As in the Public Broadcasting System. Americans owe a debt of gratitude for PBS for the quality television they have delivered over the decades.

PBS today DOES have commercials. Don't let them tell you different. Every program is now sponsored by several companies or "made possible by" and then there is a "commercial" for said companies, or organizations.

This did not used to be the case. Also, the pledge drives tend to go on "all year" now, or a lot more now than they did years ago. Every time a pledge drive starts, our local PBS breaks out the "cooler" shows or special shows to "lure" newbies in making us; the ones' who donate our money like clockwork, even more angry and annoyed.

Aside from some politics, and the misnomer that PBS is commercial free; it is a station that is a part of all of us, and sadly isn't watched by more of us.
"Ughh....just trying to watch PBS Newshour, there is about four minutes of "commercials" before the program starts...I thought PBS was supposed to be commercial free???"

"What? WHY are they interrupting Nova for a 'break' to remind us and ask us for more money? Didn't they just have a pledge drive two months ago?"

"Awesome 'Grateful Dead' concert from 1975 was on PBS last night, too bad they ruined it with three "station breaks" to ask for more money, and they only show programs like this when it's time to ask for more money."
by blutowski December 06, 2012
1. Pure BullShit.
1a. Something being referred to as trash or something useless: uninteresting; dull; boring.

2. Tacky.
1. I want an Xbox 360 because Nintendo is pure bullshit (PBS).

2. Did you see Shantel yesterday? Her boyfriend was well-dressed, but Shantel looked like pure bullshit (PBS).
by French038 November 29, 2005
An abbreviation of Potato Banana Soup; The ruler of the world of hut cows in Jamaica and Banff not China no no no.
Person #1: Potato!
Person #2: Banana!
Person #2: Soup!
Person #1: Rules!
Person #2: The!
Person #1: World!
Person #2: of!
Person #1: Hut!
Person #2: Cows!
Person #1: In!
Person #2: Jamaica!
Person #1: and?
Person #2: Banff!
Person #1: not!
Person #2:China!
Person #1: No!
Person #2: No!
Person #1: No...
Person #1+2: PBS!
by billie_joe_luva November 14, 2005
Its an acronym for a lot of crap someone might tell you. Its pure bull shit.
Shes PBSing me again...
by Dr.Robert June 07, 2005
Some TV thingy-ma-jingy. Thingy-bob, yes'm.
Do you know that I came up with the idea for Sesame Street? I came up with it before PBS. The white man stole it. That's right. I was gonna call it "N.W.P." - Niggaz With Puppets. Catchy, ain't it?
by Gumba Gumba April 06, 2004
A television show that interupts quality programming to get you pledge money for the "Jenkins McCoy" Foundation.
And if you call in the next 10 minutes, we'll give you this sporty PBS tote bag, good for all occasions!!
by Zach G. December 06, 2003
I would tap that PBS in a second.
by PBS LOVERRRRR June 17, 2005
A crap TV network that shows nothing but Barney shows and boring nature shows.
PBS. heh heh heh. He said P and then said BS. eh heh heh heh heh.
by Beavis July 24, 2003
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