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Database Help: PBS Video


Select episodes from PBS TV (Public Broadcasting Service) series such as:

  • Masterpiece (series)
  • FRONTLINE (investigative documentaries)
  • American Experience (history)
  • Secrets of the Dead (detective, true-life drama)
  • Austin City Limits (music, popular music legends and innovators, all genres.)
  • Need To Know (Original stories, opinions, news)
  • NOVA (science, adventure and exploration)
  • NATURE (beauty and wonder of the natural world)
  • Independent Lens (independent documentary films from around the world).

Database Access

Good to Know

  • Videos require a reliable internet connection and Flash player to view.
  • Popup blocker and firewall settings may need to be adjusted to view videos.

Search Tips

  • Enter one or more keywords in the Search box in the upper right corner to locate videos on specific subjects.
  • To select a specific Program, Topic, or Collection, use the Menu bar tabs.
  • Quotation marks are required when searching for an exact phrase, e.g., “climate change”.
  • To select a video from several subject categories, click the Topic tab in the Watch Video section.
  • To see complete details about a program, hover the mouse over the title or video player.
  • To begin the video, click the arrow in the middle of the embedded video player. (Not all items include streaming videos).

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Joanne Evanoff
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