YouTube TV To Add Some PBS Stations Starting Next Month

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

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

Stu Rosen, Creator Of Emmy-Winning ‘Dusty’s Treehouse,’ Dies

‘PBS NewsHour’ Adds Correspondent Stephanie Sy

PBS Chief Kerger Re-Ups For 5 More Years

Already the public broadcaster’s longest-serving president, Paula Kerger will remain through 2024. She has been with PBS since 2006 and during her tenure it has moved from the 14th most-watched network in the United States to No. 6.

PBS To Air Documentary On EGOT Winner Rita Moreno In 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — PBS will air a documentary on EGOT winner Rita Moreno, the network announced Monday. “Rita Moreno: The Girl Who Decided to Go for It” will chart her decades-long career. It will feature interviews, archival footage, reenactments of Moreno’s childhood and animation. Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda have partnered to produce the project, […]

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WTTW To Premiere ‘Chicago’s Deadliest Day’ Doc

Alaska Native Girl Leads Animated Kids TV Show

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and traditions. Now the Fairbanks woman and other Alaska Natives are presenting their world to a general audience with “Molly of Denali,” the nation’s first-ever children’s […]

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WTTW Ups Baer To Lead Program Production

‘All Creatures Great And Small’ Gets PBS Reboot

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WTTW’s ‘Chicago Tonight’ EP To Retire

House Approves Full Funding-Plus For Noncoms

The House has approved funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the independent agency that dispenses federal money for noncommercial media. The $495 million in funding, which was not only full funding but an additional $50 million, is for 2022. CPB is forward funded in an attempt to depoliticize the process.

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True Crime Thriller Tonight On PBS

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WTTW’s Top Program Exec Dan Soles Leaving

‘PBS Newshour’ Expands Arts Coverage, Launches Digital Platform

PBS NewsHour has expanded CANVAS, its broadcast and digital arts reporting initiative, with $1.7 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The expansion aims to improve public access to and engagement with high-quality art and elevate the work of recognized and up-and-coming artists. “Art has the power to transform people and […]

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

WYES Sets Special D-Day Programming Slate

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Tonight On PBS, The Migrant Workers Behind California Wines

PA Plans Day Of Kind Acts To Honor Mister Rogers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Residents of Fred Rogers’ home state of Pennsylvania will be encouraged to exhibit acts of kindness in honor of the beloved PBS children’s show host. Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday said the state’s website will share stories of good deeds and kind gestures May 23 for “1-4-3 Day,” named for Mister Rogers’ favorite […]

House Appropriations OKs CPB Funding Boost

The full House Appropriations Committee has proposed to increase funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, approving the recommendation of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, which last month approved a funding boost of $50 million (or about 15%) to $495 million for fiscal year 2022.

Stephanie Aaronson Named CPB Engagement SVP

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has appointed Stephanie Aaronson  senior vice president, engagement. In this expanded role, she will work collaboratively across the organization and the public media system to lead CPB’s efforts in the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the impact of public media, both locally and nationally, in building a […]

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

WUCF Debuts ‘NewsNight’ With Nancy Alvarez

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Newsman Eddie Arruza Leaving WTTW

Beth Jacobs Named CPB Digital Strategies VP

The digital media executive will help accelerate cultural transformation, innovation and content creation throughout the public media system.

Public TV Opposes Sale Of EBS Spectrum

Representatives of noncommercial stations tell FCC officials that allowing sales of the educational spectrum could create a “hostile leasing environment.”

Trump Takes Aim At Public Media Once Again

President Trump has once again recommended phasing out federal funding for noncommercial TV and radio — comprising about 15% of noncom’s total budget — but if recent past is any guide, he does not have enough support in Congress on either side of the aisle. The phase-out was part of the President’s budget, submitted to Congress last week.

U.S. Senate Confirms Three To CPB Board

The United States Senate has confirmed the nominations of Janice Miriam Hellreich and Robert A. Mandell and the renomination of Bruce Ramer to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Hellreich, of Kailua, Hawaii, is a speech language pathologist who founded the first speech and language therapy program at Taipei American School […]

‘PBS NewsHour’ Launches West Coast Bureau

DMA 39: LAS VEGAS

KLVX Las Vegas Aims To Save Residents’ Photos

APTS Honors Sen. Susan Collins

America’s Public Television Stations celebrates the senior U.S. senator from Maine with the group’s Champion of Public Broadcasting Award, citing her longtime support for federal funding for public media.

Butler: CPB Funding Request Will Grow By $50M

‘PBS NewsHour’ Adds Foreign Affairs Producer

Knight Doubling Spending To Boost Local News

The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years. Among the beneficiaries are the American Journalism Project, which provides grants to local nonprofit news organizations; the investigative site ProPublica; Report for America, a service organization that pays for the hiring of local journalists; and PBS’s Frontline, the documentary program that’s making its first foray into local news.

DMA 53: PROVIDENCE, RI

WSBE Sticks With Host After Blackface Photo Emerges

TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR

PBS Eyes Streaming Agreements

PBS, already offering programs on streaming outlets such as Amazon, Netflix and Roku, is considering additional agreements with Sling TV and YouTube TV. “We’ve been in discussions with them,” said PBS President Paula Kerger Saturday during the PBS portion of the annual winter press tour for TV writers. “I’m not making any announcements today, but stay tuned. … We think that’s certainly a place that our viewers would appreciate.”

DMA 110: LANSING, MI

Steven Meuché, Former WKAR GM, Dies At 74

Russell Baker, Columnist And Host Of ‘Masterpiece Theatre’, Dies At 93

Baker took over as Masterpiece Theatre‘s host in 1993, succeeding Alistair Cooke, and remained until 2004. Baker’s on-air commentary for public television focused on providing critical perspectives on featured works along with historical context. He also provided insights into the original authors’ approaches and detailed liberties taken to adapt the literature for television.

PBS Headquarters Moving To Smaller Space

PBS has signed a long-term lease on a new headquarters less than a mile from its current location in Arlington, Va., and will move in summer 2020. The broadcaster has been housed at 2100 Crystal Drive since 2006. That lease expires in 2021, PBS President Paula Kerger told GMs in an email.

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

Allegations Of ‘Toxic Work Culture’ At WUCF