PBS tries out 3 shows on Net


PBS is using the Internet to premiere three new science series and have online viewers determine which one will eventually go on to a television debut.

Available via free streaming video on pbs.org and as free video podcasts on Apple's iTunes on Jan. 1 are "Wired Science," a production of KCET Los Angeles in association with Wired magazine, "Science Investigators," from WGBH Boston and Lion TV; and "22nd Century," a co-production of Boston Science Communications, Inc. and Towers Productions in collaboration with Twin Cities Public Television.

The PBS television broadcasts begin Jan. 3rd with online votes determining which series will have a 10-week run next fall.