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Throughout within the United States, there are many member networks under the Public Broadcasting Service with their own logos.


Connecticut Public Television

1988-1990

Tough find, but it might appear on Time Life Video releases of Nature and Great Performances, all of which they have the 1984 PBS ident.

1990-1993

Pretty rare, only used for 2 years. All 1992 tapes of Barney & Friends will still have this logo, including Barney's Birthday and all the TimeLife VHS prints.

1993-2004

Way more common than the previous logo, it can be found on Barney & Friends episodes from Seasons 3 through 8, as well as episodes of Scientific American Frontiers from Seasons 4-14. Reruns of Barney & Friends from Seasons 1-3 also used this logo since 1997.

2004-2009

This logo was only on two seasons of PBS Kids' version of Thomas & Friends (Seasons 8 and 9). As of Season 10, Thirteen/WNET co-distributed Thomas & Friends alongside HiT Entertainment. However, it can still be seen on current programming distributed by Connecticut Public Television.

WGBH, Boston

1971-1977

This logo first appeared on ZOOM. Very early episodes of NOVA had a black and white version of it, in 1974. It is currently extinct on television, so the only way to find it is by VHS.

1977-1993

It has the same music as the 1972 logo, and is probably the scariest logo made by PBS. Starting in 1986, a shorter version was seen on PBS shows.

1993-present

The logo is restored, and the word "BOSTON" appears under the "WGBH" neon logo, instead of the flash clearing out to reveal "Boston Presents".

Many shows had this logo, such as Masterpiece Theatre, ZOOM, NOVA, Frontline, Arthur, Between the Lions, FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, Curious George, and Martha Speaks. But as of 2009, children's shows now use the "WGBH Kids" logo.

WNET, New York

1982-1987

Tough find, but it might appear on Time Life Video releases of Nature and Great Performances, all of which they have the 1984 PBS ident.

1987-1992

Another tough find, but a bit easier than the ident above. It can always be found on early 90's VHS prints of Nature, and on Seasons 1 and 2 of Shining Time Station.

1992-1999

Still a tough find, but is much easier to find on 90's prints of Nature and Charlie Rose. The third season of Shining Time Station also had this logo.

1999-2006

Much easier to find than the previous logos, still retained on reruns of Cyberchase, and on 1999-2006 episodes of Charlie Rose and Nature (on DVD, that is).

2006-2009

Pretty easy to find, especially on reruns of late 2000s programming distributed by Thirteen/WNET, as well as on Nature DVDs.

2009-present

New episodes of Nature as well as other programs from Thirteen/WNET will always have this logo.