Press Releases

Milwaukee PBS ANNOUNCES LOCAL WINNERS OF PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST

Milwaukee PBS announced the local winners of the 2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The first place winners in grades K-3 will advance to the national level of the contest. 359 creative entries were received from local children and 16 winners were chosen for first place, second place, third place and honorable mention recognitions. Read More

KENOSHA TEACHER IS WISCONSIN'S ONLY EDUCATOR SELECTED AS 2015 PBS LEARNINGMEDIA DIGITAL INNOVATOR

Milwaukee PBS announced Jennifer Schlie-Reed from Kenosha Unified School District's Stocker Elementary School as one of the 100 educators selected for the 2015 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators program. The program, which is in its third year, recognizes tech-savvy K-12 educators who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms. Read More

'CANCER' FILM EXPLORES HISTORY OF DISEASE, SHARES STORIES OF THOSE AFFECTED AND OFFERS NEW HOPE

One in two men and one in three women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. Spearheaded by Stand Up To Cancer and WETA Washington, D.C., an uprecedented group of partners has come together to create a national conversation about cancer, including a documentary to air on PBS stations across the country. Ken Burns Presents CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES takes a look at the history of this disease, the personal experience of those afflicted, the groundbreaking research underway, and the quest for a cure. Read More

DOCUMENTARY TAKES PENETRATING LOOK AT POVERTY AND EDUCATION

A recent Southern Education Foundation report has uncovered that, for the first time in 50 years, the majority of students attending public schools in the U.S. are eligible for free or reduced lunch programs. Among Milwaukee Public Schools, about 82 percent of students qualify. Read More

National Survey Confirms that PBS and Member Stations Are America's Most Trusted Institutions

A nationwide study recently confirmed that PBS and its member stations are rated #1 in trust among nationally known institutions, and are called an "excellent" use of tax dollars by the American public for the 12th year in a row. This same research also showed that PBS KIDS is considered the safest place for children to watch television, the safest digital media destination, as well as the top provider of content that helps children learn reading, math and essential skills. Read More