Domingo 19 de Noviembre 2017

PBS Announces New Programming During Winter 2017 TCA Session

PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#PBS–Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced
new programs and initiatives launching in 2017 and beyond. A brief
synopsis of each program is listed below, along with links to the full
press releases.

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AND STATIONS LAUNCH 24/7 PBS KIDS CHANNEL, EXPANDING ACCESS TO THE #1
CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL MEDIA BRAND ON TV AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS

The nation’s most trusted provider of educational media for children,
will launch the first-ever national 24/7 PBS
KIDS
channel, provided by member stations across the country on TV
and via live streaming on digital platforms. The free service, which
will feature 24/7 educational programming, ensures that PBS KIDS’
high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a
platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime,
weekends and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune
in. One hundred eight PBS licensees are expected to launch the PBS KIDS
channel on TV by the end of the year, making it available to 90 percent
of U.S. TV households.

PBS
Series NOVA Shares the Great American Solar Eclipse with Audiences
across the U.S. in Special Day-of-Event Presentation

NOVA “Solar Eclipse” (w.t.) is a new program from PBS
award-winning science series NOVA, produced by WGBH Boston. On
Monday, August 21, 2017, America’s eyes will be glued to the skies as
the mainland United States experiences the first total
solar eclipse since 1979. NOVA will capture the spectacular event
in a special presentation to air hours after it takes place.

PBS
and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Celebrate 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager
Launch in “THE FARTHEST” (w.t.)

THE FARTHEST (w.t.) is a two-hour documentary that spotlights the
extraordinary success story of NASA’s Voyager mission, which began 40
years ago this August. The twin Voyager spacecraft revolutionized
planetary science, resolved key questions about the outer planets and
raised intriguing new ones about the evolution of our solar system. THE
FARTHEST (w.t.)
will celebrate these magnificent machines, the men
and women who built them, and the vision that propelled them farther
than anyone could ever have hoped.

PBS
and Time Inc. Announce BEYOND A YEAR IN SPACE; Part Two of the A YEAR IN
SPACE Specials Premieres November 2017

BEYOND A YEAR IN SPACE, a follow-up documentary to 2016’s A YEAR
IN SPACE special, is scheduled to premiere on PBS
in November 2017. The two specials, adapted from TIME’s original digital
video series about astronaut Scott Kelly’s 12-month stay on the
International Space Station (ISS), explore the human limitations for
space travel and what a mission to Mars will require.

PBS
Announces New Summer of Adventure

History,
Science and Nature Programming Includes THE STORY OF CHINA, BIG PACIFIC
(w.t.), RARE – CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK and More

PBS
Summer of Adventure includes six new limited series that take viewers to
some of the world’s most amazing places and cultures. Titles include:
THE STORY OF CHINA, BIG PACIFIC (w.t.), RARE – CREATURES OF THE PHOTO
ARK, WEEKEND IN HAVANA (w.t.), NATURE’S GREAT RACE, and GREAT
YELLOWSTONE THAW.

All announcements, program specific press releases, and related images
are available on PBS
PressRoom
.

About PBS

PBS,
with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to
explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.
Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and
nearly 33 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds
of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse
viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and
performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored
by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children
from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content
and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier
children’s TV programming and its website, pbskids.org,
are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and
nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information
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Contacts

PBS
Carrie Johnson, 703-739-5129
cjohnson@pbs.org
or
PBS
Jennifer
Rankin Byrne, 703-739-5487
jrbyrne@pbs.org