UNC-TV Streamlines Emergency Communications For NC Broadcasters

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 […]

WUCF Orlando Changes Schedule, Offers Free Online Resources Amid Pandemic

Public TV Stations Partner With Schools

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.

PBS Responds To Coronavirus With Programming And Online Content

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 […]

Ken Burns Documentary Series ‘Baseball’ Being Reissued By PBS While Sport Is On Hiatus

Sonya Forte Duhé Named Arizona PBS CEO

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 Cancels Spring Meetings Over Coronavirus

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 Benefactor Rosalind P. Walter Dies At 95

PBS Scores $1.5M Win In Tavis Smiley Trial

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.

Upton Hailed As Public Broadcasting Champion

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.

Public Stations Prep For NextGen Opportunities

The APTS Public Media Summit looked at how public stations can be a rich testing ground for new ATSC 3.0 capabilities.

Black TV Pioneer Charles Hobson Dies

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.

Katherine Arno Named CPB VP, Community Service Grants And Station Initiatives

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 […]

PBS Fires Back At Trump Proposal To Eliminate Federal Funding For Public Media

America’s Public Television Stations Elect Board Leaders, Members

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 Honored With Forever Stamp

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.

WUCF Orlando Wins National Award For Summer Of Space

Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS Anchor, Dies

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

Nancy Lewis, The Pythons’ Ticket To America, Dies At 76

Patrick Santomauro Named Sr. Broadcast Producer For NJTV News

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, […]


Environmental Journalist Opening In Illinois

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.


PBS Looks Ahead As It Turns 50

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.”

PBS Utah And KUER Will Share Leader As James Morgese Retires

Apollo PublicTV Launches NextGen Broadcast Service

WKAR Launches Apollo PublicTV

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University and Gaian Solutions have launched the Apollo PublicTV Platform, a NextGen TV accelerator platform for public broadcasters.

How ‘Nightly Business Report’ Defined Daily Business Coverage On Television

PBS Member Stations Arrive On YouTube TV

‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies

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.

Why The Public Broadcasting Act Needs An Update To Save Local Public Media Journalism

WETA CEO Sharon Rockefeller Receives National Medal Of Arts

‘Masterpiece’ EP Rebecca Eaton Steps Down

Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of PBS’ long-running Masterpeice, is stepping aside after 35 years. Susanne Simpson will take over as executive producer of the drama series after serving as deputy executive producer for the past dozen years.

Public Media Looks To New CMS

With CPB’s backing, a push to transition NPR station sites to a new content management system has expanded to include TV stations and joint licensees.

America’s Public Television Stations Elects Board Leaders

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) on Wednesday announced the election of its new board leaders.   Bert Schmidt, president-CEO of WHRO Norfolk, Va., has been elected chairman of the APTS board of trustees.   Molly Phillips, executive director and general manager of Iowa Public Television in Johnston, Iowa, has been elected professional vice chair.   […]

When Watergate Was Appointment TV

Public television’s 1973 coverage is both a preview of coming impeachment attractions and a memento of an irretrievable media past.

PBS Begins Rollout Of Electric-Blue Brand Refresh

Journalist Gwen Ifill To Be Honored With Postage Stamp

YouTube TV To Add Some PBS Stations Starting Next Month


Miguel E. Monteverde Jr. Named WETA GM

The former Discovery digital executive will oversee local programming operations at the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital.

Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Has Big Impact On Amazon, iTunes Charts

CPB Re-Elects Leadership