Why do you watch PBS? I like to watch it because the shows aren't dumbed down like some of the stuff on network tv. I also like to watch BBC news to get a different perspective of what's happening around the world.
I watch PBS because they are one of the few stations which regularly shows BBC programs, and they also frequently have great specials on a wide variety of subjects. They have a ton of regular programs with can be both Educational and fascinating to watch.
I like watching PBS because of select cooking shows they have, along with This Old House Hour that WTTW Prime airs. I also like Nova & Nature (WTTW usually airs these shows on WTTW Prime). WTTW also has a locally produced show called, Check Please. That show has everyday people who put in reviews of their favorite restaurants. The restaurants aren't notified of who is reviewing their restaurant and cameras aren't present either. They do interview the owners of the restaurants on the type of restaurant they run. I like getting reviews from ordinary people, rather than from a food critic, who may give a bad rating to a good restaurant, or they'll give a good review to a bad restaurant. I prefer reviews from ordinary people anyday. It even allows me to learn about restaurants I have never heard of, and may want to try out. I even like watching Rick Steve's Europe. Out of all networks out there, I watch PBS the most, with ABC second, Fox third, CBS 4th, & NBC dead last.
Oh, ho, not the REAL Holmes -- Jeremy Brett! Then there's Nova, McLaughlin Group, Antique Road Show, any of the Nature/Travel/Science programs, Charlie Rose (not my favorite interviewer, but he gets all the world-beaters).
The problem with Ghost Adventures is they sure do get excited over something they've been doing for years and years. I don't know that I buy it, and I'm sick of them saying, "Dude!" It's as bad as "On to the next" on Ghost Hunters. Grant needs to come back, although I like Jason's daughter and I love the dog! We need to see more of the dog! lol
Back to PBS, I'm looking forward to the next Alfie Boe special which is gonna happen sometime this year. They filmed his April 8 concert at the Royal Albert Hall for PBS and DVD release. It might, just might, be timed with another tour of the US for Alfie. Anticipation!!