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  • WORLD Channel, public media’s premiere platform for diverse voices, has received its first-ever IDA Documentary Award. Monica Land’s revolutionary Fannie Lou Hamer's America: An America ReFramed Special. a co-production by WORLD Channel, American Documentary and Black Public Media in partnership with PBS won the “Best TV Feature Documentary or Mini-Series” award, announced over the weekend by the International Documentary Association at the 38th IDA Awards ceremony held at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
  • The PBS science series NOVA today announced a new one-hour film, BEFORE THE ICE (w.t.), produced by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios and Handful of Films for GBH, that will present an unprecedented, detailed portrait of the high Arctic two million years ago–made possible by a revolutionary breakthrough in ancient DNA science. The groundbreaking discovery is the subject of a paper published as the cover article in the December 7 issue of Nature, reporting the recovery and sequencing of more than 100 plant and animal genera contained in sediment from Northern Greenland dating to at least 2 million years ago. This breakthrough is around one million years older than any DNA sample previously recovered. The documentary is currently in production and slated to premiere in early 2024 on PBS.
  • GBH is helping Massachusetts music fans get into the festive spirit with A Holiday Celebration, a live concert showcasing seasonal selections with a cast of renowned classical, jazz and Celtic musicians in GBH’s acclaimed Fraser Performance Studio on Thursday, December 15. The program will feature the Boston Children’s Chorus; tenor Lawrence Brownlee; Renaissance Men; pianist Jacqueline Schwab; and The Charles Overton Group. The event will be hosted by CRB afternoon host Greg Ferrisi. In addition to the in-person experience, the performance can be streamed virtually for free with an RSVP.
  • Susan Goldberg, a media executive and leader of technological and cultural transformation, will be the next President and CEO of GBH. She is the first woman to hold this role since GBH was founded in 1951.
  • High School Quiz Show®, GBH’s televised academic tournament for Massachusetts high schools, has revealed the 17 teams that will compete for the Season 14 State Championship title. The qualifying schools received the highest scores at High School Quiz Show’s Super Sunday event on November 6, where 65 schools from across the Commonwealth took a written quiz at GBH’s studios in Brighton. On the bracket are four first–time competitors as well as defending Season 13 champion, North Quincy High School.
  • Following 50 years in the news industry, GBH News Politics Editor Peter Kadzis will retire from full-time work in January 2023. He will continue to work with GBH News as a political contributor.
  • NOVA, the PBS science documentary series produced by Boston public media producer GBH, has been honored with a 2022 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. Producer/Director Bella Falk and Co-Director David Dugan received the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Silver Award in the Video In-Depth Reporting category for their work on NOVA’s Ice Age Footprints, which explores how ancient footprints provide new evidence of humans and extinct giant beasts of the Ice Age. The awards, administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), recognize distinguished worldwide science reporting for a general audience.
  • Preeminent public media producer GBH unveiled a new tagline: “What matters to you.”That tagline is now part of the GBH branding, which was updated in 2020 to reflect the public media company’s evolution from its origin as a local broadcaster to the leading multiplatform creator of public media in America.
  • Boston, MA. October 24, 2022 -- FRONTLINE, the acclaimed PBS investigative series produced at Boston public media producer GBH, has brought the Emmy-Award winning multiplatform project Un(re)solved to Boston.
  • GBH en alianza con El Planeta Boston, el periódico en Español más relevante de la región de Nueva Inglaterra, y la prestigiosa Escuela de Salud de Harvard se unen para lanzar SALUD un podcast con información relevante y legítima dedicada a la audiencia hispanohablante.
  • GBH is teaming up with the largest Spanish-language newspaper in Massachusetts and one of the world's most revered medical schools to produce Spanish-language programming for new audiences.
  • High School Quiz Show®, the academic tournament for Massachusetts high school students from Boston public media producer GBH, has opened registration for its qualifying event called Super Sunday.
  • Boston public media producer GBH today announced AMERICAN VETERAN, an ambitious initiative that traces the veteran experience through a four-part PBS series, will be rebroadcast nationally on Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 2 pm – 6 pm ET (check local listings).
  • Public media producer GBH has announced Krystnell Storr has joined NOVA, the nation’s preeminent public media science documentary series, as its first-ever Science and Equity Editor.
