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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Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Mercy Street
Mercy Street
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Poldark
Poldark
Endeavour
Endeavour
American Experience
American Experience
Nature
Nature
NOVA
NOVA
Grantchester
Grantchester
This Old House
This Old House
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Secrets of the Six Wives
Secrets of the Six Wives
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
American Masters
American Masters
Home Fires
Home Fires
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Arthur
Arthur
Splash and Bubbles
Splash and Bubbles
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Motorweek
Motorweek
Washington Week
Washington Week
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Empires
Empires
Frontline
Frontline
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Vicious
Vicious
The Klondike Gold Rush
The Klondike Gold Rush
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Great Performances
Great Performances
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
History Detectives
History Detectives
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
The Paradise
The Paradise
Super Skyscrapers
Super Skyscrapers
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Closer to Truth
Closer to Truth
Murder Room
Murder Room
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Theater
Theater
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ellie's Real Good Food
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
dirtgirlworld
dirtgirlworld
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Life on Fire
Life on Fire
The Manners of Downton Abbey
The Manners of Downton Abbey
The Widower
The Widower
David Holt's State of Music
David Holt's State of Music
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
First Peoples
First Peoples
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Ken Burns: American Lives
Ken Burns: American Lives
NOVA: Becoming Human
NOVA: Becoming Human
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
African American History
African American History
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Anno 1790
Anno 1790
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
Robert MacNeil Reports: Autism Now
Robert MacNeil Reports: Autism Now
Obesity In America
Obesity In America
Manor House
Manor House
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Inequality in America
Inequality in America
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Secrets Of Iconic British Estates
Secrets Of Iconic British Estates
Secrets of London
Secrets of London
Breathless
Breathless
Secrets of Highclere Castle
Secrets of Highclere Castle
Great Estates Scotland
Great Estates Scotland
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
The Great Fire
The Great Fire
American Experience: Space Men
American Experience: Space Men
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King