NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a new crop of superheroes coming to our TV this summer but they may need a little seasoning. After all, they’re only in elementary school. The PBS Kids’ animated series “ Hero Elementary ” is set inside a grade school where a diverse group of four superhero students are learning to master […]
Kitty Lensman, chief operating officer of the Public Media Connect partnership that runs Cincinnati and Dayton public TV stations, will become president and general manager of WCET, WPTD and WPTO on July 1.
Teachers have begun recording classes at home, using whatever technology they can, for television in places including New Jersey, Nebraska and New Mexico, where officials have partnered with broadcasters to help students feel connected and to overcome hurdles with access to the technology needed for distance learning.
“People understand that things aren’t going to look as perfect, but what’s most important is the information,” said WNET New York President Neal Shapiro.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are cooking shows hosted by celebrities, some of whom may know a fricassee from a frittata, and shows that feature arrogant chefs and bad cooks. There’s an upcoming digital series in which blindfolded chefs get smacked in the face with a dish and compete to identify and make it. Then […]
One week after seven local public television stations announced remote learning partnerships with state and local education authorities, stations in 25 states have joined the effort to teach millions of students suddenly homebound by school closures in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “This is one of public television’s finest hours,” said Patrick Butler, president and […]
In its continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to expedite vital information to North Carolinians, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina announced today that, in addition to its existing live stream, it is now offering live video and multi-language audio feeds to the broadcast community from the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center. UNC-TV […]
The moves are in response to the growing number of schools closed due to coronavirus concerns. “These are examples of what public television stations do best: educate our children and serve our communities,” said Patrick Butler, president and CEO of America’s Public Television Stations.
As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to rise, PBS presents a collection of programs and resources with timely and relevant information on the spread of the virus. Content includes a new primetime program, Confronting Coronavirus: A PBS Newshour Special, which features interviews with officials and a virtual town hall with curated questions from across […]
Sonya Forte Duhé will be the new CEO of Arizona PBS in Phoenix and dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Duhé, who starts in July, will replace Arizona PBS CEO and founding Cronkite dean Christopher Callahan. Callahan was named the next president of the University of the Pacific in California.
PBS has canceled both of its major spring conferences due to concerns over the global outbreak of the coronavirus. PBS TechCon, which focuses on broadcast and digital technologies, was scheduled for April 15–17 in Las Vegas. The Annual Meeting, where PBS presents major programming and engagement initiatives, was to be held in Seattle May 11–13.
PBS has prevailed on its claim that Tavis Smiley breached a morals clause. On Wednesday, a Washington, D.C., jury returned a verdict in favor of the public broadcaster and decided that the former late night talk show host should pay $1.486 million.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been given the Champion of Public Broadcasting award by America’s Public Television Stations at the group’s annual summit in Washington.
The APTS Public Media Summit looked at how public stations can be a rich testing ground for new ATSC 3.0 capabilities.
Charles Hobson, an Emmy Award-winning producer who helped shatter racial stereotypes by delivering a black perspective that had been missing from early television programming, died on Feb. 13. He was 83.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today named Katherine Arno vice president, community service grants and station initiatives, effective Feb. 17. She will oversee the development and implementation of policy for the Community Service Grant Program, which annually distributes more than $300 million to support public television and radio stations throughout the country. She will also […]
America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) today announced the election of its new board leaders and members. Molly Phillips, executive director and general manager of Iowa PBS, has been elected chair; Jefferi K. Lee, general manager of WHUT in Washington, has been elected as professional vice chair; and Carol Kellermann, lay trustee, Thirteen/WNET in New York, […]
Gwen Ifill didn’t want it to be a big deal. The legendary journalist knew she’d served as a trailblazer for women and especially a beacon of what is professionally possible for women of color. And yet, more than three years after her death, Ifill is still making breakthroughs. This time, on a stamp.
For Lehrer, and for his friend and longtime partner Robert MacNeil, broadcast journalism was a service, with public understanding of events and issues its primary goal. Lehrer was also a frequent moderator of presidential debates. He was 85
NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, based in Newark, has hired Patrick Santomauro as senior broadcast producer for its news division, composed of affiliates NJTV News and NJ Spotlight. Santomauro, an award-winning broadcast and digital news veteran, will be responsible for the day-to-day production of the network’s weeknight news program, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, […]
Illinois Public Media, WILL-AM-FM-TV, licensed to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, needs a visiting multimedia environmental journalist to research, report and edit issues about the environment and climate change.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, PBS is both looking back on its heritage and looking ahead. The public broadcaster is launching PBS American Portrait, which Paula Kerger, president and CEO, called a “digital-first national storytelling project” about “what it really means to be an American today.”
WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University and Gaian Solutions have launched the Apollo PublicTV Platform, a NextGen TV accelerator platform for public broadcasters.
Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on Sesame Street, died Sunday. He was 85.