Shawn Patterson

Director of Communications


Brand new program
10:20 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Oct. 28 on WV PBS

Will George win the costume contest?

Watch WV PBS on Monday at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the premiere of Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest. The centerpiece of PBS KIDS’ Halloween programming lineup, this one-hour special features three original songs, including “It’s Halloween Today,” sung by Pat Monahan, the lead singer of Train.

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Kids favorites for Halloween
12:29 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Halloween programming on WV PBS Kids starts tomorrow

WIld Kratts "A Bat in the Brownies"
Courtesy of © 2011 Kratt Brothers Company

Starting tomorrow, WV PBS Kids features an array of exciting Halloween programming, including an all-new one-hour special, Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest, a new episode from Peg + Cat, as well as encore presentations of Halloween episodes from all of your favorite PBS KIDS series.

October 22

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Classical Music host for 28 years
11:47 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Long-time radio host Frank Stowers inducted into WV Broadcasting Hall of Fame

West Virginia Public Radio classical music host Frank Stowers accepting his induction into the West Virginia Broadcasters Hall of Fame in October 2013.
Credit Beth Vorhees

West Virginia Public Radio's part time classical music announcer, Frank Stowers, was among the 2013 class of inductees into the West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame on October 12.

The remaining eight inductees are: Jack Kane, Ralph Allen, Charles Baily, Shirly "Kitty" Bocock, the late Tom Hicks, Kay Murray, Emil Varney and George Woody. 

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8:35 am
Thu October 10, 2013

NOVA's David Pogue keynote speaker at 2013 STaR Symposium in Morgantown

Science journalist and public television host David Pogue will be the keynote speaker for the fifth biennial Science, Technology and Research Symposium, sponsored by the Division of Science and Research of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission.

The symposium takes place Oct. 22-23 in Morgantown.

Pogue is a New York Times columnist, author, CBS News correspondent and host of NOVA Science Now.

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Filmmaker of the Year
3:54 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

John Nakashima honored for his body of work by West Virginia Filmmakers Festival

John Nakashima was named the 2013 West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year at the West Virginia Filmmaker Festival in October.
Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

John Nakashima, a long-time producer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been honored for his body of work as the West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year at this past weekend’s West Virginia Filmmakers Festival (WVFF) in Sutton.

Now in its 14th year, the WVFF annually honors a West Virginia filmmaker whose most recent work or lifetime work has had the utmost impact on the West Virginia film industry. The WVFF is a competitive festival with many categories, including narrative, documentary, shorts, features, animation, horror, festival choice, and best film.

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New website & address
8:06 am
Mon October 7, 2013

West Virginia Public Broadcasting unveils new website, new web address


Contact Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908

New look, better navigation

West Virginia Public Broadcasting unveils new website, new web address

The site offers usability on many devices and focuses on the organization’s core businesses.

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Virtual newsroom
3:22 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Retro News -- teen journalists explore history

Mondays at 1:30 p.m. on WV PBS

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Internet safety series returns to ITV
3:17 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Enough is Enough Protects Students on the Internet

Tuesdays March 11, 18 & 25 at 1:00 p.m. on WV PBS

Enough is Enough is a three-part series designed to educate, equip and empower you to protect your children from online pornography, sexual predators, cyber bullies and cyber security threats. The paints a comprehensive picture of online dangers and safety solutions, led by renowned Internet safety expert and Enough Is Enough President Donna Rice Hughes.

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Multi-media teaching
3:13 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

The Teaching Channel Presents offers strategies for best practices in the classroom

Fridays at 1 p.m. on WV PBS

Teaching Channel Presents is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America’s schools.

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Press Release
2:00 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

West Virginia Public Broadcasting unveils new website, new web address


Contact Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908

New look, better navigation

West Virginia Public Broadcasting unveils new website, new web address

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Preschool math concepts & skills
1:04 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Peg + Cat has an app! Check it out!

Peg Cat digital content includes online games, a mobile app and offline activities that engage preschoolers and teach math concepts and skills.
Credit PBS Pressroom

Today, PBS Kids launched a collection of new online and mobile games and activities from its newest media property Peg + Cat. The collection includes a new app: the Peg + Cat Big Gig App for iPad, Kindle Fire and other Android devices, in addition to online games and offline activities that families can enjoy together.

