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'Allo 'Allo!

Allo Allo! was a BBC television British sitcom broadcast on BBC1 from 1982 to 1992 (there was no series in 1990), comprising eighty-five episodes.

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Advertising (or advertizing) is a form of marketing communication used to promote or sell something, usually a business's product or service.

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Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss (born July 28, 1956 in Iran.) is a United States national who is the director of broadcaster PBS and chief executive officer of the hedge fund company Rock Creek Group.

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Alabama Public Television

Alabama Public Television is a state network of PBS member television stations serving the U.S. state of Alabama.

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AMC-21, or Americom-21, is a communications satellite operated by SES World Skies, formerly SES Americom.

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American Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (stylized in its logo as abc since 1962) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

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American Experience

American Experience is a television program airing on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television stations in the United States.

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American Family (2002 TV series)

American Family, sometimes called American Family: Journey of Dreams is a PBS series created by Gregory Nava that follows the lives of a Latino family in Los Angeles.

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American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television show which produces biographies on artists, actors and writers of the United States who have left a profound impact on the nation's popular culture.

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American Public Media

American Public Media (APM) is the second largest producer of public radio programs in the United States of America after NPR.

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American Public Television

American Public Television (APT) is the largest syndicator of programming for public television stations in the United States.

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Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom (and occasionally in other countries) to appraise antiques brought in by local people.

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Antiques Roadshow (U.S. TV series)

Antiques Roadshow is an American television program broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television stations.

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Apax Partners

Apax Partners LLP is a UK-based private equity and venture capital firm, headquartered in London, England.

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Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC.

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Arkansas Educational Television Network

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (or AETN) is a state network of PBS member television stations serving the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Arlington County, Virginia

Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Arthur (TV series)

Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group (formerly known as Cinar) (seasons 1 to 15), 9 Story Media Group (seasons 16 and up), and WGBH for PBS.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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Athletic conference

An athletic conference is a collection of sports teams, playing competitively against each other at the professional, collegiate, or high school level.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceanic divisions, following the Pacific Ocean.

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Audience measurement

Audience measurement measures how many people are in an audience, usually in relation to radio listenership and television viewership, but also in relation to newspaper and magazine readership and, increasingly, web traffic on websites.

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Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas, by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU, and broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States.

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Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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Baby boom

A baby boom is any period marked by a greatly increased birth rate.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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Big Ten Network

The Big Ten Network (BTN) is an American regional sports network that is owned as a joint venture between the Big Ten Conference (which owns 49% of the network) and the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox (which owns a controlling 51% interest), and is operated by Fox Sports.

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Bill Moyers

Billy Don "Bill" Moyers (born June 5, 1934) is an American journalist and political commentator.

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Bill Moyers Journal

Bill Moyers Journal was an American television current affairs program that covered an array of current affairs and human issues, including but not limited to economics, history, literature, religion, philosophy, science, and most frequently politics.

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Boohbah is a British children's television programme created by Anne Wood.

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Boston (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Brian Dowling (American football)

Brian John Dowling (born April 1, 1947) is a former college and professional football player and was the starting quarterback of the Yale University football team in the late 1960s.

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British sitcom

A British sitcom is a situation comedy programme produced for British television.

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Broadcast license

A broadcast license is a type of spectrum license granting the licensee permission to use a portion of the radio frequency spectrum in a given geographical area for broadcasting purposes.

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Broadcast programming

Broadcast programming is the practice of organizing and or ordering of broadcast media programs (Internet, television, radio, etc.) in a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or season-long schedule.

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Broadcast relay station

A broadcast relay station, satellite station, relay transmitter, broadcast translator (U.S.), rebroadcaster (Canada) or repeater (two-way radio) is a broadcast transmitter which repeats or transponds the signal of another radio station or television station, usually to an area not covered by the signal of the originating station.

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Broadcast syndication

In broadcasting, syndication is the licensing of the right to broadcast television and radio programs by multiple television and radio stations, without going through a broadcast network.

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Buffalo, New York

Buffalo is a city in Western New York and the seat of Erie County, located on the eastern shores of Lake Erie at the head of the Niagara River.

