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President and CEO of PBS Paula Kerger speaks onstage during the ' Executive Session' panel discussion at the PBS portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (July 27, 2016 - Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America)
President and CEO of PBS Paula Kerger speaks onstage during the ‘ Executive Session’ panel discussion at the PBS portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
(July 27, 2016 – Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America)

“We are mindful that millions of Americans do not have access to cable or broadband in their homes. And we are committed to using our many platforms to bring more people in essential conversations.” Paula Kerger

By Valerie Milano

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 –

Exec de Jour’ – Paula Kerger (President, CEO)

Tagline: “We’re PBS”

Mission: To inspire, enrich, and educate.

Franchise shows: News Hour, Masterpiece Theater

Significant new additions:

Ken Burns’ “DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’”  

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Hamilton’s America,”

Multi-platform profile – PBS Portal, PBS Kids APP

Hard Numbers:

54 news and documentary Emmy nominations

15% of PBS funding comes from Federal Government