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#NewsHourChats: What are the Care Options for Older Single Adults?

Last Updated by Nora Daly | Audience Engagement Specialist | PBS NewsHour on

What does long term care look like for unmarried elderly Americans, and what different options are available? How do the needs of older singles differ from their married counterparts? What are the unique challenges faced by this growing demographic? How does marital status impact access to services such as Medicare and Social Security?

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Vegas PBS Reveals Their Geo-Targeted BBC Video on Demand Service

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In a recent post, Julius Cain, VP of Syndication Sales for BBC Worldwide North America, explained how PBS Digital used COVE and Bento to create a turnkey solution for stations that purchase VOD rights to BBC content.

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America After Ferguson: Lessons in Live Tweeting

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The "America After Ferguson" town hall special debuted last week, giving the American people a chance to come together and discuss this event and consider the larger ramifications of the officer's actions. For many, the story of Ferguson, Missouri has become a symbol of the larger social divides in America, exposing a persistent disconnect along lines of race, class and identity.

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WHRO Debuts Web Series Featuring Local Artists

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Last week, WHRO Public Media in Norfolk, Virginia, debuted its weekly web series, “The Scene”. The series highlights work of visual and performance artists, musicians, improv performers, and many others around coastal Virginia.

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Idaho Public Television Reveals Their Geo-Targeted BBC VOD Service

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Idaho Public Television was the catalyst for BBC geo-targeted videos on Bento. They use Bento blogs for their videos, which allows them to schedule their posts ahead of time. The BBC offers bug-free promo videos which Idaho PTV posts on COVE to promote their exclusives website. We caught up with Kris Freeland, IdahoPTV's Station Manager, Education Services and Outreach, to discuss implementation.

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Apply for a Position on the PBS Station Digital Advisory Council

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PBS Digital is looking for the new round of PBS Station Digital Advisory Council members. The Council (SDAC) is comprised of key thought leaders within the public television system. Members act as a voice for all stations and work with PBS Digital to ensure that stations' digital needs are met and priorities considered as PBS Digital delivers products and services to the system.

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Best of DEG: Truly CA

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From San Francisco's rich Chicano and Mexican influences, to a look at the transformation of the Mojave Desert's Salton Sea, from popular resort to an ecological disaster, Truly CA brings to life true stories from around the Golden State.

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Behind the Screens: Meet Ron Pierce

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Ron Pierce joined PBS earlier this year as senior director of the PBS Veterans Initiative. Ron is a combat veteran himself, a graduate of West Point, and has been active in politics his entire life, including his most recent position at the Democratic National Committee.

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Four Things I Learned Working in Public Media

Last Updated by Taylor Berglund | SPI Intern | PBS Digital on

Through working as the Marketing & Communications intern for the SPI team this past summer, Taylor Berglund learned a few important lessons about public media. Read his detailed list below and let us know if there is anything you would add!

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NewsHour Twitter Chat: What’s the Economic Impact of the Rise of Single U.S. Adults?

Last Updated by Nora Daly | Audience Engagement Specialist | PBS NewsHour on

Every month the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an “Employment Situation Summary” based on current employment and population statistics the agency collects. While looking over the August report, economist Edward Yardeni noticed something surprising — the majority, 50.2 percent, of U.S. adults are now single.

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