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12:00 amAustin City Limits Alejandro Escovedo / Trombone Shorty

Escovedo blasts cuts from Street Songs of Love. Trombone gives a dose of New Orleans funk 'n' roll.

1:00 amChurchill Destiny

Explore the story of Churchill's early life, his rise up the political ladder and his fall from it.

2:00 amThe Lady Vanishes: Masterpiece Mystery!

A young socialite suspects foul play when a woman inexplicably disappears from a train. This new adaptation of the classic thriller, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock and based on Ethel Lina White’s 1936 novel The Wheel Spins, also stars Keeley Hawes and Tom Hughes

3:30 amArchitect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour

Embark on a voyage through the career of architect Michael Graves and the influences that shaped him. Geoffrey Baer hosts.

4:00 amTruth About Exercise with Michael Mosley

Whether you're running, swimming, cycling or hula hooping, we have always been told that doing regular exercise will improve our bodies and is one of the keys to a healthy and happy life. Our one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle is very rarely questioned, but with recent advances in genetic...

5:00 amGED Connection Organized Writing

Introduces the basic organization structure of essay writing. Writing experts and students define the parts of an essay, such as: thesis sta tements, introductory paragraphs, essay body and conclusion, which wor k to to present what the writer wishes to relay to the reader. Guests also suggest ways to help make an essay eas...

5:30 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.

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Ready to Work

Understanding and demonstrating work-readiness skills.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Workplace Safety

Developing safety-conscious attitudes and skills.

7:00 amCurious George Girl Meets Monkey / Curious George Ramps It Up

George meets the Renkins' 5-year-old granddaughter Allie, who's spending the summer with them. Allie has many questions for him, and soon George is showing her what it's like to be a monkey. But after they climb a tree, Allie is afraid to climb down.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! No Night Today / Fun in the Sun

Nick and Sally meet Astronaut Audrey and take a trip to her International Space Station.

8:00 amSuper WHY! The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Super Readers learn about making friends when they enter into "The Elves and the Shoemaker."

8:30 amDinosaur Train Hurricane at Pteranodon Terrace / Rafting the Cretaceous

The long-awaited rain returns and grows into a hurricane! The family finds shelter in a cave.

9:00 amSesame Street Trashgiving Day Parade

It's Trashgiving Day on Sesame Street, the grouchiest holiday of the year. Oscar is in charge of running the parade this year and it needs to be grouchy enough to please his boss Mr. Disgracey. The parade begins with the marching band, but the music they are playing sounds too good. How can they make the music sound horribl...

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Friends Help Each Other / Daniel Helps O Tell a Story

Katerina is excited to show Daniel a birthday tea-party she set up all by herself. O the Owl wants to show Daniel all his books.

10:30 amSid the Science Kid What's That Smell?

Sid wakes up to his favorite smell in the world, pancakes. But the yummy scent is quickly taken over by a different smell when baby brother Zeke and his stinky diaper enter Sid's room. At school, Sid learns how smells travel through the air and arrive inside the nose.

11:00 amWordWorld Bit By Bit / Ride 'Em Cowbear

It is Monkey's birthday, and a sick Frog entrusts Duck and Bug to take his present-a banana-to Monkey's birthday party for him. Later, Pig, Dog and Duck play cowboys.

11:30 amBarney & Friends Welcome, Cousin Riff and Special Skills

Welcome, Cousin Riff: Barney has a tee-RIFF-ic surprise for BJ and Baby Bop! Their cousin Riff is moving to town. Riff surprises everyone with his awesome musical abilities and super-fun personality! Everyone is very excited that Riff will be in town for good! Educational objective: to recognize that everyone is special. Mu...

12:00 pmCaillou Caillou Learns Patience

Rushing the Raspberry: Caillou is helping Mommy take care of a raspberry bush. When he promises to bring his preschool pals some raspberries, he realizes he needs to see his promise through. But it's hard waiting for berries to ripen, and it seems to take forever. When they do finally ripen, Caillou realizes good (and delic...

12:30 pmSuper WHY! Princess Gwennie Saves the Day

Princess Pea is feeling dramatic (as usual) and she and Red are staging a play. Princess is pretending she's a queen but Red doesn't know what to be!

1:00 pmClifford the Big Red Dog Special T-bone / Jetta's Sneak Peek

When Emily Elizabeth starts work on a project titled "What Makes Me Special," it gets all the dogs thinking about what makes them special.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train Hurricane at Pteranodon Terrace / Rafting the Cretaceous

The long-awaited rain returns and grows into a hurricane! The family finds shelter in a cave.

2:00 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! No Night Today / Fun in the Sun

Nick and Sally meet Astronaut Audrey and take a trip to her International Space Station.

2:30 pmCurious George Girl Meets Monkey / Curious George Ramps It Up

George meets the Renkins' 5-year-old granddaughter Allie, who's spending the summer with them. Allie has many questions for him, and soon George is showing her what it's like to be a monkey. But after they climb a tree, Allie is afraid to climb down.

3:00 pmArthur The Blackout / Mei Lin Takes a Stand

Arthur and D.W. aren't sure they can survive without TV and air conditioning when a blackout hits Elwood City on the hottest day of the year.

3:30 pmWordGirl Who Wants to Get Rid of Wordgirl?/the Talented Mr. Birg

Seymour Smooth has brought some of WordGirl's biggest villain enemies together to play a game of, Who Wants to Get Rid of WordGirl? Will his strategy of using them to ultimately defeat WordGirl work? Or will he find himself outsmarted by our hero? Vocabulary Words: Strategy, Giddy / When Scoops writes an article about all t...

4:00 pmWild Kratts Gila Monster Under My House

The Wild Kratts receive a call from Xavier, a Wild Kratt kid who lives in the Sororan Desert. A Gila monster has crawled under his house and he's scared! Martin and Chris go to check it out and Xavier soon learns about the amazing life of this creature. Science Concept: Animal Defense

4:30 pmThe Electric Company Madame President

Can Lisa's campaign message win over Francine's dirty politics in the Book Club President election?

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Martha and the Canine Caper / Perfectly Martha

Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher.

5:30 pmCyberchase The Halloween Howl

The kids must "divide and conquer" to rescue the Mayor from Hacker's and save the Halloween party.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmLife of Muhammad The Seeker

A look at the world into which Muhammad was born and the profound impact of his first revelations.

8:00 pmLife of Muhammad The Holy Wars

Muhammad's Night Journey to Jerusalem, his departure from Mecca and other key events are examined.

9:00 pmLife of Muhammad The Holy Peace

Key events during the later part of Muhammad's life, including Shari'a and jihad, are investigated.

10:00 pmThe Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance

The story of a changing America told through the lens of one of early radio's most popular programs.

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 pmPOV The Law in these Parts

The system of military administration used by Israel since the Six Day War of 1967 is examined.

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