  • PBS KIDS, GBH Kids, production partner Gen-Z Media and distribution partner PRX, today announced ARTHUR, the iconic Peabody and Emmy Award-winning® series based on the bestselling books by Marc Brown, will launch The Arthur Podcast. Today’s announcement also comes with the release of a new digital short, “Arthur Makes a Podcast,” now streaming on PBS KIDS , the PBS KIDS YouTube channel, and the The Arthur YouTube channel, starring Arthur Read and his sister D.W. as he navigates podcast production.
  • FRONTLINE, the investigative journalism series based at Boston public media producer GBH, has been honored with four awards at the 43rd annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The winners were announced at the two-night ceremony in New York City on September 28 and 29.
  • In a first-ever collaboration with the New World Symphony, Boston-based public media producer GBH will present I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond beginning Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 7 pm on CRB Classical 99.5 in Greater Boston and streaming on-demand on the CRB Classical website.
  • As teachers start the 2022–2023 school year, Boston public media producer GBH and PBS LearningMedia are launching a new U.S. History Collection. Free to teachers nationwide, the U.S. History Collection on PBS LearningMedia (www.pbslearningmedia.org/ushistory) is a comprehensive set of media-rich educational resources that span the breadth of core topics and periods in the U.S. history curriculum. Designed to introduce students to multiple perspectives, this new collection will help middle and high school students develop necessary critical thinking skills when learning about and interpreting history.
  • Boston public media producer GBH and the Boston Symphony Orchestra will host THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST: An Evening with Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, Boston.
  • Boston public media producer GBH was honored with four 2022 National Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The awards recognize the local multiplatform outlet GBH News for embracing diversity, equity and inclusion and pay tribute to the groundbreaking PBS series FRONTLINE for innovative storytelling, documentary journalism and collaborative investigative reporting.
  • Boston (August 11, 2022) - Boston public media producer GBH was honored with six Salute to Excellence Awards by The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) at the NABJ conference in Las Vegas last week, recognizing outstanding work in journalism and communications covering the Black experience and addressing issues affecting Black communities.
  • Boston public media producer GBH has been honored with 16 nominations by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for the 2022 Annual Emmy® Awards. FRONTLINE, NOVA, and WORLD Channel received nominations for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards while ANTIQUES ROADSHOW received its 20th nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award
  • Boston public media producer GBH today announced the appointment of FRONTLINE’s executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath to the role of executive producer and editor-in-chief for the investigative documentary series.
  • One month before Massachusetts voters head to the ballot box for the state primary, GBH News has announced a series of debates and interviews spotlighting five contested statewide primary races. Beginning August 1, 2022, the debates will expand on the reporting and resources at Election 2022, a hub of information for voters looking to make informed decisions at the primary and state elections this fall.
  • GBH Kids, home of Boston public media producer GBH’s award-winning children’s programming, has been honored with two 2022 Kidscreen Awards.
  • Filming has begun on the return of the MASTERPIECE and BBC hit drama World on Fire. Telling the story of World War Two through the eyes of ordinary people whose lives have been thrown into chaos, the six new episodes are written by series creator Peter Bowker, Rachel Bennette and Matt Jones, and made by Mammoth Screen for the BBC and MASTERPIECE.
  • As part of its longstanding commitment to supporting science education, Boston public media producer GBH announced the 2022 recipients of the Paula Apsell/GBH STEM Scholarship. Seven Boston public school high school graduates will receive an award toward post-secondary STEM education.
  • What will the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade mean for the people of Massachusetts? On Thursday, June 30 from 2-3:30 pm GBH News hosts Callie Crossley, Margery Eagan and Paris Alston will host a 90-minute community conversation at GBH's Boston Public Library Studio in Copley Square with guests including Reproductive Equity Now Executive Director Rebecca Hart Holder and Suffolk University Professor Renée Landers.
  • Boston, MA, June 24, 2022 – GBH has announced Cara Pekarcik from North Quincy High School as a member of the 2022 class of educators selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program – honoring classroom changemakers who offer fresh ideas and bold approaches to supporting their students’ growth and learning. Nominated by their local PBS stations, 20 educators were chosen from across the country
  • BOSTON (June 21, 2022) – Public media producer GBH has announced the hiring of Sandra Lopez Burke as Managing Director of Community and Government Relations. In this new role, Lopez Burke will build on GBH’s community engagement efforts, creating greater diversity among audiences, thought leaders, and supporters, while managing strategic partnerships to further the organization's goals.
