Grant to expand recruitment to all regions of the United States, bringing more diverse talent into public media.