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
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
Endeavour
Endeavour
NOVA
NOVA
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
American Experience
American Experience
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Empires
Empires
American Masters
American Masters
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Grantchester
Grantchester
Home Fires
Home Fires
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Washington Week
Washington Week
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Vicious
Vicious
Indian Summers
This Old House
Austin City Limits
Call the Midwife
Charlie Rose
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns' The West
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail
Prime Suspect: Tennison
Angelina Ballerina
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
The Worricker Trilogy
First Peoples
Motorweek
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The Great British Baking Show
Frontline
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Great Performances
Cook's Country
The Mind of a Chef
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Independent Lens
The Electric Company 1970s
Arthur
POV
History Detectives
Bluegrass Underground
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Daytripper
The Bletchley Circle
Bill Moyers: On Our Own Terms
Second Opinion
This Old House Hour
Ken Burns: America
Theater
Lidia's Italy
Growing a Greener World
Milk Street Television
Nature
The Story of India
America's Test Kitchen
The Buddha
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Last Tango in Halifax
The Italian Americans
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
I'll Have What Phil's Having
Democracy Now!
The Widower
PBS NewsHour Live
Secrets of the Six Wives
Liberty's Kids
At the Movies
Sit and Be Fit
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Time Team America
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
dirtgirlworld
Ken Burns: American Lives
Circus
God in America
NOVA: Becoming Human
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Making Stuff Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter
Black in Latin America
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Masterpiece: Any Human Heart
Keeping Score
AMERICA In Primetime
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Anno 1790
Journey into Buddhism
Saving the Ocean
America Revealed
Birdsong