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12:00 amAging Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White

Charismatic Classical Stretch host Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Esmonde-White illustrates the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.

1:00 amNOVA Emperor's Ghost Army

Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China was buried in a mausoleum with around 9,000 terracotta statues. Investigate how and why the life-sized figures were made and the technology behind the crossbows, spears and swords carried by the clay warriors.

2:00 amThe Bomb

See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history - the nuclear bomb - how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians and those who experienced the dawn of the atomic age.

4:00 amSecrets of the Dead The Real Trojan Horse

Discover new archeological evidence that suggests Troy and the Trojan War may be more than myth. If the legendary siege did happen, was there really a wooden horse that brought enemy soldiers inside the fortified city?

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 Practice Perfect Posture

This episode puts an emphasis on postural alignment and using proper form to get the most out of each exercise.

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 Plants Got The Moves/Magnet Mania

Plants Got the Moves - Daisy has being getting ready for months for the Animal Science Fair, which is later on in the woods. Man-oh-man is Daisy ready with her terrific exhibit, which shows how bean seeds grow. But before going to the fair, a gust of wind blows, knocking over her science fair project and ruining it. Daisy n...

7:30 amCurious George Georges Curious Dragon Dance/Bowling for Bobolinks

George and Marco are excited to help their new friend Lily practice the dragon dance for the Chinese New Year parade! But when they accidentally ruin the nose on the dragon costume, it's a race against the clock to fix it in time. Can a monkey mend a dragon or will this New Years be out of luck? Monkeys LOVE bowling, especi...

8:00 amCurious George Curious Georges Amazon Adventure/Monkey Senses

To raise awareness for the rainforest, Professor Wiseman enlists George and the Man with the Yellow Hat to help make a movie about the different plants, animals, and insects that call it home. But when a frisky tamarin monkey runs off with their camera, the chase is on! Will George's jungle instincts lead him to the camera ...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Takes Care of Snowball/Margaret's Bathtime

Daniel Takes Care of Snowball - It's Daniels turn to take care of Snowball, the class pet, at home today. When Prince Wednesday invites Daniel to play, he has to decide the best thing to do: take care of Snowball or go and have fun with his friend. Daniel learns that it's fun to take care of others and it makes him feel hap...

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Explores Nature/Daniel's Nature Walk

Daniel Explores Nature It's a beautiful day in the Neighborhood! Daniel and his family are spending the day outside exploring, when Daniel spots a beautiful red bird. As they watch the busy bird, they learn about how a bird's nest is built. But when the nest falls out of the tree, will Daniel and Katerina be able to help he...

9:30 amSplash and Bubbles Tooth Treasure/Race Around The Reef

The kids find a tooth lying in the sand outside the reef, and they are determined to return it to the owner, even when they find out it's a shark! / Splash and his friends have a race around the reef, and Splash wins by riding the currents instead of swimming. Bubbles and Dunk then want to know all about the currents so the...

10:00 amSplash and Bubbles Dunk's Cleaning/Ripple's Whale of a Tale

The others are alarmed when they found out the reason Dunk is talking funny is that he has a parasite in his mouth. Dunk tells them that he doesn't want to get rid of the parasite and even thinks of it as a friend, but in truth, he is afraid to go see the cleaner shrimp. / Ripple hears a strange message traveling through th...

10:30 amSesame Street Afraid of the Bark

Zoe is rattled when Barkley playfully picks up her pet rock, Rocco, in his mouth. Elmo, with the help of Gina, Bob and Grover, help Zoe get over her fear. Also featuring Murry had a little lamb, and Elmo's World. Brought to you by the letter D and the number 5.

11:00 amSesame Street Meet Julia

Alan, Abby, Elmo and their friend Julia are painting as Big Bird walks by. Big Bird mentions how great everyone's paintings are and tries to give Julia a high-five but she happily goes off to play. Big Bird doesn't think Julia likes him but Alan explains that Julia has autism and for her it means that she may not answer him...

11:30 amSuper WHY! Monster Munch

Pig and Jill are running up and down the hill when Pig poops out! He wants to keep playing but he's out of energy and that is a really big problem, so the Super Readers jump into the e-book Monster Munch to find the solution. They meet Marvin, a hungry little monster who needs help finding his lunch in the interactive digit...

12:00 pmPeg + Cat The Package Problem/The Train Problem

The Package Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Peg and Cat are waiting for a package, one minute feels like forever; but when they're trying to prevent an explosion, time flies! Primary Content: Minutes and seconds Secondary Content: Adding to 7. The Train Problem - The Peg + Cat Express. Missing lollipops, bananas, symphon...

12:30 pmDinosaur Train One Big Frog/Caving with Vlad

The Pteranodon kids are playing a game called 'I'm the Biggest,' which raises the question: how big is the biggest frog? Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to find the biggest frog ever, the legendary Beelzebufo. Once off the train, they have to take a river raft to find this illusive creature, but find him they do. T...

1:00 pmReady Jet Go! Sean's Neptune Tune/Earthday Birthday

Sean's nervousness about flying out to visit the remote Neptune is soothed by Jet's suggestion - an improvised, fun 'Neptune tune.' It works as our kids, Sunspot, and Celery fly to the faraway eighth planet! / When the kids discover that they've missed all 63 of Jet's Bortronian birthdays, they decide to celebrate the one-y...

1:30 pmNature Cat Return to Mighty Mountain/Welcome to the Vernal Pond

Return To Mighty Mountain - There is no giving up for Nature Cat and his pals. After failing to reach the peak of the Mighty Mountains, they are going to try to hike all the way up again! But this time, they have a surprise: help from an unlikely, yet extremely experienced, mountain climber to guide them - Granny Bunny! Wel...

2:00 pmNature Cat Plants Got The Moves/Magnet Mania

Plants Got the Moves - Daisy has being getting ready for months for the Animal Science Fair, which is later on in the woods. Man-oh-man is Daisy ready with her terrific exhibit, which shows how bean seeds grow. But before going to the fair, a gust of wind blows, knocking over her science fair project and ruining it. Daisy n...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Aardvark Town

When a young aardvark accidentally becomes a stowaway in Chris's backpack, the Wild Kratts team sets off on a 'door to door' search to return him to his home burrow. Along the way, they discover the incredible (and valuable) service the aardvark provides to all the burrow-living creatures of Africa. Science Concept: Aardvar...

3:00 pmWild Kratts Whale of a Squid

Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brot...

3:30 pmOdd Squad 6:00 to 6:05

6:00 to 6:05 - In this half-hour episode, dinosaurs break out of the dinosaur room in headquarters and Olive and Otto must travel back in time to save the day. Curriculum: Measurement; telling time on an analog clock.

4:00 pmOdd Squad The Potato Ultimato/A Fistful of Fruit Juice

The Potato Ultimato - When Otto starts shrinking, Olaf leads Olive and Oren on a quest for the only known cure - the magical Growing Potato. Curriculum: Measurement: using standard length measurements and estimating length. A Fistful of Fruit Juice - Ms. O tells Olive and Otto the story of how she first joined up with Odd S...

4:30 pmArthur D.W. Beats All/Buster The Myth Maker

D.W. Beats All - After the Tibbles get a set of drums to play at the music festival, D.W. is determined to get an even bigger and louder one. But when Mom tells her she can't get everything she wants (gasp!) D.W. realizes that she can march to a different beat. Buster the Myth Maker - Buster is always telling the most incre...

5:00 pmArthur Binky Goes Nuts/Breezy Listening Blues

Binky Goes Nuts - When Binky discovers that he's allergic to peanuts, he has so many questions: Will he be forced to live without Chinese food? Will he ever again be able to eat with his friends? And most importantly, will his Mom ever calm down? Binky learns that the best way not to go nuts is to be well informed, and to u...

5:30 pmMartha Speaks Alice Covers Up/Carolina Picks A Lily

Alice Covers Up - It's a pool party! Everyone is going, including Alice... until she becomes involved in a strange cover-up. Vocabulary: (E) (self)confiden(t)(ce), complexion, timid, outgoing, bashful (I) color, sort, brand, fair/fair-skinned, dye. Carolina Picks a Lily - Carolina adopts a new puppy, and she's so excited. I...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmThree on a String 45th Anniversary Concert

The popular Birmingham-based ensemble Three on a String celebrates their 45th anniversary with a lively concert at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Birmingham. Join us for a delightful mix of folk, jazz, gospel, and country music with a generous helping of humor as Jerry Ryan, Bobby Horton, Brad Ryan and Andy Meginniss take th...

8:31 pmThe Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum

Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson -'the Mt. Rushmore of country music'- for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like 'Big River,' 'Me and Bobby McGee' and 'Always on My Mind.'

10:00 pmRoy Orbison: Black & White Night 30

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes. Newly edited and remastered.

11:30 pmAge Fix with Anthony Youn, MD

Everyone ages whether they like it or not. But it doesn't mean that some signs of aging can't be fixed. Have you ever thought that it would be great to have friend, who just happened to be a plastic surgeon, and you could ask anything and get a straight answer? Someone who won't judge you about your insecurities but would o...

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