  • BOSTON (June 7, 2022) – As the cost of housing in Massachusetts continues to skyrocket, GBH News is launching a new multiplatform series looking at how the housing crisis has moved beyond Boston into communities across the state once considered affordable. Priced Out: The Fight for Housing in Massachusetts will give voice to individuals and families struggling to stay in their homes in East Boston, Lynn, Brockton and Worcester.
  • Boston (June 6, 2022) - Boston public media producer GBH has been honored with six Boston/New England Emmy® Awards recognizing major GBH News initiatives and the work of individual contributors across the organization. The awards were presented on June 4 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter. NATAS is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television, the fostering of creative leadership in the television industry, and the encouragement of excellence in artistic, educational, cultural and technical progress. The wins follow 13 nominations received by GBH in April 2022.
  • Renowned Massachusetts-based meteorologist David Epstein will bring his signature weather forecasts to GBH News beginning Monday, June 6, 2022. A new partnership between GBH News and the popular meteorologist will bring daily weather forecasts to GBH News listeners on weekdays during Morning Edition (6-10 am, 89.7FM). In addition, Epstein will join Morning Edition co-hosts Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel for weekly discussions about trends in the weather and related issues like the impact of climate change on New England. Epstein will also provide breaking news weather updates throughout the day during snowstorms and severe weather events.
  • GBH News has won seven regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including the Overall Excellence award for the third consecutive year. The multiplatform news outlet was also recognized for its investigative series, “Unseen: The Boy Victims of the Sex Trade,” which won the categories of Investigative Reporting, Excellence in Writing and the outlet’s second consecutive win in the category of Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. GBH News was also honored in the Excellence in Innovation category for the accessible photo essay, “Breaking Barriers - Photos from Michelle Wu’s Boston Victory” and won the categories of Feature Reporting and Sports Reporting.
  • North Quincy High School has earned the title of High School Quiz Show® State Champion after an impressive run on Boston public media producer GBH’s academic quiz show’s 13th season. In an exhilarating championship showdown, North Quincy took on Andover High School in the season finale, which aired on May 21, 2022. North Quincy defeated Andover with a final score of 1120 to 980.
  • Public media producer GBH presents Greenwood Overcomes, a special two-hour radio broadcast of the Tulsa Opera’s 2021 concert commemorating the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
  • BOSTON, May 17, 2022 - GBH Kids and The Magic House today announced the opening of “Molly of Denali: An Alaskan Adventure,” an interactive traveling exhibit and life-size replica of the fictional village of Qyah, from the award-winning PBS KIDS animated series MOLLY OF DENALI®. Debuting in St. Louis to coincide with the opening of the Association of Children’s Museum’s annual conference, it’s an opportunity for children’s museums across the United States to bring the exhibit to their local community, offering children the chance to experience life in an Alaska Native village right in their own backyards.
  • April 28, 2022 - BOSTON - The PBS investigative documentary series FRONTLINE announced today that it has hired filmmaker Nina Chaudry and longtime journalist Erin Texeira to join the series’ senior editorial team.
  • Boston public media producer GBH has been honored with 13 New England Emmy® Award nominations in the lead up to the 45th Annual Boston/New England Emmy® Awards. The nominations are given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter, which is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television, the fostering of creative leadership in the television industry, and the encouragement of excellence in artistic, educational, cultural and technical progress.
  • Boston public media producer GBH has been recognized with five George Foster Peabody Award nominations for outstanding productions released in 2021. The nominations recognize MASTERPIECE’s The Long Song, an adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel about the end of slavery in Jamaica; as well as the FRONTLINE films A Thousand Cuts, an inside look at the threat to a free press in the Philippines; American Insurrection, an investigation of the rise of extremisim in Amerca through the lens of the assault on the U.S Capitol; Escaping Eritrea, an undercover investigation into one of the world’s most repressive regimes; and The Healthcare Divide, an examination of growing inequities in American healthcare exposed by COVID-19.
  • GBH Kids and PBS KIDS today announced the launch of Search It Up: The Game, now available through Ruff Ruffman on pbskids.org. Based on the award-winning digital miniseries Search It Up, the game is designed to help kids ages 4-7 learn to safely navigate technology and the internet.
