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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
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
This Old House
This Old House
Poldark
Poldark
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
NOVA
NOVA
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Washington Week
Washington Week
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
The Miniaturist
The Miniaturist
Arthur
Arthur
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
American Experience
American Experience
Motorweek
Motorweek
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
Endeavour
Endeavour
American Masters
American Masters
Nature
Nature
Frontline
Frontline
Bluegrass Underground
Bluegrass Underground
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Vicious
Vicious
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The Paradise
The Paradise
History Detectives
History Detectives
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Grantchester
Grantchester
The Hollow Crown
The Hollow Crown
The Woman in White
The Woman in White
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
Birdsong
Birdsong
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Home Fires
Home Fires
Breaking Big
Breaking Big
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Anno 1790
Anno 1790
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
Roadtrip Nation
Roadtrip Nation
POV
POV
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
The Life of Muhammad
The Life of Muhammad
Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke
Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
The Woodwright's Shop
The Woodwright's Shop
No Passport Required
No Passport Required
Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield
Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School
180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School
Woodwright's Shop
Woodwright's Shop
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters
Empires
Empires
To the Contrary
To the Contrary
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Why Poverty?
Why Poverty?
Breathless
Breathless
Art of The Western World
Art of The Western World
Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark
Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark
Growing a Greener World
Growing a Greener World
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Elmo's World
Elmo's World
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
Great Performances
Great Performances
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ellie's Real Good Food
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
Milk Street Television
Milk Street Television
Cosmos
Cosmos
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
Global Voices
Global Voices
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Kratts' Creatures
Kratts' Creatures
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
Weekends with Yankee
Weekends with Yankee
Uncorked
Uncorked
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS