CPB Highlights COVID-19 Public Media Services to Local Communities

Data Shows How Local Stations Educate, Inform and Engage

May 19, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19, 2020) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has launched a new website showcasing the extraordinary response of local public media stations during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic as they provided vital education, information content and services to America’s communities.

The website, https://www.cpb.org/Covid-19, also features national content producers, including FRONTLINE, PBS NewsHour, and NPR, as well as educational resources, such as PBS LearningMedia, comprising standards-based educational content which teachers and educators turned to as schools closed and classes were delivered online.

“This website is a testament of commitment to community on the part of public media stations. Although each station is unique as America’s communities are unique, there is a consistent theme: Keeping our communities informed and safe with educational content and information you can trust,” said Pat Harrison, CPB president and CEO. “Our mission has never been more relevant -- to provide for free and commercial free content that matters to our lives -- content that educates, informs and helps us stay safe. We are proud to share the innovative ways local public media stations are serving the American people.”

CPB’s website also includes COVID-19 content from CPB-funded journalism collaborations, a database of services offered by local stations, as well as programs, special news reports, and education resources provided in conjunction with local and state education organizations. The database, searchable by state and category, is located at https://www.cpb.org/Covid-resources.

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