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About PBS

The Public Broadcasting Service in 1970 as a project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, an entity created in 1967 by the federal government of the United States. PBS is a broadcast television network, but it operates differently than commercial broadcast networks. PBS member stations, which are often run by local non-profit organizations or universities, purchase the right to broadcast programming that is distributed by PBS, and local stations supplement that programming with locally produced content and shows produced by third parties.

PBS programming has traditionally focused much more on the arts, education, news and informational programming than have the commercial broadcast networks. Popular science programs such as "Nova" and "Nature," performance programs such as "Austin City Limits" and "Soundstage," news programs such as "NewsHour" and "Frontline," and dramatic productions like "Masterpiece Theatre" have long been the mainstays of PBS programming. Other programs like "Antiques Roadshow" and the period drama series "Downton Abbey" have found wide mainstream success that rivals the popularity of commercial programs.

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Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Caillou
Caillou
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Poldark
Poldark
Endeavour
Endeavour
This Old House
This Old House
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
Super Why!
Super Why!
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Motorweek
Motorweek
Arthur
Arthur
Home Fires
Home Fires
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
NOVA
NOVA
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
American Experience
American Experience
The Paradise
The Paradise
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Grantchester
Grantchester
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Frontline
Frontline
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
American Masters
American Masters
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Wild Kratts: Bugs!
Wild Kratts: Bugs!
Vicious
Vicious
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Washington Week
Washington Week
Degrassi High
Degrassi High
Empires
Empires
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
Closer to Truth
Closer to Truth
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Nature
Nature
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Great Performances
Great Performances
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
I'll Have What Phil's Having
I'll Have What Phil's Having
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
Bob the Builder: Building Buddies
Bob the Builder: Building Buddies
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
The Greeks
The Greeks
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Theater
Theater
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ellie's Real Good Food
The Buddha
The Buddha
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
The Good Night Show
The Good Night Show
The Mighty Jungle
The Mighty Jungle
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
Timothy Goes to School
Timothy Goes to School
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
My Music
My Music
Between the Lions
Between the Lions
POV
POV
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Cosmos
Cosmos
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Bill Moyers Journal
Bill Moyers Journal
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
American Experience: The Presidents
American Experience: The Presidents
Fifi and the Flowertots
Fifi and the Flowertots