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WSBE Learn Now Available to Live Stream


PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (March 15, 2021) – Access to public media content on WSBE Rhode Island PBS expands on Monday for audiences of all ages, as live streaming of the station's second channel, WSBE Learn, becomes available through the station's website. Viewers can find the LEARN live stream 24-hours a day, seven days a week at


LEARN is home to an extensive collection of children's series from PBS KIDS. LEARN also features the popular PBS NewsHour, Finding Your Roots, and operas from Great Performances at the Met among the key series shown exclusively on LEARN. National and local series, including Nature, A Lively Experiment, doubleFEATURE, and more, are scheduled on different days and times from the station's primary channel, WSBE Rhode Island PBS.


In response to the school closures last March, LEARN pivoted from its regular schedule in April 2020 to present selected educational content, scheduled in collaboration with the WORLD channel for At-Home Learning.


The collection of programs, which airs from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at least until June 2021, features series such as American Experience, History Detectives, and NOVA, plus a collection of historical documentaries, including limited series by Ken Burns.


“Streaming LEARN is a great opportunity to share the channel's unique schedule of programs,” said David W. Piccerelli, president of WSBE. Mr. Piccerelli noted that LEARN has limited distribution through cable carriers in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and it is not carried by satellite services. “Extending LEARN’s reach through live streaming over the Internet is a great boost for the community, offering more choice and convenience."

WSBE Rhode Island PBS produces and presents local content and accessible learning resources. Live streaming LEARN content now on smart TVs, computers, tablets, and mobile phones, lifts the station’s mission to the next level.


The station's primary channel, WSBE Rhode Island PBS, live streams on Schedules for both channels can be found on the station’s website,


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About Rhode Island PBS

WSBE Rhode Island PBS is operated by the Rhode Island PBS Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is a viewer-supported member of the PBS network of public broadcasting stations, and uses the power of noncommercial media to educate, engage, enrich, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut since 1967. WSBE-DT delivers content on two channels: Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1), and Learn (digital 36.2). For more information about programs and education services at WSBE, visit

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