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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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Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Poldark
Poldark
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
American Experience
American Experience
Endeavour
Endeavour
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
This Old House
This Old House
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
Motorweek
Motorweek
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
NOVA
NOVA
Washington Week
Washington Week
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Nature
Nature
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
American Masters
American Masters
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
I'll Have What Phil's Having
I'll Have What Phil's Having
The Widower
The Widower
Frontline
Frontline
Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations
Arthur
Arthur
History Detectives
History Detectives
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
Great Performances
Great Performances
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Home Fires
Home Fires
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
Global Voices
Global Voices
POV
POV
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Manor House
Manor House
Food Forward
Food Forward
Supernature - Wild Flyers
Supernature - Wild Flyers
The Daytripper
The Daytripper
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Weekends with Yankee
Weekends with Yankee
Royal Wedding Watch
Royal Wedding Watch
Empires
Empires
World Channel
World Channel
Milk Street Television
Milk Street Television
Cosmos
Cosmos
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ellie's Real Good Food
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
The Peabody Awards
The Peabody Awards
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
Growing a Greener World
Growing a Greener World
The Electric Company 1970s
The Electric Company 1970s
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Buddha
The Buddha
Half the Sky
Half the Sky
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Heat of the Sun
Heat of the Sun
The Paradise
The Paradise
My Music
My Music
First Peoples
First Peoples
Beads, Baubles, and Jewels
Beads, Baubles, and Jewels
Splash and Bubbles
Splash and Bubbles
The Hollow Crown
The Hollow Crown
Grantchester
Grantchester
Uncorked
Uncorked
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
Angelina Ballerina
Angelina Ballerina
How Art Made The World
How Art Made The World
West Point
West Point
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
African American History
African American History
A Cemetery Special
A Cemetery Special
The French Chef with Julia Child
The French Chef with Julia Child
Essential Pepin
Essential Pepin
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson