2017 Lone Star Award Winners (L to R) - Fujio Watanabe, media productions manager; Laura Isensee, education reporter; Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter, Joe Brueggeman, videography and editing supervisor.

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Houston Public Media Wins 11 Lone Star Awards

Posted on · Houston Public Media was honored to receive 11 Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards including a sweep of the TV Photojournalist of the Year category. Hosted by the Houston Press Club, the annual Lone Star Awards recognize achievements its members make in journalism and mass communications in the state of Texas.

Bottom Row: Vrishni Venkata Krishnan, Aizah Ali, Munir Moore and Priya Sekhri. Top Row: Josh Adams and Deborah "D.E.E.P" Mouton. Photography by Derek Stokely.

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Winners of 2017 Houston Public Media PBS KIDS Writers Contest Announced

Posted on · Thirty-one local children from grades K-3 were named finalists in the 2017 Houston Public Media PBS KIDS Writers Contest, which offers children the experience of writing and illustrating their own book.

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Houston Public Media Announces Houston Teacher Selected for the 2017 Digital Innovators Program

Posted on · Houston Public Media announced Krissy Venosdale, the innovation coordinator from The Kinkaid School, as one of 52 educators from across the country selected for the fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program.

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Finalists from The Woodlands and Katy Emerge from Houston Public Media Spelling Bee

Posted on · After competing in nine rounds with 56 total spellers representing 42 Texas counties, Shourav Dasari, a resident of The Woodlands and an eighth grader at McCullough Jr. High in Conroe ISD, emerged as the champion of the 2017 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, making Raksheet Kota, a resident of Katy and an eighth grader at Beckendorff Jr. High in Katy ISD, runner-up.

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Houston Public Media to Broadcast and Live Stream Nation’s Largest Local Spelling Bee

Posted on · Fifty-six spellers representing grades third through eighth from 1,151 schools in 42 Texas counties, will face-off on Sat., April 1 for the 2017 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest local spelling bee. New this year, early rounds will stream live on Houstonpublicmedia.org/spellingbee at 1:30 p.m. and final rounds will air live on TV 8 and online at 7:00 p.m.

Documentary filmmakers, Ken Burns, right, and Lynn Novick, discuss their film on the Vietnam War during "A Conversation With Documentary Filmmakers," at The Vietnam War Summit held at the LBJ Presidential Library Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Burns and Novick's PBS series, "The Vietnam War," is scheduled to debut in 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick to Visit Houston

Posted on · The award-wining documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be in Houston on April 26, 2017 for a preview screening and discussion of their latest project, THE VIETNAM WAR, a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series set to air this fall on Houston Public Media TV 8 and PBS stations around the country.

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“Houston In Black And White” to Air on Houston Public Media TV 8 Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on · Houston Public Media is exploring the issues that face black and white communities in Houston during a 60-minute TV special, “Houston In Black And White,” that airs on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. on TV 8.

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