Learning & Education TV Shows

About Learning & Education

As cable channels like The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel have left their original educational missions behind in a quest for ratings and filled their schedules with reality and pseudoscience programming, it's become more and more difficult to find truly educational programming on television.

Despite regular assaults on its funding, though, the Public Broadcasting System remains a source of truly elucidating TV, and network specials such as "Cosmos" occasionally venture into the land of the legitimately informative. Here the approach is generally a popularizing one, with charismatic hosts such as Neil de Grasse Tyson and Bill Nye translating hard science into a fun form that's easily digested by a mainstream audience.

The rise in popularity of the TEDTalks series of video lectures has also stoked a mainstream interest in educational programming. Although many of the TEDTalks topics veer toward soft sciences, business topics and pop psychology, genuinely informative talks on topics in science, engineering, design, the environment and technology have a place in the series, too.

This genre also includes stand-alone video series that educate viewers on specific topics, such as software applications, music and other niche areas. These series provide step-by-step instruction intended to expose beginners to the topics and teach them specialized skills.

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Get Out
Get Out
The Profit
The Profit
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
TUT
TUT
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
It's Sew Easy
It's Sew Easy
The Fresh Beat Band
The Fresh Beat Band
Pocoyo
Pocoyo
Crashbox
Crashbox
Super Why!
Super Why!
Bob Ross - The Joy of Painting
Bob Ross - The Joy of Painting
Sid the Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Threesome
Threesome
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Beakman's World
Beakman's World
How to Play Guitar: Beginning Guitar 101
How to Play Guitar: Beginning Guitar 101
Stories from the Vaults
Stories from the Vaults
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Electric Company (2009)
The Electric Company (2009)
World's Worst Teens
World's Worst Teens
Signing Time
Signing Time
Bear Whisperer
Bear Whisperer
Get Schooled
Get Schooled
Craft In America
Craft In America
Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
Schoolhouse Rock: Earth
Schoolhouse Rock: Earth
SciQ
SciQ
EDGE series
EDGE series
Discovery Survival
Discovery Survival
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Money Track
Money Track
Weather: Caught on Camera
Weather: Caught on Camera
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
How to Survive the End of the World
How to Survive the End of the World
TEDTalks: Trust Me
TEDTalks: Trust Me
Getting Started with OS X Mountain Lion (Institutional Use)
Getting Started with OS X Mountain Lion (Institutional Use)
Wiser Together Video Bible Study by Bill Hybels
Wiser Together Video Bible Study by Bill Hybels
The Jesus I Never Knew Video Bible Study
The Jesus I Never Knew Video Bible Study
The Bible Jesus Read
The Bible Jesus Read
Counting With Paula
Counting With Paula
Wingman
Wingman
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Don't Be A Victim
Don't Be A Victim
Howdini
Howdini
Life on the Line
Life on the Line
It's Everybody's Business with Jack & Suzy Welch
It's Everybody's Business with Jack & Suzy Welch
NBC News Presents: Black History Month 2010
NBC News Presents: Black History Month 2010
The Cosmos: A Beginner's Guide
The Cosmos: A Beginner's Guide
How to Play Guitar: Country Music
How to Play Guitar: Country Music
Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas - Writers
Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas - Writers
Bill Moyers: The Language of Life
Bill Moyers: The Language of Life
Explore Our World
Explore Our World
Battle Tech
Battle Tech
Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk
Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk
The New Recruits
The New Recruits
Money Class
Money Class
Discovery Networks Sampler
Discovery Networks Sampler
Who's Been Sleeping In My House?
Who's Been Sleeping In My House?
Howdini Beauty
Howdini Beauty
Howdini Green Living
Howdini Green Living
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Howdini Entertaining
Howdini Entertaining
Howdini Home & Garden
Howdini Home & Garden
Howdini Sex & Romance
Howdini Sex & Romance
Howdini Jobs & Money
Howdini Jobs & Money
Howdini Weddings
Howdini Weddings
Howdini Holidays
Howdini Holidays
Howdini Pets
Howdini Pets
Howdini Bambini
Howdini Bambini
From Martha's Home
From Martha's Home
Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas II--Great Thinkers
Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas II--Great Thinkers
Martha Stewart Weddings
Martha Stewart Weddings
Phobias: Facing Our Fears
Phobias: Facing Our Fears
Valentine Celebrations
Valentine Celebrations
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Matt Damon Goes on Strike!
Matt Damon Goes on Strike!
From Martha's Garden
From Martha's Garden
Ultimate How Tos
Ultimate How Tos
Howcast Home
Howcast Home
Howcast Money & Education
Howcast Money & Education
Summer Celebrations
Summer Celebrations
Ever Wondered?
Ever Wondered?
The Men 7 Show
The Men 7 Show
Cruises To A World Of Discovery
Cruises To A World Of Discovery
Introduction to Lighting for Film & Video
Introduction to Lighting for Film & Video
Complete Training for Final Cut Pro X (Insitutiional Use)
Complete Training for Final Cut Pro X (Insitutiional Use)
Complete Training for eyeon Fusion 6
Complete Training for eyeon Fusion 6
Complete Training for Avid Studio (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Avid Studio (Institutional Use)
Basic Training for Adobe CS4 Production Premium
Basic Training for Adobe CS4 Production Premium
Complete Training for Pinnacle Studio 14 & 15
Complete Training for Pinnacle Studio 14 & 15
Complete Training for Avid Media Composer & Symphony 6 (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Avid Media Composer & Symphony 6 (Institutional Use)
A Guide to Copyright for Media Artists and Educators
A Guide to Copyright for Media Artists and Educators
Complete Training for Adobe Illustrator CS6 & CC
Complete Training for Adobe Illustrator CS6 & CC
Advanced Training for Apple Color (Institutional Use)
Advanced Training for Apple Color (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 (Institutorial Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 (Institutorial Use)