Proposing a Show to PBS

Can I submit a show idea to PBS?
Since PBS is not a production entity, we do not assist in the direct production of shows. We acquire previously completed shows or enter into production agreements with a variety of independent producers and are unable to accept or assist with show ideas that are not affiliated with an experienced production entity.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 3:58 PM
How do I submit materials (DVDs, books, music, etc…) to PBS for possible review?
Since PBS is not a production entity, we do not assist in the direct production of shows. We acquire previously completed shows or enter into production agreements with a variety of independent producers and are unable to accept or assist with show ideas that are not affiliated with an experienced production entity. However, some of our member stations do produce television shows. Contact information for PBS member stations can be found using the PBS Station Finder. You may also be interested in contacting the producers of one of our ongoing series as they are responsible for the content of their individual shows. Most of our show contacts are located on the PBS Shows and PBS KIDS! Shows websites.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 3:59 PM
What are the guidelines for submitting a show proposal to PBS?
Since PBS is not a production entity, we do not assist in the direct production of shows. We acquire previously completed shows or enter into production agreements with a variety of independent producers. Information for producers of independent films is available at Producing for PBS. Proposals are evaluated on an ongoing basis. They are judged on the quality of the idea, the credentials of the production team, the needs of the schedule, and the financial request to PBS. As you might imagine, dollars are limited, so producers are encouraged to seek outside sources of funding. Proposals for shows may be submitted to PBS Programming Services at any time throughout the year and should be addressed to:               PBS Program Scheduling & Editorial Management             2100 Crystal Drive             Arlington, VA 22202 You may also wish to contact the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, non-profit corporation located at 401 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004-2129 (Tel: 202/879-9600 or 800/272-2190 or website: http://www.cpb.org). CPB also funds radio and television shows produced by public television stations and independent producers. CPB has a more formalized structure for proposal submission, and we are sure that they would be happy to send you their guidelines. Some of our member stations also produce television shows. Contact information for PBS member stations can be found by using the PBS Station Finder.
Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 at 4:01 PM