  • The Board of Trustees for Boston public media producer GBH has elected Stacy L. Cowan, Susan G. Fentin, Susan X. Luo, and Lynn Perry Wooten as trustees. The Board elected Cowan and Luo at the March 2, 2022 meeting, while Fentin and Wooten were elected at the October 2021 Board meeting.
  • With an eye towards addressing the critical need for inclusive, research-based, widely-accessible quality children’s resources, GBH, the nation’s largest public media producer, has launched the GBH Kids Catalyst Fund. This focused fundraising initiative will support the Foundation’s long-standing commitment to developing learning media approaches that will connect with and serve a broad and diverse audience and help close the learning gaps for marginalized communities.
  • (Boston, MA – Feb 23, 2022) Jonathan Abbott, President and CEO of public media powerhouse GBH, who led its digital transformation, built its endowment and vastly expanded service to audiences, will step down after 15 years as chief executive, and 23 years with the organization. He will remain through the end of 2022 while a search is conducted for his successor.
  • BOSTON (February 22, 2022) – Boston public media producer GBH has awarded five fellowships to early-career writers who will bring diverse viewpoints and BIPOC representation to Work It Out Wombats!, a new animated GBH Kids series for PBS. The GBH Kids Scriptwriting Fellowship aims to diversify the pipeline of writers for both the series and the greater children’s media industry by providing early-career writers, who are members of underrepresented groups, with hands-on learning experience in television writing for children.
  • BOSTON (February 11, 2022) – Waking up Boston’s morning news scene, GBH News will debut a reimagined Morning Edition with co-hosts Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel on Monday, February 14. Additionally, GBH News’ Karen Marshall has been elevated to the role of Executive Producer.
  • Boston (January 27, 2022) - Boston public media producer GBH has been recognized by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) in three categories at the 53rd Annual Public Media Awards. The annual event recognizes the highest caliber work in the public media system, as judged by a group of panelists working within the public media system and their industry peers.
  • BOSTON, MA, January 24, 2022—It’s back on the road for America’s favorite TV history lesson and treasure hunt as ANTIQUES ROADSHOW heads out to film episodes for Season 27! This summer, PBS’s most- watched ongoing series will stop in five cities including a first-time visit to the state of Vermont!
  • BOSTON (January 10, 2022) – High School Quiz Show® has revealed the competition bracket for Season 13 of Boston public media producer GBH’s academic series. Seventeen Massachusetts high schools will go head-to-head in pursuit of the State Championship trophy. Emmy Award-winning radio personality Billy Costa will return to host the fast-paced tournament as teams of four square off in categories including math, history, science, literature, civics and current events. The new season of High School Quiz Show will premiere with the Wild Card match on Saturday, February 5 at 6pm ET on GBH 2 and on High School Quiz Show’s YouTube channel. New episodes air weekly through May 21.

  • New hire joins growing leadership team at GBH News
  • BOSTON (December 20, 2021) – Boston public media producer GBH has awarded four fellowships to innovative staff and independent producers, recognizing excellence, potential and creativity. The recipients of the 2022 Fellowship Awards are Jackie Bruleigh and Nicole Velez, who received the Becton Fellowship; Daniel Ofman, who received the Margret and Hans Rey/Curious George Producership; and Jamila Ephron, recipient of the Peter S. McGhee Fellowship.
  • Boston (December 3, 2021) - Today, GBH presents Holiday Music and Musings, a celebration of local talent during the month of December, bringing back free, in-person events to GBH’s Boston Public Library Studio. The series kicks off with a holiday performance by Jamaica Plain’s Sheffield Chamber Players and concludes with a Christmas country music set performed by local country star Ayla Brown on Thursday, December 16.
  • BOSTON (December 2, 2021) – GBH News today announced the launch of Talking Politics, a new weekly show that will take a deep dive into local politics, with a special focus on the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial race. Hosted by GBH News politics reporter Adam Reilly, the panel-based series will feature conversations with local political newsmakers, influencers, analysts and activists. GBH News City Hall reporter Saraya Wintersmith, Statehouse Bureau reporter Mike Deehan and politics editor Peter Kadzis will also be key contributors. Talking Politics debuts on Friday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. on GBH 2 and streaming on the GBH News YouTube Channel.
