PBS Program Overview

American Experience

Collection of features on a range of people and events in American history, from Hawaii's last queen to Joe DiMaggio. Companion to the PBS history series.

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American Masters

AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.

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Antiques Roadshow

Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, eight-time Emmy® Award-nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its 15th season in 2010. PBS's highest-rated series, ROADSHOW is seen by almost 10 million viewers each week. Veteran television personality Mark L. Walberg serves as series host. In each hour-long ROADSHOW episode, specialists from the country's leading auction houses—Bonhams and Butterfields, Christie's, Doyle New York, Skinner and Sotheby's— and independent dealers from across the nation offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.

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