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These are the Year in Review and Season Sizzle Promos with some background music beginning on Early/Late Summer on to most PBS stations nationwide. Each year, these promos are announced from the PBS annual meeting before Summer.

Contents

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2008–2009 2009–2010 2010–2011 2011–2012 2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015
 
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2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–present

2008–2009

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Music used: Pinnacle by Corner Stone Cues ft. Daniel J. Nielsen (Year in Review)

This was the first official Year in Review on PBS by high-definition for most PBS Stations.

2009–2010

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Music used: Age of Discovery by Immediate Music (Year in Review)

2010–2011

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Music used: Life in Technicolor ii by Coldplay (Year in Review)

2011–2012

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Mistakes: Macbeth on Great Peformances' source is IMDb.

2012–2013

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Music used: Surrender to Hope by Immediate Music (Year in Review)

2013–2014

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Music used: Feel Again by OneRepublic (Year in Review)

2014–2015

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Music used: Wild by Royal Teeth (Year in Review), Best Day of My Life by American Authors (Science), Tighten Up by The Black Keys (Drama), Step Out by Jose Gonzalez (History), Tonight You're Perfect by New Politics (News & Public Affairs), and One Minute More by Capital Cities (Experience).

During the 2014–2015 season, the season sizzles had established with background music.

2015–2016

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Music used: Do or Die by Thirty Seconds to Mars (Year in Review), Orphaned by K.S. Rhoads (Science), Mercy by Duffy (Drama), Anywhere For You (Radio Edit) by John Martin (Arts), Hazy Shade Of Winter by The Bangles (History), It's Time by Imagine Dragons (News & Public Affairs), Higher Ground by Franky Perez & The Forest Rangers (Indies), and The Way We Move by Langhorne Slim & the Law (Experience).

Mistakes: Grantchester on Masterpiece's source is the Wall Street Journal.

2016–2017

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Music used: The World is Ours by Aloe Blacc ft. David Correy (Year in Review), Something's Got a Hold on Me by Etta James (Drama), Wild Wild Life by Talking Heads (Science), Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) by Andy Grammer (Arts), Who We Are by Switchfoot (History), Renegades by X Ambassadors (Indies), and Howlin' for You by The Black Keys (Experience).

2017–2018

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Music used: Live Life by Zayde Wolf (Year in Review), Alive by Andrew Simple (Science)', Good Rhythm by Eric Hutchinson feat. G. Love (Arts), Trouble by Cage The Elephant (Drama), Into the Storm by BANNERS (News & Public Affairs), Viva Voce by The Rocketboys (Indies), and What We Live For by American Authors (Experience).

' = The song, "Alive", was available in iTunes Store for the album, Wake by Andrew Simple. Now, the song, "Alive", is now available on Youtube. Go to the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQZK2qBRtI4

2018–2019

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Music used: Ten Feet Tall by Afrojack feat. Wrabel (Year in Review), Smoke Clears by Andy Grammer (News & Public Affairs), Believe by Secret Nation (Arts), Run Run Run by Kari Kimmel (Drama), Run Wild by Laney Jones (Science), Born for This (The Runner) by Tim Myers (Experience), To the Dreamers by for KING & COUNTRY (History), and Believer by Imagine Dragons (Indies).

2019–2020

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Music used: Where We Come Alive by Ruelle (Year in Review), My Lighthouse by Rend Collective (News & Public Affairs), Make Way by Aloe Blacc (Experience), Too Hot by Chaka Khan (Drama), and Bones by Galantis feat. OneRepublic (Science, Arts, & History).

This is the last Year in Review/Season Sizzle Promo from the 2002 and 2009 logo, and then changed the new logo of PBS. In 2020, PBS' new logo had the next Year in Review/Season Sizzle Promo with backgrounds.

2020–present

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Music used: Dream Like a Fire by Giants of Industry (Year in Review), I Can Feel It by The National Parks (Science), The Real Thing by Cook Classics featuring Outasight (Arts), The Moment by Amy Stroup (History), Get Ready by Rayelle (Drama), Bushy-Tailed by Josh Powell and Daniel Marantz (News & Public Affairs), and Better Than Ever by Lady Bri (Experience).

This the first Year in Review with the new PBS logo designed by Lippincott.

