Inform and Entertain

Funders are telling us that PBS is now more important than ever, and thanks to their ongoing support, you can rely on PBS to:


Stay informed with COVID-19-related programming.

Trustworthy sources of information such as PBS NEWSHOUR, WASHINGTON WEEK and AMANPOUR & COMPANY provide ongoing coverage and late-breaking news.

Additional content includes a new prime time program, CONFRONTING CORONAVIRUS: A PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL,which features interviews with officials and a virtual town hall with curated questions from across the nation; an upcoming documentary, FRONTLINE “Coronavirus Pandemic,” on the government’s response to the outbreak (premieres April 21); and a new episode of PBS Digital Studios’ IT’S OKAY TO BE SMART, focused on the prevention of spreading germs.


Find points of connection.

PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT, our national storytelling project, provides a welcome point of connection during this time of social distancing and isolation. Join others in a conversation about what it really means to be an American today.

Thousands of people have already submitted their stories. Many submissions relate to the COVID-19 crisis. Draw inspiration and strength from the stories of others.

Judy Woodruff

Access additional free content.

Ken Burns generously made some of his beloved series available for free, including BASEBALL, THE ROOSEVELTS, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA and THE WAR. Thursdays have become “American History Night with Ken Burns.”

Ty Cobb stealing third base during the 1909 season.
Ty Cobb steals third base in Ken Burns's BASEBALL. Photo Credit: Charles M. Conlon

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