  • BOSTON (November 22, 2021) – GBH News will continue a long-standing tradition of broadcasting its “Ask the Mayor” segment with new Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Boston Public Radio on Tuesday, November 23 from noon to 1 pm ET. The city’s first woman and first person of color elected mayor will take questions from the audience and hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan one week after her swearing-in ceremony at Boston City Hall. Listeners can hear “Ask the Mayor” on 89.7 FM in Greater Boston or at www.wgbhnews.org from anywhere and are welcome to call 877-301-8970, email bpr@wgbh.org or tweet @bospublicradio to be part of the conversation.
  • BOSTON (November 15, 2021) – Public media organizations GBH and PRX announced today the appointment of Dan Lothian as executive producer of The World, public radio’s longest-running daily global news program. Lothian assumes the role of executive producer after serving as interim executive producer since March 2021.
  • BOSTON (November 15, 2021) – High School Quiz Show® has revealed the 17 Massachusetts high schools that will compete on Season 13 of the televised academic tournament from Boston public media producer GBH. These teams received the highest scores from among a total of 72 teams from across the state that participated in the program’s second virtual Super Sunday qualifying event. Among the schools are three first-time competitors, as well as defending champion Belmont High School.
  • BOSTON (November 12, 2021) – Signaling a new era for its popular local morning program, GBH has named Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel as the new co-hosts of Morning Edition at GBH News. The two journalists will bring a fresh and contemporary energy to the show, reinventing GBH’s morning news experience while welcoming new voices and perspectives into a daily multiplatform news conversation.
  • Boston, MA (November 9, 2021) – Recognizing that the health and wellbeing of our planet and the urgent need to mitigate the effects of climate change are of critical importance, GBH, the nation’s largest public media producer, has launched the Planet Forward Fund. This focused fundraising initiative is designed to support programs that amplify climate and environmental issues with an eye toward illuminating practical, equitable, and sustainable solutions to the current climate crisis.
  • BOSTON (November 8, 2021) – After more than a year away due to Covid, public media producer GBH returns to broadcasting in the heart of the city on Tuesday with the reopening of the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library.
  • BOSTON – (November 4, 2021) Boston-based public media producer GBH has been honored with five 2022 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award nominations for outstanding journalism. FRONTLINE’s American Insurrection, COVID’s Hidden Toll and Waste Land; NOVA’s Human Nature; and WORLD CHANNEL’s Meltdown in Dixie were among 30 finalists recognized for public service reporting.
  • BOSTON (October 5, 2021) – GBH News has launched a year-long multiplatform initiative exploring the distinct stories of local people who – by choice or circumstances – are reinventing their lives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Launching on October 5, The Big Quit: Why I’m Moving On, features stories from people who have found themselves questioning their work and personal lives during the pandemic and made bold choices to forge new identities.
  • BOSTON (September 22, 2021) – GBH News today is launching a video version of The Curiosity Desk, creating a weekly digital series on multiple platforms that will provide answers to perplexing questions posed by the audience. Viewers will learn the backstory behind questions like ‘Why do some local intersections allow a right on red and others don't?,’ ‘Is it really illegal to tear the tags off of mattresses?’ and ‘Do birds have a sense of smell?’
  • In-Depth Reporting Initiative Includes New Pop-Up Television Series, Curated Voter Resources, Coverage of the Boston Mayoral Race and a New Politics Newsletter
  • BOSTON – (July 29, 2021) Boston public media producer GBH has been honored with 24 nominations for the 42nd Annual Emmy® Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). FRONTLINE, GBH’s investigative journalism series, earned 19 News and Documentary nominations for films that examine critical domestic and international issues — from investigating COVID-19’s devastation, to Amazon’s rise and reign, to the growing threats of conspiracy theories in American politics and the Taliban’s power abroad. NOVA, the most-watched primetime science series on American television, earned four News and Documentary nominations for Nature’s Fear Factor, which spotlights the role of predators in wildlife recovery and Human Nature, which explores the ethics of gene editing technology. In addition, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW received its 19th Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Structured Reality Program.
  • Boston, MA – As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new PBS series explores the accelerated pace of change in the workplace and the potential for long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities across our country. Prior to the start of the pandemic, a team of award-winning filmmakers at public media powerhouse GBH had begun exploring the experiences of American workers across industries, generations, geographies and pay levels. The resulting multi-platform series, Future of Work, makes its debut this summer on streaming and broadcast platforms.
  • BOSTON (July 14, 2021) - GBH Kids, the premiere home in public media for children, today announced a new development deal with New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander to create and produce a multiplatform project, including a television series based on his first children’s book Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band. Alexander will serve as one of the executive producers of the show along with Executive Producer Marcy Gunther. This stellar team also includes Kay Donmyer, writer for the Emmy Award-winning children’s show CURIOUS GEORGE, who will also serve as the series’ co-creator and head writer; executive producer Angel Tyree and musical consultant Randy Preston, both from Alexander’s Big Sea Entertainment.
  • BOSTON (July 6, 2021) - GBH, the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America, today announced the promotions of Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim to Creative Director, Executive Producer Marisa Wolsky to Director of Children’s STEM Media, and Lisa A. Jones to the newly created role of General Manager, GBH Kids. These key personnel moves within the Children’s Media and Education department come as 35-year GBH Senior Executive Producer Carol Greenwald, creator of the popular GBH and PBS TV series ARTHUR, steps into a consulting role as Creative Advisor.
  • BOSTON (June 29, 2021) – GBH News has been honored with three New England Emmy Awards, recognizing outstanding work in local television news and video production. Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter, the awards are dedicated to fostering creative leadership in the television industry and encouraging excellence in artistic, educational, cultural, and technical progress.
  • BOSTON (June 21, 2021) – Belmont High School has earned the Season 12 State Championship trophy on GBH’s High School Quiz Show®. Veteran competitor Belmont took on two-time defending champions Boston Latin School in a tight match, ultimately coming out ahead with a final score of 1070 to 1060 points in the season finale which premiered Saturday, June 19, 2021.
  • BOSTON (June 18, 2021) - PBS Kids and Boston public media producer GBH today announced the season 3 premiere of PBS KIDS’ PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC. This season will feature 10 brand new half-hour episodes on PBS KIDS. The first three episodes of the new season will debut on June 18 from 7:00-8:30 PM/6:00-7:30 PM CT as part of PBS KIDS Family Night on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and streaming on PBS KIDS digital platforms .
  • BOSTON (May 6, 2021) – GBH News has won six Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including the Overall Excellence award for the second year in a row. The public media outlet is the first recipient of the new Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion award, and also was recognized in the categories of Feature Reporting TV, Sports Reporting, Investigative Reporting and Excellence in Sound.
  • BOSTON (April 15, 2021) – Boston public media producer GBH and JazzBoston are teaming up to celebrate International Jazz Day. GBH’s Eric Jackson will host JazzNOW: No Borders, a free live virtual performance on Friday, April 30 at 8 pm. Live from the acoustically acclaimed GBH Fraser Performance Studio, the event will feature the Jazz World Trio, a group of three international artists each with a strong Boston tie. The video performance streams to the GBH website.
  • BOSTON (April 6, 2021) – Boston public media producer GBH has announced a partnership with classical music streaming service IDAGIO on a new concert series to bring classical music performances into the homes of listeners. Over the next several months, GBH and IDAGIO will bring listeners a series of five compelling video concerts featuring celebrated classical musicians performing in GBH’s Fraser Performance Studio. The concerts will be streamed to IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall audience.
  • BOSTON, MA, April 6, 2021 – PBS KIDS and GBH Boston today announced that the award-winning animated series MOLLY OF DENALI will return for a second season in Fall 2021. Following its premiere in 2019, MOLLY OF DENALI received critical acclaim, including a Peabody Award, a Television Critics Association Award and a Kidscreen Award. In its first year, MOLLY OF DENALI reached more than 42 million people1 on-air on PBS KIDS and the PBS KIDS digital platforms have over 450K users each month.2
  • BOSTON (March 31, 2021) – The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has released a new online exhibit – Freedom Song: Interviews from Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965 – that explores the history behind and making of the groundbreaking civil rights series Eyes on the Prize. Using unedited interviews recorded for the series, as well as an interactive map of locations central to the civil rights movement and a timeline of critical events, the Freedom Song exhibit breathes new life and context into the epic series produced by filmmaker Henry Hampton’s Blackside Inc., which premiered on PBS in 1987. The exhibit was curated by Michelle Kelley, Ph.D., a cinema studies scholar who worked with students on the Eyes on the Prize interviews as a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Boston, MA (March 25, 2021) – WORLD Channel, a national public media broadcast, online and social media platform with news and documentaries humanizing complex issues from across the globe, is teaming up with PBS to bring back Eyes on the Prize, the iconic history series on race in America. The 14-part series will begin airing Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET, on WORLD Channel, and will be available to PBS member stations nationwide beginning April 10, 2021 (check local listings).
