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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
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Poldark (2015)
Poldark (2015)
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Motorweek
Motorweek
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
NOVA
NOVA
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Caillou
Caillou
Nature
Nature
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Vicious
Vicious
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
At the Movies
At the Movies
American Pharaoh
American Pharaoh
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Frontline
Frontline
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
This Old House
This Old House
Super Why!
Super Why!
First Peoples
First Peoples
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
History Detectives
History Detectives
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
American Experience
American Experience
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Grantchester
Grantchester
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Washington Week
Washington Week
Arthur
Arthur
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Thomas & Friends: Railway Friends
Thomas & Friends: Railway Friends
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
Endeavour
Endeavour
The Paradise
The Paradise
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
POV
POV
Food Forward
Food Forward
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
American Masters
American Masters
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
Empires
Empires
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald
The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
Thomas & Friends: Go Go Thomas
Thomas & Friends: Go Go Thomas
Wild Kratts: Bugs!
Wild Kratts: Bugs!
Maya & Miguel
Maya & Miguel
Red Rock Serenade
Red Rock Serenade
Reading Rainbow, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Reading Rainbow, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Cosmos
Cosmos
Great Performances
Great Performances
The Electric Company 1970s
The Electric Company 1970s
The Sprout Sharing Show
The Sprout Sharing Show
Pajanimals
Pajanimals
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Barney's Best Manners
Barney's Best Manners
The French Chef with Julia Child
The French Chef with Julia Child
Super Skyscrapers
Super Skyscrapers
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
The Italian Americans
The Italian Americans
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
The Good Night Show
The Good Night Show
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
Monkey See Monkey Do
Monkey See Monkey Do
Pioneers of Television
Pioneers of Television
The Electric Company (2009)
The Electric Company (2009)