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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Poldark
Poldark
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Grantchester
Grantchester
Home Fires
Home Fires
Endeavour
Endeavour
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Empires
Empires
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
American Masters
American Masters
American Experience
American Experience
NOVA
NOVA
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
Arthur
Arthur
Secrets of the Six Wives
Secrets of the Six Wives
Nature
Nature
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
This Old House
The Great British Baking Show
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Genealogy Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Secrets of the Dead
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Motorweek
Last Tango in Halifax
POV
Pati's Mexican Table
Austin City Limits
Frontline
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Ask This Old House
Africa's Great Civilizations
This Old House Hour
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Mercy Street
American Epic
The Paradise
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
Cosmos
God in America
The Mind of a Chef
The Story Of The Jews
Closer to Truth
Washington Week
Charlie Rose
Ken Burns' The West
The Crimson Field
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Birdsong
Secrets of Highclere Castle
The Worricker Trilogy
The Widower
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters
Liberty's Kids
The Buddha
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Live
Sit and Be Fit
Vicious
dirtgirlworld
NOVA: Becoming Human
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
America's Test Kitchen
Masterpiece: Any Human Heart
Keeping Score
Ken Burns: Prohibition
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Anno 1790
Secrets of the Manor House
Queen & Country
Life on Fire
Robert MacNeil Reports: Autism Now
Obesity In America
Masterpiece Classic: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Manor House
Monty Python's Flying Circus - Personal Bests
Theater
Inequality in America
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Secrets Of Iconic British Estates
Secrets of London
Great Estates Scotland
The Manners of Downton Abbey
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
Inside the Court of Henry VIII
The Great Fire
American Experience: Space Men
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
Kratts' Creatures
1916: The Irish Rebellion
Southwest Living
Arthur and George