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We’re excited to introduce WSIU PASSPORT, an exclusive member benefit providing extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming.

Featuring programming from PBS, PBS KIDS and WSIU, WSIU PASSPORT allows members to watch episodes of their favorite programs anytime – whether at home or on the go!

Expand your World with WSIU Passport

Sign up for instant access to WSIU PASSPORT today with a
one-time contribution of $60 (or an ongoing pledge of $5 a month).

Activating Your Account

As a donor of $5.00 or more monthly (as a sustaining member) or $60 or more annually, you will receive the added benefit of WSIU Passport, which provides you with extended access to the PBS streaming video you love. If you signed up using the instant access form above you should receive an email with your activation link. Watch the video below for full activation directions.

How to Activate WSIU Passport

I think I already qualify for WSIU Passport.

How do I get access?

If you have contributed $60 or more to WSIU this year then you qualify for the PASSPORT membership benefit. If you have not received your Passport Activation Email please request an activation token by calling us at (618) 453-6258 or click the button below to update your information and get your PASSPORT token. We’ve signed up all qualifying members, however we may have sent your activation email to the wrong email address based on what we had on file. Please update your information and we’ll send you an email with your WSIU PASSPORT token within 3-5 days!

About WSIU Passport

The WSIU 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 five seasons of Downton Abbey and PBS’s newest drama – Victoria. In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history, and lifestyle programs. More shows are being added all the time!

Where to Watch

WSIU PASSPORT is available on the website and the PBS Video App for iOS and Android devices, tablets and on Smart TVs. Additional device platforms are coming soon. To find WSIU PASSPORT video content, simply look for the distinctive compass icon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Passport is a member benefit given to those who have donated a specific amount to their local station; it is not a site separate from The steps below illustrate how to sign in after you have already activated your Passport member benefit. Learn More.

The WSIU PASSPORT library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes from popular shows and signature series. The library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history, and lifestyle programs with more shows being added all the time. Some series, like Great British Baking Show, for instance, have made all episodes of the currently season available to PASSPORT members. Learn more

Passport videos are designated by a blue “compass rose” icon. Learn more.

Yes. You can use the search filters on to find Passport content. Learn more

Yes. Free is not going away. Many of our shows are available for free on various digital platforms including, our mobile applications, and the PBS channels on Roku, AppleTV and other streaming services. WSIU PASSPORT allows you extended access to some shows when their streaming rights have expired or they have otherwise become unavailable for general streaming.
Learn more

To see if your WSIU PASSPORT membership has been activated, follow the instructions found on the PASSPORT look-up web page. Note: we provided access to all qualifying members earlier this year based on the email address we had on file. If you did not provide us with your email address, if you’ve changed your email address, or you longer use the address we have on file, you’ll need to update your information via this form and we’ll send an activation email to your preferred email address within 3-5 days.

Additional Support

For more help with WSIU PASSPORT, visit PBS’s Passport Support Webpage where you’ll find information about activating the service, getting WSIU PASSPORT connected to your devices, and more.

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