1) Haven't paid the licence fee for 8 years; can't watch TV as if I'm caught will get a $2000 fine; have watched it in other peoples houses - not missing anything. The bias and emotionalism of the BBC (and the other channels) I find difficult to stomach.
A classic, probably in the league of "Bush who?" or "Where is New York?" questions. ;-)
Just kidding, and back to normal mode now. The PBS is the US counterpart to the BBC's TV service. The radio counterpart is NPR.