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May 2014 Date

Eight hosts discussion with Russian professors celebrating Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin screening - June 6 May 29
Eight premieres History Detectives Special Investigations, solving America's mysteries - July 1 at 8 p.m. May 28
Eight debuts Australian Pink Floyd concert , filmed at Mesa Arts Center, featuring Pink Floyd classics- June 5 May 22
Eight announces additional performers for 25th annual National Memorial Day Concert - May 25 May 20
Eight broadcasts documentary Level One Trauma, highligting the innerworkings of the University of Arizona Medical Center's Level One Trauma Center - May 23 at 9 p.m. on Eight HD May 14
Eight partners with Phoenix Comicon, showcasing educational panels with special guests May 5


April 2014 Date

Eight broadcasts 25th annual National Memorial Day Concert, honoring veterans- May 25 April 30
Eight celebrates youth at annual children's festival, featuring award ceremony for PBS KIDS Writers Contest - April 25 April 18
Eight installs digital translator in Show Low, bordering areas, offering residents HD and additional channels April 17
Eight hosts panel of child abuse prevention specialists for original production broadcast Keeping Children Safe: Ask an Expert April 15
Eight encourages community to learn the Gettysburg Address in conjunction with the Ken Burns film The Address, airing April 15 at 8 p.m. April 4


March 2014 Date

Eight, Arizona PBS joins Arizona Gives Day, supporting nonprofits statewide - April 9 March 26
Eight's Check, Please! Arizona Festival features artistic element and award-winning chef Nobuo March 25
Arizona K-8 students compete in state spelling bee broadcast on Eight March 24
Eight hosts child abuse prevention symposium, featuring Cordelia Anderson, MA– author of The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture - March 21 March 18
Eight targets human trafficking, partnering with community organizations, local and national speakers, for events and Keeping Children Safe: Ask an Expert broadcast March 4


February 2014 Date

Eight, Arizona PBS Central Sound partners with Phoenix Symphony, making concerts available around the Valley February 26
Eight announces restaurant and celebrity chef line up for Check, Please! Arizona Frestival February 18
Eight issues call for entries in PBS KIDS Writers Contest, showcasing creativity of children in grades K-3 February 5
Eight, Arizona PBS launches Books & Co. season 17, featuring best-selling authors February 4

January 2014 Date

Eight honors Black History Month with special programs and digital campaign January 30
Eight hosts ticket sweepstakes for family-friendly musical "Sid the Science Kid - LIVE" January 23
Eight, Arizona PBS Check, Please! Arizona Festival offers local restaurant tasting - March 30 January 14

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