PBS Distribution/Warning Screens
1st Warning (1989-1990)
Warning: On a red background, we see the white Warning text scrolling up.
Technique: The scrolling of the text.
Availability: Seen on early PBS Home Video releases distributed by Pacific Arts.
2nd Warning (1991-1994)
Warning: Same as the previous warning, only it scrolls up against a light blue background.
Technique: Same as the previous warning.
Availability: Seen on PBS Home Video releases distributed by Pacific Arts, including The Astronomers and Frontline: The Spirit of Crazy Horse.
3rd Warning (1994-1997)
Same as the Turner Home Entertainment warning at the time.
4th Warning (1997-2011)
Warning: On a black background, we see a red square with the letters "FBI" in a white, somewhat thin font and the blue FBI logo below the letters at the top left. On the right and bottom of the logo we see the generic warning text in white.
Availability: Used for PBS DVD releases. Also seen on early HBO DVDs.
5th Warning (1998?-2004)
Same as the Warner Home Video warning at the time.
6th Warning (2011-)
Warning: On a gray background with the PBS Circle P-head logo in the background, we see the word "WARNING" in yellow. Under it is the white warning text.
Availability: Common. Used on PBS DVD and Blu-Ray releases since 2011.