Public Broadcasting Service programs include "Antiques Roadshow," "Nova," "American Experience" and "Frontline." PBS is a non-commercial public broadcaster featuring a wide range of programs exploring science, history, fine arts, drama and public affairs.
"Antiques Roadshow" features specialists and independent dealers who travel the country, giving free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. In 2015, "Antiques Roadshow" marked its 19th season. The most popular series on PBS, "Antiques Roadshow" is watched by an estimated 8 million viewers each week.
"Nova" is a prime-time science series presenting in-depth documentaries and mini-series that explore science topics ranging from technological breakthroughs to the mysteries of the natural world. As of 2015, "Nova" has been airing for more than 40 years.
"American Experience" is a history series featuring the people and events that have shaped American history. Its documentaries have won multiple awards and critical acclaim. "American Experience" debuted in 1995, and as of 2015, PBS describes it as the most-watched history series on television.
"Frontline" is an award-winning public affairs series featuring investigative reports and documentaries exploring complex and critical issues. Since its debut in 1983, "Frontline" has presented more than 180 documentaries. As of 2015, it has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including 69 Emmy Awards, 31 duPont-Columbia University Awards and 17 Peabody Awards.