PBS is made up of more than 350 local public noncommercial TV stations serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. PBS stations reach more than 120 million people each month through on-air and online content. 

PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America's public Television stations. 

PBS oversees program acquisition and provides program distribution and promotion; education services; new media ventures; fundraising support; engineering and technology development; and video marketing.
Company Growth (employees)
Type
Private
HQ
Arlington, US
Founded
1969
Size (employees)
1,342 (est)
Website
pbs.org
PBS was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Arlington, US

Key People at PBS

Paula Kerger

Paula Kerger

President and CEO
Mario Vecchi

Mario Vecchi

CTO
Jonathan Barzilay

Jonathan Barzilay

Chief Operating Officer
Beth Hoppe

Beth Hoppe

Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming
Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley

SVP, Programming & Business Affairs
Brian Reddington

Brian Reddington

Executive Director, PBS Foundation
Lesli Rotenberg

Lesli Rotenberg

General Manager, Children's Programming / Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Ira Rubenstein

Ira Rubenstein

SVP and General Manager, PBS Digital
Juan Sepúlveda

Juan Sepúlveda

SVP, Station Services
Katherine Lauderdale

Katherine Lauderdale

SVP, General Counsel; Corporate Secretary
Mary Plantamura

Mary Plantamura

Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary

PBS Office Locations

PBS has an office in Arlington
Arlington, US (HQ)
2100 Crystal Drive

PBS Data and Metrics

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Founding Date

1969

Traffic Overview of PBS

PBS Online and Social Media Presence

PBS News and Updates

PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV

 PBS KIDS is ready to take over your kids’ TV. The company this morning announced the launch of its own streaming stick, called the PBS KIDS Plug & Play, which delivers a combination of on-demand video, sing-alongs, and games, as well as access to the PBS KIDS’ live stream when connected to Wi-F…

Retired army general Stanley McChrystal: Save PBS from Trump's budget cuts, it makes us 'safer'

Stanley McChrystal, a retired army general, urged leaders in Washington and the Trump administration not to strip federal funding for public broadcasting in a New York Times op-ed, saying that it makes the nation "smarter, stronger and, yes, safer." McChrystal was referring…

Try not to cry watching a young Mr. Rogers defend PBS

If you were a child in America anytime between the '60s and '90s, there's a certain man in a red sweater who was probably there for you. Fred Rogers, better known as the one and only Mr. Rogers, spent over four decades hosting educational TV programs for kids. In 1969, the same year PBS was …

Review: ‘Alzheimer’s,’ an Urgent Look on PBS

This documentary argues that this disease will soon overwhelm both the health and the caregiver systems.

Transition Television, From PBS and CNN

One program documents the national division, another examines the delicate transfer of power.

PBS KIDS debuts a new channel and live TV service, available via web and mobile

 The way children watch TV is changing – shifting away from the big screen in the living room to tablets and other mobile devices. In order to better cater to the needs of this more digital audience, PBS has now launched a new 24/7 TV channel, PBS KIDS, which is available on television through PBS m…
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