Decades in the Making: Celebrate 50 Years of PBS

Decades in the Making: Celebrate 50 Years of PBS

For half a century, PBS programs have let us traverse with the wildlife of the Okavango Delta, solve mysteries, cook along side culinary artists, fall in love and ask a million questions. PBS has educated, engaged and inspired viewers across America, one program at a time.

As PBS celebrates its 50th anniversary, we take a look at some of our classic content.

Since 1970 the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has been a respected and vital presence in American cultural life. With its unique mix of prestigious and thought-provoking content in news, the arts, science, politics and children’s programming, PBS has defined a level of quality and social responsibility in television. PBS’ incredible list of iconic shows includes Sesame Street, Masterpiece Theater, PBS NewsHour, Great Performances, American Masters, Downton Abbey, American Experience, Frontline, Antiques Roadshow, Nova, This Old House, Finding Your Roots and others. To celebrate PBS’s Golden Anniversary, The Paley Center welcomes documentarian Ken Burns (The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The War), celebrated journalist Judy Woodruff (Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour) and PBS CEO Paula Kerger.

For 50 years, PBS and our member stations have focused on changing lives and strengthening communities. Join us in celebrating this historic milestoneas we reflect and look forward.

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Mark Addy