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RULE 1: PBS Review

Prior PBS clearance is required for all offers on PBS programs. Producers desiring to include an offer on a PBS program must consult with PBS a minimum of two months in advance of the program delivery date for a determination as to its permissibility. In the absence of sufficient notice and if a timely resolution is not mutually agreed upon, PBS reserves the right to delete announcements at the producer's expense.

[The On-Air Offer Clearance Form may be found in the Red Book Guidelines (Forms & Instructions Section) and submitted to Program Underwriting Policy (PUP) at: or fax #: 703-739-5295.]

PBS Production Guidelines

*PBS National Program Funding Standards and Practices
*PBS Guidelines for On-Air Announcements Promoting Program-Related Goods and Services




The PBS Mission

Content Priorities

Proposal Process


Names & Faces

Producer FAQs

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