Were you aware that you can rent PBS documentaries on Netflix? A quick perusal of the PBS documentaries sub-genre (accessible by logging into your account, choosing “Documentary” and then sub-genre “PBS Documentaries” in the right-hand column) reveals a plethora of docs and doc series. You can rent many of Ken Burns’ iconic documentaries, like “The Civil War,” “The War” and “Mark Twain” and “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.”
There are also episodes of Frontline, NOVA, NATURE, American Experience and American Masters. You can rent Martin Scorsese’s American Masters look at Bob Dylan (“Bob Dylan: No Direction Home”) and Susan Steinberg’s look at Ahmet Ertegun (“Atlantic Records: The House that Ahmet Built”).
Some, like American Masters’ presentation of “Les Paul: Chasing Sound” and Ken Burns’ “Jazz” are available for instant viewing directly on the site.
So when you’re done with “Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 5,” “Scrubs: Season 1″ or “Sex and the City: Season 6,” consider adding a little PBS to your queue.