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PBS is the Public Broadcasting Service and it is a non profit American television station that has ran since October of 1970. Over 300 member stations own a share of PBS and help to financially support it. PBS also runs telethons and gets money from viewer support and membership. Much of PBS programming is respected for the high quality that they bring to it. PBS Specials are no exception to that rule. PBS Specials are of the highest quality and can be very informative while entertaining its viewers at the same time.

PBS Specials have a wide array of topics that they focus on. There are many specials that focus on arts and entertainment. Concerts are a popular choice among fans of PBS Specials. These can range from classical to opera, some of our most revered musicians of the last century and more modern musical artists as well. The specials focus on other areas of the arts as well. Broadway, painting, writing and many other artistic mediums are explored. Antiques Roadshow is a very popular choice and focuses on everyday people who bring in their family heirlooms to find out what they are worth. There are also speical television series such as Downtown Abbey.

There are a great many PBS Specials that focus on history. These documentary style programs delve deep into historical issues and mysteries with the intent of informing and educating their viewing audience. Scientific issues are often explored as well. PBS delves deep to find answers to some of science's most important questions. PBS also does specials focusing on specific regions that they travel to. The photography that comes out of these specials is beautiful and colorful.

Tuesday 8:00 PM et/pt on PBS
4 Seasons, 54 Episodes - Currently Airing
Documentary & Biography
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  • Over the past decade, the city of New Orleans has resurrected itself following the massive devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina. Watch to see how the city has bounced back.

  • See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history - the nuclear bomb - how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians and those who experienced the dawn of the atomic age.

  • Humanity from Space is an epic journey of discovery. Using the very latest mind-boggling data and astonishing CGI, the film traces the story of humankind’s ascent from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species.

  • View intimate portraits of America's military families, with unprecedented access to soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen and women in the all-volunteer military. The revealing documentary tells stories of pride and patriotism, sacrifice and resilience.

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Oh, It's Dr. Seuss Day!

On the second of March, it’s a Dr. Seuss Day, And a marathon on TV will give “The Cat” lots of play. One-hundred and seven is the age he would be… A long friend of yours, since the time you were three. PBS Kids is helping viewers celebrate the 107th Birthday of Dr. Seuss by hosting a two-hour marathon of ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.

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