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PBS Debuts Two New Documentaries on Tuesday – “The Bomb” and “Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail”

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Two new PBS documentaries about the history and development of nuclear weaponry premiere Tuesday, July 28, beginning at 7 p.m. on WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast.  “The Bomb” is a two-hour film on the history of nuclear weapons and how they have shaped our modern world. Following at 9 p.m., “Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail” is an in-depth look at the chemical element used in nuclear weaponry.

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Famed "Sesame Street" Puppeteer Caroll Spinney will Speak at WSRE

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Caroll Spinney has been the man inside Big Bird from the beginning. With support from Gulf Power Company, WSRE’s Public Square Speakers Series will present the famed “Sesame Street” puppeteer at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. Admission is free.

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WSRE Visits Air Force Armament Museum “In Your Own Backyard”

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A new episode of WSRE’s local program, “In Your Own Backyard,” takes viewers on a tour of the Air Force Armament Museum near Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County. The show premieres Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. with an encore presentation at midnight.

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WSRE Seeks Constituents’ Questions for “Legislative Review”

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A new episode of WSRE’s local program, “In Your Own Backyard,” takes viewers on a tour of the Air Force Armament Museum near Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County. The show premieres Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. with an encore presentation at midnight.

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WSRE Wine & Food Classic Announces 2015 Dates and Details

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In its 27th year, the WSRE Wine & Food Classic is the granddaddy of local foodie events. This year’s affair, themed Savor & Surf Southern, will begin with the annual walkabout tasting on Friday, Oct. 16. The following weekend, PBS celebrity chef John Besh will be WSRE’s honored guest for an afternoon book signing followed by a fundraising dinner on Sunday, Oct. 25.

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Ethan Bortnick’s “A Celebration of America” Premieres July 4th

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A new music special, “Ethan Presents: A Celebration of America,” was produced by WSRE for distribution on Public Broadcasting System TV stations nationwide. The patriotic concert was performed before a live audience of military service members at WSRE’s Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio in October. The show premieres locally at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4.

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WSRE Will Air “Quiet Courage: The James Curtis Owens Story”

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“Quiet Courage: The James Curtis Owens Story” is a documentary about football pioneer James Owens, Auburn University’s first African American scholarship football player. WSRE will broadcast the film Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.

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WSRE’s Thursday Local Lineup is All New Through July

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Thursday is the night to watch local TV shows on WSRE, and several new episodes of the PBS station’s original productions are premiering this summer. New editions of “Conversations with Jeff Weeks,” “StudioAmped” and “In Your Own Backyard” will return with all new episodes throughout July.

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Teachers are enhancing instruction with Florida PBS LearningMedia

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The Association of Public Media in Florida (FPBS) announced in December that, with $1 million in support from the Florida Legislature, more than 85,000 digital learning resources available through PBS LearningMedia had been customized to meet K-16 educational standards for Florida schools. Access to this Florida PBS LearningMedia site is free to all Floridians who register.

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PBS programs commemorate the end of the Vietnam War

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Next week, WSRE will air two nights of PBS programs commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. “The Draft” and “Dick Cavett’s Vietnam” air Monday, April 27, starting at 8 p.m. “The Day the ’60s Died” is followed by the Academy Award nominated documentary “Last Days in Vietnam” on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 7 p.m.

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