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
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Endeavour
Endeavour
Washington Week
Washington Week
American Experience
American Experience
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
This Old House
This Old House
Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
Motorweek
Motorweek
The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Empires
Empires
Mr. Selfridge
Mr. Selfridge
American Masters
American Masters
Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
Great Performances
Great Performances
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Frontline
Frontline
The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Splash and Bubbles
Splash and Bubbles
Breathless
Breathless
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen
NOVA
NOVA
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Nature
Nature
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
dirtgirlworld
dirtgirlworld
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life
Civilizations
Civilizations
NOVA Wonders
NOVA Wonders
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art in the Twenty-First Century
History Detectives
History Detectives
Birdsong
Birdsong
Roadtrip Nation
Roadtrip Nation
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
The Woodwright's Shop
The Woodwright's Shop
Earth's Natural Wonders
Earth's Natural Wonders
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Uncorked
Uncorked
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Shakespeare Uncovered
Shakespeare Uncovered
American Experience: Walt Disney
American Experience: Walt Disney
Secrets of the Six Wives
Secrets of the Six Wives
Secrets of the Manor House
Secrets of the Manor House
TED Talks Education
TED Talks Education
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
Discover Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Discover Vivaldi's Four Seasons
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
PBS Specials
PBS Specials
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax
Cook's Country
Cook's Country
Lidia's Italy
Lidia's Italy
Arthur
Arthur
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
World Channel
World Channel
Man in an Orange Shirt
Man in an Orange Shirt
Independent Lens
Independent Lens
Milk Street Television
Milk Street Television
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Growing a Greener World
Growing a Greener World
Weekends with Yankee
Weekends with Yankee
Cosmos
Cosmos
Degrassi High
Degrassi High
The Paradise
The Paradise
Vicious
Vicious
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Grantchester
Grantchester
Closer to Truth
Closer to Truth
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
Inside Nature's Giants
Inside Nature's Giants
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
My Music
My Music
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ellie's Real Good Food
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Carrier
Carrier
This Old House Hour
This Old House Hour
American Experience: We Shall Remain
American Experience: We Shall Remain