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PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Launch New Digital Series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, Hosted by Science Writer Ed Yong
ARLINGTON, VA (October 16, 2017) — PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios announced today the premiere of a new digital series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, hosted by science writer Ed Yong, exploring the world of microbes. The new weekly series, produced by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios in association with Room 608, will be launched on multiple digital platforms, with episodes uploaded each week to YouTube, Facebook and Medium.
ARLINGTON, VA (August 22, 2017) — Every year more than one million babies are born worldwide with a disease caused by a single error in one of our many genes. These errors, or mutations, can cause genetic illnesses that are often severe and can rob people of sight, breath, movement and life. Now, for the first time, doctors can take aim at the root causes of these diseases. THE GENE DOCTORS, available to stream on Monday, October 2, 2017, on PBS.org and for broadcast on local PBS stations, takes viewers to the front lines of this medical revolution, unfolding in real time.
ACCRA, GHANA (MAY 23, 2017) — Celebrate Africa Day by watching THE LUCKY SPECIALS on TV3 on May 25 at 3 p.m. An African film for African audiences, this new feature-length film from the producers of the widely-acclaimed movie “Inside Story” follows a guitarist and his friends on their journey to create a new musical sound and catapult their small-time band to the big stage. THE LUCKY SPECIALS is making its west African broadcast premiere after winning awards at the Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO).
THE FARTHEST – VOYAGER IN SPACE Will Premiere August 23 on PBS in Celebration of 40th Anniversary of the Voyager Launch
NEW YORK, NY (MAY 2, 2017) — PBS announced today that THE FARTHEST - VOYAGER IN SPACE, a two-hour special about NASA’s historic Voyager mission to explore our solar system and beyond, will premiere nationally on August 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the first Voyager launch. The documentary was an official selection in the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival as part of the festival’s Viewpoints program.