What is PBS Pledge and Will it Affect my Schedule?


A PBS pledge drive is an on-air fundraising effort that helps raise necessary funds to produce PBS’s high quality programming and content.

“Viewers Like You” donate to their local PBS station, proving that PBS viewers have a uniquely close relationship and appreciation for PBS and its quality programming.

PBS pledge periods occur for 3 consecutive weeks each quarter. Regularly scheduled PBS programming is often interrupted for fundraising appeals, or for special pledge programming.

PBS sponsor spots are typically pre-empted during pledge. A sponsor’s schedule package is created outside of pledge weeks.



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