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Bumper (broadcasting)

In broadcasting, a commercial bumper, ident bumper or break-bumper (often shortened to bump) is a brief announcement, usually two to 15 seconds in length that can contain a voice over, placed between a pause in the program and its commercial break, and vice versa.

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The Bundesliga (Federal League), sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga or 1.

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C band

The C band is a name given to certain portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, including wavelengths of microwaves that are used for long-distance radio telecommunications.

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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.

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CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System; corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of CBS Corporation.

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CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation is an American mass media corporation focused on commercial broadcasting, publishing, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began transmission on 2 November 1982.

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Charlie Rose (TV series)

Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host.

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Chief executive officer

A chief executive officer (CEO in American English) or managing director (MD in British English) describes the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, or administrator in charge of managing a non-profit or for-profit organization.

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Children's Television Act

The Children's Television Act is a rule that was enacted in 1990 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, which was designed to increase the amount of educational children's programming on television.

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Children's television series

Children's television series are television programs designed for and marketed to children, normally broadcast programming scheduled for broadcast during the morning and afternoon when children are awake.

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City of license

In American, Canadian and Philippine broadcasting, a city of license or community of license is the community that a radio station or television station is officially licensed to serve by that country's broadcast regulator.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog (TV series)

Clifford the Big Red Dog is an American-British animated children's television series, based upon Norman Bridwell's famous children's book series of the same name.

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CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.

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The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

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Colorado is a U.S. state encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

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Comcast Corporation, formerly registered as Comcast Holdings,Before the AT&T merger in 2001, the parent company was Comcast Holdings Corporation.

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Commercial broadcasting

Commercial broadcasting (also called private broadcasting) is the broadcasting of television programs and radio programming by privately owned corporate media, as opposed to state sponsorship.

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Corporate spin-off

A corporate spin-off, also known as a spin-out or a starburst, refers to a type of corporate action where a company "splits off" sections as a separate business.

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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a non-profit corporation created by an act of the United States Congress and funded by the United States federal government to promote public broadcasting.

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Create (TV network)

Create is an American digital broadcast television network owned by American Public Television (APT).

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Crossfire (TV series)

Crossfire is a nightly current events debate television program that aired on CNN from 1982 to 2005 and again from 2013 to 2014.

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Current (newspaper)

Current is an American trade journal that covers public broadcasting in the United States.

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Cyberchase is an American–Canadianhttp://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1.

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Datacasting (data broadcasting) is the broadcasting of data over a wide area via radio waves.

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The City and County of Denver (Arapaho: Niinéniiniicíihéhe') is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.

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Digital cable

Digital cable is any type of cable television distribution using digital video compression for distribution.

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Digital subchannel

In broadcasting, digital subchannels are a method of transmitting more than one independent program stream simultaneously from the same digital radio or television station on the same radio frequency channel.

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Digital television

Digital television (DTV) is the transmission of audio and video by digitally processed and multiplexed signal, in contrast to the totally analog and channel separated signals used by analog television.

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Direct-broadcast satellite

Direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) is a type of artificial satellite which usually sends satellite television signals for home reception.

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DirecTV (stylized as DIRECTV) is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California.

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Distance education

Distance education is a generic term used to define the field of distance learning.

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Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC from 1963 to the present day.

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Documentary film

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.

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Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece.

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DragonflyTV is a science education television series produced by Twin Cities Public Television, broadcast on most PBS stations.

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Drama is the specific mode of narrative, typically fictional, represented in performance.

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DVD ("digital versatile disc" or "digital video disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995.

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E/I, which stands for "educational and informational" (or "educational and informative"), refers to a type of children's television programming broadcast in the United States that incorporates educational content in some form.

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Educational television

Educational television or Learning show is the use of television programs in the field of distance education.

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Educational Television Stations

Educational Television Stations was a division of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB), created at the association's 1963 convention in the United States.

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Father Ted

Father Ted is a British sitcom that was produced by independent production company Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4.

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Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers is a BBC television sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979.