Videos

PBS Year in Review 2007–2008

PBS Year in Review 2007–2008

Year in Review 2008

Year in Review-2

Year in Review-2

Year in Review 2009

PBS Year in Review 2009–2010

PBS Year in Review 2009–2010

Year in Review 2010

PBS Year in Review 2010–2011-0

PBS Year in Review 2010–2011-0

Year in Review 2011

PBS Year in Review 2011–2012

PBS Year in Review 2011–2012

Year in Review 2012

PBS Year in Review 2012–2013

PBS Year in Review 2012–2013

Year in Review 2013

PBS Year in Review 2013–2014-0

PBS Year in Review 2013–2014-0

Year in Review 2014

PBS Year in Review 2014–2015

PBS Year in Review 2014–2015

Year in Review 2015

PBS Year in Review 2015–2016

PBS Year in Review 2015–2016

Year in Review 2016

PBS Year in Review 2016–2017

PBS Year in Review 2016–2017

Year in Review 2017

KLRN Year in Review 2018

KLRN Year in Review 2018

Year in Review 2018

PBS Year in Review Promo (2019–present) (Uncut; with HQ sound)

PBS Year in Review Promo (2019–present) (Uncut; with HQ sound)

Year in Review 2019 (UNCUT)

KLRN 2019 Year In Review National

KLRN 2019 Year In Review National

Year in Review 2019

PBS Year in Review 2018–2019 (November 2019 UPDATE)-1596739477

PBS Year in Review 2018–2019 (November 2019 UPDATE)-1596739477

PBS Year in Review Promo (2020–present) (Uncut w HQ sound; RE-UPLOADED after 95 views)-1

PBS Year in Review Promo (2020–present) (Uncut w HQ sound; RE-UPLOADED after 95 views)-1

PBS Year in Review 2019–2020 (WCMU)-0

PBS Year in Review 2019–2020 (WCMU)-0

Year in Review 2020 (WCMU)

Compilation

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2014)

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2014)

Compliation (2014)

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2015)-0

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2015)-0

Compliation (2015)

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2016)-0

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2016)-0

Compliation (2016)

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2017)

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2017)

Compliation (2017)

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2020; WCMU)

PBS Year in Review and Season Sizzle Compilation (2020; WCMU)

Compliation (2020; WCMU)

PBS Year in Review Compilation (2008–present)

PBS Year in Review Compilation (2008–present)

Compliation (Year in Review)

References

2008

Ken Burns Review 2008: https://www.inquirer.com/philly/hot_topics/20070906_Not_a_wealth_of_good_shows__but_a_few_nuggets__old_and_new.html

History Review 2008a: https://nypost.com/2008/02/06/whos-your-great-great-granddaddy/

History Review 2008b: https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2008-01-13-0801140207-story.html

Science Review 2008: https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/2007/11/13/Tuned-In-Dover-case-presented-in-dramatic-special/stories/200711130188

2009

History Review 2009a: https://docuwallahs2.yahoogroups.narkive.com/iDiGBbUr/tune-in-tonight-six-part-series-story-of-india-explores-10-000-years-of-history

History Review 2009b: https://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/17/required-viewing-monarchy-the-royal-family-at-work/

Kids Review 2009: https://www.newsweek.com/pbs-relaunching-retro-fave-electric-company-78025

History Review 2009c: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2008-10-22-0810210307-story.html

News Review 2009: https://www.baltimoresun.com/bs-mtblog-2009-02-60_minutes_world_savings_pelle-story.html

Science Review 2009b: https://www.pressreader.com/usa/new-york-daily-news/20080625/282759172427788

Arts Review 2009: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-xpm-2009-03-25-stayingin0325-art-story.html

2010

Ken Burns Review 2010: http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/tv/ken-burns-talks-about-his-national-parks-documentary/

News Review 2010: https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/frontline-s-card-game-a-matter-of-life-and-debt-1.1613852

History Review 2010a: https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/movies_tv/article_f7f6a7d1-41bd-597a-8275-dbffb087875a.html

2011

Arts Review 2011a: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/06/03/a-beatle-meets-barack/

Kids Review 2011: http://www.baltimoresun.com/zap-wild-kratts-story-story.html

App Review 2011: https://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/3_for_cutting_the_cable

Drama Review 2011a: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/TV-review-Fresh-dose-of-fun-in-Sherlock-3248989.php

Drama Review 2011b: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-original-review-downton-abbey-20110108-story.html

History Review 2011: https://www.baltimoresun.com/bs-mtblog-2011-01-the_biggest_controversies_for-story.html

