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1:00 amSecrets of Althorp - the Spencers

Take a tour of Althorp, childhood home and final resting place of Princess Diana, with her brother Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer. Nineteen generations of Spencers have presided over this grand estate for more than 500 years.

2:00 amFrontline Terror In Little Saigon

Searching for the assassins behind a reign of terror that targeted Vietnamese-American journalists. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate a series of unsolved murders and attacks, uncovering a trail from American cities to jungles in Southeast Asia.

3:00 amPBS Previews: The Vietnam War

This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: THE VIETNAM WAR. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give viewers an advance look at this Fall's most anticipated film.

3:30 amWorld War II: Alabama Remembers

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills

Workplace Essential Skills teaches skills and attitudes necessary to succeed at work. Learners see how to prepare resumes and applications and how to prepare themselves for interviews and work. In-depth documentary and scripted footage shows learners what employers are looking for and how to thrive in a new job.

5:30 amSit and Be Fit Brain Booster

This program focuses on exercises that activate the brain and includes excellent movement patterns for balance and gait.

6:00 amCharlie Rose

Veteran journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions.

7:00 amNature Cat Mighty Mountain Climbers/Bug Eating Plants!

Mighty Mountain Climbers - On a dare from Ronald, Nature Cat and his pals try to climb all the way up to The Mighty Mountain Peak. They get all the supplies they need, and head out, led by Nature Cat. But they soon find out that hiking up a mountain is hard, and poses many problems no matter how prepared you are. Will they ...

7:30 amCurious George Monkey Goes Batty/Curious George and the Balloon Hound

A hole in the roof means George and the Man with the Yellow Hat must sleep in the living room while their bedrooms are being repaired. But their adventure quickly turns into a disaster when George's nightly trips to the kitchen keep the Man awake at night. Can George figure out a way to quietly find his way to the refrigera...

8:00 amCurious George George's Photo Finish/Monkey Mystery Gift

Today is the big unveiling of the Ankylosaurus dinosaur skeleton at the Museum, but it's missing a leg! George and the Man with the Yellow Hat thought they delivered all 4 bones. Where did the 4th bone go? Fortunately, Mr. Quint took pictures on their way to the Museum. Maybe the photos can lead them to the bone...if they c...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Thinks of Others/Daniel Thinks of What Margaret Needs

Daniel Thinks of Others - Daniel is making all kinds of art at school today. While making a picture for his family, he ends up using ALL of the glitter. Oh no! What if someone else needs some glitter? Teacher Harriet tells Daniel that it will be OK, but to always keep in mind that whatever you do, you should think about wha...

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood No Red Sweater for Daniel/Teacher Harriet's New Hairdo

No Red Sweater for Daniel - Daniel is getting ready for the day and can't find his red sweater anywhere! Mom tells Daniel that it's in the wash, so he'll just have to find something else to wear. Daniel puts on a blue sweater and is concerned that he looks so different; how does he know he's still HIM? Mom assures him that ...

9:30 amSplash and Bubbles Cleaner of the Kelp/How Bubbles Got Her Moves Back

While playing in the kelp forest, Splash, Bubbles and Dunk meet Tidy the Garibaldi Fish, who is the self-appointed Kelp Forest Ranger. Tidy has been taking the kids' shells as they play in the forest, because he likes to keep everything clean and tidy. / Bubbles injures her fin and has trouble swimming, but still wants to m...

10:00 amSplash and Bubbles Dunk The Artist/Ripple's Sea Dragons

Dunk discovers that what he considers 'just playing with sand' is actually considered beautiful art by his friends, and he is proud of himself for having a special talent. / Ripple leads the gang to investigate the legend of the Sea Dragon that has been passed down in her family. When they discover what Sea Dragons actually...

10:30 amSesame Street The Good Sport

Elmo learns how to win and lose gracefully while playing Hot Potato with Abby. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Hungry Games parody, and Elmo's World. Brought to you by the letter G and the number 3.

11:00 amSesame Street Grovers Street Safari

Grover takes Elmo and friends on a Sesame Street Safari and they pretend to be all of the wild animals they see. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo the Muscial-cowboy. Brought to you by the letter S and the number 5.

11:30 amSuper WHY! Super Puppy Saves The Day

After hearing the story of Super Puppy, Whyatt's puppy Woofster really wants to meet his hero, but Whyatt can't help because he doesn't know who Super Puppy is. This is a really big problem, so the Super Readers jump into the book Super Puppy to find the answer. There, they find themselves in Woofster's hometown of Puppy To...

