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Pledge Programs for Fri August 15, 2014

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1:00 amDick Cavett's Watergate

From 1972 to 1974 the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of The Dick Cavett Show. In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. Even non-political guests expressed their opinions about Watergate on the show. With exclusive access t...

2:00 amNature Echo: An Elephant to Remember

A look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with researchers.

3:00 amNOVA Finding Life Beyond Earth, Part 1

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of alien worlds as scientists try to answer one of life's greatest questions: Are we alone in the universe?

4:00 amHawking

This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. The audience joins him at home, under the care of his nursing team; in San Jose as he “wows” a packed thea...

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Reading Reports and Manuals

Usage, organization, and comprehension skills for reports and manuals.

5:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Number Sense

A variety of workplace uses for mathematics; developing number sense.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit Good Alignment

By doing exercises with eyes closed, Mary Ann builds an awareness of how good spinal alignment feels. Mary Ann gives a tip of the day.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga Stretch, tone & Salute

After poses to stretch the inner groin and firm leg muscles, Wai Lana demonstrates how to solidify the Salute to the Sun.

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 amCurious George Movie House Monkey / Cooking With Monkey

The Man with the Yellow Hat and George decide to rescue a beloved old bijou theatre from being replaced by a self-cleaning parking lot. Also: George tries to find out what's wrong with Professor Wiseman's cooking.

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Mega Mall Problem/the Cleopatra Problem

The Mega Mall Problem - The Mega Mall. Peg and Cat search the enormous Mega Mall for the teens so they can all enter the Zebra Guy dance contest. Primary Content: Attributes of objects Secondary Content: Maps The Cleopatra Problem - Ancient Egypt. When Peg and Cat are playing marbles among the pyramids with Queen Cleopatra,...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Elmer Elasmosaurus / Dinosaur Block Party

The Pteranodons travel to an underwater train station in order to return Elmer Elasmosaurus to his ocean home. Then, the Pteranodons throw a party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to the other neighborhood creatures.

9:00 amSesame Street The Wedding Planner

Elmo helps Zoe problem solve and pull together the final details of Rocco's wedding. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation (EF)

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Gets a Shot / A Stormy Night

Daniel is scared to get a shot at the doctor but he finds that the shot was not so bad after all!

10:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty / Daniel Goes to the Potty

Prince Wednesday learns how important it is to stop and go to the bathroom right away. Daniel needs to use the bathroom while at Music Man Stan's Shop.

11:00 amDinosaur Train Carla Cretoxyrhina / Train Trouble

The Pteranodons meet a shark who's much nicer than her reputation would suggest. Also: Speedy dinosaur brothers Oren and Ollie join the gang on a train trip, and when engine trouble occurs, they sprint to the roundhouse to retrieve another engine.

11:30 amDinosaur Train Elmer Elasmosaurus / Dinosaur Block Party

The Pteranodons travel to an underwater train station in order to return Elmer Elasmosaurus to his ocean home. Then, the Pteranodons throw a party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to the other neighborhood creatures.

12:00 pmSuper WHY! Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Mystery

The Super Readers fly into the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and meet up with Goldilocks, who is just as determined to prove that she didn't make the mess in the Three Bears' house!

12:30 pmThomas & Friends Exciting Friends

Sir Tophma Hatt welcomes Ferdinand to his railroad by letting him share Gordon's special.

1:00 pmPeg + Cat The Mega Mall Problem/the Cleopatra Problem

The Mega Mall Problem - The Mega Mall. Peg and Cat search the enormous Mega Mall for the teens so they can all enter the Zebra Guy dance contest. Primary Content: Attributes of objects Secondary Content: Maps The Cleopatra Problem - Ancient Egypt. When Peg and Cat are playing marbles among the pyramids with Queen Cleopatra,...

1:30 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Big Cats / Fantastic Flour

The kids learn how to sneak up on someone by watching a snow leopard, a cheetah and a lion.

2:00 pmCaillou Caillou the Bookworm

Caillou the Librarian - Caillou is excited about showing Rosie the ropes when they visit the library. During storytime Caillou imagines he's in the story, riding on a dolphin. Later he and Rosie argue over a book and accidentally tear it. He doesn't want to tell the librarian, but finally musters up the courage to do so. Th...

2:30 pmSid the Science Kid The Wind Did It

Sid can't figure out who messed up the pile of leaves he raked up in the backyard. At school, Sid and his friends discover that wind is strong enough to make sand dunes, waves, move sail boats, and even blow away a pile of leaves!

3:00 pmArthur Opposties Distract/just the Ticket

Opposites Distract - Arthur and Buster have always been best friends. But when a leaky roof forces Arthur to study in Buster's room, they quickly discover that they make better friends than roommates. Educational Objective: Arthur and Buster learn that they can still be friends, even if they don't always agree. Just the Tic...

3:30 pmArthur The World of Tomorrow / Is There a Doctor in the House?

Binky dreads a sleepover at the Science Museum, but is pleasantly surprised; Arthur and D.W. worry about their parents' colds.

4:00 pmWild Kratts Ground Hog Wake Up Call

Aviva discovers a cute Ground Hog in a meadow and decides to create - and test on herself - a Creature Power Suit. Aviva discovers one of their powers is hibernation and goes into a deep winter sleep. It's up to Martin and Chris to discover what causes ground hogs to wake up, so they can rescue Aviva. Science Concept: Hiber...

4:30 pmWild Kratts Aardvark Town

Chris and Martin help an aardvark return to its burrow.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Skits and Mr. Scruffles / Brave Truman

Skits befriends a newcomer to Wagstaff City; Truman is afraid to try his sled on the steepest hill in town.

5:30 pmCyberchase Raising the Bar

Ms. Fileshare, the Cybrarian, seeks help from the Vermin Vexer, but is unaware that it's the Hacker in disguise. Digit and the kids come to her rescue.

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

(AUG. 15, 2014) CAPITOL JOURNAL reports on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie campaigning for Governor Robert Bentley in Birmingham. We'll be joined by Congressman Spencer Bachus of Vestavia Hills, who discusses serving his last term after over 20 years in office. Senator Marc Keahey of Grove Hill will be with us to talk a...

9:00 pmMagic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop

The McGuire Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, The Chordettes, The Four Aces and more take the stage.

11:00 pmDr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!

Dr. Fuhrman is back on PBS with a lecture about a lifestyle where you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich, so that your body is supplied with its nutritional needs for optimum health, disease prevention and maximum lifespan.

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