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
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Endeavour
Endeavour
Grantchester
Grantchester
American Masters
American Masters
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
American Experience
American Experience
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Nature
Nature
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Home Fires
Home Fires
This Old House
This Old House
NOVA
NOVA
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Indian Summers
Washington Week
Austin City Limits
Call the Midwife
Africa's Great Civilizations
Vicious
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
The Italian Americans
At the Movies
Motorweek
Ask This Old House
Liberty's Kids
Frontline
Wild Kratts
Great Performances
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Cook's Country
The Great British Baking Show
Mr. Selfridge
Independent Lens
The Mind of a Chef
The Paradise
Family Ingredients
9 Months That Made You
Empires
Arthur
The Crimson Field
Live From Lincoln Center
Closer to Truth
The Daytripper
Eyes on the Prize
Ken Burns: Jazz
This Old House Hour
Lidia's Italy
PBS NewsHour Live
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Queen & Country
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Breathless
My Wild Affair
Nazi Attack On America
Growing a Greener World
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters
Prime Suspect: Tennison
Sit and Be Fit
Democracy Now!
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Time Team America
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
dirtgirlworld
Angelina Ballerina
Ken Burns: America
Ken Burns: American Lives
Circus
God in America
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
NOVA: Becoming Human
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
The Story of India
Pioneers of Television
Making Stuff Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter
Black in Latin America
America's Test Kitchen
The Buddha
Masterpiece: Any Human Heart
Keeping Score
AMERICA In Primetime
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Anno 1790
Journey into Buddhism
Saving the Ocean
America Revealed
Birdsong
Secrets of the Manor House
Life on Fire
Shakespeare Uncovered
Underground Railroad