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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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Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Nature
Nature
Caillou
Caillou
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
NOVA
NOVA
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Mercy Street
Mercy Street
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Motorweek
Motorweek
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
At the Movies
At the Movies
American Experience
American Experience
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Endeavour
Endeavour
This Old House
This Old House
Super Why!
Super Why!
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Grantchester
Grantchester
African American History
African American History
Poldark (2015)
Poldark (2015)
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Frontline
Frontline
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
American Masters
American Masters
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
The Klondike Gold Rush
The Klondike Gold Rush
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
The Paradise
The Paradise
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Shop
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
The Electric Company (2009)
The Electric Company (2009)
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
Empires
Empires
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
More Barney Songs
More Barney Songs
Vicious
Vicious
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
POV
POV
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
Live From the Artists Den
Live From the Artists Den
Essential Pepin
Essential Pepin
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
Washington Week
Washington Week
In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize
Theater
Theater
Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
BBQ with Franklin
BBQ with Franklin
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Thomas & Friends: Best of Thomas
Thomas & Friends: Best of Thomas
Triumph at Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in America
Triumph at Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in America
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
The Life of Muhammad
The Life of Muhammad
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The Manners of Downton Abbey
The Manners of Downton Abbey
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
Arthur
Arthur
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
How Sherlock Changed the World
How Sherlock Changed the World
Roadtrip Nation
Roadtrip Nation