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WEDU now airing some PBS shows lost to the WUSF shutdown

WUSF TV went off the air Sunday after more than 50 years, a victim of the University of South Florida selling off its broadcast license to the Federal Communications Commission so they could auction off those valuable airwaves to commercial wireless service providers.

While content that was produced by USF's WUSF stations is gone, many of the PBS shows that appeared on WUSF are moving over to Tampa Bay's other PBS member station, WEDU.

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If you're looking for Doc Martin, Father Brown, Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, Midsomer Murders, The Coroner, A Place to Call Home and some others, they can be be found on WEDU's channels starting today.

WEDU also begins broadcasting on two new channels in the Tampa Bay area today: PBS Kids, which features 24-hours-a-day educational programming such as Sesame Street and Arthur, and Create TV, which airs do-it-yourself shows like This Old House and Cook's Country. WEDU says it's also working to add more programs lost in the WUSF closing.

Schedules for all six of WEDU's channels can be found online at www.wedu.org/schedule, and guidance on WEDU channel numbers based on your television provider can be found here.

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