PBS: The best thing you probably aren't watching
I'm a big fan of PBS. It's one of the few televeision networks that provides consistently high quality entertainment. I could watch Nova, Nature, and Frontline all day. The information and production values are top notch. I also rarely feel like I am being pandered to or preached to when watching PBS. There's no silly "reality" shows and the drama and comedy they provide is usually more clever than your average national network programming. If you don't have the time to watch their shows when they are broadcast, video.pbs.org has most of their current programs within a couple of days of broadcast and older episodes as well. PBS's video site is everything that is great about the internet.