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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It's Sew Easy
It's Sew Easy
Bob Ross - The Joy of Painting
Bob Ross - The Joy of Painting
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
The Profit
The Profit
TUT
TUT
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Crashbox
Crashbox
Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas - Writers
Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas - Writers
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Everyday Language
Everyday Language
How Cities Work
How Cities Work
Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature
Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature
Counting With Paula
Counting With Paula
How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy
How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Wireshark - Network Protocol Analyzer
Wireshark - Network Protocol Analyzer
Pentesting Tools
Pentesting Tools
Conscious Love Stories
Conscious Love Stories
Marketing Fundamentals
Marketing Fundamentals
Working with Active Directory
Working with Active Directory
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
Filmmaker IQ
Filmmaker IQ
Calm Mind Healthy Body - Calm Your Mind, Improve Your Mindset And Feel Better Without Medication
Calm Mind Healthy Body - Calm Your Mind, Improve Your Mindset And Feel Better Without Medication
How to Influence People with Psychology
How to Influence People with Psychology
Instagram Marketing Excellence
Instagram Marketing Excellence
Things Green
Things Green
An Entire MBA in 1 Course by an Award Winning Business School Professor, Venture Capitalist & Author
An Entire MBA in 1 Course by an Award Winning Business School Professor, Venture Capitalist & Author
Book Of Poems: You Are Vol.1
Book Of Poems: You Are Vol.1
Scaling Back - Discover How To Simplify and De-clutter Your Life And Enjoy The Things That Really Matter
Scaling Back - Discover How To Simplify and De-clutter Your Life And Enjoy The Things That Really Matter
Beginning Guitar Lessons
Beginning Guitar Lessons
The Cosmic Onion
The Cosmic Onion
Organized Mind - Discover The Step-By-Step System To Overcoming Information Overload And Staying Organized!
Organized Mind - Discover The Step-By-Step System To Overcoming Information Overload And Staying Organized!
Windows 10 - Training
Windows 10 - Training
The GiggleBellies - Monster Truck Learning
The GiggleBellies - Monster Truck Learning
Mastering The SAT Series
Mastering The SAT Series
Driven
Driven
Geometry
Geometry
How to Play Guitar: Beginning Guitar 101
How to Play Guitar: Beginning Guitar 101
The Fresh Beat Band
The Fresh Beat Band
Sid the Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid
Wingman
Wingman
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Life on the Line
Life on the Line
The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Super Why!
Super Why!
Pocoyo
Pocoyo
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Bear Whisperer
Bear Whisperer
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Get Schooled
Get Schooled
Don't Be A Victim
Don't Be A Victim
Howdini
Howdini
Craft In America
Craft In America
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
Gettysburg
Gettysburg
The Cosmos: A Beginner's Guide
The Cosmos: A Beginner's Guide
How to Play Guitar: Country Music
How to Play Guitar: Country Music
World's Worst Teens
World's Worst Teens
Bill Moyers: The Language of Life
Bill Moyers: The Language of Life
Get Out
Get Out
Schoolhouse Rock: Earth
Schoolhouse Rock: Earth
Stories from the Vaults
Stories from the Vaults
SciQ
SciQ
Explore Our World
Explore Our World
Battle Tech
Battle Tech
Beakman's World
Beakman's World
EDGE series
EDGE series
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
Discovery Survival
Discovery Survival
Phobias: Facing Our Fears
Phobias: Facing Our Fears
Valentine Celebrations
Valentine Celebrations
Signing Time
Signing Time
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Matt Damon Goes on Strike!
Matt Damon Goes on Strike!
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
From Martha's Garden
From Martha's Garden