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PBS to Air TED Talk on Education With Bill Gates, Geoffrey Canada

First TED Talk for television will also feature Sir Ken Robinson

PBS will air the first TED Talk produced for television, an education special featuring Bill Gates, Geoffrey Canada and Sir Ken Robinson, the network announced.

"TED Talks Education" will air Tuesday, April 16, the same night PBS will air the film "The Central Park Five," about five young men falsely accused in an attack on a jogger in 1989.

Microsoft founder and philanthopist Gates, author and educator Robinson, and social activist and educator Canada will record the special on April 4 at the Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Friday, April 4. It will be produced by WNET and Ted Talks.

TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit devoted to "ideas worth spreading." The group's TED Talks have become an online phenomenon thanks to their mix of data, video, humor and anecdotes to introduce innovative ideas.