Voting Station

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

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TV Network

The Resume

    (October 5, 1970- )
    Formerly NET-National Educational Television(1952-69)
    Usually Channel 13 or on UHF
    Originally funded by the Ford Foundation

Why Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) might be annoying:

    All those pledge drives!
    Most of the stuff they air is really just British and old 50's shows like 'Your Show of Shows' and 'You Bet Your Life.'
    They put the Teletubbies and Barney on the air.
    Child psychologists disapprove of Teletubbies, feeling that children under 1 should not watch TV at all.
    Although they claim to be non-commercial, they accept corporate contributions and give mentions to corporations that include slogans and corporate mascots, at the expense of the taxpayers!
    Having come under right-wing attacks, they cut off funding to Tales of the City 2 and opted instead to air a cheesy game show called 'Think Twice.'

Why Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) might not be annoying:

    They give us 'Nova,' 'Masterpiece Theater,' 'Sesame Street,' 'Mister Rogers' and 'Carmen Sandiego.'
    They aired the first reality TV show 'An American Family' about the Loud family.
    They featured many documentaries including those by Ken Burns.
    Right-wingers cut off their government funding.
    It is one of the few independent television networks left.
    Its shows are mostly designed for the intelligent crowd.
    It is voluntary to contribute to them.
    Commercials are not aired during programs.
    Credit: Tony Dumont
    1988 - TV Worth Watching
    2001 - Stay Curious
    2002 - We are PBS
    2004 - Be More ... PBS

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 25 Votes: 32.00% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 35 Votes: 5.71% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 72 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 102 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 199 Votes: 63.32% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 29 Votes: 51.72% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 20 Votes: 35.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 25 Votes: 44.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 25 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 71 Votes: 53.52% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 117 Votes: 70.09% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 85 Votes: 45.88% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 140 Votes: 47.86% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 144 Votes: 45.14% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 386 Votes: 43.52% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 449 Votes: 45.21% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 430 Votes: 43.72% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 717 Votes: 45.47% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1065 Votes: 72.02% Annoying