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Public Broadcasting Service: a network of noncommercial television stations devoted to educational and other quality programming and funded by members' contributions, government allocations, and grants from private industry. Unabridged
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(US) Public Broadcasting Service
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abbreviation of Public Broadcasting Service, 1970, America English. It succeeded National Educational Television (NET).

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  1. Public Broadcasting Service
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