History Creator / PBS

11th Feb '18 12:50:48 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''[[note]]Premiered on PBS in 1987, with the original roster consisting of a mere 24 stations.[[/note]]

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* ''Series/AlloAllo''[[note]]Premiered on PBS in 1987[[/note]]
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''[[note]]Premiered on PBS in 1987, with the original roster consisting of a mere 24 stations.stations, the first two to pick it up being KAET in Phoenix, AZ and KCET in Los Angeles, CA.[[/note]]


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* ''Series/TheWonderfulWorldOfDisney''[[note]]Syndicated to several PBS stations in the mid-'80s.[[/note]]
5th Feb '18 9:19:00 AM JamesAustin
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* Late night brings more public affairs programming. This block was severely affected by the Great Hollywood Sex Scandal of 2017, which saw both of its mainstays get the boot in a span of three and a half weeks. The current inhabitants of the block are British CNN personality Christiane Amanpour, with a special PBS version of ''Amanpour.'', and the ''BBC World News'' team, with ''Beyond 100 Days'' and a weekly special edition of their own ''BBC World News''. Stations have also been known to run ''BBC World News'', ''Nightly Business Report'', ''The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower'', ''Great Decisions in Foreign Policy'', and ''NHK Newsline'', among others, in this block as part of their own local programming.

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* Late night brings more public affairs programming. This block was severely affected by the Great Hollywood Sex Scandal wave of sexual misconduct accusations of 2017, which saw both of its mainstays get the boot in a span of three and a half weeks. The current inhabitants of the block are British CNN personality Christiane Amanpour, with a special PBS version of ''Amanpour.'', and the ''BBC World News'' team, with ''Beyond 100 Days'' and a weekly special edition of their own ''BBC World News''. Stations have also been known to run ''BBC World News'', ''Nightly Business Report'', ''The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower'', ''Great Decisions in Foreign Policy'', and ''NHK Newsline'', among others, in this block as part of their own local programming.
31st Jan '18 5:13:20 AM Cryoclaste
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Many PBS stations also rely on content from the BBC, leading to a joke claiming that the network's acronym stood for "[[FunWithAcronyms Primarily British Series]]." For many years during its original run, PBS was the U.S. distributor of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Two other popular British imports are ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' and ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'', which have been airing on a PBS station somewhere or other since they first acquired the programs in the mid-1970s. The sci-fi sitcom ''Series/RedDwarf'' was also broadcast on some PBS stations, on occasion being the focus of the aforementioned pledge drives. Finally, the [[LongRunner long-running]] ''Masterpiece Theatre'' (now known simply as ''Series/{{Masterpiece}}'') consists mostly of British productions (including some from Creator/{{ITV}} and Creator/ChannelFour), the most popular of which currently are ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' and the revival of ''UpstairsDownstairs'', which have been among [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/19/downton-abbey-season-3-becomes-top-rated-pbs-drama-of-all-time.html the biggest hits]] the network's had in its history.

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Many PBS stations also rely on content from the BBC, leading to a joke claiming that the network's acronym stood for "[[FunWithAcronyms Primarily British Series]]." For many years during its original run, PBS was the U.S. distributor of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Two other popular British imports are ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' and ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'', which have been airing on a PBS station somewhere or other since they first acquired the programs in the mid-1970s. The sci-fi sitcom ''Series/RedDwarf'' was also broadcast on some PBS stations, on occasion being the focus of the aforementioned pledge drives. Finally, the [[LongRunner long-running]] ''Masterpiece Theatre'' (now known simply as ''Series/{{Masterpiece}}'') consists mostly of British productions (including some from Creator/{{ITV}} and Creator/ChannelFour), the most popular of which currently are ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' and the revival of ''UpstairsDownstairs'', ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'', which have been among [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/19/downton-abbey-season-3-becomes-top-rated-pbs-drama-of-all-time.html the biggest hits]] the network's had in its history.
21st Jan '18 1:56:40 PM angie710
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* The late night graveyard slot is full of prime time reruns, though most stations just use the feed given to them by PBS regardless of what they had themselves run during prime time that night. A notable exception is KQED, which does repeat its own prime time programming in the late night. Some stations, such as WGBH out of Boston, Massachusetts, have also started airing {{Infomerical}}s during this timeslot in recent years.

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* The late night graveyard slot is full of prime time reruns, though most stations just use the feed given to them by PBS regardless of what they had themselves run during prime time that night. A notable exception is KQED, which does repeat its own prime time programming in the late night. Some stations, such as WGBH out of Boston, Massachusetts, have also started airing {{Infomerical}}s {{Infomercial}}s during this timeslot in recent years.
21st Jan '18 1:54:46 PM angie710
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* The late night graveyard slot is full of prime time reruns, though most stations just use the feed given to them by PBS regardless of what they had themselves run during prime time that night. A notable exception is KQED, which does repeat its own prime time programming in the late night.

