PBS shows a variety of programs such as children's educational shows, science shows, fictional dramas and comedies, theatre and opera telecasts, and news programming. As of March 2015, some of the programs on PBS include "Downton Abbey," "Great Performances," "NOVA," "American Roadshow" and "PBS Newshour."
Launched in 1969, the Public Broadcasting Service is a nonprofit broadcast corporation made up of over 350 public television stations across the country. These stations help PBS to reach over 103 million people across the globe and another 33 million online. The corporation's programming is noncommercial and includes not only television programs but online media and classroom media through interactive whiteboards.