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Arizona PBS partnering with PBS Kids program ‘Nature Cat’ to host a two-day event September 22-23

Arizona PBS is partnering with “Nature Cat,” a PBS Kids program, to bring nature- and STEM-focused, curriculum-based media to kids in the Grand Canyon Village community.

Arizona PBS to host general election debates

Arizona PBS will partner with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, the state's nonpartisan voter education agency, to host a series of election debates in the coming weeks.

Arizona PBS will host a preview of ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’

Arizona PBS will host a screening of “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” the latest film from directors Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein.

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Arizona PBS, Cronkite School collectively nominated for 36 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

Arizona PBS and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication collectively received 36 Emmy® and Student Production Award nominations.

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Arizona PBS partnering with The Heard Museum to host free ‘Molly of Denali’ event

Arizona PBS and The Heard Museum are collaborating to bring Molly Mabray, the title character from the popular PBS Kids series, “Molly of Denali,” to the museum for a free event on Aug. 27.

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Arizona PBS celebrating ‘Month of the Desert’ throughout July with trio of events around new programs with local ties

Arizona PBS today will host “Month of the Desert” – a series of community engagement opportunities planned around three new programs featuring local ties.

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Arizona PBS premiering two-part, Ken Burns-produced documentaryon youth mental health crisis June 27 and 28 at 8 p.m.

The station also received a grant award to support future community engagement efforts related to the youth mental health crisis.

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Arizona PBS launches new, user-friendly website as part of “Your Arizona Connection Starts Here” campaign

The redesigned website launches the start of “Your Arizona Connection Starts Here” Arizona PBS brand elevation campaign.

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Arizona PBS joins public media initiative to inform participation in 2022 elections

Arizona PBS today will join America Amplified’s Election 2022 initiative, which will look to empower voters ahead of the 2022 mid-term elections and promote community engagement journalism.

Arizona PBS Educational Outreach will receive a grant from the Arizona Department of Education to fund an early literacy program based on the popular SUPER WHY television series.

PBS Kids SUPER WHY Camp receives funding from the Arizona Department of Education

Arizona PBS Educational Outreach will receive a $961,000 grant from the Arizona Department of Education to fund an early literacy program for preschool-age children.

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Arizona PBS will host debates for federal and state offices

Arizona PBS is partnering with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to host a series of primary debates for the 2022 election cycle. 

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. gives behind-the-scenes look at popular PBS show during Q&A

Henry Louis Gates discussed the origins of his show and other topics during a discussion on April 30 at ASU Gammage.

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Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne Fairwell elected to serve on national educational television board

Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne Fairwell has been elected to serve on the board of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).

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Arizona PBS, Cronkite School to host event featuring PBS personality Henry Louis Gates Jr. April 30 at ASU Gammage

Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School will host “Past Connections That Bind Us All: A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” on April 30.

Arizona PBS took home two awards in the Overall Excellence category of the 53rd Annual Public Media Awards (PMAs) on January 25, 2022. The PMAs, presented by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), honor public media stations’ finest work in community engagement, content, education, and marketing/communications.

Arizona PBS wins three Public Media Awards for content and overall excellence

Arizona PBS won a total of three awards in two categories – including Excellence in Education, Excellence in COVID-19 Response, and Content - Arts & Entertainment. 

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Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation and Arizona PBS launch partnership to educate children on good oral health

The statewide campaign will boost family involvement in good oral health practices, focusing on the importance of brushing twice a day, changing toothbrushes regularly and visiting the dentist.

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Arizona PBS promotes three staff members to key leadership positions

The station promoted Ebonye Delaney to senior director and content officer; Tiffany Khan to senior director and revenue officer; and Marisa Upham to project manager and advisor to the general manager.

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Celebrating 2021: A Milestone Year

2021 proved to be a milestone year for the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS. Here are the most popular website and social media stories for Cronkite and Arizona PBS in 2021.

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Arizona PBS Selected for Public Media Digital Transformation Program

Arizona PBS is among 75 public media stations selected to participate in the Digital Transformation Program, a virtual program developed to educate, assist and coach public media leaders and staff.

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Arizona PBS, Cronkite earn Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School swept up a total of 10 Emmys® and Student Production Awards at the Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards.