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Detroit PBS KIDS Awards

We are proud to announce that Detroit PBS's work in local neighborhoods has been recognized as the best in public television. Detroit PBS KIDS received the first-ever national NETA Award for Overall Excellence in Education.

The award – considered the highest award in public broadcasting — opened the NETA 2020 Conference, held in conjunction with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Thought Leader Forum in Arlington, Virginia.

Gretchen Whitmer announced Detroit PBS as the winner of a 2019 Governor’s Service Award as an Education Service Leader for its work in early childhood education, providing parents, educators and other caregivers with the skills and resources they need to prepare children for school and life.
Gov. Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission selected 43 service award winners this year, which included individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations selected for their commitment to volunteerism, service or philanthropy.

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Preschool Matters! – Community/Public Service (PSA) – Campaign
Oliver Thornton
Tina Brunn
Chad Schwartzenberger

Detroit PBS – WTVS
Public Broadcasting Station of the Year

Digital Adventure
Community Involvement

Learning in the Wild
Sports – Outdoor or Recreation

Be School Smart
Community Involvement – 2015 Campaign for kindergarten readiness

American Graduate: Community Town Hall
Best Public Television Special Interest Programming

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