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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
Endeavour
Endeavour
Poldark
Poldark
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Mercy Street
Mercy Street
Nature
Nature
American Experience
American Experience
NOVA
NOVA
This Old House
This Old House
Grantchester
Grantchester
Empires
Empires
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
American Masters
American Masters
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Arthur
Arthur
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Frontline
Frontline
Theater
Theater
Washington Week
Washington Week
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Motorweek
Motorweek
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Great Performances
Great Performances
Splash and Bubbles
Splash and Bubbles
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Vicious
Vicious
The Klondike Gold Rush
The Klondike Gold Rush
Angelina Ballerina
Angelina Ballerina
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
World Channel
World Channel
Home Fires
Home Fires
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Great Decisions in Foreign Policy
Great Decisions in Foreign Policy
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Shop
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
NOVA: Becoming Human
NOVA: Becoming Human
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ellie's Real Good Food
Growing a Greener World
Growing a Greener World
dirtgirlworld
dirtgirlworld
Ken Burns: American Lives
Ken Burns: American Lives
Anno 1790
Anno 1790
Life on Fire
Life on Fire
Robert MacNeil Reports: Autism Now
Robert MacNeil Reports: Autism Now
Obesity In America
Obesity In America
Manor House
Manor House
Inequality in America
Inequality in America
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Secrets Of Iconic British Estates
Secrets Of Iconic British Estates
Secrets of London
Secrets of London
Breathless
Breathless
Secrets of Highclere Castle
Secrets of Highclere Castle
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
Great Estates Scotland
Great Estates Scotland
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
The Manners of Downton Abbey
The Manners of Downton Abbey
First Peoples
First Peoples
The Widower
The Widower
American Experience: Space Men
American Experience: Space Men
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
Kratts' Creatures
Kratts' Creatures
Southwest Living
Southwest Living
Arthur and George
Arthur and George
A Year in Space
A Year in Space
David Holt's State of Music
David Holt's State of Music
Shakespeare's Tomb
Shakespeare's Tomb
Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen
WordWorld: MusicWorld
WordWorld: MusicWorld
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Ken Burns: Prohibition