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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
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
NOVA
NOVA
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Grantchester
Grantchester
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The Paradise
The Paradise
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Nature
Nature
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
Motorweek
Motorweek
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Frontline
Frontline
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
At the Movies
At the Movies
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Caillou
Caillou
The Italian Americans
The Italian Americans
American Experience
American Experience
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Super Why!
Super Why!
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
This Old House
This Old House
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
American Masters
American Masters
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Endeavour
Endeavour
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
A Path Appears
A Path Appears
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
The New Recruits
The New Recruits
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Thomas & Friends: Best of Thomas
Thomas & Friends: Best of Thomas
Through Deaf Eyes
Through Deaf Eyes
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Super Skyscrapers
Super Skyscrapers
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Arthur
Arthur
Makers
Makers
Twice Born: Stories From the Special Delivery Unit
Twice Born: Stories From the Special Delivery Unit
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
History Detectives
History Detectives
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
Empires
Empires
Craft In America
Craft In America
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
Breathless
Breathless
Washington Week
Washington Week
Ground War
Ground War
Degrassi High
Degrassi High
Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate
Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate
The Life of Muhammad
The Life of Muhammad
The March
The March
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Raw to Ready
Raw to Ready
Bill Moyers Journal
Bill Moyers Journal
In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Electric Company (2009)
The Electric Company (2009)
The Jewish People: A Story of Survival
The Jewish People: A Story of Survival
Secrets of the Manor House
Secrets of the Manor House
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
Theater
Theater
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
Ken Burns: The Address
Ken Burns: The Address
Time Scanners
Time Scanners
Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild
Maya & Miguel
Maya & Miguel
My Music
My Music
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Global Voices
Global Voices
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Mighty Jungle
The Mighty Jungle
Pajanimals
Pajanimals
Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield
Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield
The Story of India
The Story of India
Barney's Dino Dancin' Tunes
Barney's Dino Dancin' Tunes
Bob the Builder: On Site: Roads & Bridges
Bob the Builder: On Site: Roads & Bridges
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered
Fireman Sam: Mighty Mountain Heroes
Fireman Sam: Mighty Mountain Heroes
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Plaza Sesamo
Plaza Sesamo
Carrier
Carrier
Uncorked
Uncorked
Cosmos
Cosmos
The Electric Company 1970s
The Electric Company 1970s
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
Made in Spain
Made in Spain
God in America
God in America
The Mark Twain Prize
The Mark Twain Prize
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
The Buddha
The Buddha
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
African American History
African American History
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Barney's Read with Me / Dance with Me
Barney's Read with Me / Dance with Me
Barney's Adventure Bus
Barney's Adventure Bus
Barney: Furry Friends
Barney: Furry Friends
Bob the Builder: Dizzy's Favorite Adventures
Bob the Builder: Dizzy's Favorite Adventures
Bob the Builder: The Big Game
Bob the Builder: The Big Game
Caillou: Caillou Cooks and Other Stories
Caillou: Caillou Cooks and Other Stories
Caillou: My Sister Rosie and Other Stories
Caillou: My Sister Rosie and Other Stories
The French Chef with Julia Child
The French Chef with Julia Child
Essential Pepin
Essential Pepin
Kipper: Friendship Tails
Kipper: Friendship Tails
Martha Speaks: Martha Goes to School
Martha Speaks: Martha Goes to School
Thomas & Friends: Railway Friends
Thomas & Friends: Railway Friends
Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine
Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Transport: e2
Transport: e2
Birdsong
Birdsong
Super Why!: Royal Reading
Super Why!: Royal Reading
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Brain Fitness
Brain Fitness
Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance
Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
10 Buildings that Changed America
10 Buildings that Changed America
Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A-Z
Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A-Z
Super Why!: Super Secret Messages
Super Why!: Super Secret Messages
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize
Wild Animal Baby Explorers
Wild Animal Baby Explorers
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Bill Moyers: On Our Own Terms
Bill Moyers: On Our Own Terms
Timothy Goes to School
Timothy Goes to School
Coming Back with Wes Moore
Coming Back with Wes Moore
Peg + Cat: Totally Rockin' Problems!
Peg + Cat: Totally Rockin' Problems!
Food Forward
Food Forward
Pioneers of Television, Robin Williams Remembered
Pioneers of Television, Robin Williams Remembered
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
The Furchester Hotel
The Furchester Hotel
Earth: A New Wild
Earth: A New Wild
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Design: e2
Design: e2
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Wired Science
Wired Science
Great Performances
Great Performances
Soundstage
Soundstage
Time Team America
Time Team America
Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie
Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie
POV
POV
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
Everyday Edisons
Everyday Edisons
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
Tavis Smiley Reports
Tavis Smiley Reports
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
PBS Indies
PBS Indies
Need to Know
Need to Know
Frontline World
Frontline World
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
American Experience: The 1930s
American Experience: The 1930s
American Experience: The Presidents
American Experience: The Presidents
American Experience: We Shall Remain
American Experience: We Shall Remain
Everyday Food
Everyday Food
dirtgirlworld
dirtgirlworld
The Good Night Show
The Good Night Show
Roary the Racing Car
Roary the Racing Car
Rubbadubbers
Rubbadubbers
Franny's Feet
Franny's Feet
The Sprout Sharing Show
The Sprout Sharing Show