12:00 pmPeg + Cat The Claymation Problem/The Grumpy Judge Problem

The Claymation Problem - Peg's Yard. Temperamental director Richard finally finds performers he can totally control, shape, and mold: they're made of clay. Primary Content: Comparing height. Secondary Content: Counting to 20. The Grumpy Judge Problem - TV Show Set. On the singing competition 'Perfect Ten,' Peg and Cat must ...

12:30 pmDinosaur Train Best Babysitter Ever/Plant A Tree

Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don are excited that Keira Chirostenotes gets to babysit them for the night while Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon go out for a dinner on the Dinosaur Night Train. Keira shows the kids how a dead log's decomposition provides food and shelter for many living creatures. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon are gle...

1:00 pmReady Jet Go!: Back to Bortron 7

When Jet's parents need to return to their home planet, Sean and Sydney join the Propulsion family for on an epic adventure to Bortron 7.

2:00 pmNature Cat Mighty Mountain Climbers/Bug Eating Plants!

Mighty Mountain Climbers - On a dare from Ronald, Nature Cat and his pals try to climb all the way up to The Mighty Mountain Peak. They get all the supplies they need, and head out, led by Nature Cat. But they soon find out that hiking up a mountain is hard, and poses many problems no matter how prepared you are. Will they ...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Mom of a Croc

Chris and Martin are determined to prove to Aviva that there's more to crocodiles than their reputation as scary brutes. They use an egg disguise, created by Aviva, to infiltrate a crocodile nest for an insider's look at the challenging journey of the infant crocs and their mom. Science Concept: Heat can be produced in many...

3:00 pmWild Kratts Fireflies

It's time for the annual Wild Kratt Firefly picnic. Martin and Chris head off into the forest to find some fireflies to join in the fun, but fashion designer, Donita Donata, has been capturing all the fireflies to use in the making of a sparkly, one-of-a-kind dress. The Wild Kratts team has to save the firefly population! S...

3:30 pmOdd Squad Oona and the Oonabots/The Ninja Situation

Oona and the Oonabots - Oona uses her Oonabots to fix an odd problem. Curriculum: Coding; Spatial reasoning. The Ninja Situation - Odd Squad must go undercover to recover a stolen gadget. Curriculum: Fractions: partitioning simple shapes into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths and eighths.

4:00 pmOdd Squad Breakfast Club/Dr. O: Party Time, Excellent

The Breakfast Club - Delivery Debbie goes undercover to stop a group of villains. Curriculum: hundreds chart, odd and even numbers, greater/less than, two-digit numbers, place value. Dr. O: Party Time, Excellent - When Olympia finds out Dr. O is leaving, she struggles to throw the best goodbye party ever. Curriculum: money,...

4:30 pmArthur Lights, Camera.... Opera!/All Worked Up

Lights, Camera ...Opera! - When Muffy's Dad gives her concert tickets, she couldn't be more excited, until she discovers that she's going to ... gasp! ... the opera. How will she even understand what's going on let alone stay awake? Opera singer Rodney Gilfrey guest stars to show Muffy why Bizet's 'Carmen' can be a whole l...

5:00 pmArthur Three's A Crowd/A Is for Angry

Three's a Crowd - Prunella's favorite time of day is early morning, when she and her Mom do yoga. So when her best friend Marina joins them, will Prunella feel that more is merrier... or that three's a crowd? Can Prunella learn to share her Mom - or will she have to give up yoga forever!? A is for Angry- When Arthur decides...

5:30 pmMartha Speaks Truman's Mad/Dog for a Day

Truman's Mad When Truman sends away for a science kit, he dreams about all the new inventions he will create. But can reality really live up to his big dreams? Vocabulary: (E) explore, theory, analyz(e)(ing), outcome, effect (I) note(s), lab, kit, finding(s), magnet(ism)(s). Dog for a Day - TD thinks dogs have it easy - no ...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmBee Gees: One Night Only

THE BEE GEES: ONE NIGHT ONLY features the group's 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, the music special showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits, including 'How Deep Is Your Love,' 'To Love Somebody,' 'Massachusetts,' 'You Should Be Dancing/Alone,' an...

8:30 pmJoe Bonamassa: Live at Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening

On this very special all-acoustic concert, world-renowned platinum-selling Blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa is joined by an all-star ensemble of world-class musicians, including the acclaimed Chinese cellist and erhuist Tina Guo, whose repertoire stretches from classical to heavy metal; and Hossam Ra...

10:00 pmRock, Rhythm & Doo Wop

Host Frankie Valli and over 200 early rock and roll legends reunite for a once-in-a-lifetime concert to benefit public television. Live performances from Little Anthony & The Imperials, Little Richard, Jay Black & The Americans, Fred Paris & The Five Satins, Jerry Butler, Lloyd Price, The Duprees and many others create an ...

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