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12:00 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.

1:00 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...

3:00 amNature Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story

Hear the story behind "Born Free," the book and movie about an orphaned lion cub named Elsa who was raised by conservationists Joy and George Adamson and then released into the wild.

4:00 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.

5:00 amGED Connection Problem Solving

This program on problem solving is the 3rd of 13 episodes designed to help students prepare for the mathematics section of the GED exam. Pro blem solving is an acquired skill that can be improved through practic e. People need to know how to get the answer more than having the answ er itself. A host and several guests prese...

5:30 amGED Connection Decimals

This program addresses what decimals mean and how they used. Decimals to the left of decimal point are whole numbers, whereas those to the right are fractions. Features a bank teller discussing the importance of decimals with money, and how an error of one decimal place can be costly. Also featured are several instructors s...

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Resumes, Tests, and Choices

Writing effective resumes and preparing for employment tests.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Interviewing

How to prepare for the job interview.

7:00 amCurious George For the Birds / Curious George-asaurus

George tries to stop a squirrel from stealing seeds from a bird feeder. He also works to reassemble a dinosaur skeleton after he accidentally knocks all of the bones onto the floor.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Blue Feet Are Neat / A Little Reef Magic

Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud!

8:00 amSuper WHY! Muddled Up Fairytales

The Super Readers enter "Muddled Up Fairytales," about a young dragon who moves in with three pigs and inadvertently upsets the world.

8:30 amDinosaur Train One Smart Dinosaur / Petey the Peteinosaurus

Buddy and Tiny want to test their memory, so they ride the Dinosaur Train and spend some time with the Conductor, since he's a Troodon with a great memory. They also meet Petey Peteinosaurus, a "flying lizard," who is fun, funny, and friendly.

9:00 amSesame Street Thinks Oscar Is a Prince

After reading a story about a princess who kisses a frog, Abby thinks that Oscar could be a prince.

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Play Pretend/super Daniel!

Play Pretend: Teacher Harriet shows the children a big cardboard box and asks them what they think it could be. Daniel and Miss Elaina have fun pretending the box is a space ship and a jungle boat, but O the Owl just sees a big cardboard box. With a little help from his friends, O discovers how much fun it is to pretend! Su...

10:30 amSid the Science Kid Now That's Using Your Brain

When Sid figures out a new way to get ready for school super fast, Mom says to him, "Now that's using your brain!" Sid wants to know that means, and discovers that the brain controls all kinds of things like walking, thinking, breathing, and getting ready for school!

11:00 amWordWorld Think in the Rink / X Marks the Spot

Duck and Dog break the ice-skating rink while practicing for an ice-skating show; Duck sets off to find the missing letter X.

11:30 amBarney & Friends A Bird of a Different Feather: Hawaii

Barney takes the kids to Hawaii on a quest for a bird of paradise.

12:00 pmCaillou Games to Play

Finding fun ways to play is the theme today. Caillou, Clementine, and Leo are disappointed because they can't go to the zoo. They cheer up after Caillou's Mommy and Daddy help them pretend to be animals themselves. Also today, Caillou, Rosie, and Julie (their babysitter) go on a scavenger hunt and decide to make a surprise ...

12:30 pmSuper 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."

1:00 pmClifford the Big Red Dog Stinky Friends / He's Wonderful Mr. Bleakman

Clifford can't resist going into a field to play, even after Emily Elizabeth tells him he's not allowed to. Then, Clifford messes up Mr. Bleakman's new potato garden, and Emily Elizabeth doesn't like Mr. Bleakman's reaction.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train One Smart Dinosaur / Petey the Peteinosaurus

Buddy and Tiny want to test their memory, so they ride the Dinosaur Train and spend some time with the Conductor, since he's a Troodon with a great memory. They also meet Petey Peteinosaurus, a "flying lizard," who is fun, funny, and friendly.

2:00 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Blue Feet Are Neat / A Little Reef Magic

Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud!

2:30 pmCurious George For the Birds / Curious George-asaurus

George tries to stop a squirrel from stealing seeds from a bird feeder. He also works to reassemble a dinosaur skeleton after he accidentally knocks all of the bones onto the floor.

3:00 pmArthur Night of the Tibble/read and Flumberghast

Night of the Tibble - The Tibble Twins are having their first sleepover! The lucky victim err, guest: James. Will the Tibbles lock him in the dark basement? Strap him to the terrifying Flatter Fling? Serve him cupcakes and cookies for dinner?!? Educational Objective: James learns that facing your fears can be rewarding (and...

3:30 pmWordGirl Cherish Is the Word / Granny's Intuition

Victoria Best steals all of the Valentine's Day cards made by the kids at school; Granny May claims to be using her intuition to solve the crime sprees sweeping the city.

4:00 pmWild Kratts Creature Power Challenge

Martin and Chris decide to have a contest to decide what's stronger, an elephant or a rhino powers.

4:30 pmThe Electric Company Franscent

Francine ruins both her science project and Lisa's. The two rivals need find a way to work together.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Billy Collins Speaks / Milo's Reading Buddy

Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs and Martha thinks it must be because he is a canine!

5:30 pmCyberchase A Day at the Spa

Hacker finds an orb that will give him perpetual power and the kids must get it back. But when they try to do so they're overwhelmed by the number of small decisions they must make. Lists, tables and diagrams help them make sense of them all.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmWashington Week With Gwen Ifill

WASHINGTON WEEK is the longest-running primetime news and public affairs program on television. The show features a group of journalists participating in a roundtable discussion of major news events.

7:30 pmThe Mclaughlin Group

John McLaughlin hosts this weekly, half-hour public affairs program in which he and four other pundits discuss current political news in a roundtable format. Regular guests are Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, Rich Lowry, and either Clarence Page or Mort Zuckerman.

8:00 pmCapitol Journal Week in Review

(JULY 19, 2013) Senate Minority Leader Vivian Figures of Mobile joins CAPITOL JOURNAL. Despite some calls for her do so, says she won't apologize for saying this week that the GOP's dominance in Alabama is due in part to racism. We'll also talk with Alabama PSC President Twinkle Cavanaugh about this week's final hearing on...

9:00 pmDiscovering Alabama Alabama in Space

Travel to space has given us new a perspective on our planet - and new knowledge about it. 40 years after Marshall Space Flight Center helped put a man on the moon, join Doug Phillips to see what the journey has helped us discover right here on Earth. And learn about Alabama's role in space exploration today.

9:30 pmDiscovering Alabama Alabama Countryside

Doug Phillips heads off the beaten path and celebrates the treasures of rural Alabama. This new special features some of the most gorgeous photography of Alabama's rural landscape ever seen in the series.

10:00 pmCharlie Rose: The Week

Charlie's new weekly program combines highlights from his late-night show with new interviews and discussions of topics in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports.

10:30 pmBBC Newsnight

Nightly current affairs, investigative program offers RealVideo of its recent broadcasts and excerpts from special reports.

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

James Cromwell (actor)

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