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Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see and) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

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Fine art

In Western European academic traditions, fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics, distinguishing it from applied art that also has to serve some practical function.

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Flagship (broadcasting)

In broadcasting, a flagship (also known as a flagship station) is the broadcast station which originates a television network, or a particular radio or television program that plays a key role in the branding of and consumer loyalty to a network or station.This includes both direct network feeds and broadcast syndication, but generally not backhauls.

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Fox Broadcasting Company

The Fox Broadcasting Company (commonly referred to as Fox; stylized as FOX), is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox.

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Fox News Channel

Fox News Channel (FNC), also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of February 2015, approximately 94,700,000 American households (81.4% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive the Fox News Channel. The channel broadcasts primarily from studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who hired former Republican Party media consultant and NBC executive Roger Ailes as its founding CEO. It launched on October 7, 1996, to 17 million cable subscribers. It grew during the late 1990s and 2000s to become the dominant cable news network in the United States. Fox News Channel has been accused of biased reporting and promoting the Republican Party. Fox News Channel employees have responded that news reporting and political commentary operate independently, and have denied bias in news reporting.

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Free-to-air (FTA) describes television (TV) and radio services broadcast in clear (unencrypted) form, allowing any person with the appropriate receiving equipment to receive the signal and view or listen to the content without requiring a subscription, other ongoing cost or one-off fee (e.g. Pay-per-view).

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Freedom Communications

Freedom Communications, Inc., is a media conglomerate that operates daily and weekly newspapers, websites and mobile applications, as well as Coast Magazine and other specialty publications.

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Frontline (U.S. TV series)

Frontline is a public affairs television program that produces and broadcasts in-depth documentaries about various subjects.

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Fundraising or fund raising (also known as "development") is the process of gathering voluntary contributions of money or other resources, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies (see also crowd funding).

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Gannett Company

Gannett Company, Inc. is a publicly traded media holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, near McLean in Greater Washington DC.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting

Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) is a state network of PBS member television stations and NPR member radio stations serving the U.S. state of Georgia.

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The GfK SE, established in 1934 as Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (Society for Consumer Research) is Germany's largest market research institute, and the fourth largest market research organisation in the world, after Nielsen Company, Kantar Group and Ipsos.

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Ghostwriter (TV series)

Ghostwriter is an American children's mystery television series created by Liz Nealon and produced by the Children's Television Workshop (now known as Sesame Workshop) and BBC One.

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Google Books

Google Books (previously known as Google Book Search and Google Print) is a service from Google Inc. that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition, and stored in its digital database.

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Google News

Google News is a free news aggregator provided and operated by Google, selecting up-to-date news from thousands of publications.

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Graham Holdings Company

Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company) is a diversified American conglomerate, best known for formerly owning the newspaper for which it was once named, The Washington Post, and Newsweek.

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Grant (money)

Grants are non-repayable funds or products disbursed by one party (grant makers), often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust, to a recipient, often (but not always) a nonprofit entity, educational institution, business or an individual.

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Great Performances

Great Performances, a television series devoted to the performing arts, has been telecast on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television since 1972.

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Harry Enfield's Television Programme

Harry Enfield and Chums (also called Harry Enfield's Television Programme) was a British sketch show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.

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Hearst Corporation

The Hearst Corporation is an American multinational mass media group based in the Hearst Tower in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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High school

A high school (also secondary school, senior school, secondary college) is a school that provides adolescents with part or all of their secondary education.

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High-definition television

High-definition television (HDTV) provides a resolution that is substantially higher than that of standard-definition television.

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Historical period drama

A historical period drama is a work of art set in, or reminiscent of, an earlier time period.

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History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past, particularly how it relates to humans.

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History Detectives

History Detectives is a documentary television series on PBS.

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History of Poland (1945–89)

The history of Poland from 1945 to 1989 spans the period of Soviet communist dominance imposed after the end of World War II over what had become the Polish People's Republic.

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Home improvement

Home improvement, home renovation or remodeling is the process of renovating or making additions to one's home.

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Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Texas, United States, headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building at 801 Texas Avenue, Houston.

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Independent business

An independent business is a business that is free from outside control.

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Independent film

An independent film is a film production resulting in a feature film that is produced mostly or completely outside of the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realized.

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Independent Lens

Independent Lens is a weekly television series airing on PBS presenting documentary films made by independent filmmakers.

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Instructional television

Instructional television (ITV) is the use of television programs in the field of distance education.

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Internet Movie Database

The Internet Movie Database (abbreviated IMDb) is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews.

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ITV (TV network)

ITV is a commercial TV network in the United Kingdom.

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Ivy League

The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States.

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Jack Corrigan (sportscaster)

John Joseph "Jack" Corrigan (born September 12, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American sports broadcaster and author.

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James Ledbetter

For the Welsh rugby union player of a similar name see James Leadbeater James Ledbetter is an author and editor based in New York City.

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Jason Seiken

Jason Seiken is a media executive best known for launching The Washington Post on the web and for transforming PBS into a leader in the digital media space.

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Journal Editorial Report

The Journal Editorial Report is a weekly American interview and panel discussion TV program on Fox News Channel, hosted by Paul Gigot, editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal.

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KBDI-TV, virtual channel 12 (VHF digital channel 13), is a PBS member television station in Denver, Colorado, United States that is licensed to Broomfield.

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KCET, channel 28, is a non-commercial educational, independent television station located in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC, centred on the life of eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket, who insists that her surname is pronounced "Bouquet".

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Kenneth Tomlinson

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson (August 3, 1944 – May 1, 2014) was an editor at Reader's Digest and American government official.

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KLCS, channel 58, is a noncommercial educational television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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KLRU, virtual channel 18 (UHF digital channel 22), is a PBS member television station located in Austin, Texas, United States.

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KOCE-TV, virtual channel 50 (UHF digital channel 48), is the primary PBS member television station serving Los Angeles, California, United States that is licensed to Huntington Beach.

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KQED, virtual channel 9 (UHF digital channel 30), is a PBS member television station located in San Francisco, California, United States.

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KVCR-DT, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 26), is a PBS member television station serving Los Angeles, California, United States that is licensed to San Bernardino.

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List of PBS member stations

This is a list of member stations of the Public Broadcasting Service, a network of non-commercial educational television stations in the United States.

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List of United States over-the-air television networks

In the United States, for most of the history of broadcasting, there were only three or four major commercial national broadcast networks.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Maine Public Broadcasting Network

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network (abbreviated MPBN) is a state network of public television and radio stations located in the state of Maine in the United States.

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Margaret Spellings

Margaret Spellings (born November 30, 1957) is an American politician who served as the Secretary of Education from 2005 to 2009 under the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and previously served as White House Domestic Policy Adviser to President George W. Bush.

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Marty Glickman

Martin "Marty" Glickman (August 14, 1917 – January 3, 2001) was a pioneering American radio announcer known particularly for his broadcasts of the New York Knicks basketball games and the football games of the New York Giants and the New York Jets.

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Maryland Public Television

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member state network for the U.S. state of Maryland.

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Masterpiece (TV series)

Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theatre) is a drama anthology television series produced by WGBH Boston.

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Media market

A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area (DMA), television market area, or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content.

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In the broadest sense, merchandising is any practice which contributes to the sale of products to a retail consumer.

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MHz Networks

MHz Networks is a Northern Virginia based independent, non-commercial educational broadcaster that serves the Washington, D.C. DMA with 12 digital broadcast channels.

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MHz Worldview

MHz Worldview is an independent, non-commercial public television network that broadcasts newscasts and other programs from around the world.

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Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County.

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Michael Getler

Michael Getler is an American journalist and ombudsman for the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States.

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Minnesota Channel

The Minnesota Channel is a full-time 24/7 digital statewide channel originating at Twin Cities Public Television.

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Mississippi Public Broadcasting is the public broadcasting state network in Mississippi, United States.

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (often shortened to simply Mister Rogers) is an American half-hour children's television series that was created and hosted by namesake Fred Rogers.

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Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (known during the final series as just Monty Python) is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974.

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MotorWeek is an American automotive television series.

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MountainWest Sports Network

MountainWest Sports Network, informally known as the mtn. (pronounced as the mountain), was an American regional sports network dedicated to the Mountain West Conference.

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Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean is a British sitcom created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, and starring Atkinson in the title role. Atkinson co-wrote all fifteen episodes with either Curtis, Robin Driscoll, or both, with Ben Elton co-writing the pilot. Thirteen of the episodes were broadcast on ITV, from the pilot on 1 January 1990, until "Goodnight Mr. Bean" on 31 October 1995. A clip show, "The Best Bits of Mr. Bean", was broadcast on 15 December 1995, and one episode, "Hair by Mr. Bean of London", was not broadcast until 2006 on Nickelodeon. Based on a character originally developed by Atkinson while he was studying for his master's degree at Oxford University, the series follows the exploits of Mr. Bean, described by Atkinson as "a child in a grown man's body", in solving various problems presented by everyday tasks and often causing disruption in the process., interview by Lucy Cavendish in The Scotsman (30 November 2005). Retrieved 3 August 2006. Bean rarely speaks, and the largely physical humour of the series is derived from his interactions with other people and his unusual solutions to situations. The series was influenced by physical performers such as Jacques Tati and comic actors from silent films. During its five-year run, the series gained large UK audience figures, including 18.74 million for the 1991 episode "The Trouble with Mr. Bean". The series has received a number of international awards, including the Rose d'Or. The show has been sold in 245 territories worldwide and has inspired an animated cartoon spin-off, two feature films, and an appearance at the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

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MSNBC is an American basic cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political opinion on current events.

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Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence.

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National Datacast

National Datacast Incorporated (NDI) is a pioneer in data broadcasting.

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National Educational Television

National Educational Television (NET) was an American educational broadcast television network that was owned by the Ford Foundation and later co-owned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce that serves as the President's principal adviser on telecommunications policies pertaining to the United States' economic and technological advancement and to regulation of the telecommunications industry.

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Nature (TV series)

Nature is a wildlife television program produced by Thirteen/WNET New York.

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The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

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NBCUniversal, Inc. (colloquially referred to as NBCU or NBCUni) is an American media and entertainment company engaged in the production and marketing of entertainment, news, and information products and services to a global customer base.

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Nebraska Educational Telecommunications

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is a state network of public radio and television stations in Nebraska and is based in Lincoln.

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New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States.

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New York

New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Newark, New Jersey

Newark (or also locally) is the largest city (by population) in the U.S. state of New Jersey, and the county seat of Essex County.

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News World Communications

News World Communications, Inc., is an international news media corporation.

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Nielsen ratings

Nielsen ratings are the audience measurement systems developed by Robert F. Elder and Louis F Woodruff and sold to Nielsen Company, in an effort to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States.

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Non-commercial educational

The term non-commercial educational (NCE) applies to a radio station or TV station that does not accept on-air advertisements (TV ads or radio ads), as defined in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Nonprofit organization

A nonprofit organization (NPO, also known as a non-business entity) is an organization that uses its surplus revenues to further achieve its purpose or mission, rather than distributing its surplus income to the organization's directors (or equivalents) as profit or dividends.

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Nova (TV series)

Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is an American popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston.

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National Public Radio (NPR) is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.

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Oklahoma Educational Television Authority

The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) is a state network of PBS member stations covering the state of Oklahoma.

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Orange County Register

The Orange County Register is a daily newspaper published in California.

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Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) is the primary television and radio public broadcasting network for most of Oregon as well as southern Washington.

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Owned-and-operated station

In the broadcasting industry, an owned-and-operated station (frequently abbreviated as O&O) usually refers to a television or radio station that is owned by the network with which it is associated.

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Pacific Time Zone

The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−8).

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Paul Gigot

Paul Anthony Gigot (jee-GOH; born May 24, 1955) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative political commentator and the editor of the editorial pages for The Wall Street Journal.

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PBS America

PBS America is a British television channel derived from of the American non-profit television network PBS.

