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PBS's new chief programming executive, Sylvia Bugg

'Yes to PBS': PBS's New Head of Programming on Her Plans

Daniel Hautzinger

"Being from a rural area, it was so important to have PBS and a public media presence,” says Sylvia Bugg, PBS's new head of programming. She discusses her vision and plans for PBS as she takes the helm in its 50th anniversary year. 
WTTW is now available on YouTube TV

WTTW Is Now on YouTube TV

Daniel Hautzinger

Cord-cutting WTTW fans: beginning today, YouTube TV subscribers will have access to WTTW’s primary and 24/7 Kids channel on YouTube TV, a live TV and on-demand subscription service that provides viewers with another way to enjoy the content they love on more platforms.
Rita Moreno in "Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage." Photo: NGL Studios

PBS Announces Local Livestreaming and 2020 Shows

Daniel Hautzinger

PBS has announced a local livestreaming service in partnership with YouTube, as well as some exciting new shows coming in 2020, from WTTW's Prehistoric Road Trip to the five-part Asian Americans and a pair of new documentaries, about Rita Moreno and George W. Bush. 
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. Photo: Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Library

The Stories Behind PBS Shows

Daniel Hautzinger

50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson created a federally funded public broadcasting system to "enrich man's spirit." PBS has produced a wide range of programs since then. Learn a little bit about the history of some of your favorites.
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