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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Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
American Experience
American Experience
Endeavour
Endeavour
Poldark
Poldark
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Nature
Nature
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Grantchester
Grantchester
Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Birdsong
Birdsong
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
NOVA
NOVA
Frontline
Frontline
Manor House
The Widower
American Masters
Arthur
Cook's Country
Indian Summers
American Epic
History Detectives
Vicious
Austin City Limits
Washington Week
Ask This Old House
Liberty's Kids
Motorweek
Ken Burns: Jazz
I'll Have What Phil's Having
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The Crimson Field
Arthur and George
This Old House
Last Tango in Halifax
The Great British Baking Show
A Chef's Life
Charlie Rose
Independent Lens
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Ken Burns' The West
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
9 Months That Made You
PBS Newshour
POV
The Woodwright's Shop
PBS NewsHour Live
Empires
Genealogy Roadshow
Prime Suspect: Tennison
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
Home Fires
Lidia's Italy
Milk Street Television
Underground Railroad
Ken Burns: America
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Queen & Country
The Path to Violence
The Bletchley Circle
The Life of Muhammad
Theater
Super Skyscrapers
The Draft
American Experience: Walt Disney
The Great Fire
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Kratts' Creatures
Africa's Great Civilizations
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters
Sit and Be Fit
Growing a Greener World
This Old House Hour
Great Performances
African American History
Ellie's Real Good Food
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Global Voices
Time Team America
American Experience: The Presidents
Angelina Ballerina
Ken Burns: American Lives
Circus
God in America
NOVA: Becoming Human
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
AMERICA In Primetime
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos