November 3, 1969: PBS is Founded
On November 3, 1969, PBS was created to provide educational television
programming and services that reflect the diverse interests of the
Today, nearly 90% of U.S. television households tune into PBS member
stations, and we are expanding our public service mission to digital
media. In September 2012, Americans watched more than 150 million
videos across all of PBS’ web and mobile platforms.
See how PBS is serving all Americans at valuepbs.org.
Image: Vintage PBS logo
A very happy 43rd birthday to PBS. Still going strong after all these years, and getting flung around in election-year political banter to boot.