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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is WXEL Passport?

WXEL Passport is a new member benefit from participating PBS stations that gives eligible donors and supporters extended access to an online on-demand library of quality public television programming.  The WXEL Passport library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS programs being added weekly. The library features episodes from popular programs like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece — including all six seasons of Downton Abbey. In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history, and lifestyle programs; including How We Got to Now, Earth a New Wild, Austin City Limits, and a rotating selection of films from Ken Burns — currently Jazz and Unforgivable Blackness The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson are available. 

Does WXEL Passport cost anything?

WXEL Passport is an added benefit available to eligible donors of participating PBS stations (i.e.: you must make an annual tax-deductible donation to receive this benefit). Typically, the WXEL Passport member benefit requires a minimum donation of $5/month or $60/year to WXEL.

I already contribute to WXEL. Can I view Passport content?

Membership information is retained on a local level so please contact Member Services directly to inquire about your eligibility.

What shows are available with WXEL Passport?

The WXEL Passport library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes from popular shows like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece — including all six seasons of Downton Abbey. In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history, and lifestyle programs; including How We Got to Now, Earth a New Wild, Austin City Limits, and a rotating selection of films from Ken Burns — currently Jazz and Unforgivable Blackness The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson are available. More shows are being added all the time.

Passport videos are designated by a blue "compass rose" icon as shown here: 

Not a WXEL Passport member? Become a member.

Since South Florida PBS is WXEL & WPBT, does my WXEL membership entitle me to WPBT2s Passport and vice versa?

At this time, WXEL & WPBT are separate Passports and require seperate memberships.

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