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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
NOVA
NOVA
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Motorweek
Motorweek
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
American Experience
American Experience
Frontline
Frontline
Grantchester
Grantchester
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
This Old House
This Old House
The Paradise
The Paradise
Nature
Nature
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Caillou
Caillou
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
At the Movies
At the Movies
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Earth: A New Wild
Earth: A New Wild
A Path Appears
A Path Appears
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art in the Twenty-First Century
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
Carrier
Carrier
American Masters
American Masters
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Endeavour
Endeavour
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Through Deaf Eyes
Through Deaf Eyes
History Detectives
History Detectives
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
Black in Latin America
Black in Latin America
Super Why!
Super Why!
Washington Week
Washington Week
African American History
African American History
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Live From the Artists Den
Live From the Artists Den
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
Arthur
Arthur
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
The Life of Muhammad
The Life of Muhammad
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
Pioneers of Television, Robin Williams Remembered
Pioneers of Television, Robin Williams Remembered
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
The Electric Company (2009)
The Electric Company (2009)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Birdsong
Birdsong
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
Bill Moyers Journal
Bill Moyers Journal
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
Chasing Shackleton
Chasing Shackleton
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
Cosmos
Cosmos
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Plaza Sesamo
Plaza Sesamo
The Manners of Downton Abbey
The Manners of Downton Abbey
Caillou at Play
Caillou at Play
Timothy Goes to School
Timothy Goes to School
Keeping Score
Keeping Score