Archive for the ‘Programming Highlights’ Category


ECT_SpotlightWe want to update you on today’s post of American Graduate Day, broadcast by WGBY tomorrow with host Soledad O’Brien.  As part of the 7- hour program, you can watch a mini-documentary that WGBY produced of Enchanted Circle Theater’s (ECTs) “Shakespeare Academy.”  This local feature, which is part of the celebration of American Graduate Champions, can be viewed between 1:00 and 2:00pm.   (more…)

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We continue to share the important work of American Graduate, a public media commitment made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that builds community awareness of the high school dropout crisis and helps communities implement local solutions..

As an American Graduate station, WGBY is playing a part in this important work and on Saturday, from 11:00am – 6:00pm,  will broadcast American Graduate Day.  The live, interactive event, viewed by nearly one million people, tells the story of community partners and individual champions and how they provide support, advice and intervention services to at-risk students, families and schools.

At PBS LearningMedia, you’ll find inspiring resources (more…)

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This moving trailer shares the grief of an Ecuadorian family after one of its own has been killed by hatred and intolerance.  An excerpt from the documentary, “Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness,” and PBS LearningMedia accompanying resources allow students to think about important questions during Bullying Prevention Month in October as they’re settling into the new school year.

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Located in central Mozambique, Gorongosa National Park was established in 1960 and quickly became a draw for tourists from around the world, and we can see why with this amazing film clip.

You can take students on a virtual trip to this national treasure with resources from PBS LearningMedia’s new collection.  You’ll find resources from park scientists, interactives from HHMI BioInteractive, and excerpts from the show.  You can also view Gorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise,


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After this evening’s 9:00pm broadcast of America After Charleston on WGBY, PBS LearningMedia will use assets from the program to help teachers from a range of content areas such as history/social studies, England language arts and mathematics to educate students on the tragic events that occurred this past June. The new material will (more…)

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imagesAs the U.S. and Cuba restore diplomatic ties, artists in Cuba continue to face censorship by a socialist government. When artist Tania Bruguera attempted to stage a performance art piece last winter in response to the reopening of diplomatic relations announcement, she was stopped and detained. She had no problem organizing the same performance in 2009. Other artists censor (more…)

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In less than one week, WGBY will broadcast the live three-day premiere of Big Blue Live.  From Monday – Wednesday, August 31 – September 2, at 8pm,  scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts explore the once endangered, now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California, where nature’s charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on abundant food.

PBS LearningMedia is extending the learning from program to classrooms with its new Marine Science resource collection.   (more…)

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