PBS Still A Leader In Fine Arts Programming

There was a time — say, 10-15 years ago — when the value of PBS was questionable. Cable networks were making inroads on what was traditionally PBS turf with A&E and Bravo and Trio swiping arts programs, including British costume dramas that in the past would have turned up on Masterpiece Theatre. But in the years since, Trio became Sleuth while A&E and Bravo dropped any pretense of airing arts shows, ceding the genre back to PBS.