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Jul 02, 2018
PBS’ "A Capitol Fourth" Welcomes Back TV Legend John Stamos to Lead America's Independence Day Celebration
Washington, DC (July 2, 2018) – This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday, as "A Capitol Fourth" on PBS welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos ("Fuller House," "Scream Queens") to host the festivities. Broadcast...
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 07, 2017
PBS to Honor Tony Bennett in Music Special With Star-Studded Performances From Michael Buble, Michael Feinstein, Josh Groban, Vanessa Williams and Many More, Hosted by Bruce Willis
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA Washington, D.C., today announced the talent and broadcast plans for “Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,” a PBS music special honoring Tony Bennett’s receipt of the Library of Congress...
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.
Jul 28, 2017
PBS KIDS Announces the Return of Fan Favorite with New Digital Series THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW
Beverly Hills, CA, July 30, 2017 – Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS KIDS announced that this fall, the star of the classic series FETCH! WITH RUFF RUFFMAN returns in THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW, an all-new short-form animated digital series designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn...
Jun 27, 2017
Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore Joins the Blues Brothers for Special Guest Performance on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, America's National Independence Day Celebration, Live from the U.S. Capitol!
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2017) – Grammy and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and original soul man Sam Moore will join Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers for a special guest performance on the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S.
Apr 20, 2017
Washington Post Political Reporter Robert Costa Named New Washington Week Moderator
ARLINGTON, VA — WETA President and Chief Executive Officer Sharon Percy Rockefeller announced the selection of Washington Post political reporter Robert Costa as the new Moderator of Washington Week, the Peabody Award-winning weekly PBS news analysis series.
Mar 01, 2017
CPB Honors Public Media Leaders for Building a Civil Society
PBS’s Paula Kerger, NPR’s Jarl Mohn and APTS’s Patrick Butler Receive Awards
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...
Nov 01, 2016
CPB Statement of Condolence on the Death of Allen Weatherly of AETN
AETN executive director served public media for 36 years
Oct 25, 2016
'Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield' Airs November 9 at 10 p.m. on PBS
NEW YORK, New York, October 26 -- Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield, a one-hour documentary from NJTV for WNET, tells the stories of the men and women who are at the forefront of the medical frontier winning victories for military personnel and civilians. Premiering Wednesday, November 9...
Aug 25, 2016
'Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice' Premieres Monday, October 3, on PBS
(LOS ANGELES) - With his rallying cry of “su voto es su voz” (“your vote is your voice”), the Mexican-American activist Willie Velasquez launched a grassroots movement that forever changed the nation’s political landscape. Through his nonpartisan Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (...