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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Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Poldark
Poldark
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Washington Week
Washington Week
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Arthur
Arthur
Endeavour
Endeavour
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
This Old House
This Old House
Birdsong
Birdsong
The Miniaturist
The Miniaturist
Motorweek
Motorweek
NOVA
NOVA
American Experience
American Experience
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
The Reagan Presidency
The Reagan Presidency
Elmo's World
Elmo's World
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Vicious
Vicious
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Grantchester
Grantchester
The Hollow Crown
The Hollow Crown
Man in an Orange Shirt
Man in an Orange Shirt
The Woman in White
The Woman in White
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Nature
Nature
Breaking Big
Breaking Big
Great Performances
Great Performances
American Masters
American Masters
Angelina Ballerina
Angelina Ballerina
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
Splash and Bubbles
Splash and Bubbles
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Breathless
Breathless
Market Warriors
Market Warriors
BBQ with Franklin
BBQ with Franklin
Home Fires
Home Fires
Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations
Frontline
Frontline
The French Chef with Julia Child
The French Chef with Julia Child
The Paradise
The Paradise
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
Wonders of Mexico
Wonders of Mexico
History Detectives
History Detectives
America's National Parks
America's National Parks
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Anno 1790
Anno 1790
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
The Klondike Gold Rush
The Klondike Gold Rush
Mercy Street
Mercy Street
American Epic
American Epic
Prime Suspect: Tennison
Prime Suspect: Tennison
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Cosmos
Cosmos
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ellie's Real Good Food
Growing a Greener World
Growing a Greener World
Milk Street Television
Milk Street Television
NOVA scienceNOW
NOVA scienceNOW
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Empires
Empires
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
The Woodwright's Shop
The Woodwright's Shop
My Music
My Music
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Shop
World Channel
World Channel
Bluegrass Underground
Bluegrass Underground
Global Voices
Global Voices
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.