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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
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
Poldark
Poldark
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
American Experience
American Experience
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Endeavour
Endeavour
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Empires
Empires
Frontline
Frontline
NOVA
NOVA
American Masters
American Masters
I'll Have What Phil's Having
I'll Have What Phil's Having
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
The Widower
The Widower
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Nature
Nature
Grantchester
Grantchester
Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Home Fires
Home Fires
Global Voices
Global Voices
History Detectives
History Detectives
Breathless
Breathless
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Food Forward
Food Forward
E.O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men
E.O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Washington Week
Washington Week
This Old House
This Old House
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Motorweek
Motorweek
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
POV
POV
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Arthur
Arthur
The Buddha
The Buddha
Heat of the Sun
Heat of the Sun
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
Against All Odds: Israel Survives
Angelina Ballerina
Angelina Ballerina
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
African American History
African American History
America Revealed
America Revealed
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Coming Back with Wes Moore
Coming Back with Wes Moore
Time Scanners
Time Scanners
Cool Spaces
Cool Spaces
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
The Worricker Trilogy
The Worricker Trilogy
A Path Appears
A Path Appears
BBQ with Franklin
BBQ with Franklin
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
First Peoples
First Peoples
Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail
Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
Plants Behaving Badly
Plants Behaving Badly
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Weekends with Yankee
Weekends with Yankee
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
American Epic
American Epic
Carrier
Carrier
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Cosmos
Cosmos
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Time Team America
Time Team America
American Experience: The Presidents
American Experience: The Presidents
dirtgirlworld
dirtgirlworld
Latin Music USA
Latin Music USA
Ken Burns: America
Ken Burns: America
Ken Burns: American Lives
Ken Burns: American Lives
Circus
Circus
God in America
God in America
NOVA: Becoming Human
NOVA: Becoming Human
The Story of India
The Story of India
Making Stuff Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter
Making Stuff Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter
Black in Latin America
Black in Latin America