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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
Endeavour
Endeavour
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Caillou
Caillou
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Grantchester
Grantchester
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
NOVA
NOVA
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Poldark
Poldark
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
This Old House
This Old House
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Home Fires
Home Fires
Super Why!
Super Why!
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
American Experience
American Experience
Nature
Nature
Motorweek
Motorweek
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
American Masters
American Masters
Washington Week
Washington Week
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Shop
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Frontline
Frontline
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Vicious
Vicious
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Arthur
Arthur
Theater
Theater
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Paradise
The Paradise
The Electric Company 1970s
The Electric Company 1970s
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Pajanimals
Pajanimals
Clifford's Puppy Days
Clifford's Puppy Days
Mercy Street
Mercy Street
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
BBQ with Franklin
BBQ with Franklin
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
Life on the Reef
Life on the Reef
In Defense of Food
In Defense of Food
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art in the Twenty-First Century
POV
POV
Pioneers of Television
Pioneers of Television
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail
Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Closer to Truth
Closer to Truth
Empires
Empires
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
Degrassi High
Degrassi High
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Franny's Feet
Franny's Feet
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild
Plaza Sesamo
Plaza Sesamo
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
World Channel
World Channel
The Good Night Show
The Good Night Show
Roary the Racing Car
Roary the Racing Car
Live From the Artists Den
Live From the Artists Den
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Barney: Songs from the Park
Barney: Songs from the Park
Sesame Street: Classics
Sesame Street: Classics
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog
My Music
My Music