PBS Shows

Where can I find the website for a particular PBS program?
Please check the All Shows A-Z list for a comprehensive list of all program websites on PBS.org. There are several reasons a particular program may not have a website on PBS.org, including: The program is not a PBS program, but was purchased by your local station from an independent distributor.  The producers of the program have chosen not to have a website for various possible reasons.  A website for the program may exist, but is not part of PBS.org.  If you cannot find your favorite program on PBS.org, please check your local station's website via our Station Finder, or use an Internet search engine (Google, Yahoo, Excite, etc.).
Fri, 9 Oct, 2015 at 8:45 AM
How do I get an autograph from a host, actor, or character on a PBS show?
PBS is not a production entity. Therefore, we do not assist in the direct production of shows. We acquire previously completed programming or enter into production agreements with a variety of independent producers. You may contact the producers of a PBS or PBS KIDS! program directly with your autograph request. You can find program contact information at PBS Shows or PBS KIDS! Shows.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 3:45 PM
How do I locate a show I saw on PBS?
All final program scheduling decisions are determined locally by each of our member stations and it is possible that this show was acquired by your local public television station from a source other than PBS. Unlike the commercial television networks, which provide their local affiliates with a set program menu, PBS provides its member stations with shows from which they can choose and schedule independently.  You might want to contact the station that aired the show you watched. They may be able to identify the show and tell you who to contact for the information you are seeking. Contact information for PBS member stations is available using the PBS Station Finder.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 3:48 PM
When can I see a show again in my area?
All final show scheduling decisions are determined locally by each of our member stations. Unlike the commercial television networks, which provide their local affiliates with a set show menu, PBS provides its member stations with shows from which they can choose and schedule independently. Please contact your local public broadcasting station for information on their broadcast schedule. Contact information for PBS member stations is available using the PBS Station Finder.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 3:48 PM
Can PBS change the time of or re-air a particular show?
All final show scheduling decisions are determined locally by each of our member stations. Unlike the commercial television networks, which provide their local affiliates with a set show menu, PBS provides its member stations with shows from which they can choose and schedule independently. Please contact your local public broadcasting station for information on their broadcast schedule. Contact information for PBS member stations is available using the PBS Station Finder.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 3:48 PM
Why doesn’t PBS broadcast old shows or series?
PBS generally holds the rights to its shows for three years following the original broadcast. After the PBS term of broadcast expires, the show rights revert to the producers, and PBS is therefore no longer able to distribute these expired shows to our member stations. Since all final show decisions are made by local stations, and sometimes include shows from distributors other than PBS, we suggest you contact your local station for more information on their schedule. Contact information for PBS member stations can be found using the PBS Station Finder. You might be interested to know that several libraries throughout the country may have copies of shows within their holdings. You may wish to contact your local library to see if they might be able to borrow the show you are interested in through an inter-library loan. Worldcat.org is a useful website that allows you to search library holdings to find items you are interested in. * Please note that PBS is not affiliated with Worldcat.org.
Wed, 7 Oct, 2015 at 2:33 PM
How do I find a show I saw filmed or was featured in?
PBS is not a production entity. We acquire previously completed shows or enter into production agreements with a variety of independent producers. We do not have information on filming that is in progress, as it may or may not have been submitted to PBS for review. Some of our local stations, which are independently owned and operated, do produce shows and may be connected to the show you are interested in. We suggest that you contact your local station directly to see if they have further information. Contact information for PBS member stations can be found using the PBS Station Finder.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 3:49 PM
Are podcasts of PBS shows available for downloading?
Several of our shows offer podcasts. Check out the our PBS Podcasts website for information about some show podcasts.  You can also check individual show websites for podcast information. Most show websites can be found using the All Shows A-Z tool.
Wed, 7 Oct, 2015 at 2:42 PM
Where can I find the transcript for a particular story or show?
The availability of transcripts varies widely by shows. Please visit a show’s website to determine if a transcript is available. A list of shows is available through the All Shows A-Z and Shows Contacts sites.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 3:52 PM
How do I get tickets to Antiques Roadshow or get an item appraised?
For information about possible upcoming tours, you can contact ANTIQUES ROADSHOW directly by calling their toll free hotline at 1-888-762-3749 or by emailing them at Antiques Roadshow Contact Form. Contact information for the appraisers featured on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW are listed on the ANTIQUE ROADSHOW Appraisers page.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 3:53 PM