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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Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
American Experience
American Experience
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Poldark
Poldark
NOVA
NOVA
Nature
Nature
Endeavour
Endeavour
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Grantchester
Grantchester
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Washington Week
Washington Week
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow
Arthur
Arthur
American Masters
American Masters
I'll Have What Phil's Having
Vicious
American Epic
Austin City Limits
Motorweek
This Old House
Ask This Old House
The Great British Baking Show
Secrets of the Dead
Birdsong
The Crimson Field
Indian Summers
Prime Suspect: Tennison
Liberty's Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Independent Lens
Charlie Rose
Great Performances
A Chef's Life
The Paradise
Pati's Mexican Table
Lidia's Kitchen
Tavis Smiley
PBS Newshour
Cook's Country
Bluegrass Underground
Home Fires
The Bletchley Circle
Africa's Great Civilizations
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Live From Lincoln Center
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Mr. Selfridge
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Splash and Bubbles
Lidia's Italy
Milk Street Television
This Old House Hour
Empires
Manor House
The Widower
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
PBS NewsHour Live
dirtgirlworld
Ken Burns: America
Ken Burns: American Lives
Black in Latin America
Makers
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
BBQ with Franklin
American Experience: Walt Disney
Growing a Greener World
Egypt's Treasure Guardians
Sit and Be Fit
Last Tango in Halifax
Ellie's Real Good Food
Ken Burns: Jazz
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Global Voices
Time Team America
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
American Experience: The Presidents
Angelina Ballerina
God in America
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
America's Test Kitchen
The Buddha
Masterpiece: Any Human Heart
AMERICA In Primetime
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Anno 1790
Journey into Buddhism
Saving the Ocean
America Revealed
Queen & Country