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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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Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
The Paradise
The Paradise
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
NOVA
NOVA
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Motorweek
Motorweek
This Old House
This Old House
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Nature
Nature
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
American Experience
American Experience
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
Frontline
Frontline
Caillou
Caillou
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Endeavour
Endeavour
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Super Why!
Super Why!
At the Movies
At the Movies
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
American Masters
American Masters
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Through Deaf Eyes
Through Deaf Eyes
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
History Detectives
History Detectives
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Bill Moyers Journal
Bill Moyers Journal
Washington Week
Washington Week
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
Cosmos
Cosmos
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
Carrier
Carrier
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art in the Twenty-First Century
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Birdsong
Birdsong
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Great Performances
Great Performances
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
The Let's Go Show
The Let's Go Show
The March
The March
Breathless
Breathless
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald
The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
Empires
Empires
Arthur
Arthur
Made in Spain
Made in Spain
Conquistadors
Conquistadors
Craft In America
Craft In America
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Black in Latin America
Black in Latin America
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
The Life of Muhammad
The Life of Muhammad
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
Sesame Street Counting Collection
Sesame Street Counting Collection