At PBS, we believe that everyone in America deserves great media – so for the past 50 years, we’ve strived to provide people of every age and interest with a classroom, a passport, and a stage for the arts.

PBS: Celebrating 50 Years | PBS 50th Anniversary

For 50 years, PBS and our member stations have focused on changing lives and strengthening communities. Today, we work to foster understanding, engagement and exposure to new worlds. From kid-friendly programs to popular dramas to breaking news, we’re committed to producing thoughtful and thought-provoking content that’s available to everyone.

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9 Reasons to Value PBS

  • Public Broadcast is One of America's Best Investments
  • Public television is a near-universal media service.
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  • PBS is the Most Trusted Source for News and Public Affairs
  • Non-commercial and free for all Americans
  • Thousands of Resources for Educators
  • PBS Offers Excellent Taxpayer Value
  • PBS KIDS is Watched by Millions of Children
  • Parents Name PBS KIDS the Most Educational Media Brand

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Supporting Teachers

Our member stations provide essential education resources for learners of all ages.