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Kids Encyclopedia Facts

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. While the term broadcast covers radio, PBS only covers TV; for radio the United States has National Public Radio, American Public Radio and Public Radio International.

PBS shows


  • Fine arts (Austin City Limits, Great Performances, Live from the Metropolitan Opera, Live from Lincoln Center, and Evening at Pops)
  • Drama (Mystery!, American Playhouse, and Masterpiece)
  • Science (Nova and Scientific American Frontiers)
  • History (American Experience, American Masters)
  • History Detectives
  • Public affairs (Frontline, NOW on PBS, Wide Angle, PBS NewsHour, Nightly Business Report)
  • Independent films (P.O.V., and Independent Lens)


  • The Kidsongs Television Show
  • ZOOM 1999 (TV Series)

PBS Stations

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