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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:CONTACT: George HazimanolisOctober 8, 2012 412-622-1366ghaziman@wqed.orgWQED BRINGS PRIX JEUNESSE, AN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’STV FESTIVAL TO PITTSBURGHRegister now for FREE and Join us on October 12 th and 13 th for this special learning eventPITTSBURGH – On October 12 th and 13 th , Prix Jeunesse, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity tosee the world through the lens of Children's television, is brought to you by WQED, along withThe Fred Rogers Center, Toonseum and the American Center for Children and Media. ThisFREE event will include special screenings of numerous educational television shows from allover the world. In addition, there will be multiple workshops for education and communicationprofessionals as well as families and students."When the opportunity to have the Prix Jeunesse in Pittsburgh arose, we and our partnersseized the opportunity. We are the home of public, educational television that inspireschildren and helps them learn and succeed in life," says Jennifer Stancil, ExecutiveDirector of Educational Partnerships for WQED. "Pittsburgh has everything to do withtoday's children's media. To host this event, in the Fred Rogers Studio, is a way to shinea bright light on the modern-day Fred Rogers' who created top quality children's mediafor the world."The October 12 th events will consist of two sessions with the first beginning at 10 a.m. and thelast ending at 4:30 p.m. There will be an expert panel of professionals who will discuss importanttopics in children’s programming across the cultures. All professionals in related fields areencouraged to attend. For more information and to register for this FREE event, go towqed.org/pjpgh. Space is limited.The October 13 th screenings that will take place in the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED, 4802 FifthAvenue in Oakland and all families with children are encouraged to register soon as space islimited.


• Session 1 • 10:30 a.m. – Noon Families with kids ages 4 – 7• Session 2 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. Families with kids ages 7 – 10• Session 3 • 3:30 - 5 p.m. Families with kids ages 10 – 13• Hands-On Workshops: (both sessions held at 12:15 and 2:45 pm)o Joe Wos of the Toonseum Try your hand at cartooning.o Members of the Schmutz Company Learn the art of animation.Please register online at wqed.org/pjpgh for these FREE events.Find us on Twitter with the hashtag #PJPGHPrix Jeunesse Pittsburgh is sponsored generously by The Grable Foundation, with additionalsupport from Spark.Prix Jeunesse is a program that travels worldwide and focuses on quality educational televisionprogramming for children. The Prix Jeunesse ‘Suitcase’ is essentially a learning tool that travelsto the various areas and offers many presentations and learning opportunities to many cultures.This includes a variety of films and workshops and features the best material. Day one of theevent will be focused primarily toward professionals in the education, media, communication,art, film and a variety of areas. This will be broken into two segments which will expand in areassuch as children of different cultures and promoting emotional literacy. Day two is geared moretoward children and families and will aim to educate parents and kids with many educationaltelevision shows throughout a range of cultures. For a complete schedule and to register for thisFREE educational experience, go to www.wqed.org/pjpgh.WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 National and Mid-AtlanticEmmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awardsfor Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supportedbroadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products andservices to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and aroundthe world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully highdefinition(HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company ofWQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEDShowcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; thePittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; localand national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ:smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).# # #

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