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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Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Mercy Street
Mercy Street
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Poldark
Poldark
Endeavour
Endeavour
Nature
Nature
American Experience
American Experience
This Old House
This Old House
NOVA
NOVA
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
American Masters
American Masters
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Grantchester
Grantchester
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Splash and Bubbles
Splash and Bubbles
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Arthur
Antiques Roadshow
Secrets of the Six Wives
Motorweek
Indian Summers
Cook's Country
Washington Week
Ask This Old House
Finding Your Roots
The Great British Baking Show
Liberty's Kids
Ken Burns: Jazz
PBS Specials
A Chef's Life
Africa's Great Civilizations
Frontline
Empires
The Mind of a Chef
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Klondike Gold Rush
Nazi Mega Weapons
The Paradise
The Story Of The Jews
Degrassi High
Secrets of the Manor House
Secrets of the Dead
Lidia's Italy
PBS NewsHour Live
Underground Railroad
Genealogy Roadshow
Secrets of London
Odd Squad
The Crimson Field
Home Fires
The Tunnel
Kratts' Creatures
dirtgirlworld
This Old House Hour
Sit and Be Fit
Growing a Greener World
Austin City Limits
Sesame Street
Reading Rainbow
Peg + Cat
Life on Fire
Robert MacNeil Reports: Autism Now
Obesity In America
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures
The Big Comfy Couch
Last Tango in Halifax
Postcards from Buster
Manor House
Theater
Inequality in America
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
Dinosaur Train: Nature Trackers Adventure Camp
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Secrets Of Iconic British Estates
Breathless
Chefs A'Field: Kids On The Farm
Secrets of Highclere Castle
SciGirls
Great Estates Scotland
The Worricker Trilogy
The Manners of Downton Abbey
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
WordWorld: WordPlay
First Peoples
The Widower
The Great Fire
American Experience: Space Men
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
Southwest Living
Arthur and George
A Year in Space
David Holt's State of Music