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Pledge Programs for Thu July 18, 2013

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12:00 amGlobe Trekker

A culinary tour of Vietnam includes Pho Binh noodle shop in Ho Chi Minh City and much more.

1:00 amNOVA Ghosts of Machu Picchu

Join in the ongoing quest to learn why the Incas abandoned their mountaintop city, Machu Picchu, more than four centuries ago.

2:00 amNazi Mega Weapons

To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demanded the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometers from France in the south to Norway in the north. This is the story of how this vast engineering project sucked in huge quantities of raw materials and men from all over the Third Reich ...

3:00 amLewis & Clark: the Journey of the Corps of Discovery

As Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the Corps of Discovery passed the Missouri River and approached the Bitterroot Mountain Range,they grew desperate for horses and provisions to get through the seemingly endless, snow-covered peaks.Sacagawea's presence provided solace for t he Corps--her knowledge of the West,her tirele...

5:00 amGED Connection Passing the GED Math Test

This program is the first of 13 episodes on math skills for students p reparing for the GED exam. As such, it covers general math-related top ics the exam addresses, and helps students understand how the math por tion of the exam is structured. The program consists of an in-studio h ost and video excerpts of GED students, i...

5:30 amGED Connection Number Sense

This program addresses the importance of numbers and having a sense fo r them in order to make good decisions in life as well as on the GED t est. A host and several guests underscore the importance of using numb ers in their daily lives. Video also depicts exchanges between car buy er and dealer over price, and traveler tr...

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Applying For Jobs

Understanding and using application forms and processes.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Resumes, Tests, and Choices

Writing effective resumes and preparing for employment tests.

7:00 amCurious George Curious George Sinks the Pirates / This Little Piggy

Hundley, the proud lobby dachshund, is also quite the boats-dog and longs to set sail on the ocean blue. Also: Five dollars - exactly 500 pennies - stand between George and the sailboat of his dreams.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Sniff and Seek / Aye Aye!

Sally is not sure what her favorite smell is so she plays sniff and seek with Whiffy the skunk!

8:00 amSuper WHY! The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan

Pig is puzzled when he becomes too big for his bed and his sneakers begin pinching his feet. To learn what's going on, he and the Super Readers enter the story of "The Ugly Duckling."

8:30 amDinosaur Train I'm A T. Rex! / Med the Quadruped

When Buddy sees that Delores Tyrannosaurus shares all the same features, he learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex!

9:00 amSesame Street Max the Magician

Max the Magician magically appears on Sesame Street as Rosita, Big Bird, and Elmo are eating snacks with Chris. Everyone is excited to see some real magic. First, Max takes one scarf out of his pocket and puts it with two other scarves to make three scarves - what was two has become three. Everyone is amazed and wants to kn...

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Fruit Picking Day / Daniel is Big Enough to Help Dad

Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Dad Tiger is building a playhouse, and Daniel wants to help out.

10:30 amSid the Science Kid How Did My Dog Do That?

When Sid's dog uses his foot to scratch his ear, Sid tries the same maneuver, but can't do it. Sid explores skeletons, and discovers that animals have different bones and joints than people.

11:00 amWordWorld The Really Red Ruby / Firefighters to the Rescue

Frog is thrilled to accompany Sheep on an adventure to find a special ruby until he realizes that Sheep's playing make-believe; Duck and Fly want to become firefighters.

11:30 amBarney & Friends The Good Egg: Kenya

When the kids find a mysterious, colorful egg in the park, Barney takes them on a trip to Kenya to try to find out what kind of animal could have laid the egg.

12:00 pmCaillou Caillou in the Garden

Blueberry Point: It's Grandpa's birthday! In an effort to keep Grandpa away from the house (for a surprise party), Caillou takes Grandpa for a walk on Blueberry Point. Caillou wants to surprise his grandfather with a basket of blueberries as a gift...and he's disappointed when he only finds a handful of berries. Grandpa ins...

12:30 pmSuper WHY! The Three Little Pigs

Pig learns about friendship when the Super Readers enter the "Three Little Pigs" story and meet the big bad wolf.

1:00 pmClifford the Big Red Dog The Kibble Crook / Screaming for Ice Cream

T-Bone can't resist sneaking a bite - well, okay the whole bowl - of Cleo's new dog food. Also: Charley and Emily Elizabeth find themselves up to their elbows in ice cream.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train I'm A T. Rex! / Med the Quadruped

When Buddy sees that Delores Tyrannosaurus shares all the same features, he learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex!

2:00 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Sniff and Seek / Aye Aye!

Sally is not sure what her favorite smell is so she plays sniff and seek with Whiffy the skunk!

2:30 pmCurious George Curious George Sinks the Pirates / This Little Piggy

Hundley, the proud lobby dachshund, is also quite the boats-dog and longs to set sail on the ocean blue. Also: Five dollars - exactly 500 pennies - stand between George and the sailboat of his dreams.

3:00 pmArthur Arthur Sells Out / Mind Your Manners

To earn the money he needs to buy a new video game, Arthur decides to sell his old toys through his school's Web site.

3:30 pmWordGirl The Meaty Dimension / The Case of the Copied Mrs. Botsford

The Butcher discovers a portal where all of his meat is stored and concocts a plan to trap WordGirl.

4:00 pmWild Kratts Elephant in the Room

The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga!

4:30 pmThe Electric Company Wiki Wiki Walter

Hector challenges Manny to find a beatboxer better than Shock. Shock panics! After his last beatboxing competition with his best friend WikiWiki Walter, their friendship was ruined!

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Therapy Dog / Martha's Duck Trouble

Martha volunteers at the hospital as a therapy dog, but is barred after Mrs. Demson, who claims she's allergic to dogs, is admitted for a rash. Then Ralph, a duck from the lake, moves into Martha's digs while he's recovering from an injured wing.

5:30 pmCyberchase Peace, Love, and Hackerness

Hacker sets out to boost his bad-guy reputation by blasting the antenna off Far Out Radio. It triggers a chain reaction, however, that could mean the end of Cyberspace.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmThis Old House Hour

Kevin and Norm tour scenic Essex, Massachusetts, and roll up to the new project: a 1935 English-style cottage in the woods that homeowners John and Julie Corcoran hope to turn into an accessible in-law residence for aging parents. Architect Sally DeGan and Tom use a 3-D model to preview the plan for aging in place, and work...

8:00 pmLewis & Clark: the Journey of the Corps of Discovery

As Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the Corps of Discovery passed the Missouri River and approached the Bitterroot Mountain Range,they grew desperate for horses and provisions to get through the seemingly endless, snow-covered peaks.Sacagawea's presence provided solace for t he Corps--her knowledge of the West,her tirele...

10:00 pmWe Have Signal Thee Oh Sees

We Have Signal is APT's Emmy-winning live music program filmed exclusively at the BottleTree Cafe; in Birmingham, AL. The series features new and innovative bands from around the state, the country and even the world.

10:30 pmWe Have Signal Zammuto

Master collagist Nick Zammuto, formerly of The Books, brings similar cut-up sensibilities to his new project - called, simply, Zammuto. He also brought tons of projection that you will hopefully be able to mostly make out and an incredible reworking of furious autoharp playing into a huge "Battle Hymn of the Republic" jam. ...

11:00 pmBBC World News

Get the latest global news from the world's largest news broadcaster, featuring interviews, analysis, and world sports news.

11:30 pmTavis Smiley

Amy Grant (musician)

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