American Experience

Discover the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. Television’s most-watched history series, acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, has been honored with every major broadcast award.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. 

Extinction

The Facts – With a million species at risk of extinction, Sir David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, threatening food and water security, undermining our ability to control our climate and even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.

Thursday, May 05, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. 

Masterpiece

Ridley Road – Summer 1962: London is swinging with new music, hip fashions, and an irresistible hedonistic spirit. It’s also seething with antisemitic violence incited by homegrown neo-Nazis. MASTERPIECE presents a riveting four-part drama set in this colorful but tumultuous time on Ridley Road, based on Jo Bloom’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by true events, Ridley Road stars newcomer Agnes O’Casey as Vivien Epstein, a young Jewish hairdresser who fits right into London’s mod scene, while secretly infiltrating the British neo-Nazi hierarchy on behalf of Jewish antifascists, Rory Kinnear as Colin Jordan, the real-life leader of Britain’s post-World War II Nazi movement, and Tom Varey as Jack, Vivien’s true love.

 Friday, May 06, 2022, at 10:00 p.m. 

Inside the Vatican

Filmed over a historic year Inside the Vatican gives viewers unprecedented access to the inner workings of one of the most important places in the Christian world. From Pope Francis himself and some of the highest ranking officials, to the choristers of the Sistine Chapel and the papal gardener, the film gives unique insight into the lives of those who live and work in this independent City State.

Saturday, May 07, 2022 at 9:30 p.m.

PRESS RELEASE PBS Mourns The Passing Of Prospero “Popoy” Zamora, Host Of The Long Time Show “Buhay Pinoy” May 4, 2022

 

KGTF CHANNEL 12
Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation

Phone: (671)734-KGTF (5483) * Fax: (671)734-3476 * P.O. Box 21449 GMF, Guam 96921
Website: http//www.pbsguam.org www.youtube.com/pbsguam
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PBS Mourns The Passing Of Prospero “Popoy” Zamora, Host Of The Long Time Show
“Buhay Pinoy”
PBS Guam mourns the passing of Prospero “Popoy” Zamora, host of the long-time show “Buhay Pinoy” which was broadcasted on PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 from 1976 to 2006. The show was also broadcast around the world on ABS-CBN and The Filipino Channel (TFC) from 2005-2006.

“Popoy” worked with PBS Guam to produce his weekly show for over 30 years. His works bridged the local Filipino community with current events and news from the Philippines. He hosted guests from across the region bringing Guam’s first culturally diverse program to life. His content will live on here at PBS Guam and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing.” Ina Marie V. Carillo, general manager.
Mr. Zamora passed away on May 3, 2022, in Cavite, Philippines at the age of 94.

He was elected commissioner of Dededo in 1973, the first Filipino on Guam to hold such a position. He was elected delegate to Guam Constitutional Convention in 1977. He organized many events for the Filipino community of Guam including the first Philippine Independence Ball in 1984, the Pilipino Amateur Basketball League (PABL) and the Filipino World War II Veterans Luncheon.
He founded and organized the Blood Exchange Center of Guam from 1976-1982, a non-profit humanitarian project, which augmented the critical shortage of human blood supply and addressed the continuing need of safe blood donors on Guam.

For his services to Filipinos on Guam, he received Presidential Award for Outstanding Filipino Overseas from Philippines President Fidel Ramos in 1996.

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PRESS RELEASE PBS Guam to Launch Community News Programming May 4, 2022

KGTF CHANNEL 12
Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation

Phone: (671)734-KGTF (5483) * Fax: (671)734-3476 * P.O. Box 21449 GMF, Guam 96921
Website: http//www.pbsguam.org www.youtube.com/pbsguam
www.facebook.com/pbsguam www.instagram.com/pbsguam

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2022

PBS Guam to Launch Community News Programming

[Mangilao, Guam] – In line with the national PBS affiliate counterparts, PBS Guam is excited to announce the launch of a local morning news program starting Monday, May 9, 2022, at 7 a.m. BUENAS will feature interviews with policymakers, public servants, leaders in the private sector, and other representatives from the community, as well as provide information on upcoming community programs and events.
“This new program fulfills a commitment to the national Public Broadcasting Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide more local programming and, specifically, a local news program which will enrich and inform our community,” said PBS Guam General Manager Ina Marie V. Carillo. “For more than 45 years, millions of people in the US have turned to PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television and online. We hope that with the launch of our new program BUENAS, we will continue to build on the reputation of PBS as a trusted news source and begin an exciting new chapter in local news programming in Guam.”

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Donovan Brooks said, “I am extremely happy to see PBS Guam join the ranks of Guam’s news and information media. I believe the station has much to offer and is poised to make a solid contribution to our community.”