Science Review 2011: https://www.pressreader.com/canada/times-colonist/20110209/285812894891158

Arts Review 2011b/Film Review 2011: https://www.imdb.com/review/rw2321316/?ref_=tt_urv

Ken Burns Review 2011: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/ken-burns-hits-park-sequel-1994-baseball-article-1.441339

Arts Review 2011c/Documentary Review 2011: https://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/11/02/arts/television/03circus-slide-show.html

2012

Documentary Review 2012: https://ew.com/article/2011/10/26/steve-jobs-pbs-documentary/

News Review 2012: http://archive.jsonline.com/entertainment/tvradio/pbs-to-air-milwaukee-ballets-peter-pan-in-april-b99144615z1-232594371.html

Drama Review 2012: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-downtonabbey/downton-abbey-brings-cool-tv-crowd-to-americas-pbs-idUSTRE81710Z20120208

Kids Review 2012: http://losangelesstory.blogspot.com/2012/03/coming-attractions-tributes-to-dr-seuss.html

Science Review 2012: http://www.newstribune.com/news/news/story/2011/nov/02/fabric-cosmos-takes-viewers-wild-ride/554423/

Arts Review 2012: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2011/10/14/PBS-still-a-leader-in-fine-arts-programming/stories/201110140180

Ken Burns 2012: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/10-post-tca-broadcast-buzz-221560

2013

Beginning Review 2013: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/pbs-downton-abbey-sherlock-emmys-352843

Drama Review 2013a: https://web.archive.org/web/20150427000523/https://ew.com/article/2012/09/30/call-the-midwife-series-debut/

Kids Review 2013: https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2012/10/26/Tuned-In-Munsters-reboot-a-fun-Halloween-treat/stories/201210260201

News Review 2013: http://www.tvworthwatching.com/post/PBS-Shapiro.aspx

Ken Burns Review 2013: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-xpm-2012-nov-17-la-et-st-dust-bowl-20121117-story.html

2014

History Review 2014: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/08/27/bianco-critics-corner-august-27/2700169/

News Review 2014a: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-gwen-ifill-judy-woodruff-pbs-newshour-20130806-story.html

News Review 2014b: http://keepingscore.blogs.time.com/2013/10/07/new-book-and-pbs-documentary-details-nfls-concussion-denial/

Drama Review 2014a: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jacelacob/sherlock-the-empty-hearse-season-3-review

Kids Review 2014a: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2013/10/07/peg-cat-pbs-kids/

Kids Review 2014b: https://www.wfyi.org/files/wfyi/files/pnc-presents-pbs-kids-in-the-park-hosted-by-wfyi-2014-program.pdf

Drama Review 2014b: https://ew.com/article/2013/12/30/this-weeks-cover-downton-abbey-winter-tv-preview/

Network Review 2014: https://www.buzzfeed.com/dstein/10-reasons-why-90s-kids-should-still-love-pbs-e37w

2015

Beginning Review 2015 and News Review 2015: https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/zurawik/bal-frontline-chilling-revealing-look-isis-pbs-20141028-story.html

Ken Burns Review 2015: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/opinion/roosevelts-to-the-rescue.html

Kids Review 2015a: http://www.mommymaestra.com/2014/11/dont-miss-premiere-of-odd-squad.html

Digital Review 2015a: https://newmediarockstars.com/2014/09/were-obsessed-with-the-pbs-idea-channel/

Digital Review 2015b: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-how-we-got-to-now-review-20141014-column.html

Drama Review 2015a: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/04/pbs-wolf-hall-is-a-masterpiece-indeed/389673/

Drama Review 2015b: https://www.wsj.com/articles/tv-review-the-soldier-vicar-lover-sleuth-of-grantchester-1421380788

Drama Review 2015c: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/downton-abbey-retains-magic-season-article-1.2059841

Arts Review 2015: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2015/01/19/tca-annie-lennox-pbs-great-performances/

Science Review 2015: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/earth-a-new-wild-pbs-with_b_6566420

2016

Beginning Review 2016: https://www.thewrap.com/indian-summers-review-pbs-new-period-piece-is-soapy-sexy-goodness/

Science Review 2016: https://gizmodo.com/a-reality-tv-show-starring-sea-otters-is-taking-the-int-1727863886

Drama Review 2016a: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/20/arts/television/review-poldark-on-pbss-masterpiece.html

