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From Left to Right: Masterpiece's All Creatures Great and Small, PBS News Hour, and Nature

KPBS is San Diego’s only public television station, carrying flagship PBS programs and series including Nature, NOVA, and Antiques Roadshow. Programming on KPBS serves our local communities with programs that inspire, educate, and reflect our diverse audiences.

The KPBS National Programming Fund supports a wide range of genres from drama, science, history, how-to, and children’s television. The fund delivers quality, entertaining and intelligent television to the San Diego community. Gifts of $10,000 or more will support the national and local acquisition costs, as well as have a direct impact on the hundreds of thousands of community members who enjoy KPBS.

Local recognition is available, commensurate with the level of support.


MASTERPIECE is a treasured American institution, and the nation’s longest running drama series. It is smart, edgy, and thoroughly entertaining.

MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sanditon, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

The MASTERPIECE Trust—a collaborative initiative between MASTERPIECE’S producing station GBH Boston and PBS stations nationwide— enables individual philanthropists to provide for both MASTERPIECE and their local stations.

With your help, the MASTERPIECE Trust can secure the future of superb British drama by providing the resources required to invest upfront in the development of new scripts and programs, and grow the series both on-air and online.

Membership in the MASTERPIECE Trust begins with gifts of $25,000. MASTERPIECE Trust donors wishing recognition on national MASTERPIECE broadcasts will be thanked with on-air credits commensurate with their level of support.

To learn more about how you can support the MASTERPIECE Trust, contact Alex Kim, Associate General Manager of Development & Grants, at (619) 594-7822 or at

Friends of the NewsHour

KPBS local news reporting complements the quality national programming from PBS and NPR. Our partnership with the PBS NewsHour expands our reach and gives credence to the quality of journalism produced by the KPBS News team.

In these divisive times, we believe that people need a place where calm, nonpartisan discussion can flourish. The PBS NewsHour is that place. To protect the legacy of the NewsHour and to provide for its future in an evolving media landscape, the NewsHour, in partnership with local stations, launched a program called Friends of the NewsHour—an annual giving program for our loyal viewers who are able to make a significant contribution. Friends of the NewsHour will allow the PBS NewsHour to remain influential on-the-air and thrive on digital platforms.

When you decide to make a significant contribution, you will be supporting both KPBS and the PBS NewsHour, and your investment will be recognized accordingly. Membership in the Friends of the NewsHour begins with gifts of $25,000. Your generous contribution will allow us to strengthen the informative and credible reporting and analysis the PBS NewsHour delivers every weekday. Plus, KPBS will have the support we need to continue to bring San Diego the best news coverage.

To learn more about how you can support the Friends of the NewsHour, contact Alex Kim, Associate General Manager of Development & Grants, at (619) 594-7822 or at


Alex Kim
Chief Development Officer