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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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Poldark
Poldark
The Miniaturist
The Miniaturist
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
American Experience
American Experience
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
This Old House
This Old House
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
Washington Week
Washington Week
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
Frontline
Frontline
Endeavour
Endeavour
Vicious
Vicious
Home Fires
Home Fires
Grantchester
Grantchester
Arthur
Arthur
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Motorweek
Motorweek
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
The Hollow Crown
The Hollow Crown
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
NOVA
NOVA
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
9 Months That Made You
9 Months That Made You
The Woodwright's Shop
The Woodwright's Shop
Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke
Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke
Impossible Builds
Impossible Builds
The Widower
The Widower
Great Performances
Great Performances
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered
The Paradise
The Paradise
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
POV
POV
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
American Masters
American Masters
Mercy Street
Mercy Street
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
History Detectives
History Detectives
A Path Appears
A Path Appears
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Uncorked
Uncorked
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Civilizations
Civilizations
First Civilizations
First Civilizations
Man in an Orange Shirt
Man in an Orange Shirt
Milk Street Television
Milk Street Television
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Nature
Nature
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Weekends with Yankee
Weekends with Yankee
Elmo's World
Elmo's World
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Growing a Greener World
Growing a Greener World
Empires
Empires
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Cosmos
Cosmos
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Shop
Royal Wedding Watch
Royal Wedding Watch
Ancient Invisible Cities
Ancient Invisible Cities
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Birdsong
Birdsong
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
World Channel
World Channel
Beads, Baubles, and Jewels
Beads, Baubles, and Jewels
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ellie's Real Good Food
The Daytripper
The Daytripper
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
The Story of China with Michael Wood
The Story of China with Michael Wood
The Amazing Human Body
The Amazing Human Body
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The Electric Company 1970s
The Electric Company 1970s
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
Ken Burns: America
Ken Burns: America
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Masterpiece: Any Human Heart
Masterpiece: Any Human Heart
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Ken Burns: Prohibition
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef