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What are some television series that air on PBS?

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Some TV series that air on Public Broadcasting System, or PBS, include the wildly popular "Downton Abbey," and "Masterpiece," which is the longest-running prime-time drama on American TV. "Downton Abbey" features the lives and times of the Crawley family, an aristocratic family in a fictional estate known as Yorkshire. "Masterpiece" brings literary works to life and is sometimes referred to as "Masterpiece Theatre."

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Some other hit PBS include cooking programs, such as "A Chef's Life," "ChefSteps," "In Julia's Kitchen With Master Chefs," "Martha Stewart's Cooking School," "The Great British Baking Show," Original Fair" and "Kitchen Explorers" are also popular. Fans of reality TV can watch PBS series such as , such as "Call the Midwife" and "Broadway or Bust."

Other popular PBS series include "Tales from the Royal Wardrobe," "Antiques Road Show," Connections," "American Revealed" and "Ask This Old House."

Some popular PBS series for children include "Clifford the Big Red Dog," "The Electric Company," "Curious George," "Peg + Cat," "Super Why," "Sesame Street" and "Postcards from Buster." Others include "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," "Between the Lions," "Thomas & Friends" and Cyberchase."

PBS was founded in 1970 and has over 350 member stations, as of 2015. Not all programming is always available with each station.

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