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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American Experience
American Experience
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Endeavour
Endeavour
Poldark
Poldark
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Frontline
Frontline
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Pati's Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife
Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
American Masters
American Masters
Nature
Nature
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Birdsong
Birdsong
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Grantchester
Grantchester
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Arthur
Arthur
The Widower
The Widower
Downton Abbey
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Ken Burns: Jazz
NOVA
Vicious
Manor House
Cook's Country
The Crimson Field
American Epic
Washington Week
History Detectives
Ask This Old House
Charlie Rose
I'll Have What Phil's Having
dirtgirlworld
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Last Tango in Halifax
Liberty's Kids
This Old House
Wild Kratts
Independent Lens
PBS Newshour
A Chef's Life
9 Months That Made You
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Cosmos
Ken Burns' The West
Mr. Selfridge
Great Performances
The Electric Company 1970s
Latino Americans
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Bluegrass Underground
Mercy Street
Empires
Impossible Builds
We'll Meet Again
The Bletchley Circle
Africa's Great Civilizations
Prime Suspect: Tennison
Motorweek
PBS NewsHour Live
American Experience: The Presidents
Pioneers of Television
Queen & Country
Life on Fire
The Life of Muhammad
Super Skyscrapers
The Draft
Indian Summers
American Experience: Walt Disney
The Great Fire
Kratts' Creatures
Growing a Greener World
Great Performances: Driving Miss Daisy
Milk Street Television
Underground Railroad
The Great British Baking Show
This Old House Hour
Lidia's Italy
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Global Voices
Tavis Smiley
American Experience: We Shall Remain
Angelina Ballerina
Ken Burns: America
Ken Burns: American Lives
Circus
God in America
NOVA: Becoming Human
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
The Story of India
Making Stuff Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter
Black in Latin America
America's Test Kitchen