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October 2015 Date

‘Eight’s Great FoodFest’ comes to Peoria Sun., Nov. 1 at Trilogy® at Vistancia® Featuring Check, Please! Arizona’s Robert McGrath October 5
Arizona PBS Hosts Educators’ Professional Development with Interactive Game “Mission US” October 5

September 2015 Date

Season Four of “Artbeat Nation” on Arizona PBS to Feature Motorcycles, Bibles and Beatlemania September 24
‘Hooked’ Heroin Documentary Nominated for Rocky Mountain Southwest Emmy September 23
Arizona PBS Honors Hispanic Heritage Month with New Programming Lineup September 16
CASTING CALL: PBS' "Genealogy Roadshow" Seeking Unique Family Stories in Phoenix September 15
Financial Expert Joshua Mellberg Offers Strategic Advice in New Arizona PBS Series September 9
Soledad O’Brien to Host 'American Graduate Day 2015' On Arizona PBS September 30
Arizona PBS Announces 2015 Fall Programming Lineup September 4
Arizona PBS to Host Community Screening and Panel Discussion of Latino-Centered Vietnam War Film at Cronkite School September 2

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August 2015 Date

Go Behind the Scenes at Arizona Opera Costume Shop on an all-new "ArtBeat Nation" August 26
Arizona PBS to Host Early Screening and Panel Discussion of Pedro Guerrero Film at Mesa Arts Center August 21
Denver Post News Director to Lead Cronkite News at Arizona PBS August 3
Former President Jimmy Carter sits down for exclusive interview on Arizona PBS "Arizona Horizon" August 3

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July 2015 Date

Newman's Own Foundation to Match up to $50,000 in Donations from Sustaining Members of Arizona PBS July 29
First ever ‘Viewers Like You Festival’ comes to Peoria Sun., Nov. 1 at Trilogy® at Vistancia® July 28
$1 Million Painting Highlights New Season of "Arizona Collectibles" July 22
Emmy-winner Phil Rosenthal Embarks on a Series of Culinary Adventures on Eight, Arizona PBS July 14
Arizona Kids to Participate in Weeklong Odd Squad Day Camp -- July 6-10 July 2

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June 2015 Date

Eight, Arizona PBS Invites Families to Join a PBS KIDS Summer Safari of Learning June 26
Call for Nominations of Tucson Restaurants to be Featured on “Check, Please! Arizona” June 25
Eight, Arizona PBS Presents “A Capitol Fourth” Live from Washington, D.C. June 22
Eight, Arizona PBS Honors Winner of 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge June 16
Eight, Arizona PBS Honors Winners of 2015 PBS KIDS Writing Contest June 8
Poldark Drama and Unprecedented Look at Sea Life in 2015 Summer Season June 3

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May 2015 Date

Eight, Arizona PBS Presents “PBS Kids Family Fun Day” – June 6 from 9 A.M. To 3 P.M. May 28
New Research Shows PBS LearningMedia’s Impact on Student Achievement May 21
Eight airs weekend-long programming honoring veterans, including annual National Memorial Day Concert May 5
Eight joins "nerd-dom" at Phoenix Comicon, offering role-playing adventure - May 28-31 May 4

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April 2015 Date

Eight announces Peoria teacher as 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator April 29
Eight presents Be My Neighbor Day, celebrating youth at El Día de los Niños festival - April 30 at 9 a.m. April 17
Eight, Arizona PBS hosts panel discussion and pre-screening of "Voces: Now en Español" April 14
Eight, Arizona PBS livestreams Phoenix Education Summit, featuring Mayor Greg Stanton April 9
Eight, Arizona PBS unveils "Books & Co." Season 18 - April 16 at 11:30 p.m. April 2

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March 2015 Date

Eight airs online livestream of Veterans' Employment Summit - Mar. 26 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. March 18
Eight hosts 2015 Arizona Spelling Bee, airing Mar. 21 at 1 p.m. March 17
Eight's Sensational British Drama Sunday spring lineup includes new seasons of "Call the Midwife" & "Mr. Selfridge" March 17
Eight announces latest restaurant lineup at the 2015 Check, Please! Arizona Festival March 11
Central Sound at Eight to broadcast concert performances from the Phoenix Symphony March 3

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February 2015 Date

Central Sound at Eight to air classical programming from the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts February 26
Eight invites community to annual Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape - Mar. 22 February 19
Eight honors Women's History Month with new programs, beginning Mar. 16 February 18
Eight, Arizona PBS receives $200,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation February 12
Eight, Arizona PBS presents innovative project "Real-Life Math" February 6

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January 2015 Date

Eight, Arizona PBS and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication invite families to open-house event January 28
Eight, Arizona PBS Launches Expanded News and Public Affairs Lineup January 26
Eight celebrates Black History Month with new programming and online content, beginning Feb. 3 January 15
Eight issues call for submissions for Season 2 of "Arizona Collectibles" January 12
Eight, Arizona PBS premieres season two of "Genealogy Roadshow" - Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. January 9
Eight, Arizona PBS returns to Yuma with literacy workshops for parents and caregivers January 9
Eight invites tech-savvy Arizona educators to enter national PBS Digital Innovators Program January 7

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