May 18, 2011

Be More Award goes to Masterpiece's Rebecca Eaton

ORLANDO — Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton is this year's "Be More" Award recipient. Eaton has increased the icon show's audience by 54 percent over last year, and was named one of Time magazine's 2011 100 most influential people in the world. During the presentation at its national meeting here, PBS President Paula Kerger said Eaton "has committed herself to the highest standards of excellence and artistic expression for public broadcasting and has shepherded in a new generation of loyal viewers.” Previous recipients include docmaker Ken Burns, Sesame Workshop founder Joan Ganz Cooney, newsmen Jim Lehrer and Bill Moyers and children's champion Fred Rogers.

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