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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
Grantchester
Grantchester
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
NOVA
NOVA
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Motorweek
Motorweek
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Caillou
Caillou
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Nature
Nature
The Italian Americans
The Italian Americans
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
This Old House
This Old House
American Experience
American Experience
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
The Paradise
The Paradise
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
Super Why!
Super Why!
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
At the Movies
At the Movies
Frontline
Frontline
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Through Deaf Eyes
Through Deaf Eyes
A Path Appears
A Path Appears
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Washington Week
Washington Week
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Endeavour
Endeavour
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
The Manners of Downton Abbey
The Manners of Downton Abbey
History Detectives
History Detectives
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered
American Masters
American Masters
Earth: A New Wild
Earth: A New Wild
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Roadtrip Nation
Roadtrip Nation
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Degrassi High
Degrassi High
Red Rock Serenade
Red Rock Serenade
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
Black in Latin America
Black in Latin America
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Empires
Empires
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
Upstairs Downstairs (2011)
Upstairs Downstairs (2011)
Comet Encounter
Comet Encounter
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
The March
The March
The Life of Muhammad
The Life of Muhammad
African American History
African American History
The Story of India
The Story of India
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
Essential Pepin
Essential Pepin
The Sprout Sharing Show
The Sprout Sharing Show
Arthur
Arthur
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Great Performances
Great Performances
Makers
Makers
Conquistadors
Conquistadors
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Cosmos
Cosmos
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Caillou at Play
Caillou at Play
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance
Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance
Food Forward
Food Forward
How Sherlock Changed the World
How Sherlock Changed the World
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
The Buddha
The Buddha
My Music
My Music
The French Chef with Julia Child
The French Chef with Julia Child
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
NOVA: Becoming Human
NOVA: Becoming Human
Angelina Ballerina
Angelina Ballerina
Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate
Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate
Timothy Goes to School
Timothy Goes to School
Life on Fire
Life on Fire
The Electric Company (2009)
The Electric Company (2009)
Bill Moyers Journal
Bill Moyers Journal
Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild
Craft In America
Craft In America
Pioneers of Television
Pioneers of Television
More Barney Songs
More Barney Songs
The Jewish People: A Story of Survival
The Jewish People: A Story of Survival
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
Thomas & Friends: Go Go Thomas
Thomas & Friends: Go Go Thomas
Eat, Fast and Live Longer with Michael Mosley
Eat, Fast and Live Longer with Michael Mosley
Birdsong
Birdsong
Carrier
Carrier
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Ground War
Ground War
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
POV
POV
Pajanimals
Pajanimals
Latino Americans
Latino Americans
Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield
Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield
Time Scanners
Time Scanners
American Experience: We Shall Remain
American Experience: We Shall Remain
The Klondike Gold Rush
The Klondike Gold Rush
The Good Night Show
The Good Night Show
The Let's Go Show
The Let's Go Show
Julia Child
Julia Child
Secrets of the Manor House
Secrets of the Manor House
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Bob the Builder: On Site: Roads & Bridges
Bob the Builder: On Site: Roads & Bridges
Fireman Sam: Mighty Mountain Heroes
Fireman Sam: Mighty Mountain Heroes
God in America
God in America
Soundstage
Soundstage
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
Barney's Dino Dancin' Tunes
Barney's Dino Dancin' Tunes
The Electric Company 1970s
The Electric Company 1970s
Masterpiece Classic: The Diary of Anne Frank
Masterpiece Classic: The Diary of Anne Frank
Ken Burns: America
Ken Burns: America
Barney: Sing & Dance with Barney
Barney: Sing & Dance with Barney
Super Why!: Royal Reading
Super Why!: Royal Reading
Inequality in America
Inequality in America
Wild Kratts: Bugs!
Wild Kratts: Bugs!
Saving the Bay
Saving the Bay
PBS KIDS: Winter Wonderland
PBS KIDS: Winter Wonderland
Sesame Street Music & Fun Collection
Sesame Street Music & Fun Collection
The Furchester Hotel
The Furchester Hotel
Circus
Circus
Bob the Builder: The Big Game
Bob the Builder: The Big Game
How Art Made The World
How Art Made The World
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Monkey See Monkey Do
Monkey See Monkey Do
Bob the Builder: Dizzy's Favorite Adventures
Bob the Builder: Dizzy's Favorite Adventures
Manor House
Manor House
Live From the Artists Den
Live From the Artists Den
The Search for Josiah Henson
The Search for Josiah Henson
Need to Know
Need to Know
Brain Fitness
Brain Fitness
Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Caillou: Caillou Cooks and Other Stories
Caillou: Caillou Cooks and Other Stories
Peg + Cat: Totally Rockin' Problems!
Peg + Cat: Totally Rockin' Problems!
The Making Of A Lady
The Making Of A Lady
Barney's Adventure Bus
Barney's Adventure Bus
The Mighty Jungle
The Mighty Jungle
Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine
Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine
Time Team America
Time Team America
Barney's Read with Me / Dance with Me
Barney's Read with Me / Dance with Me
Kipper: Friendship Tails
Kipper: Friendship Tails
The Reagan Presidency
The Reagan Presidency
Plaza Sesamo
Plaza Sesamo
Martha Speaks: Martha Goes to School
Martha Speaks: Martha Goes to School
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Coming Back with Wes Moore
Coming Back with Wes Moore
400 Years of the Telescope
400 Years of the Telescope
Ken Burns: The Address
Ken Burns: The Address
Secrets of Highclere Castle
Secrets of Highclere Castle
Pioneers of Television, Robin Williams Remembered
Pioneers of Television, Robin Williams Remembered
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