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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
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Grantchester
Grantchester
Caillou
Caillou
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Endeavour
Endeavour
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Home Fires
Home Fires
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
This Old House
This Old House
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Motorweek
Motorweek
Empires
Empires
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Washington Week
Washington Week
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
NOVA
NOVA
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Super Why!
Super Why!
Poldark
Poldark
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Mercy Street
Mercy Street
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
American Experience
American Experience
Frontline
Frontline
Nature
Nature
Vicious
Vicious
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
The Paradise
The Paradise
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
American Masters
American Masters
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
Arthur
Arthur
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
Angelina Ballerina
Angelina Ballerina
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
First Peoples
First Peoples
History Detectives
History Detectives
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered
POV
POV
Pajanimals
Pajanimals
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
The Search for Josiah Henson
The Search for Josiah Henson
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
Closer to Truth
Closer to Truth
BBQ with Franklin
BBQ with Franklin
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Shop
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Theater
Theater
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
The Life of Muhammad
The Life of Muhammad
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
African American History
African American History
Triumph at Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in America
Triumph at Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in America
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog
My Music
My Music
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
American Pharaoh
American Pharaoh
Plaza Sesamo
Plaza Sesamo
The Draft
The Draft
Cosmos
Cosmos
Great Performances
Great Performances