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2011-09-20 14:27:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Need to Know, the 30-minute PBS weekly news magazine, announced today that it will be airing a series of special broadcasts devoted exclusively to America's job crisis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110920/DC71955LOGO ) The series, known as "Help Wanted," will begin on Friday, October 7, the day the next national unemployment figures are released. The series will continue on the first Friday of every month through election...

2011-09-07 11:32:00

Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the renowned orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In remembrance and renewal, THIRTEEN'S Great Performances will broadcast A Concert for New York, performed by the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 , led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, taped the previous night at a free concert in Avery Fisher Hall at New York's Lincoln Center. The broadcast will be...

2011-06-30 13:57:00

A Two-Hour Feature-Length Special Offers Viewers a Window into the Original 12-Hour Landmark 1973 Series That Changed Television History NEW YORK, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, July 7th at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings), An American Family: Anniversary Edition, a 2-hour feature-length special of the original 12-hour cinema verite documentary series that changed television history, will air on public television. An American Family: Anniversary Edition will...

2011-06-27 10:05:00

Season eight features "Great Investors" Steven Romick and Robert Kessler, "Financial Thought Leaders" Niall Ferguson and John Brynjolfsson, and other investment luminaries NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weekly financial series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack launches its eighth season on public television beginning Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings) with "Great Investor" Steven Romick, finalist for Morningstar's Domestic Fund Manager of the Decade award. Since...

2011-05-26 14:15:00

"Natalie Dessay and Joseph Calleja triumph as the ill-fated operatic lovers" (Associated Press) in Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's production NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lucia di Lammermoor, with French soprano Natalie Dessay in one of her greatest roles as Donizetti's fragile heroine, will air on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 26 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the production on Thursday, June 23 at 8 p.m....

2011-03-17 14:34:00

NEW YORK, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent months, the nation has turned a spotlight on education and the issues the U.S. faces in order to ensure a quality education for every student. These dialogues will determine our country's future and at times have been divisive. This week, WNET joins the conversation with educators from across the globe in an unprecedented effort to move education forward while honoring teachers for their pivotal role in the lives of our youth. Today,...

2011-02-22 07:15:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana Delivery Systems LLC announced today that it has acquired the United States Patent rights to the Medical Marijuana Patch. The patent provides MMDS with exclusive rights for development of the Patch for transcutaneous delivery of medical marijuana to humans and animals. The Patch will be marketed under the trademark TETRACAN and is expected to be available at medical marijuana dispensaries across the United States by year's end....

2011-02-08 08:17:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the beginning, children's media at PBS has been about helping children learn. Today, that mission is more relevant than ever as a new generation of kids spends more time with media and new technologies make it possible for producers of children's media to do more to propel learning. Following a State of the Union address calling for Americans to "out-educate" and "out-innovate," PBS KIDS announces on-air, online and mobile milestones...

2010-10-15 08:22:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS received notification today of a Ready to Learn grant for nearly $72 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement. CPB and PBS submitted a joint application in June in response to an RFP designed to fund research, development and deployment of transmedia content to improve the math and literacy skills of children ages 2-8, especially those living in poverty....

2010-09-21 11:00:00

Members of Congress joined PBS Stations KCET and WETA in the "Third Annual National Child Care Providers Awards Ceremony" WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventeen outstanding child care providers were recognized for their commitment and dedication to providing outstanding quality child care at the "Third Annual National Child Care Providers Awards Ceremony" held today on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was presented by public television stations KCET (Los...