“My experience in media has allowed me to listen to and provide a platform for community members and public stakeholders alike to voice their concerns and solutions for Guam,” said BUENAS Host Pauly Suba. “It’s exciting to be part of the PBS family. It’s even more exciting to start each day covering the morning’s headlines and addressing the issues with deeper conversations that concern the PBS Audience.”
In addition to broadcasting live on PBS Guam, KGTF Channel 12, the program will livestream on the PBS YouTube Channel, https://youtube.com/user/pbsguam/live, as well as on the PBS Guam Facebook page. PBS Guam will maintain its existing commitment to feature children’s programming daily, in addition to other educational shows.

For more information, contact Pauly Suba at (671) 734-5483 or visit www.pbsguam.org. To send a news tip, email news@pbsguam.org. You can also find us on Facebook or Instagram at @pbsguam.

KGTF CHANNEL 12

Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation

Phone: (671)734-KGTF (5483) * Fax: (671)734-3476 * P.O. Box 21449 GMF, Guam 96921
Website: http//www.pbsguam.org www.youtube.com/pbsguam
www.facebook.com/pbsguam www.instagram.com/pbsguam

ABOUT OUR HOST:
Pauly Suba has spent the last seven years in local media broadcasting at Sorensen Media Group. He had his hand in everything from marketing to radio and TV broadcasting, and he recently served as news director/news anchor and talk show host. Pauly offers a fresh, thoughtful perspective and looks forward to continuing to report fair and informative news that concerns the people of Guam and the region. Pauly has been married to his best friend, Tash, for almost 20 years, and they have three children, Alex, Ava, and Aaron, and their dogs, Rocket, and Drax.
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PBS Guam Received $500,000 of state of the art production equipment for its Mangilao studio April 11, 2022

KGTF CHANNEL 12

Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation

Phone: (671) 734-KGTF (5483)

Fax: (671) 734-3476

P.O. Box 21449 GMF, Guam 96921

Website:

www.pbsguam.org

www.youtube.com/pbsguam

www.facebook.com/pbsguam

www.instagram.com/pbsguam

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April 11, 2022

PBS Guam Received $500,000 Of State Of The Art Production Equipment For Its Mangilao Studio [Mangilao, Guam] A presentation was made Friday, April 8th to The Guam Educational  Telecommunication Corporation, aka PBS Guam by Lt Governor Joshua Tenorio on behalf of the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration. PBS Guam was awarded over $500,000 worth of state of the art production equipment intended to upgrade the studio and meet FCC guidelines.

The equipment was procured using a Department of Interior Technical Assistant grant awarded to PBS with the assistance of the Guam State Clearinghouse under the direction of the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration.

“Under the leadership of an excellent board and engaged General Manager, PBS has been able to make its case, “you can see the prioritization and the modernization, and it’s really  eartwarming.” Stated Lt. Governor Tenorio

“PBS has been broadcasting for generations, not only high-quality educational content, but using its platform to keep our community connected, and now with your hard work, you’ve weathered the storm, and continue to be a PBS station our island can be proud of.” Stated Vice Speaker Muña Barnes, the oversight chair for KGTF 12 PBS Guam

“A sea change is defined as profound and notable transformation, and that’s what occurred under the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration and General Manager Ina Carillo.” Stated Donovan Brooks, board chairman of the KGTF 12 Board of Directors.

“The unwavering support of The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration and the talented and committed staff of PBS has brought a new anticipatory energy to our station with employees wondering what can we accomplish next, and that is truly exciting.” stated Carillo, General Manager PBS Guam.

Together the administration and PBS Guam are working towards more exciting expansions to come to include a full station renovation of the Mangilao office and the addition of over 2000 square feet of office and create space.

The full presentation can be found on the GovGuam Live YouTube Channel or by following this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awjqFqMpZFw

For more information, please contact PBS Guam at
734-5483 or visit www.pbsguam.org.

Find them on Facebook or Instagram @pbsguam or visit our website
at www.pbsguam.org.

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GDOE to Launch PBS University in Collaboration With PBS Guam

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), in collaboration with the ​Public Broadcast System Guam​ (PBS Guam), is excited to announce the launch of a televised at-home learning resource known as PBS University for students this month. This new resource will complement weekly online lesson plans that are available at the GDOE Home Learning Resources website, and the “Grab and Learn” packet distributions at schools which began earlier this month.

PBS University will provide students with televised instruction in subject areas such as literacy, mathematics, and character development. The program was made possible through a partnership between PBS Guam and the GDOE Division of Curriculum and Instruction. GDOE and PBS Guam collaborated with public school teachers to create lessons that students will be able to easily follow, with the aim of helping students to continue their learning at home. Parents and students are encouraged to tune into the PBS University programming which will launch on ​Monday, April 20, 2020 on KGTF channel 12​.
“We would like to thank PBS for reaching out to us with this opportunity to reach and impact our students during these uncertain times,” said GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez. “We want to use this unique platform to promote student learning with instruction that is presented in a fun and exciting way with familiar faces.”

