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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
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
The Paradise
The Paradise
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
NOVA
NOVA
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Endeavour
Endeavour
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Grantchester
Grantchester
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Caillou
Caillou
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Nature
Nature
American Experience
American Experience
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Odd Squad
Odd Squad
Frontline
Frontline
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Motorweek
Motorweek
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
This Old House
This Old House
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Thomas & Friends: Best of Thomas
Thomas & Friends: Best of Thomas
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Wiggles
The Wiggles
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat
The Story Of The Jews
The Story Of The Jews
Washington Week
Washington Week
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Italian Americans
The Italian Americans
The Draft
The Draft
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
Caillou: Big Brother Caillou and Other Adventures
Craft In America
Craft In America
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Super Why!
Super Why!
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
Katie Brown Workshop
Katie Brown Workshop
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
Great Performances
Great Performances
Arthur
Arthur
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
SciGirls
SciGirls
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art in the Twenty-First Century
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
American Masters
American Masters
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Through Deaf Eyes
Through Deaf Eyes
Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate
Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
PBS KIDS: Winter Wonderland
PBS KIDS: Winter Wonderland
Degrassi High
Degrassi High
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
Super Skyscrapers
Super Skyscrapers
Roadtrip Nation
Roadtrip Nation
Dick Cavett's Watergate
Dick Cavett's Watergate
WordWorld: WordPlay
WordWorld: WordPlay
Ground War
Ground War
American Experience: The Presidents
American Experience: The Presidents
Dragon Tales
Dragon Tales
Made in Spain
Made in Spain
The Mark Twain Prize
The Mark Twain Prize
Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield
Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield
At the Movies
At the Movies
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The Electric Company (2009)
The Electric Company (2009)
Barney's Dino Dancin' Tunes
Barney's Dino Dancin' Tunes
Bob the Builder: On Site: Roads & Bridges
Bob the Builder: On Site: Roads & Bridges
The Jewish People: A Story of Survival
The Jewish People: A Story of Survival
Kipper: Friendship Tails
Kipper: Friendship Tails
Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky