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The Weekly Debrief: 22 June 2012

By Josie Keller, PBS Interactive

Welcome to the Weekly PBS Interactive Station Products & Innovation Debrief, designed to give PBS stations a rundown of Interactive updates and opportunities announced this week on our blog.

The lo-fi, 1960s influenced, indie band Dr. Dog will be performing for KLRU’s Austin City Limits on Monday, June 25th at 9/8c.  In partnership with ACL, PBS will be live streaming the concert on the PBS Facebook Fan Page.

On May 31, Melody Kramer, web producer for NPR's Fresh Air, discussed her social media strategy for the show. See our #localpbs takeaways from Melody’s webinar

In an effort to better communicate the experience of being an intern at PBS, the PBS Interactive interns have launched the @PBSinterns Twitter account. Please RT.

The PBS Interactive Station Advisory Council (SAC) is made up of a group of leaders within the public television system. As PBS Interactive delivers new products and services, these members collaborate with PBS Interactive and advocate for stations every step of the way. Meet David Dickinson, Online Manager at Wisconsin Public Television and SAC member since December 2011.

See photos from last week's @PBSInterns field trip to WETA and the @NewsHour desk room. 

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#CookForJulia: Pledge and Digital Celebration of Julia Child's 100th Birthday
Learn about #CookForJulia, a multi-platform content and promotional initiative that will celebrate the life and influence of PBS chef and pioneer Julia Child, who would be celebrating her 100th birthday on August 15, 2012. This webinar will outline the digital, broadcast and communication elements of the initiative and how your station can participate and potentially integrate into their August pledge plans.

Call Out for July 4th Holiday ContentGetting your fireworks and picnic baskets ready for the 4th? Well before you head to the parades or out to the beaches, why not send PBS your #localpbs content to feature nationally. The editorial content team will be creating a special page for just the occasion and wants to include as much local content as possible. So share what your community is planning, and any content you are airing around the holiday, to help paint a picture of the celebrations from sea-to-shining-sea. Email to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.

At-a-Glance: PBS Interactive Product and Services Updates

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