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The America Amplified initiative empowers voters.

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.

Arizona PBS launches new digital music show to highlight Arizona music scene

Arizona PBS will launch a new digital music show “Playlist 48” to spotlight local artists and bands of all genres with connections to Arizona, the 48th state. 

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Cronkite dean shares vision for global expansion at open house

Cronkite Dean Battinto L. Batts Jr. shared his vision for expanding the Cronkite School’s reach and influence during a discussion at the school's Open House.

2021 ASU Family Weekend

Cronkite/PBS will host family reception for ASU Family Weekend

The Cronkite School and Arizona PBS will host a family reception on Nov. 5 for students and families to celebrate ASU Family Weekend.

Celena Ambrose of Holbrook serves as an early Head Start teacher and Pyramid Model staff facilitator for Holbrook Head Start, where she has worked for more than four years

Northern Arizona educator recognized as PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion

Celena Ambrose of Holbrook was named one of 11 honorees nationwide for the PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions program.

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Cronkite School, Arizona PBS to celebrate Media Literacy Week with events, programs, outreach

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Arizona PBS will join colleges and universities across the country to celebrate U.S. Media Literacy Week beginning Oct. 25.

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“Check, Please! Arizona” returns to Arizona PBS

Arizona PBS is issuing a call for nominations of local and independently owned Arizona restaurants to be featured on new episodes of returning fan-favorite series “Check, Please! Arizona.”

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New strategic plan for Arizona PBS charts a roadmap for station’s future

Arizona PBS has released its three-year strategic plan, which highlights how the station will strengthen its relationship with the community and solidify its position in the Arizona market.

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Alexandre Rukashaza to join Arizona PBS as head of digital media and broadcast operations

Rukashaza has been named the new director of digital media and broadcast operations for Arizona PBS.