credits/dates listed with TV programs

I have gotten rather frustrated when I sit down to a NOVA or Scientific program with an intriguing title, just to find out that it is a program that was made/run long ago and obviously it has dated material-perosnality has died or event in news mentioned shows it was made in the 90s. It would be helpful to know ahead of time, as in: put the info with the schedule or have a date imprint on screen. Actually I have seen something recently (maybe Independent Lens)which gives better production credits and staff/program developers scrolled at the end.
Otherwise, I get most of my TV from WXXI and PBS, news and arts and entertainment. Thanks.