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PBS learns about the Internet

by Annie Wu, posted Apr 25th 2009 1:01PM
PBSPBS! Internet! Things! High-five, nerds.

PBS's content is finally online, just barely pulling them a little closer to catching up with everyone else. Their portal seems pretty straight-forward and there is a clear effort for organization, but the amount of content is super-limited. If you're looking for a bit of Time Team America, there's only one full episode online, but if Antiques Roadshow is more your thing, the site is definitely worth checking out.

I'm most excited about having NOVA on-hand, mainly because of the amount of non-video content that is directly accessible through each episode. Like, check out this installment about fractals and then poke around all the links immediately beneath the player. It'll make your brain tingle.

Edit: Obviously, this isn't the first time PBS has had content online, but it's still nice to finally have a place to house it all, yes?

According to this article, PBS is also planning on doing some original content for their home on the Interwebs, which sounds like a pretty good idea. PBS has loyal viewers (like you) and it's really about time that they had a spot online for that audience.

The quality of this video is certainly a far cry from the PBS I used to watch as a kid, which always had a ghost of NBC running in the background. No more floating Brian Williams!

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