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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
Grantchester
Grantchester
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
NOVA
NOVA
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Caillou
Caillou
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Nature
Nature
Frontline
Frontline
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Motorweek
Motorweek
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
American Experience
American Experience
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Poldark
Poldark
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
This Old House
This Old House
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Endeavour
Endeavour
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Empires
Empires
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Super Why!
Super Why!
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
History Detectives
History Detectives
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
Pajanimals
Pajanimals
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
The Paradise
The Paradise
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
I'll Have What Phil's Having
I'll Have What Phil's Having
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
In Defense of Food
In Defense of Food
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
At the Movies
At the Movies
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
Between the Lions
Between the Lions
Mercy Street
Mercy Street
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Birdsong
Birdsong
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Theater
Theater
First Peoples
First Peoples
Uncorked
Uncorked
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
The Electric Company 1970s
The Electric Company 1970s
Washington Week
Washington Week
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
American Masters
American Masters
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
Arthur
Arthur
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
America's National Parks
America's National Parks
Essential Pepin
Essential Pepin
Thomas & Friends: Best of Thomas
Thomas & Friends: Best of Thomas
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
Raw to Ready
Raw to Ready
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Chasing Shackleton
Chasing Shackleton
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
Vicious
Vicious
Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild
Red Rock Serenade
Red Rock Serenade
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
Earth: A New Wild
Earth: A New Wild
Closer to Truth
Closer to Truth
Space Racers
Space Racers
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Shop
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers