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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Grantchester
Grantchester
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Endeavour
Endeavour
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
American Experience
American Experience
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Vicious
Vicious
American Masters
American Masters
NOVA
NOVA
Arthur
Arthur
Home Fires
Home Fires
Empires
Empires
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
Poldark
Poldark
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Nature
Nature
Breathless
Breathless
Washington Week
America's Test Kitchen
Antiques Roadshow
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Genealogy Roadshow
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Mercy Street
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Last Tango in Halifax
PBS Newshour
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Austin City Limits
Mr. Selfridge
Motorweek
Finding Your Roots
The Bletchley Circle
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The Mind of a Chef
Frontline
This Old House
Africa's Great Civilizations
Liberty's Kids
Tavis Smiley
Pati's Mexican Table
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns' The West
I'll Have What Phil's Having
Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark
Bill Moyers Journal
Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail
NOVA scienceNOW
POV
Ask This Old House
Death Comes to Pemberley
In Defense of Food
dirtgirlworld
Ken Burns: Jazz
Great Performances
Lidia's Italy
The Worricker Trilogy
The Manners of Downton Abbey
First Peoples
The Crimson Field
PBS NewsHour Live
Kratts' Creatures
Degrassi High
Cook's Country
The Electric Company 1970s
Ken Burns: America
Ken Burns: American Lives
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece: Any Human Heart
Keeping Score
Anno 1790
Birdsong
Secrets of the Manor House
Life on Fire
Robert MacNeil Reports: Autism Now
Obesity In America
Masterpiece Classic: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Manor House
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Theater
Inequality in America
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Secrets of Highclere Castle
Great Estates Scotland
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
Inside the Court of Henry VIII
BBQ with Franklin
Jacques Pepin Celebrates!
The Great Fire
American Experience: Space Men
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
Southwest Living
Visions of France
Visions of Italy