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The Weekly Debrief: 24 August 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.


@PBSInterns discuss the importance of formatting, from how to make the perfect tweet to the blueprint of the perfect Facebook post. Plus, formatting code behind-the-scenes is equally important. 

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

  • Happy Labor Day! PBS offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 in honor of the Labor Day Holiday. 
  • Last chance to vote for SXSW panels: Check out the list of panels from PBS and stations and vote for your favorite! Voting closes TODAY. 
  • COVE Content and Promotions Calendar: See the latest details on programs to be featured on COVE’s general audience video portal this September in the PBS Interactive Station Guide COVE Resource Center. If you have related content we could promote, please let us know. 
  • Call the Midwife event planning kit: PBS Marketing and Communications has created a series of assets to help with your event planning for CALL THE MIDWIFE. (requires PBS Connect login). 
  • Get a sneak preview of Downton Abbey Season 3: In this short scene, watch Maggie Smith the Dowager Countess go head-to-head with cast newcomer Shirley McClaine. Downton Abbey Season 3 premieres on PBS on January 6, 2013. You can link to and promote this video in your own COVE portal by adding Masterpiece to your home carousel. 
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Facebook & Twitter icons available: PBS created a ‘tigertastic’ set of Twitter icons and Facebook profile images of the characters in DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD. Files for Daniel Tiger, Miss Elaina, Prince Wednesday, O the Owl and Katerina Kittycat have been uploaded to the stations FTP site.