PBS TV Shows

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
Poldark
Poldark
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Caillou
Caillou
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
This Old House
This Old House
Endeavour
Endeavour
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
Super Why!
Super Why!
Motorweek
Motorweek
American Experience
American Experience
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Washington Week
Washington Week
NOVA
NOVA
Grantchester
Grantchester
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
Frontline
Frontline
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
American Masters
American Masters
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Vicious
Vicious
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
Arthur
Arthur
The Mark Twain Prize
The Mark Twain Prize
America's National Parks
America's National Parks
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Ken Burns: Prohibition
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
The Italian Americans
The Italian Americans
Closer to Truth
Closer to Truth
First Peoples
First Peoples
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Shop
The Great Fire
The Great Fire
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Cosmos
Cosmos
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Nature
Nature
Empires
Empires
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Sesame Street: Classics
Sesame Street: Classics
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
Theater
Theater
World Channel
World Channel
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ellie's Real Good Food
The Electric Company 1970s
The Electric Company 1970s
The Good Night Show
The Good Night Show
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Julia Child
Julia Child
African American History
African American History
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Timothy Goes to School
Timothy Goes to School
My Music
My Music
Between the Lions
Between the Lions
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Soundstage
Soundstage
Bill Moyers Journal
Bill Moyers Journal
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
PBS Indies
PBS Indies
The Mighty Jungle
The Mighty Jungle