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1:00 amCivilization: The West and the Rest With Niall Ferguson Part 2

Historian Niall Ferguson explores philosophical and political developments that have enabled the Western hemisphere to dominate the globe for the past 500 years. And he asks, as the developing world adopts the ways of the West, can the West survive?

3:00 amIndependent Lens The Revolutionary Optimists

Former attorney Amlan Ganguly doesn’t simply rescue children living in Calcutta’s slums. He empowers them to transform their own neighborhoods and lives — cleaning up trash dumps, going to school, reducing malaria infection. Follow Amlan and three of the children he works with as they fight for the better future he encourag...

4:00 amAntiques Roadshow El Paso, Hour 1

Great finds include a1937 first edition copy of The Hobbit with author J.R.R. Tolkien's signature.

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Communicating with Co-workers and Supervisors

Strategies for conflict resolution.

5:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Working together

Stresses the key personal skills and strategies needed for collaborating with colleagues and working in teams.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit Relaxation

Low-intensity workout series for senior citizens.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga Salute to the Sun Part 2

After a review of the first four poses that make up the Salute to the Sun, Wai Lana shows how to link them together.

7:00 amCurious George George Measures Up / Something New Under the Sun

Chef Pisghetti makes a 30-foot-long spaghetti noodle in hopes of making the record book, but Gnocchi mistakes it for a cat toy. Later, George and the Man With the Yellow Hat visit the museum (which is powered by solar energy) when there's a power outage.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! I Love the Nightlife / Oh Give Me a Home!

Nick, Sally and the Cat go on a nighttime adventure to the forest where they learn about animals that stay up all night. Later, the Cat takes the kids to the beach, where they meet a hermit crab.

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Three Bears Problem/the Giant Problem

The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven". Primary Content: Adding 1 Secondary Content: Counting to 11 The Giant Problem - Giant Land. Peg and Cat must attempt a great escape when t...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Beating the Heat / Flowers For Mom

Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat. Then, the kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom.

9:00 amSesame Street Firefly Show

Baby Bear and Telly have trouble trying to catch a firefly and must problem solve to figure it out. Educational Objectives: Cognitive Reasoning

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Waits for Show and Tell / A Night Out at the Restaurant

Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class but he's finding it very difficult to wait. Then, Daniel and his family are going out for dinner where they learn ways to make the waiting time easier.

10:30 amSuper WHY! Naila and the Magic Map

The Super Readers explore ancient Egypt and help Naila unravel a mysterious code to find a treasure.

11:00 amSid the Science Kid The Big Sneeze

Sid and pals learn about germs and the importance of washing their hands.

11:30 amThomas & Friends Happy Engines

Edward is given the special job of being the rescue engine at the Sodor Search and Rescue Center.

12:00 pmDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Waits for Show and Tell / A Night Out at the Restaurant

Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class but he's finding it very difficult to wait. Then, Daniel and his family are going out for dinner where they learn ways to make the waiting time easier.

12:30 pmCaillou Caillou the Magnificent

Show and Tell - Caillou has to decide on a nice surprise to bring to playschool for Show and Tell. The only problem is, he can't decide between his toy dinosaur Rexy, his kite, or his toy firetruck. However, when Rosie proves to be the best at surprising everyone, Caillou decides to bring his little sister for Show and Tell...

1:00 pmSuper WHY! Naila and the Magic Map

The Super Readers explore ancient Egypt and help Naila unravel a mysterious code to find a treasure.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train Beating the Heat / Flowers For Mom

Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat. Then, the kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom.

2:00 pmPeg + Cat The Three Bears Problem/the Giant Problem

The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven". Primary Content: Adding 1 Secondary Content: Counting to 11 The Giant Problem - Giant Land. Peg and Cat must attempt a great escape when t...

2:30 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! I Love the Nightlife / Oh Give Me a Home!

Nick, Sally and the Cat go on a nighttime adventure to the forest where they learn about animals that stay up all night. Later, the Cat takes the kids to the beach, where they meet a hermit crab.

3:00 pmCurious George George Measures Up / Something New Under the Sun

Chef Pisghetti makes a 30-foot-long spaghetti noodle in hopes of making the record book, but Gnocchi mistakes it for a cat toy. Later, George and the Man With the Yellow Hat visit the museum (which is powered by solar energy) when there's a power outage.

3:30 pmArthur Get Smart/baby Steps

Get Smart - Everyone loves HUGO-the new interactive whiteboard that claims to be 100% accurate. If only Mr. Ratburn knew how to use it…After a crash course from Brain, Mr. Ratburn embraces the high tech teaching tool; that is, until HUGO corrects him in front of the class. Let the battle of rat vs. machine begin! Educationa...

4:00 pmWordGirl Plain Old Mischief Makers/house Arrest

Plain Old Mischief Makers When best friends Big Left Hand Guy and InvisiBill risk losing their super villain status, they decide to pull off their biggest heist to date. Can WordGirl stop this determined duo who always manage to escape her at the last minute? Vocabulary Words: Diminish, Declare House Arrest While Chuck's ja...

4:30 pmWild Kratts Race for the Hippo Disc

The Kratts try to find a a lost Power Disc on the African savannah before Zach Varmitech finds it.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks The Opera Contest / Maestro Martha

The kids create operas for a contest; bad guys Pablum and Weaselgraft plot a heist during a charity concert.

5:30 pmCyberchase Crystal Clear

The gang tries to rescue a digit that's lost in a cavern, and must use crystal geometry to succeed.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmEd Sullivan's Rock & Roll Classics: The Sixties

A special of classic song performances spanning the years 1963-1968.

9:00 pmBrit Floyd Live at Red Rocks

Filmed at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, this special captures the magic and majesty of Pink Floyd's music. Inspired by Pink Floyd's record-breaking 1994 P-U-L-S-E Tour including the trademark arch and circle light design, Brit Floyd pays special tribute to the classic rock album "The Dark Side of the Moon,...

10:30 pmCapitol Journal

(MARCH 12, 2014)CAPITOL JOURNAL reports on today's House committee approval of a new education budget that takes away a teacher bonus and puts that money toward insurance costs. We’ll also report on today's Senate committee approval of a new bill that, instead of repealing Common Core, would place a moratorium on it. It a...

11:00 pmUse Your Brain to Change Your Age With Dr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen shares simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer and look younger.

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