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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
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Endeavour
Endeavour
Motorweek
Motorweek
NOVA
NOVA
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Caillou
Caillou
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
This Old House
This Old House
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
American Experience
American Experience
Cosmos
Cosmos
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Washington Week
Washington Week
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
The Paradise
The Paradise
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Nature
Nature
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Frontline
Frontline
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
History Detectives
History Detectives
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
Carrier
Carrier
Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
At the Movies
At the Movies
Super Why!
Super Why!
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Barney's Great Adventure
Barney's Great Adventure
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
Arthur
Arthur
The Buddha
The Buddha
POV
POV
Red Rock Serenade
Red Rock Serenade
Chasing Shackleton
Chasing Shackleton
Pioneers of Television
Pioneers of Television
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Live From the Artists Den
Live From the Artists Den
In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House
Ken Burns: American Lives
Ken Burns: American Lives
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Barney: Can You Sing That Song?
Barney: Can You Sing That Song?
Kipper: Pools, Parks and Picnics
Kipper: Pools, Parks and Picnics
Birdsong
Birdsong
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Kidsongs
Kidsongs
Super Skyscrapers
Super Skyscrapers
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize
Bill Moyers Journal
Bill Moyers Journal
American Masters
American Masters
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
Theater
Theater
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
God in America
God in America
Black in Latin America
Black in Latin America
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
The Story of India
The Story of India
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Murder on the Home Front
Murder on the Home Front
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald
The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Queen & Country
Queen & Country
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
It's a Big, Big World
It's a Big, Big World
The Big Comfy Couch
The Big Comfy Couch
Craft In America
Craft In America
PBS Indies
PBS Indies