KUAT Deploys Comark 55 kW Parallax UHF DTV Transmitter

Arizona Public Media’s PBS member station KUAT Tucson, Ariz., is now on the air with a Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark 55 kW Parallax UHF DTV transmitter. KUAT’s former 20+-year-old primary […]

PBS Boasts Slate Of New Shows Unaffected By Strikes, Which It Hopes Will Draw Viewers In

With commercial networks largely bereft of fresh material beyond reality shows, sports and game shows, PBS has a fall schedule of new programming, including a heavy dose of nonfiction, led by Ken Burns’ look at The American Buffalo.

‘Washington Week’ Gets New Moderator, New Name

Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, has been named moderator of Washington Week on PBS. The Atlantic joins NewsHour and WETA Washington as an editorial partner on the program, which will be renamed Washington Week with The Atlantic.

Mark Russell, Musical Comedian And Political Satirist, Dies

Piano-playing comedian and political satirist Mark Russell died on Thursday, March 30. For more than 50 years, Russell took shots at all sectors of the political spectrum with stand-up monologues and song parodies. He was best known for his PBS specials, which he taped six times a year from 1975 to 2004. His routines, which he sang and performed on piano, covered the latest political news with timely lyrical updates of classic songs. He was 90. (Photo courtesy of Gary Hahn)

‘Endeavour’ Sets Final Season Premiere

PBS Masterpiece announced Wednesday that Endeavour’s ninth and final season will arrive Stateside on Sunday, June 18, at 9/8c. The premiere date is accompanied by a new teaser trailer, which you can watch above.


WLJT Lexington, TN, Discovers Master Control Log From 1968

Mark Amodei Receives Champion of Public Broadcasting Award From America’s Public Television Stations

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) has presented the Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.). The organization said: “As co-chair of the Public Broadcasting Caucus and a […]

America’s Public Television Stations Present 2023 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award To Diana Enzi Of WyomingPBS

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) on Tuesday presented the 2023 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award to Diana Enzi, representing WyomingPBS. APTS said: “Elected to the WyomingPBS Foundation Board of […]

As Pandemic Recedes, Pubmedia Stations Seek Ways To Rebuild Underwriting revenue

Despite concerns over a looming recession, sales leaders see signs of recovery in sponsorship sales.

Tamara Gould Named Chief Content Officer At PBS SoCal & KCET

ITVS veteran Tamara Gould has been named chief content officer of PBS SoCal, KCET and Link TV. She will lead a team of content producers across multiple platforms to amplify the voices and stories of the communities within and beyond Southern California. Gould will report to Andrew Russell, president-CEO of the Public Media Group of Southern California, the parent of PBS SoCal and KCET.

Yamiche Alcindor To Exit PBS‘s ’Washington Week’

Yamiche Alcindor, the veteran Washington correspondent who has moderated PBS’s Washington Week since the spring of 2021. is stepping down from the show, according to a memo sent to staffers Monday. Alcindor “has now decided to conclude her tenure with the program as she focuses full-time on her work at NBC and on her forthcoming book,” said Sharon Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA Washington, the PBS station that produces the program, in a memo. No replacement for Alcindor has been named yet.

Eastern Illinois University’s WEIU Upgrades With NVerzion

Eastern Illinois University’s PBS station WEIU Charleston, Ill., recently upgraded its facility with NVerzion’s NFinity Broadcast Video Server and NFinity View file management package. WEIU needed a new master control […]

America’s Public Television Stations Elect Board Officers And Trustees

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) has elected board leaders and board members.  Franz Joachim, General Manager and CEO of New Mexico PBS in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been elected Chair. […]

Maryland Public Television Foundation Board Announces New Leadership, Members

The MPT Foundation today announced new leadership roles for its volunteer board of directors. During a recent meeting, the foundation’s board gave unanimous approval to the election of Richard Bodorff […]

PBS To Launch Multiplatform Climate Initiative In April

Minnesota-Wisconsin PBS Stations Switch To New Brand

Peter Noll Named GM Of West Tennessee Public Television

WLJT, West Tennessee Public Television, has chosen Peter Noll to be the station’s new general manager and CEO, effective immediately. He joins from WNBJ, the NBC and CW affiliates in Jackson, Tenn., where he was GM.

‘PBS NewsHour’ Will Court YouTube, TikTok Alongside Public Television in New Anchor Era

The long-running PBS NewsHour, which has its roots in broadcast-TV coverage of 1973’s Watergate hearings, is preparing itself to tell stories in some very new media frontiers, which include places like TikTok and YouTube.

Judy Woodruff Q&A: ‘PBS NewsHour’ Veteran Talks About Her Final Days As Anchor, Her Next Assignment & Why Journalists Should Just ‘Be Covering The Story, Period’

Judy Woodruff will step away from the PBS NewsHour anchor desk on Friday, ending a chapter as one of the most trusted and well respected figures helming a newscast.

Geoff Bennett And Amna Nawaz Ready Reboot Of Storied PBS News Program

Beginning Jan. 2, the long-running PBS NewsHour will debut with new co-anchors and a new approach. “We don’t make change often here at PBS, so this is a big moment for us.”

‘Sanditon’ to End With Season 3

John Yang to Anchor ‘PBS NewsHour Weekend’

AP, Frontline Documentary ‘20 Days In Mariupol’ To Make World Premiere At Sundance

The new feature film “20 Days in Mariupol” from The Associated Press and Frontline, the award-winning PBS documentary series housed at WGBH Boston, will make its world premiere at the […]

‘Miss Scarlet And The Duke’ Renewed For Fourth Season By Masterpiece

Former PBS President Bruce Christensen Dies At 79

Bruce Christensen, who led PBS from the mid-1980s to the early ’90s amid attacks on public TV for airing controversial documentaries, died Nov. 19 at his home in Orem, Utah. He was 79. PBS President Paula Kerger called Christensen “a giant of public television.”

Amna Nawaz And Geoff Bennett To Succeed Judy Woodruff As ‘PBS NewsHour’ Anchors

PBS NewsHour made the official announcement on Wednesday that Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett would succeed Judy Woodruff as co-anchors of the newscast. Nawaz has been chief correspondent for NewsHour and Bennett as been chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor. They will start in their new roles on Jan. 2.

Judy Woodruff To Embark On Two-Year Reporting Project After She Steps Down As ‘NewsHour’ Anchor At End Of 2022

Judy Woodruff Is Too Busy For Nostalgia

At 75, “the last grown-up in Washington journalism” prepares to sign off after nearly a decade as an anchor of PBS NewsHour.

Shirley Baskin Familian, Co-Founder Of KCET, Dies At 101

Shirley Baskin Familian, who co-founded Los Angeles public TV station KCET and served on its board for more than 60 years, has died. She was 101. Baskin Familian, whose brother and late husband launched the Baskin-Robbins chain of ice cream stores in 1945, died Sunday.


WLAE New Orleans Airing Documentary About A Black Neighborhood Leveled In The 1960s

‘Groucho & Cavett’ Comes To ‘American Masters’

After 61 Years On WRC, ‘It’s Academic’ Is Moving To WETA

PBS, APTS: Cable Headend Consolidation Has Cut Off Viewers

Noncommercial TV stations are telling the FCC that consolidation of MVPD headends is cutting off access to some of their audience and could threaten their carriage rights altogether. PBS and Americas Public Television Stations made that point in a filing with the commission in response to its proposed rulemaking on how to determine a TV station’s designated market area for must-carry purposes.

PBS Announces New Lineup To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

All-Digital Public TV Station For Southwest Virginia To Launch Next Year

Blue Ridge PBS in Roanoke, Va., plans to launch an all-digital television service for Southwestern Virginia, a rural, mountainous region that lacks access to local public TV signals. PBS Appalachia Virginia will be the first of its kind for public television, delivering the full PBS schedule and original local programming as a streaming service accessible through Wi-Fi and broadband connections. Above: PBS Appalachia Virginia staff will work from studios being built inside the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center, a tourist destination featuring artisan crafts and live music performance in Abingdon, Va.

Off-Air Content Staff At ‘PBS NewsHour’ Unionizes With SAG-AFTRA

The on-air staffers long have been represented by the union, but they now are joined by 69 reporters, producers, editors, production assistants and others who not only report and produce the show but also create NewsHour’s expanding digital footprint and one-hour primetime documentaries. NewsHour Productions, which produces the show, has officially recognized the bargaining unit, of which more than 70% of the program’s workers signed on to a petition to unionize.

‘Frontline’ EP Raney Aronson-Rath Adds Editor-in-Chief To Title

PBS Sets Programming Lineup For 2023, Including Documentaries On Anthony Fauci, Roberta Flack

PBS on Wednesday revealed its programming plans for the coming year, including a second season of Native America and the premiere of the American Masters documentary about Anthony Fauci.

Maryland Public Television Provides Free Audio Of Public Affairs Programs To Radio Stations

Talking TV: Documentary Advice From PBS’s ‘POV’

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Erika Dilday, executive producer of PBS’s POV documentary series as the show enters its 35th season, looking at what makes potent documentaries work and how local TV stations can make successful forays into the space by drawing on their strong community ties. A full transcript of the conversation is included.