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PBS Says it Has the Streaming Cure for the Social Distancing Blues

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In these coming uncertain weeks of coronavirus-fueled social distancing, PBS wants you to know its here for you, whenever you get bored sitting around the house. 

The public broadcasters sent out a press release today, seeking to remind the public that its free-to-consumer OTT app, as well as the premium PBS Passport platform that’s available to “members” who donate to PBS, feature “a vast collection of streaming content to occupy viewers int eh coming weeks.

“As social gatherings, recreational events, travel and public outings are cancelled and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those looking for alternative entertainment options can count on PBS’s vast library of streaming content,” PBS said in its statement. 

The PBS Video App features more than 4,000 PBS and local shows. The app is available for every major OTT and mobile device platform. 

Here are some of the shows PBS is hawking:

American ExperienceChasing the Moon and Influenza 1918

American MastersUnladylike2020: Bessie ColemanUnladylike2020: Grace AbbottHolly Near: Singing for Our LivesEverybody Knows...Elizabeth MurrayMargaret Mitchell: American Rebel and Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Antiques Roadshow - A variety of episodes are available.

FrontlineWeinsteinFor Sama and Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

Great Performances (coming March 15) Now Hear This "Vivaldi: Something Completely Different"Now Hear This "The Riddle of Bach" and Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood 

Independent LensBlind Love and Always in Season

NOVACat TalesThe Planets Miniseries and Polar Extremes

This Old House - A variety of episodes are available.

Daniel Frankel is the managing editor of Next TV, an internet publishing vertical focused on the business of video streaming. A Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered the media and technology industries for more than two decades, Daniel has worked on staff for publications including E! Online, Electronic Media, Mediaweek, Variety, paidContent and GigaOm. You can start living a healthier life with greater wealth and prosperity by following Daniel on Twitter today!