Drama Review 2016b: https://www.thewrap.com/mercy-street-review-pbs-ridley-scott-civil-war-series-is-masterfully-made/

News Review 2016: https://tv.avclub.com/as-baseball-reaches-its-climax-basketball-begins-1798285851

History Review 2016b: https://web.archive.org/web/20171205113025/http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bal-roots-and-identity-20160108-story.html

Arts Review 2016: https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/theater/billy-elliot-the-musical-live-review-as-good-as-it-gets-1.10994013

2017

Beginning and Conclusion Review 2017: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/tim-goodmans-tca-journal-no-915615

News Review 2017: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/it-wasnt-all-bad-here-were-the-medias-13-best-moments-of-campaign-2016/2016/11/04/98d3811a-a1eb-11e6-8832-23a007c77bb4_story.html

History Review 2017: https://www.dailynews.com/2016/11/11/black-america-since-mlk-looks-at-changing-african-american-lives/

Drama Review 2017: https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/news/a23837/victoria-exclusive-first-look/

Reality-Competition Review 2017: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-top-10-television-blake-20161218-story.html

History Review 2017b: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-command-control-mov-rev-1007-20161006-story.html

Arts Review 2017a: https://www.thecalifornian.com/story/life/2016/12/10/weekend-tv-disney-hits-mary-poppins-frozen/95131622/

Science Review 2017: https://www.wsj.com/articles/spy-in-the-wild-a-nature-miniseries-review-robots-infiltrate-the-animal-kingdom-1485468375

Arts Review 2017b: https://www.salon.com/2016/10/19/hamiltons-america-takes-us-into-the-rooms-where-it-happened/

2018

News Review 2018: https://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/28/cutting-funds-for-public-broadcasting-would-hurt-colorado/

Science Review 2018a: https://www.expressnews.com/lifestyle/article/S-A-man-key-to-Voyager-space-missions-featured-11947245.php

Science Review 2018b: https://www.tvovermind.com/watching-new-pbs-show-wild-alaska-live/

Ken Burns Review 2018: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/arts/television/review-ken-burns-the-vietnam-war-pbs.html

Drama Review 2018: https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/specials/winter-arts/2018/01/30/its-second-season-victoria-reigns-supreme/BLzmWYpr4VCV1Sz0Wu7SAK/story.html

Kids Review 2018: https://www.scarymommy.com/twitch-streams-free-mister-rogers-marathon/

Arts Review 2018: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Looks-Back-at-FALSETTOS-in-Honor-of-Tonights-PBS-Debut-20171027

Conclusion Review 2018: https://bookriot.com/2017/08/07/the-great-american-book/

2019

Kids Review 2019: https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/what-to-watch-with-your-kids-lets-go-luna-kung-fu-panda-the-paws-of-destiny-and-more/2018/11/28/ef98cd0c-f01d-11e8-96d4-0d23f2aaad09_story.html

News Review 2019: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bs-fe-zontv-trump-showdown-frontline-pbs-20180926-story.html

Science Review 2019: https://web.archive.org/web/20190902183941/http://www.pbs.org/sponsorship/programs/nature/ (Find this on "Praise the Nature" section)

History Review 2019: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-native-america-review-20181019-story.html

Drama Review 2019: https://collider.com/les-miserables-review-pbs/

Arts Review 2019: https://slate.com/culture/2018/09/american-in-paris-musical-review.html

Conclusion Review 2019: https://variety.com/2018/tv/columns/pbs-tca-2018-ann-curry-finding-your-roots-1202892459/

2020

Kids Review 2020: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/arts/television/molly-of-denali-alaska-native-pbs.html

Ken Burns Review 2020: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/ken-burns-country-music-history-doc-878470/

News Review 2020a: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/for-sama-receives-academy-award-nomination-for-best-documentary-feature/

Drama Review 2020: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/aug/26/poldark-final-episode-review-as-gloriously-hammy-and-cheesy-as-a-croque-monsieur

Science Review 2020: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/review-expedition-steve-backshall-inspire-16608291

History Review 2020: https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/chasing-the-moon-review-1.33335284

News Review 2020b: https://web.archive.org/web/20200630090100/https://www.tvguide.com/news/10-shows-to-learn-everything-about-coronavirus-pandemic-covid/

Arts Review 2020: https://theatretastic.com/2019/12/12/the-king-and-i-2/

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