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2020 Press Releases

August 4, 2020 - VPR-VERMONT PBS Poll Finds Vermonters Support Mask Mandate, Black Lives Matter Movement and Gov. Scott's Leadership
Vermont residents support a mask mandate, the Black Lives Matter movement and the leadership of Gov. Phil Scott and are concerned over the future of small businesses in the state. Those are four of the big takeaways from a joint statewide poll released todayby Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio. More...

July 9, 2020 - VPR and Vermont PBS Partner On 2020 Gubernatorial Debates
Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio and today announced the 2020 VPR - Vermont PBS Debates, a series of pre-recorded primary candidate debates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor leading up to Vermont’s primary election on August 11. More...

June 24, 2020 - Vermont PBS Creators Win Three Regional Emmy® Awards at 2020 Ceremony
Vermont PBS staff and associates have been honored with three regional Emmy® awards by the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards were presented virtually at the 43rd Emmy® Awards Gala on June 20, 2020, at the Boston/New England NATAS YouTube channel. More...

June 17 2020 - Vermont PBS and VPR Team Up For Community Conversations Virtual Event Explores Issues of Race and Policing in Vermont
Join VPR and Vermont PBS for a virtual community conversation on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. Co-hosts Peter Hirschfeld (VPR) and Traci Griffith (St. Michael's College) will lead a discussion about issues of race, injustice and policing in Vermont. More...

June 4, 2020 - RACE IN AMERICA: VERMONT PBS HOSTS A NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Vermont PBS announced today that it will present a series of films and new specials focused on race in America following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 and the ensuing protests that have erupted across the country. In addition to re-broadcasting films focused on African American history by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Stanley Nelson, Vermont PBS will curate a playlist of programs from FRONTLINE, POV, INDEPENDENT LENS and other iconic series, and present a slate of locally produced programming that explores the dimensions and impacts of racism on Black Americans, Vermonters, and the United States. More...

May 26, 2020 - AOE, Vermont PBS Extend Partnership to DISH Network, Expand Access for Vermont Students
The Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) and Vermont PBS announced today a partnership with DISH Network to distribute PBS educational content to Vermont families through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. This partnership expands access to the educational content jointly developed by Vermont PBS and the AOE to more families across most of Vermont. The channels will be available to DISH subscribers in the Burlington - Plattsburgh media market. More...

May 8, 2020 - Vermont PBS Honored with Seven New England Emmy Nominations
Vermont PBS is pleased to announce it has once again been nominated for seven New England Emmy nominations. The New England Emmys are awarded for excellence in video content. Vermont PBS looks forward to bringing home additional statuettes this year. The NATAS Boston/New England Chapter will present the 43rd Boston/New England Emmy® Awards Ceremony as a virtual event. More...

May 1, 2020 - Vermont PBS Announces President and CEO Holly Groschner To Retire | Groschner Led Station’s Turnaround
Vermont PBS has announced the retirement of Holly Groschner, President & CEO, at the end of current fiscal year, June 30, 2020. Ms. Groschner has served the public media station since February 14, 2015. During her tenure, the station recognized growth in audience, membership, local programming, and community financial support, recapturing its status as a thriving community resource for Vermont. More...

April 6, 2020 - SCOTT ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH VERMONT PBS TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING TO VERMONT STUDENTS
Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Education (AOE) today announced a partnership with Vermont PBS to provide educational content to supplement remote learning for Vermont students and school districts during the COVID-19 outbreak. This initiative will give over 83,500 Vermont students access to free, high-quality educational resources via television broadcast and online content throughout the duration of school closures to help complement distance learning efforts by Vermont school leaders. More...

March 3, 2020 - Vermont PBS Kids Club Kicks Off National Reading Month with Scribblitt
March kicks off National Reading Month, and Vermont PBS is encouraging kids of all ages to discover the joy of books with Scribblitt. The Charlotte, Vermont company features a web-based program with access to writing, illustration and publishing tools to help kids publish their own book or comic. "We are delighted to work with Scribblitt, a community partner who shares our value of education and a commitment to grow the next generation of readers and writers,” said Holly Groschner, Vermont PBS President and CEO. More...

February 20, 2020 - Media Alert - Vermont PBS to Rebroadcast “Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin: The Story of March”
In a stirring, one-night-only stage presentation in Burlington, VT, legendary civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis discussed The Story of March, the seminal graphic novel trilogy based on his life as a civil rights leader. On February 21st, the Congressman’s 80th birthday, Vermont PBS will rebroadcast the event. More...

February 18, 2020 - VPR-Vermont PBS Poll Finds Solid Support for Scott and Sanders
More than halfway into his second term, Gov. Phil Scott enjoys widespread popularity and a distinct advantage over his potential Democratic rivals. And Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears poised to coast to victory in his home state's Presidential Primary. Those are two of the big takeaways from a joint statewide poll released by Vermont PBS and VPR today. More...

February 13, 2020 - MEDIA ADVISORY Vermont PBS and VPR Team Up for Election Poll
What do Vermonters think about the coming election? What are the key issues on their minds? For the third consecutive year, Vermont PBS and VPR are collaborating on three statewide public opinion surveys that will provide valuable insight into the minds of Vermonters in the 2020 presidential election year. More...

February 10, 2020 - Media Alert - Vermont PBS Brings Mister Chris and Friends in Concert to Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, VT
Mark your calendar for affordable family fun as Vermont PBS brings Mister Chris and Friends in Concert to Brattleboro’s Latchis Arts on Saturday, February 22. The last of four performances in our winter concert tour series is supported by Let’s Grow Kids and ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. More...

January 27, 2020 - Vermont PBS Brings Mister Chris and Friends in Concert to Pentangle Arts in Woodstock, VT
Vermont PBS presents the third of four Mister Chris and Friends in Concert shows in a winter concert tour series supported by Let’s Grow Kids and ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. Watch all full episodes of seasons one and two of Mister Chris and Friends, the Emmy-nominated children’s show produced by Vermont PBS, at vermontpbs.org/misterchris. More...


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