  • BOSTON (March 23, 2021) – High School Quiz Show®, GBH’s award-winning televised academic competition for Massachusetts high school students, will premiere its 12th season at 6 p.m. on April 3 on GBH 2 and on the show’s web page and YouTube channel. Award-winning Boston media personality Billy Costa returns to host as 17 teams vie for the state championship. The show was produced using a new, innovative hybrid model with students competing remotely and Costa hosting from GBH studios in Boston.
  • BOSTON (March 17, 2020) – Boston public media producer GBH announced today an expansion of its award-winning local arts coverage, adding digital writer James Bennett II to its news team.
  • BOSTON (March 16, 2021) – Belinda Termeer, head of the Termeer family office and president, co-founder, and member of the Board of Directors of The Termeer Foundation, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for Boston public media producer GBH.
  • BOSTON (March 3, 2021) – GBH News marks the one-year anniversary of the pandemic by presenting “A Year Apart: How COVID Changed Us,” featuring a full day of special programming across radio, television, digital and social media platforms on Wednesday, March 10.
  • BOSTON (February 25, 2021) – All Rev’d Up, a podcast from Boston public media producer GBH, offers a special episode inspired by the recent PBS documentary The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song. The special episode precedes the podcast’s third season kick-off in March.
  • (Boston, Mass., February 11, 2021) – GBH’s A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan is making its return virtually this year, March 11-17. Tickets for A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn are on sale now at www.brianodonovan.com. The popular variety show celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style, drawing together award-winning artists for audiences to experience the joy in song, dance and literary traditions from across the Celtic world.
  • BOSTON – (February 11, 2021) For the third time, Boston public media producer GBH has been honored with three 2021 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards for outstanding journalism. The 2021 awards recognized FRONTLINE’s For Sama, a gripping, first-person account of one woman’s experience of the Syrian conflict; NOVA’s Decoding COVID-19, a scientific investigation into the coronavirus pandemic in its early weeks; and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s Chasing the Moon, a look back on the race to land a man on the moon.
  • BOSTON – (February 11, 2021) Boston public media producer GBH has been recognized with two 2021 Kidscreen Awards, honoring Molly of Denali in the inaugural “Best Inclusivity” category and Scribbles and Ink in the “Best Alternative Game” category.
  • BOSTON (February 1, 2021) – High School Quiz Show revealed today the competition bracket for Season 12 of the popular academic series from Boston public media producer GBH. Following the program’s first-ever virtual Super Sunday qualifying quiz on January 24, seventeen high school teams from across Massachusetts advanced to the televised competition. In a season of firsts, High School Quiz Show is also welcoming four new teams, including the first team of homeschooled students in the show’s history. The two-time defending champion Boston Latin School, as well as four other former champions, also will be competing.
  • BOSTON, MA. February 1, 2021 – A new survey of teachers during the pandemic shows that they need new and greater professional development and support, as well as instructional tools and student-facing resources in order to be successful during remote learning. Surveying more than 1,900 educators nationwide before and after the COVID-19-forced transition to remote schooling, GBH Education found significant differences in teachers' confidence in using digital media resources and critical inequities in access to digital media among students, especially among those in public schools, rural areas, and Title 1 schools. The results underscore a need for greater training support for educators and a stronger commitment to providing access to equipment and internet for students who need it.
  • BOSTON (January 29, 2021) – Boston public media producer GBH was recognized this week with two Public Media Awards for its commitment to impactful youth media in 2020 for the productions of High School Quiz Show and Search It Up!. Awarded by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), the 52nd Annual Public Media Awards honor members’ outstanding work in education, community engagement, marketing/communications and content.
  • (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with GBH presents the audio version of the comedy Tiger Style! by Mike Lew and directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God on Broadway).