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PBS Digital Studios

PBS Digital Studios is a YouTube channel and network through which PBS distributes original educational web video content.

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PBS HD Channel

The PBS HD Channel is a digital television network in the United States.

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PBS Kids Go!

PBS Kids Go! was an educational television brand used by PBS for programs intended for older children, in comparison to the younger-skewing PBS Kids.

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PBS logos

PBS logos are station identifications used by the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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PBS NewsHour

The PBS NewsHour is an American daily evening television news program that is broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), airing seven nights a week on more than 300 of the public broadcaster's member stations.

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PBS Satellite Service

PBS Satellite Service or "HD01" (formerly PBS Schedule X in Eastern Time, with the west coast delay signal designated PBS-XD) is the 24-hour network feed from the PBS that provides a mixed variety of programming selected from PBS's regular network service.

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PBS YOU (the latter word is an acronym for "Your Own University") was founded in the late 1990s as a 24/7 channel/network featuring formal and informal educational programs and college-related fare, largely to take advantage of available rights and satellite transponder space and eager customers for carriage among the satellite-dish and some cable television companies.

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Pledge drive

A pledge drive is an extended period of fundraising activities, generally used by public broadcasting stations to increase contributions.

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POV (TV series)

POV (also written P.O.V.) is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television series which features independent nonfiction films.

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A president is the leader of a country or a division or part of a country, typically a republic, a democracy, or a dictatorship.

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Prime time

Prime time or peak time is the block of broadcast programming taking place during the middle of the evening for television programming.

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Promo (media)

A promo (a shorthand term for promotion) is a form of commercial advertising used in broadcast media, either television or radio, that are used to promote a program airing on a television or radio station/network to the viewing or listening audience.

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Public affairs (broadcasting)

In broadcasting, public affairs radio or television programs focus on matters of politics and public policy.

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Public broadcasting

Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service.

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Public Radio International

Public Radio International (PRI) is a Minneapolis-based American public radio organization, with locations in Boston, New York, London and Beijing.

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Public, educational, and government access

Public, educational, and government access television, (also PEG-TV, PEG channel, PEGA, Local-access television) refers to three different cable television narrowcasting and specialty channels.

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Raggs is an Emmy Award-winning, live action and animated musical preschool television series originally produced in Sydney, Australia, with additional U.S. production in English and Spanish.

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Ralph Lowell

Ralph Lowell1890–1978portrait by Pietro Pezzati| --> Major Ralph Lowell (July 23, 1890–May 15, 1978) was a World War I veteran, banker, and philanthropist from Boston.

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The Record-Journal is an American daily newspaper based in Meriden, Connecticut, that dates back to the years immediately following the American Civil War.

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Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf is a British comedy which primarily comprises ten series (the ninth being a mini-series) of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999, and on Dave in 2009 and 2012, gaining a cult following.

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A rerun or repeat is a rebroadcast of an episode of a radio or television program.

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Reverse compensation

Reverse compensation, in United States broadcasting, is the practice of a commercial television station paying a television network in exchange for being permitted to affiliate with that network.

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Robert Casciola

Robert F. "Bob" Casciola (born c. 1935) is an American former college football coach, National Basketball Association executive, banking executive, and broadcaster.

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Rocklin, California

Rocklin is a city in Placer County, California located approximately from Sacramento, California, and about northeast of Roseville in the Sacramento metropolitan area.

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Rocky Mountain PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS is a state network of PBS member television stations serving the U.S. state of Colorado.

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The Roku Streaming Player (or simply Roku) is a series of digital media player set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, Inc. Roku partners provide over-the-top content in the form of channels.

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Rosie and Jim

Rosie and Jim (sometimes written as Rosie & Jim) was a British children's television programme produced by Ragdoll Productions and aired on ITV from 3 September 1990 to 31 March 2000, and on PBS from 5 September 1992 to 25 May 2001.

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Satellite television

Satellite television is a system of delivering television programming using signals relayed from communication satellites.

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ScienceFrom Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge".

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Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.

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Sean McDonough

Sean McDonough (born May 13, 1962) is an American sportscaster, currently employed by ESPN.

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Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead is an ongoing PBS television series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which began in 2000.

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

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Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop (SW, or "the Workshop"), formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), is an American non-profit organization behind the production of several educational children's programs—including its first and best-known, Sesame Street—that have run on public broadcasting around the world.

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Soccer Made in Germany

Soccer Made in Germany was a PBS show created and executive produced by Joerg Klebe that ran from 1976 until 1988.

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Soundstage (TV series)

Soundstage was an American live concert television series produced by WTTW Chicago and HD Ready.

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Spanish language

Spanish (español), also called Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native-speakers.

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Sprout (TV network)

Sprout (formerly PBS Kids Sprout) is an independent American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable subsidiary of NBCUniversal.

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Standard-definition television

Standard-definition television (SDTV) is a television system that uses a resolution that is not considered to be either high-definition television (720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1440p, 4K UHDTV, and 8K UHD) or enhanced-definition television (EDTV 480p).

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State network

A state network in the United States broadcasting industry is a term which refers to a miniature television network serving an entire state or multiple states.

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Talk show

A talk show or chat show is a television programming or radio programming genre in which one person (or group of people) discusses various topics put forth by a talk show host.

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Tavis Smiley (TV series)

Tavis Smiley is a late-night talk show hosted by journalist Tavis Smiley that airs weeknights on PBS.

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A telethon (a portmanteau of "television" and "marathon") is a televised fundraising event that lasts many hours or even days, the purpose of which is to raise money for a charitable, political or other purportedly worthy cause.

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Teletubbies is a British children's television series targeted at pre-school viewers, originally airing on the BBC.

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Television in the United States

Television is one of the major mass media of the United States.

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Television network

A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers.

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Television program

A television program is a segment of content intended for broadcast on television, other than a commercial, channel ident, trailer, or any other segment of content not serving as attraction for viewership.

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Television station

A television station is a business, organisation or other enterprise, such as an amateur television (ATV) operator, that transmits (broadcasts) content over terrestrial television.

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Tennis is a racquet sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).

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Terrestrial television

Terrestrial television is a type of television broadcasting in which the television signal is transmitted by radio waves to the TV receiver from a terrestrial (Earth based) transmitter, a television station, and received with an antenna.

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The Benny Hill Show

The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various forms between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries.

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a newspaper that covers the nonprofit world.

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The CW

The CW Television Network (most commonly referred to as The CW) is an American broadcast television network that is operated by The CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of the United Paramount Network (UPN), and the Warner Bros. Entertainment subsidiary of Time Warner, former majority owner of The WB Television Network.

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The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News is a major daily newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas area, with over 400,000 daily subscribers.

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The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show was the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks, including.

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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin is a series of novels that developed into a British sitcom starring Leonard Rossiter in the title role.

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The Florida Channel

The Florida Channel is a government-access television network operated by Florida State University's WFSU-TV and the Florida State Legislature.

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The Joy of Painting

The Joy of Painting was an American half-hour instructional television show hosted by painter Bob Ross which ran from January 11, 1983, until May 17, 1994.

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The Lawrence Welk Show

The Lawrence Welk Show is an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk.

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The Magic School Bus (TV series)

The Magic School Bus is a Canadian–American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company is an American media company which publishes its namesake, The New York Times.

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The Ohio Channel

The Ohio Channel is a service of Ohio's public broadcasting stations that operates out of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

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The Red Green Show

The Red Green Show is a Canadian television comedy that aired on various channels in Canada, with its ultimate home at CBC Television, and on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations in the United States, from 1991 until the series finale April 7, 2006, on CBC.

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The Shapies

The Shapies is an Australian computer-animated children's television series.

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The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.

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The Washington Times

The Washington Times is a daily broadsheet published at 3600 New York Avenue NE, Washington, D.C., United States.

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The Way It Was (TV series)

The Way It Was was a 1974 to 1978 PBS television series featuring athletes reminiscing about a particular sporting event from the past.

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Theodore Tugboat

Theodore Tugboat is a Canadian children's television series about a tugboat named Theodore who lives in the Big Harbour with all of his friends.

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ThinkBright TV was a PBS television digital subchannel serving New York State except New York City.

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Third-party source

A third-party source (as opposed to first-party source or second-party source) is independent of the first party and second party in a transaction, interview, or written description (etc.). A first-party source comes directly from the first party (such as a self-published document or product description).

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This Old House

This Old House is an American home improvement media brand with television shows, a magazine and a website, ThisOldHouse.com.

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Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine is a small fictional steam locomotive in The Railway Series books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher.

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Toby Charles

Toby Charles (born in 1940) is a former Welsh Association Football commentator.

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Tots TV

Tots TV is a British children's television programme, produced by Ragdoll Productions and Central.

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Tribune Publishing

Tribune Publishing Company is an American newspaper and print media publishing company based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Tucker Carlson

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and conservative pundit for the Fox News Channel.

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TV by the Numbers

TV by the Numbers is a website devoted to collecting and analyzing television ratings data in the United States.

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Twin Cities Public Television

Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) is a non-profit organization based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, that operates the Twin Cities' two Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member Public television stations, KTCA-TV (digital channel 34, PSIP channel 2.1) and KTCI-TV (digital channel 23, PSIP channel 2.3).

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Underwriting spot

An underwriting spot is an announcement made on public broadcasting outlets, especially in the United States, in exchange for funding.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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United States Information Agency

The United States Information Agency (USIA), which existed from 1953 to 1999, was a United States agency devoted to public diplomacy.

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United States Secretary of Education

The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the U.S. Department of Education.

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A university (universitas, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which grants academic degrees in various subjects and typically provides undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

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Upton Bell

Upton Bell (born 1937) is a former National Football League executive, currently a talk show host and commentator.

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USA Today

USA Today is a national American daily middle-market newspaper published by the Gannett Company.

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Vme TV (a pun on veme, "watch me") is the first and only Spanish broadcast television network in association with public television stations created for the United States Hispanic market.

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Virginia (U.S.:, U.K.), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

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Wall Street Week

Wall Street Week (WSW) is an investment news and information TV program that was broadcast weekly each Friday evening on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States from 1970 to 2005 and now airs, after being revived in April 2015, weekly each Sunday morning on Fox Broadcasting Company in select major markets and at.

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Washington Week

Washington Week—previously Washington Week in Review—is an American public affairs television program airing on PBS since 1967.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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WETA-TV virtual channel 26 (UHF digital channel 27) is a non-commercial educational PBS member television station located in the capital city of Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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WFSU-TV is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member Public television station in Tallahassee, Florida.

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WGBH-TV, channel 2, is a non-commercial educational PBS member television station located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA, formerly known as the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), and prior to that as the Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN)), is an alerting network in the United States designed to disseminate emergency alerts to mobile devices such as cell phones and pagers.

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Wisconsin Public Television

Wisconsin Public Television is a state network of public television stations operated primarily by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin–Extension.

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WKYU-TV is a PBS member station licensed to and serving Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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WNED-TV, channel 17, is a PBS member television station located in Buffalo, New York, United States.

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Thirteen, channel 13 (officially WNET), is a non-commercial educational, public television station licensed to Newark, New Jersey, U.S. With its signal covering the New York metropolitan area, WNET is a flagship station of, and program provider to, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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World (TV channel)

World (previously PBS World) is a United States over-the-air digital subchannel showing public TV non-fiction, science, nature, news, public affairs and documentaries.

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WPBT virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 18) is a PBS member television station located in Miami, Florida, United States.

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WTTW, virtual channel 11 (UHF digital channel 47), is a PBS member television station and the primary PBS member station located in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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WVIZ (Digital channel 26, PSIP 25.1), is a PBS member station serving its city of license, Cleveland, Ohio.

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YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.

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1080i (aka FHD and BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, in the domains of high-definition television and high-definition video.

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480i is the shorthand name for a video mode, namely the US NTSC television system or digital television systems with the same characteristics.

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720p (a.k.a. HD) is a progressive HDTV signal format with 720 horizontal lines and an aspect ratio (AR) of 16:9 (1.78:1).

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