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Community Event
11:35 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Let's Talk in Wheeling!

Reporter Ben Adducchio and producer Chip Hitchcock speaking to a visitor at our Let's Talk event in Morgantown on Sept. 28, 2013.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Join West Virginia Public Broadcasting staff and friends at OglebayFest in Wheeling this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

We'll be along Market Walkway in Mansion Woods. (Look for our Let's Talk signs.)

Browse the slideshow above for snaps from our Let's Talk event in Morgantown last Saturday.

Upcoming Let's Talk events include:

Bridgeport: Oct. 13 Noon to 2 p.m. at the Bridgeport Farmer's Market

Princeton: Oct. 26 at the Princeton Public Library. Time to be announced.

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Peg + Cat video
1:33 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Here's a sneak peek of Peg + Cat

Peg + Cat = Hilarious Adventure! This new preschool series follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

This video is from the first episode where Peg and Cat have to find all the chickens and get them back in their coop.

Holiday Event
11:17 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Joy to the World tickets on sale now

Heather Mass is the guest vocalist for Joy to the World
Credit Courtesey Photo

Three concerts in three cities

Live performances: Thursday, Dec. 12 in Charleston, Friday, Dec. 13 in Elkins, and Saturday, Dec. 14 in \ Morgantown

  Charleston, W.Va. – September 27, 2013Joy to the World with Bob Thompson takes to the road this year with three live performances in Charleston (Dec. 12), Elkins (Dec. 13) and Morgantown (Dec. 14). This year’s special guest is Heather Masse.

Advance tickets for all three concerts are available now as follows:

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Living history
3:59 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Colonial Williamsburg 2013-14 Electronic Field Trips

Oct. 10 -- The Bill of Rights protects individual freedoms, but what if the government had too much power and there was no such thing as the Bill of Rights?
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Take your students to places and events far outside the walls of your classroom. This year, the Colonial Williamsburg electronic field trips occur on the second Thursday of each month October through April from 1 to 2 p.m. on WV PBS.

There are no financial obligations for viewing the seven 60-minute programs.

Contact Debbie Oleksa at 888-596-9729 Ext. 1455 for more information. Or download the form above.

Discussion with filmmakers follows
9:07 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Frank Kearns: American Correspondent Screening

Frank Kearns with an insurgent in Algeria in 1957.
Credit Frank Kearns family

Frank Kearns: American Correspondent

Screening and panel discussion

Room 205, Martin Hall

West Virginia University, Morgantown

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New show focuses on math
3:46 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Peg + Cat begins Oct. 7 on WV PBS

"The Chicken Problem" -- Peg and Cat have to get 100 chickens back in the coop before the farmer sees. (Episode 101A)
Courtesy of © 2013, Feline Features LLC.

Watch Peg + Cat weekdays on WV PBS at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; also on weekends at 8 a.m.

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Community Event
1:27 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

See Sid the Science Kid at the October Sky Rocket Boys Festival

The Rocket Boys from the 2012 October Sky Festival

Sid the Science Kid will be at the October Sky Rocket Boys Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 at New River Park from 1 to 3 p.m.

The walkabout character will assist at the launch pad and be available for photos.

This year's October Sky Rocket Boys Festival is Oct. 4-6 at two locations, Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and New River Park.  Learn more...

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11:20 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Cookie Monster Waits for a Cookie!

Tune-in to a new season of Sesame Street beginning September 16 at 11 a.m. on WV PBS!
Cookie Monster spoofs Icona Pop's hit song "I Love It" in this hilarious new video! Sesame Street launches its 44th season on September 16th, 2013 with a new self-regulation and executive function curriculum. Cookie Monster, the poster-child for someone needing to master self-regulation skills, attempts to explain these concepts while devising personal strategies on waiting to eat a cookie.
Fun for Kids
8:53 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Daniel Tiger has a new mobile app

Credit Image Credit: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ©2013 The Fred Rogers Company.

A second app from the popular series Daniel Tiger's NeighborhoodDaniel Tiger’s Day & Night.

Designed for children ages 2-4, the app is available now on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.  Later this fall it will be available for Android devices.

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