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Jul 12, 2018
CPB Statement on Funding Decisions by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees
Washington, DC (July 12, 2018) -- Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement.
“Recently, the House and Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies...
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...
Jul 03, 2018
CPB Board of Directors to Meet on July 16-17, 2018
The CPB Board of Directors will meet on Monday, July 16, 2018, from 10:30 am – 4:45 pm Eastern Time and Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 9:30 – 11:30 am Eastern Time. On the draft agenda:
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...
Jun 14, 2018
50 Public Media Stations Receive CPB Education Planning Grants
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 14, 2018) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded $500,000 to 50 public media stations across the country to explore innovative education programs. The grants of $10,000 per station will help fund research and planning, a crucial first step for stations to...
May 25, 2018
Live from the U.S. Capitol on the 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day : An American Tradition Honoring Our Heroes, PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert
Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2018) On the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, PBS’ multi- award-winning "National Memorial Day Concert" returns live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. The 29th annual broadcast of the "...
May 24, 2018
U.S. Senate Confirms Two Nominees to the CPB Board of Directors
Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2018) –The United States Senate has confirmed the nominations of Rubydee Calvert and Laura Gore Ross to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
May 15, 2018
PBS to air "Going to War," a New Documentary About the Veteran Experience, on Memorial Day
"Going to War" illuminates the deep human responses that transcend battles and cultures and are universal throughout history.
May 10, 2018
PBS and OZY Media Announce the Premiere of a New Primetime Documentary Series, 'Breaking Big,' Airing This Summer on PBS Stations
ARLINGTON, Va., and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (May 9, 2018) — PBS and OZY Media announced today that the third primetime television show from OZY Media, BREAKING BIG, will premiere Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:30-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. BREAKING BIG, a 12-episode documentary series,...
May 09, 2018
PBS KIDS to Launch 'Molly of Denali,' First Nationally Distributed Children's Series to Feature Alaska Native Lead Character
Arlington, VA (May 9, 2018) – Today at the PBS Annual Meeting, PBS KIDS announced MOLLY OF DENALI, a new animated series that will debut nationwide in summer 2019 on PBS stations, the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms. Produced by WGBH Boston, MOLLY OF DENALI is an action-...
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.