An antiques-appraisal series that turned out to be a ratings gem in PBS's attic. The simple format has `Roadshow' traveling around the U.S., evaluating family heirlooms and found items. It's based on the long-running (since 1978) BBC show of the same name. `Antiques Roadshow FYI,' an offshoot featuring reports on antiques and collectibles, and updates on items that had been appraised on `Roadshow,' debuted in January 2005, with Lara Spencer as host.
A live-action children's program about five dogs and a cat who play rock music and learn lessons about music, science and literacy.
A global travel series that explores exotic locales and various local cultures.
Miffy and Friends
Based on the children's books by Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, this stop-motion animated series about a little white bunny deals with issues that affect preschoolers.
Peep and the Big Wide World
Animated adventures of a little chicken and his friends, as they investigate the world around them and teach preschoolers basic lessons in natural science.
Sara's Weeknight Meals
Healthy meal suggestions from chef-cookbook author Sara Moulton.
A landmark series set in an ethnically diverse urban neighborhood where every day is a sunny one. It features songs, skits, animation and, of course, Muppets to teach preschoolers basic educational and social concepts. A public-television gem that's older than PBS itself, 'Sesame Street' debuted in 1969 on National Educational Television. Since that time, this influential show has won more Emmys than any other in TV history (more than 90 at last count) and can be seen in more than 140 countries.
Animated tales of a dance-obsessed mouse form this British series aimed at kids ages 3 to 8. Based on books by Katharine Holabird, and illustrated by Helen Craig.
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The genial, soft-spoken man made every day `special' and every kid welcome in this long-running series. Once described as `a singing psychiatrist for children,' Rogers used puppetry, songs and storytelling to teach youngsters about family values and how to deal with life's ups and downs. Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, was a beloved mainstay of PBS's daytime lineup and received a long-overdue Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series.
Cooking tips and demonstrations are shared, with meals prepared by guest chefs and host Ming Tsai.