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1:00 amNOVA Ape Genius

Experts zero in on what separates humans from our closest living relatives.

2:00 amBattle for the Elephants

An examination of the slaughter of elephants follows five people waging a battle for the elephant.

3:00 amHelen of Troy

Bettany Hughes (THE SPARTANS) travels across the eastern Mediterranean on an epic journey to find out the truth about Helen of Troy, known as "the face that launched a thousand ships." She has been blamed for causing the Trojan War, a conflict that resulted in countless deaths. During her own voyage in Helen's wake, Bettany...

5:00 amGED Connection Writing Style and Word Choice

This episode looks at how writers use language to communicate with the ir readers. Voice, style, format and point of view are presented as wa ys to taylor writing to a particular audience. Teachers and writing ex perts discuss types of language to use and to avoid for conciseness in expressing ideas.

5:30 amGED Connection Effective Sentences

This episode defines the sentence and looks at sentence components, st ructures and types. Writers and experts examine examples of sentence c omposition mistakes, such as fragments and run-ons. Guests also discus s sentence length and transitional words as tools for creating clear a nd effective writing.

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Measurement and Formulas

Different units of measurement and how and when to apply them.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Trends and Predictions: Graphs and Data

The role and importance of evaluation and the effective presentation of data.

7:00 amCurious George All-new Hundley / Signs Up

George is very surprised to find Hundley bouncing, running and playing all around the apartment building. Also: Deciding that a collection of signs would make a cool display for his room, George sets out to gather them from all around town.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! A Tale About Tails / Sticky Situation

Nick and Sally wonder what it would be like to have tails, so Cat introduces them to animals with a variety of tails that can do numerous tasks. Later, Cat introduces the kids to Betty Beaver, who helps Nick find a replacement for his broken drumstick.

8:00 amSuper WHY! Hansel and Gretel: A Healthy Adventure

Red and her friends are having a picnic in the park, but she has no energy to join in the fun. Could it have something to do with her unhealthy snack choices?

8:30 amDinosaur Train Stargazing on the Night Train / Get into Nature!

Sidney Sinovenator takes the family to his favorite stargazing spot and teaches them about stars.

9:00 amSesame Street

The Three Little Pigs are building a strong house to enter the "Best House of the Year" contest.

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood The Class Votes / The Neighborhood Votes

The Tiger family goes to Clock Factory Park to hear a big announcement from King Friday. At school, Daniel and his classmates get to choose their new class pet!

10:30 amSid the Science Kid Sid's Backyard Campout!

Sid, Gerald and Dad gear up for a big adventure by setting up tents for a campout in the backyard.

11:00 amWordWorld Pig's Present / Tick Tock Space Clock

It's Pig's birthday and his nephews, the Three Little Pigs, are making him a secret present. Also: A mysterious rocket lands in Word World.

11:30 amBarney & Friends Trail Boss Barney / Get Happy!

Barney helps three children learn about cooperation. Riff invents a Happiness Machine.

12:00 pmCaillou Big Time Caillou

Big Kid Caillou: Caillou's older friend Andre is coming over to play, but Caillou is a little worried that his toys are too 'little kid-ish'. He quickly hides his toys, filling his room with big-boy stuff (like car magazines and grown-up games)...only to find out Andre isn't quite ready for big-boy stuff either. Educational...

12:30 pmSuper WHY! Little Miss Muffet

The Super Readers help the spider in "Little Miss Muffet" not frighten the young girl away; and learn how to treat friends as a result.

1:00 pmClifford the Big Red Dog Clifford's Carnival / Clifford's Doggy Reunion

Everyone, including Clifford, knows to work as a team to put on this year's Fall Carnival. Also: Cousin Laura and her dog Rex are coming to visit!

1:30 pmDinosaur Train Stargazing on the Night Train / Get into Nature!

Sidney Sinovenator takes the family to his favorite stargazing spot and teaches them about stars.

2:00 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! A Tale About Tails / Sticky Situation

Nick and Sally wonder what it would be like to have tails, so Cat introduces them to animals with a variety of tails that can do numerous tasks. Later, Cat introduces the kids to Betty Beaver, who helps Nick find a replacement for his broken drumstick.

2:30 pmCurious George All-new Hundley / Signs Up

George is very surprised to find Hundley bouncing, running and playing all around the apartment building. Also: Deciding that a collection of signs would make a cool display for his room, George sets out to gather them from all around town.

3:00 pmArthur Fifteen

George gets his shot to win big bucks for his school on the radio show "15 minutes of Fame."

3:30 pmWordGirl Two Brains Forgets / Banned on the Run

Dr. Two Brains learns WordGirl's secret identity, so she tries to find a way to get him to forget; Mr. Big becomes mayor and orders a ban on WordGirl.

4:00 pmWild Kratts Shadow: the Black Jaguar

Martin and Chris are trying to decide on their next wild cat adventure when they learn that Zach Varmitech has decided to catnap" a Black Jaguar to use as a symbol for his new spybots. Science Concept: Genetics - dominant and recessive traits."

4:30 pmThe Electric Company Wordball Games

Right before the yearly Wordball Games, the neighborhood Olympics, Hector sprains his ankle. With Hector unable to compete, The Electric Company does not have enough players to participate against the four Pranksters!

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Martha: Deadline Doggie / It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha

Martha sniffs out leads for Carolina's paper, but her tips don't pay off as intended; Carolina's quest for a big story to keep her paper afloat leads to very strange one.

5:30 pmCyberchase Zeus on the Loose

The kids fail to stop The Hacker from stealing Pandora's box, earning the wrath of Zeus, who makes them solve a riddle involving fractions. The Hacker's voice: Christopher Lloyd.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

On-air and online, the PBS NewsHour provides in-depth analysis of current national and international events.

7:00 pmDoo Wop Love Songs

America's favorite malt shop memories are back with this hit collection for lovers only.

9:00 pmHe touched Me: the Gospel Music of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley's love and devotion for gospel music is revealed with vintage photos, interviews and video footage, including some never-before-available scenes of Elvis's impromptu offstage gospel performances.

10:30 pmDrop 7 Foods, Feel Better Fast! With JJ Virgin

A nutrition expert explains how food intolerance can be the root cause of inability to lose weight.

11:30 pmThe Road to Perfect Health With Brenda Watson

Brenda Watson explains that all health ailments are linked to an imbalance in the digestive system.

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