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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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Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Poldark (2015)
Poldark (2015)
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
Motorweek
Motorweek
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
NOVA
NOVA
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Nature
Nature
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Caillou
Caillou
American Experience
American Experience
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
This Old House
This Old House
Frontline
Frontline
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
First Peoples
First Peoples
At the Movies
At the Movies
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Endeavour
Endeavour
Washington Week
Washington Week
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Grantchester
Grantchester
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Super Why!
Super Why!
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
The Story of India
The Story of India
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
American Masters
American Masters
History Detectives
History Detectives
Great Performances
Great Performances
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Battle for the Elephants
Battle for the Elephants
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Pajanimals
Pajanimals
Arthur
Arthur
Red Rock Serenade
Red Rock Serenade
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
The Paradise
The Paradise
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Food Forward
Food Forward
Everyday Edisons
Everyday Edisons
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
Empires
Empires
Theater
Theater
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Degrassi High
Degrassi High
NOVA: Becoming Human
NOVA: Becoming Human
Wild Kratts: Bugs!
Wild Kratts: Bugs!
Raw to Ready
Raw to Ready
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
The Italian Americans
The Italian Americans
The Good Night Show
The Good Night Show
Monkey See Monkey Do
Monkey See Monkey Do
The Mark Twain Prize
The Mark Twain Prize
The Buddha
The Buddha
The Electric Company (2009)
The Electric Company (2009)
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
How Sherlock Changed the World
How Sherlock Changed the World