PBS Passport is an optional programming service for public television stations, providing fully underwritten series and specials. Over 99% of PBS stations subscribe to this service - reaching 100% of national TV households. Annually, stations are provided with approximately 600 hours of programming.
PBS Passport is seeking programs with national appeal that supplement PBS's National Program Service for prime time programming. PBS Passport series and specials range from "how-to" and self-help programs such as This Old House, Hometime and Everyday Food to topical news and information programs like Charlie Rose and Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. PBS Passport also looks for content that embraces our country's cultural diversity through heritage documentaries and holiday celebration programs for both adults and children. Half-hour lifestyle series in the cooking, home improvement, and technology genres are also a content priority.