Las Vegas High School Featured in Day-long Multiplatform Event Celebrating “Stories of Champions” — Individuals and Organizations Committed to Improving Outcomes for Youth and Raising Graduation Rates

Wes Moore to Host “American Graduate Day 2014” Live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in NYC, airing September 27 on Vegas PBS American Graduate Day 2014 returns this fall for its third consecutive year. Wes Moore, best-selling author and U.S. Army veteran, will host the all-day broadcast that premieres Saturday, September 27 from 8… [More...]

Downtown Summerlin Job Fair; Three Nonprofits Partner to Help Homeless Youth

Downtown Summerlin Announces Upcoming Job Fair The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) announced details for the highly-anticipated job fair for Downtown Summerlin. Job seekers will be able to learn about and apply for jobs in the Summerlin Ballroom at Red Rock Resort on Wednesday, August 27 from 11am – 7pm. [Read More...] Three Nonprofits Work Together to… [More...]

The Vegas PBS Women’s Engagement Council Awarded National PBS Development Award

The Vegas PBS Women’s Engagement Council recently received the national PBS Development Award for its work in educating on issues affecting women and girls.

Las Vegas – The Vegas PBS Women’s Engagement Council recently received the national PBS Development Award in the “Innovation” category for its work in educating the community on issues affecting women and girls, including human trafficking, the health and well-being of young girls and women who have made an impact in Southern Nevada. Established in 2013,the… [More...]

Lori Lea Elected President of Southern Nevada Public Television

Vegas PBS announced Lori Lea as the new President of SNPT, which provides volunteer, financial, marketing and advocacy support for the television station.

Las Vegas – Vegas PBS announced the appointment of Lori Lea as the new President of Southern Nevada Public Television (SNPT), which provides volunteer, financial, marketing and advocacy support for the television station. She has been a member of the board for more than seven years and previously served as Vice President and Secretary. Lea is founding… [More...]

Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer

Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities… [More...]

Vegas PBS Appoints Catherine Francisco Underwriter of Corporate Sponsorships

Catherine Francisco has joined Vegas PBS as Underwriter of Corporate Sponsorships.

Las Vegas – Catherine Francisco has joined Vegas PBS as Underwriter of Corporate Sponsorships. In her new position, Francisco will be responsible for building support for diverse Vegas PBS television and outreach programs and special events. Before joining the Vegas PBS team, Francisco was an account manager for Greenspun Media Group, which included Vegas TV, Las Vegas… [More...]

Vegas Home Prices Rise, Market Sees More Traditional Buyers

The median price of an existing single-family home sold in Southern Nevada during June was $199,900 – the highest mark since September 2008. This is according to recent statistics released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR). The median price is 2.5 percent higher than May and up over 14 percent compared to June… [More...]

KNPB Hires Sara Anderson As Manager Of Educational Services

RENO, Nev.  – KNPB announces the addition of Sara Anderson to its education services team. Anderson joins the PBS Member Station as educational services manager and is responsible for developing innovative educational projects, and developing partner relationships.   As a part of her duties at KNPB, Anderson works to align programming with classroom core standards, fulfill… [More...]

‘Reading Rainbow’ Not Just About Books: One-Time Children’s Show Teaches About Free Markets

Ask people in today’s workforce about “Reading Rainbow” and they’re likely to have either been viewers themselves or raised children who reaped its educative benefits. For over a quarter century, the publicly funded television show worked to instill a love of reading within countless children, but in 2009, the show was abruptly canceled by PBS.… [More...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power… [More...]

Vegas PBS Presents The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

Vegas PBS proudly presents the television debut of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama a series that explores the imprint Jewish culture has made.

New five-part documentary series leads lineup of Jewish history programming on Vegas PBS Las Vegas – Vegas PBS proudly presents the television debut of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, an intriguing historical five-part documentary series that explores the imprint Jewish culture has made upon the world, and the suffering, resilience and rebirth of its people. The… [More...]

Vegas PBS Nationwide Research Confirms that PBS and Member Stations Are America’s Most Trusted Institution and an ‘Excellent’ Use of Tax Dollars for 11th Consecutive Year

Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell announced that PBS and its member stations were again named number 1 in trust among nationally known institutions.

Annual Survey Also Names PBS KIDS as the Most Educational TV/Media Brand, the Safest On-Air and Online Destination for Children and the Top Provider of Content That Helps Children Learn Reading, Math and Essential Skills Las Vegas – Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell announced that during a time of significant increase in broadcast audience numbers and… [More...]

Vegas PBS Announces Kareem Hatcher as Production Services Manager for Vegas PBS

Vegas PBS, one of America’s most watched PBS station, has announced that Kareem Hatcher has been named Production Services Manager for the station.

(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS, one of America’s most watched PBS station, has announced that Kareem Hatcher has been named Production Services Manager for the station. In his position, Hatcher oversees all aspects of television production and the Vegas PBS studio, and manages the production staff. Prior to his promotion, Hatcher served as Interim Production Services Manager… [More...]

Longtime Nevada Media Executive Bruce Spotleson Joins Vegas PBS as Director of Corporate Partnerships

Vegas PBS has announced that longtime Nevada media executive Bruce Spotleson is joining the station as the new Director of Corporate Partnerships.

Las Vegas – Vegas PBS has announced that longtime Nevada media executive Bruce Spotleson is joining the station as the new Director of Corporate Partnerships. In his new position, Spotleson is responsible for leading the sponsorship team in developing corporate and institutional support for Vegas PBS. “We are absolutely delighted to have Bruce Spotleson join the Vegas… [More...]

Vegas PBS Presents The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Vegas PBS recounts the trajectory of African-American history in the new series "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr."

Las Vegas – Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiering 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 22, 29 – November 5, 12, 19 and 26 on Vegas PBS Channel 10. Written and presented by Professor Gates, the… [More...]

Vegas PBS Announces Shauna Lemieux as Communications & Brand Manager for Vegas PBS

Vegas PBS, one of America’s most watched PBS stations, announced that Shauna Lemieux has been named Communications and Brand Manager for the station.

(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS, one of America’s most watched PBS stations, announced that Shauna Lemieux has been named Communications and Brand Manager for the station. In her new position, Lemieux will develop and implement strategic communication plans to support the mission and goals of Vegas PBS, oversee brand development, and direct and manage all public relations, advertising,… [More...]

PBS Member Stations Vote Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell to Serve on the PBS Board in National Election

Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell was one of four individuals elected to the PBS Board of Directors.

(Las Vegas) – PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced the results of the 2013-2014 voting that elected four station leaders to serve as Professional Directors on the PBS Board of Directors. Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell was one of four individuals elected. This appointment marks Axtell’s fourth term serving on the PBS Board. Each of… [More...]

Vegas PBS Presents ‘FRONTLINE: League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis’

FRONTLINE joins the prize-winning journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru to reveal the story of the NFL and brain injuries.

LAS VEGAS – The National Football League (NFL), a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America’s indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players and a host of scientists claim the league has tried to cover up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players. What did the NFL know,… [More...]

Vegas PBS Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with New Series & Speical Programming

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Vegas PBS Channel 10 will debut a brand new series, Latino Americans, a landmark three-part series.

(Las Vegas) – In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Vegas PBS Channel 10 will debut a brand new series, Latino Americans, a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series narrated by actor Benjamin Bratt, on three consecutive Tuesdays  – September 17, September 24 and October 1 – at 8 p.m.The series will also be broadcast in Spanish on Vegas PBS Vme, the Spanish-language… [More...]

Vegas PBS Commemorates 50TH Anniversary of Historic March on Washington with Week of Special Programs

Vegas PBS announced the details of a special week of programs and online events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington.

LAS VEGAS – Vegas PBS announced the details of a special week of programs and online events and activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement that helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion. “The March,” narrated by Denzel… [More...]

KNPB hires Ruthie Smith to lead KNPB Campus education efforts

Ruthie Smith

Reno, Nev. (April 4, 2013)–KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting has hired Ruthie Smith as its Manager of Educational Services.  Smith will lead KNPB’s Campus community education efforts. Smith, a University of Alabama graduate with a bachelor of science in commerce and business administration, brings more than 20 years of marketing and non-profit experience to KNPB.… [More...]

PBS Mark 10 Years as America’s Most Trusted Institution

Nevada Business Press Releases for March 1st

Vegas PBS Announces PBS and Member Stations Mark 10 Years as America’s Most Trusted Institution and an ‘Excellent’ Use of Tax Dollars National Research Again Confirms PBS KIDS as the Most Educational TV/Media Brand, the Safest On-Air and Online Destination for Children and the Top Provider of Content That Helps Children Learn Reading, Math and… [More...]