“The lessons are compact but informative,” GDOE Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Joe Sanchez said. “They are intended to provide both parents and students with a unique educational experience that they would not usually be able to experience together. It is a family effort and we encourage all to take advantage of these episodes to continue the learning process at home.”

“PBS Guam recognizes the importance of having as many educational tools in the home while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, PBS Guam has worked hard to gather its resources and present them to our community,” PBS Guam General Manager Ina Carillo said. “With the launch of our second channel PBS Kids 24/7 and PBS LearningMedia in the past few weeks, this partnership to produce PBS University with Superintendent Fernandez and GDOE, is the perfect fit.”

The PBS University broadcasts will mirror weekly lessons found on the GDOE Home Learning Resources website. The broadcasts will continue throughout the duration of the school year and into summer. Episodes for content will air on Mondays and Tuesdays with repeats throughout the week. The tentative schedule is as follows, beginning on Monday, April 20, 2020:

Students and families may access the GDOE Home Learning Resource website by visiting http://sites.google.com/gdoe.net/lessons-and-tips​ or through the GDOE main page at www.gdoe.net. The website will also include links to the episodes that have been aired. All videos will be available to view on the GDOE and the PBS Guam YouTube channels in the future. For more information regarding the PBS University, please contact Ernest Ochoco at eoochoco@gdoe.net​ or Frank Candaso at ​fcandaso@gdoe.net​.

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG PAYS ANNUAL VALENTINES VISIT TO THE PEDIATRIC WARD AT THE GUAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Children at the Guam Memorial Hospital were treated to a surprise visit on Valentines from Clifford The Big Red Dog Friday, February 14th. Each child received a special Valentine gift from the friend Clifford The Big Red Dog.

Clifford, the star of his own PBS show is an advocate for educational television and wants to let everyone know that PBS Guam is a viable option for their children’s entertainment.

The visit was made possible by the staff and management of The Guam Educational Telecommunications Corporation better known as PBS Guam.

Ina Carillo, General Manager of PBS Guam stated, “Not only does PBS Guam broadcast the best quality and most educational programs on television for kids; we also move beyond the family living room or tablet to engage and inspire children to be ready and eager to learn.” Carillo also mentioned.

 Michelle Ambunan, Registered Head Nurse of the Guam Memorial Hospital stated, “Clifford visiting and spreading love to our Pediatric patients is refreshing to the unit.  The joy Clifford the Big Red Dog and PBS Guam brings is much appreciated.”

For more information, contact PBS Guam at 671/734-5483. Find us on Facebook or Instagram @pbsguam or visit our website at www.pbsguam.org

PBS Guam Launches Free Educational Programming for Smart Phones and Smart Television with Their Second Channel PBS Kids 24/7

(Mangilao) The COVID19 stay home mandate certainly points out the lack of quality educational television for our children. Children have Youtube and the internet where they watch other kids and gamers play video games, watch music videos, and cartoons. Because PBS Guam understands that kids consume media with many different platforms to keep themselves entertained, we believe high-quality education programming that you are sure to approve is made readily available to the residents of Guam.

As such, PBS Guam is proud to announce the launch of our second channel- Guam’s only truly free TV channel dedicated to educating our kids for 18 full hours a day. All you need to do to access this exciting new channel is to use your smart TV to tune in to PBS Kids 24/7 on digital channel 12.1.    While the channel is named Guam PBS Kids 24/7, the channel will broadcast locally for FREE at 6:00 a.m. and sign off at midnight daily effective April 8, 2020.   

This is channel is as much about the parents, caregivers and educators as it is about the kids.   Ina Carillo, PBS Guam General Manager states, “During times like this with the current COVID 19 pandemic, we hope that GUAM PBS KIDS 24/7 will fill an important need by reaching in the home every day and provide our viewers some alternative educational resources.”  The most exciting thing about this is that all kids, especially those that need it the most, will have equal and unrestricted access to PBS Kids programming.   

We hope you enjoy the new service which will differ from PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 or 12.2 on a smart tv for free during daytime, and present popular PBS KIDS programs such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, Molly of Denali, and many others, throughout the evening.  We felt it was important to bring this service to the kids of Guam as soon as possible and look to add PBS Kids 24/7 to our partnering cable providers very soon.   

 For more information, contact Ina Carillo, General Manager PBS Guam at 671/727-5123. Find us on Facebook or Instagram @pbsguam or visit our website at www.pbsguam.org