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2014-04-16 12:25:18

Veteran producer and filmmaker Michael Kantor to head the long-running PBS series NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, announced the appointment of Michael Kantor as executive producer of its American Masters series. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131218/DC35560LOGO "We did a thoughtful and exhaustive search to find the right person for this position," said...

2013-12-18 12:24:35

As fiscal crises loom, The Pension Peril shines a spotlight on the deficit in funding for public employees' retirement benefits NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the recent bankruptcy ruling in the city of Detroit and the aggressive action implemented by the state of Illinois, the complicated issues surrounding funding for public pensions have been catapulted into the headlines and to the forefront of a national debate. (Logo:...

2013-08-27 20:22:09

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama sits down with PBS NEWSHOUR's Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff at the White House, Wednesday August 28, 2013 for an extended interview. Soon after delivering a speech at the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, President Barack Obama will sit down with PBS NEWSHOUR's Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff for an exclusive...

2012-10-18 15:21:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Journalists Candy Crowley, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will speak at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Newseum on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:30PM, one day after the final presidential debate and two weeks before Election Day. The three journalists, who have significant experience reporting on presidential campaigns, will offer unique insights into the 2012 election and discuss their work on the campaign...

2012-10-17 15:22:36

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., the Newseum will host "Campaign 2012 Coverage: Breaking New Ground," a panel discussion featuring three groundbreaking journalists -- Candy Crowley of CNN, and Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill of PBS. Sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center and held in the museum's Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, this event is exclusive to Newseum Press Pass members but will be livestreamed at no charge at...

2012-10-16 11:23:22

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producer of the PBS NewsHour, numerous documentaries and civic engagement projects, is pleased to announce its expansion into e-publishing with the release of "Debating our Destiny: Presidential Debate Moments That Shaped History," a new line of books and videos. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-09-23 17:45:00

Last Train Home has the distinction of being selected for The Economist Film Project, which presents documentary films in partnership with PBS NewsHour. A special segment from the film is available on the PBS NewsHour website. The POV website will feature a Live Chat with Director Lixin Fan on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 1pm EDT. Part of the World's Largest Migrant Work Force, One Family Discovers that Opportunity and Hard Work Also Bring Social and Domestic Turmoil An...

2011-05-18 09:26:00

"YOU TALK TO ENDEAVOUR" - the EXCLUSIVE LIVE interview moderated by NEWSHOUR Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien using questions submitted by the public, is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 6 a.m. ET* Project is a collaboration between PBS NEWSHOUR, Google and YouTube ARLINGTON, Va., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After several delays, the space shuttle Endeavour blasted into space Monday on its final mission, the second-to-last of NASA's shuttle program. On Thursday, May 19 at...

2011-03-29 12:56:00

6-part series airs during Autism Awareness Month April 18 - 26, 2011 ARLINGTON, Va., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autism - it's a developmental disorder that has become increasingly prevalent, affecting 1 out of 110 American children. Despite years of study, little is known about its cause and access to treatment varies. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of American families hungry for answers struggle to care for the unique needs of children with the disorder. Among them,...

2010-10-19 11:25:00

Partnership with AudioNow(TM) Enables Access to PBS NewsHour Broadcast from Any Phone - without an APP or data plan - by Dialing 712- 432- 6610 First Television Audio Service Delivered via AudioNow(TM) ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PBS NewsHour announced today that its broadcast audio track will be available 24 hours a day, from any phone - mobile or land line - by dialing 712-432-6610. The PBS NewsHour is the first broadcast television audio service to use this...