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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Unforgotten
Unforgotten
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Endeavour
Endeavour
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Empires
Empires
Poldark
Poldark
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
American Experience
American Experience
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen
NOVA
NOVA
Frontline
Frontline
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Grantchester
Grantchester
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Ken Burns: Jazz
Downton Abbey
Birdsong
Ask This Old House
This Old House
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The Tunnel
Arthur
Vicious
Last Days of Jesus
Charlie Rose
Motorweek
Austin City Limits
I'll Have What Phil's Having
History Detectives
Secrets of the Dead
Makers
Washington Week
The Great British Baking Show
Independent Lens
PBS Newshour
9 Months That Made You
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Nature
The Bletchley Circle
Splash and Bubbles
Beyond a Year in Space
Civilizations
The Klondike Gold Rush
Manor House
Cook's Country
POV
Ken Burns' The West
Tavis Smiley
The Woodwright's Shop
Milk Street Television
Lidia's Italy
American Masters
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Pioneers of Television
The Buddha
Journey into Buddhism
Heat of the Sun
The Story Of The Jews
PBS NewsHour Live
Growing a Greener World
Prime Suspect: Tennison
Weekends with Yankee
PBS Specials
A Chef's Life
Angelina Ballerina
Ken Burns: America
America's Test Kitchen
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
AMERICA In Primetime
Secrets of the Manor House
Guns In America
The Life of Muhammad
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
The Worricker Trilogy
Earth: A New Wild
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
The Crimson Field
Mercy Street
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
The Widower
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Secrets of the Six Wives
Africa's Great Civilizations
Big Pacific
Sit and Be Fit
This Old House Hour
Julia Child
Underground Railroad
Last Tango in Halifax
Democracy Now!
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Carrier
Scientific American Frontiers
Cosmos