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* The late night graveyard slot is full of prime time reruns, though most stations just use the feed given to them by PBS regardless of what they had themselves run during prime time that night. A notable exception is KQED, which does repeat its own prime time programming in the late night. Some stations, such as WGBH out of Boston, Massachusetts, have also started airing {{Infomerical}}s during this timeslot in recent years.
8th Jan '18 7:01:40 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Late night brings more public affairs programming. This block was severely affected by the Great Hollywood Sex Scandal of 2017, which saw both of its mainstays get the boot in a span of three and a half weeks. The current inhabitants of the block are British CNN personality Christiane Amanpour, with a special PBS version of ''Amanpour.'', and Ozy Media's Carlos Watson, with reruns of ''Third Rail with Ozy''. Stations have also been known to run ''BBC World News'', ''Nightly Business Report'', ''The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower'', ''Great Decisions in Foreign Policy'', and ''NHK Newsline'', among others, in this block as part of their own local programming.

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* Late night brings more public affairs programming. This block was severely affected by the Great Hollywood Sex Scandal of 2017, which saw both of its mainstays get the boot in a span of three and a half weeks. The current inhabitants of the block are British CNN personality Christiane Amanpour, with a special PBS version of ''Amanpour.'', and Ozy Media's Carlos Watson, the ''BBC World News'' team, with reruns ''Beyond 100 Days'' and a weekly special edition of ''Third Rail with Ozy''.their own ''BBC World News''. Stations have also been known to run ''BBC World News'', ''Nightly Business Report'', ''The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower'', ''Great Decisions in Foreign Policy'', and ''NHK Newsline'', among others, in this block as part of their own local programming.


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* ''Series/TheCobblestoneCorridor''[[note]]A Connecticut Public Television original drama distributed by APT[[/note]]
16th Dec '17 8:18:57 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Late night brings more public affairs programming. This block was severely affected by the Great Hollywood Sex Scandal of 2017, which saw both of its mainstays get the boot in a span of three and a half weeks. The current inhabitants of the block are British CNN personality Christiane Amanpour, with a special PBS version of ''Amanpour.'', and Ozy Media's Carlos Watson, with reruns of ''Third Rail with Ozy''. Stations have also been known to run ''BBC World News'', ''Nightly Business Report'', ''The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower'', ''Great Decisions in Foreign Policy'', and ''NHK Newsline'', among others, in this block as part of their own local programming.
* The late night graveyard slot is full of prime time reruns, though most stations just use the feed given to them by PBS regardless of what they had themselves run during prime time that night. A notable exception is KQED, which does repeat its own prime time programming in the late night.
10th Dec '17 4:05:45 PM nombretomado
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* Children's shows in the daytime. Over the years, this block, known as Creator/PBSKids since 1993, has included ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'', ''Series/ReadingRainbow'', ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'', ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'', ''TheMagicSchoolBus'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', ''DragonTales'', ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' and ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''. PBS has generally placed a strong emphasis on [[EdutainmentShow education]] and [[AnAesop Aesops]] with its kids' shows, even when children's programming on other networks started getting more geared towards [[MerchandiseDriven selling toys]]. People who grew up before children's programming started proliferating on cable (or even after, if they had parents who [[TheMoralSubstitute objected to]] the MerchandiseDriven nature of many {{Saturday morning cartoon}}s) were probably raised on PBS.

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* Children's shows in the daytime. Over the years, this block, known as Creator/PBSKids since 1993, has included ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'', ''Series/ReadingRainbow'', ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'', ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'', ''TheMagicSchoolBus'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', ''DragonTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'', ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' and ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''. PBS has generally placed a strong emphasis on [[EdutainmentShow education]] and [[AnAesop Aesops]] with its kids' shows, even when children's programming on other networks started getting more geared towards [[MerchandiseDriven selling toys]]. People who grew up before children's programming started proliferating on cable (or even after, if they had parents who [[TheMoralSubstitute objected to]] the MerchandiseDriven nature of many {{Saturday morning cartoon}}s) were probably raised on PBS.
26th Nov '17 10:37:55 AM nombretomado
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PBS' first incarnation was the Educational Television and Radio Center in 1952, originally a private network set up by the Ford Foundation's Fund for Adult Education in order to serve as an educational television service complementing the entertainment programming of the commercial networks. Unique among American networks, content was produced not by the network itself, but by the individual stations -- a model similar to that of the (then UsefulNotes/{{West|Germany}}-) [[GermanTVStations German public broadcasting]], which had been imposed on them at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by the Western Allies. This led to content that was ''very'' in-depth in its subject matter, but also very dry, academic, low-budget and dull. As a result, ETRC floundered in its early years, earning the nickname "The University of the Air".

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PBS' first incarnation was the Educational Television and Radio Center in 1952, originally a private network set up by the Ford Foundation's Fund for Adult Education in order to serve as an educational television service complementing the entertainment programming of the commercial networks. Unique among American networks, content was produced not by the network itself, but by the individual stations -- a model similar to that of the (then UsefulNotes/{{West|Germany}}-) [[GermanTVStations [[UsefulNotes/GermanTVStations German public broadcasting]], which had been imposed on them at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by the Western Allies. This led to content that was ''very'' in-depth in its subject matter, but also very dry, academic, low-budget and dull. As a result, ETRC floundered in its early years, earning the nickname "The University of the Air".
17th Nov '17 4:58:57 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Cathedral''

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* ''Cathedral''''WesternAnimation/{{Cathedral}}''
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