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PBS39 Premieres Season 7 of Articulate with Jim Cotter
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PBS39 Premieres Season 7 of Articulate with Jim Cotter 

Bethlehem, PA - March 17, 2021 - PBS39 announces the season 7 release of the public television series Articulate with Jim Cotter. Starting April 30, 2021, thirteen new 30-minute episodes will feed from American Public Television (APT) to stations nationwide.

Since 2015, Articulate has informed and uplifted audiences with stories of how creative thinking shapes our world. Through interviews, live performances, and distinctive storytelling, the 2020 Daytime Emmy® Award-winning magazine series has earned its reputation as a one-of-a-kind window into the ideas and experiences of diverse artists, from authors and architects to musicians and dancers.

Season 7 of Articulate invites audiences to become better storytellers, to reexamine traditional standards of beauty, and to enjoy intimate concerts and conversations with top musicians. Featured guests include Tony Award-winning theater director Kenny Leon, MacArthur “genius” flutist and cultural activist Claire Chase, young adult author Veronica Roth (Divergent trilogy), and pop music phenoms Phoebe Bridgers and Yuna.

Reflecting on the process of making season 7, Articulate host Jim Cotter said, “By producing a television show that keeps viewers rooted in our shared culture, we have embraced the limitations of this moment to serve others living through it. Our irrepressible team has adapted to the new realities of making television, and what we have learned will help us continue to connect with artists and audiences for years to come.” 

A new Articulate website, launched in February 2021, features a searchable library of Articulate’s nearly 400 episodes, segments, and web exclusives. The site also includes a searchable directory of high school lesson plans based on Articulate segments. Created for use in physical and virtual classrooms, the plans integrate the arts and creative problem-solving into STEM, ELA, and social studies instruction.


About PBS39
The Lehigh Valley’s public television station, PBS39 offers local, national, and international programming that informs, educates, and entertains while serving as a catalyst for civic engagement. Channels include PBS39, PBS39 Extra, Create TV, WORLD Channel and France 24. Licensed in Allentown, Pennsylvania, PBS39 is part of Lehigh Valley Public Media, a community-owned public media organization serving Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey.

About the Articulate Foundation
Through our Emmy® Award-winning public television program, Articulate with Jim Cotter, its associated digital media platforms, and other educational vehicles, the Articulate Foundation connects broadcast, digital, and classroom audiences to the human stories behind art, fostering continued real-world engagement with creativity. We envision a world where artists are valued and respected for their ideas, modes of thinking, and productivity, and where the contributions of creative minds are core to thinking in the classroom, in the boardroom, in government, and beyond. For more information:

About American Public Television
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series and news and current affairs programs. Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, AfroPoP, Rick Steves’ Europe, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television, Front and Center, Lidia’s Kitchen, Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen, Simply Ming, The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, James Patterson’s Kid Stew and NHK Newsline are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV—featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming—and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit