What are some of the most popular public television programs?


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As of 2015, popular programs on the Public Broadcasting Service include ���Antiques Roadshow,��� ���Nova,��� ���American Experience,��� ���Sesame Street��� and ���Frontline.��� PBS a non-commercial public broadcaster that airs programs on more than 350 public television stations across the United States.

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���Antiques Roadshow" is the most popular program on PBS and is watched by an estimated 8 million viewers each week. The series shows antique experts traveling the country, giving free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ���Nova��� is an award-winning science show featuring documentaries and mini-series that explore topics ranging from the latest technology to the mysteries of the natural world. As of 2015, "Nova" has been airing on PBS for more than 40 years. ���American Experience" features documentaries exploring the people and events that have shaped American history. It is the most-watched history series on television.

���Sesame Street��� is a popular children���s educational show that features humorous skits, celebrity guests and Jim Henson���s Muppets, including Bert, Ernie, Elmo and Big Bird. "Sesame Street" began airing on PBS in 1969. As of 2015, it has won more than 150 Emmy Awards. ���Frontline" is a public affairs series that uses documentaries and investigative reports to explore complex political issues. Since its debut on PBS in 1983, ���Frontline��� has won every major broadcast journalism award, including 17 Peabody Awards and 69 Emmy Awards.

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