descriptions for PBS Online Video
Arts & Literature
Color your world with programs about the world’s greatest artists—from
the classic masters to up-and-coming talents. Loose yourself in the
world of some of history’s greatest writers as they explore eternal
human themes in comedies, tragedies and dramas.
See the world through the eyes of independent filmmakers as they turn
their cameras on the communities in which they live in thought-provoking
documentaries. Travel the world from your armchair and enjoy classic,
star-studded feature films.
Journey across the world for a better understanding of other cultures
and explore subsets of your own culture in programs about identity and
spirituality. Live out your passion for sports, cooking and collecting,
and explore new pursuits.
Health & Wellness
Energize your mind and body with programs about aging, nutrition and
fitness, and explore the decisions behind healthcare policies and
regulations. Marvel at the wonder of the human body and unravel the
complexities of the mind.
Journey back in time to understand the events that shaped the society we
live in today.
Witness the rise and fall of magnificent empires and explore the lives
of some of history’s most powerful and influential people in in-depth
Home & How-to
Cook up culinary sensations with the world’s leading chefs and cultivate
new ideas for your garden. Learn the do’s and don’ts of home improvement
and get your personal finances in order with the help of financial
Nature & Environment
Take a walk on the wild side with programs on animals and their
habitats, and learn about conservation and the impact of environmental
changes. Dive into the world of sharks, whales and dolphins with
breathtaking underwater photography.
News & Public Affairs
Get close to the complex issues of our world through investigative
reporting and in-depth documentaries. Examine social and economic trends
on a macro level, as well as social changes and issues in your own
Enjoy the performing arts—opera, dance, classical music and theater
adapted for the small screen—through PBS Video’s collection of
award-winning programs. Rediscover the classics and encounter emerging
directors, dancers and musicians.
Get different perspectives on the issues facing our nation—as well as
those of other regions in the world. Explore hot topics, and stories
sometimes forgotten by mainstream media through investigative reporting
and in-depth documentaries.
Explore the fascinating realms of science, from astronomy to physics,
and learn about the people behind history’s most important scientific
discoveries. Build your brain power and take a crack at the still
unexplained mysteries of science.
Discover pioneering technologies and mind-boggling inventions in the
fields of engineering, robotics and space, and learn about the
technological advances that changed society forever. Face the new
frontiers in computing and learn about the people leading the way.