As of 2015, children's shows on the Public Broadcasting Service network include Arthur, Thomas & Friends, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts. PBS programming airs on more than 350 public broadcasting stations across the United States.
Arthur is an animated educational series for children and preteens that follows the fictional adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends. As of 2015, Arthur is one of the most-watched shows on PBS Kids, with almost 10 million viewers a week in the United States.
Thomas & Friends is an animated weekly series following the adventures of a group of locomotives and other vehicles who live on a fictional island called Sodor. Based on a series of books, the show began airing on PBS in 1984 as Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
Sesame Street is a hugely popular program that uses humor, skits, celebrity guests and Jim Henson's Muppets, including Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and Elmo, to educate preschool children. The series has aired on PBS since its debut in 1969. As of 2015, Sesame Street has won more than 150 Emmy Awards.
Wild Kratts is an animated show aimed at educating children about animals and the environment. The show, created and produced by brothers Chris and Martin Kratt, features the brothers helping animals overcome challenging and dangerous situations.