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1:00 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.

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 Variety: The Spice of Life

Mary Ann uses a variety of exercises and exercise accessories to help you feel and function better.

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 Ocean Commotion - Part 2

A day for celebrating Hal and his favorite chew toy Mr. Chewinsky's three-year anniversary as dog and toy has gone from joyous fun to total sadness as Nature Cat has made a terrible mistake! Nature Cat accidentally dropped Mr. Chewinsky down the storm drain, and now he is floating on the storm water, working his way through...

7:30 amCurious George Curious George Flies A Kite/From Scratch

Curious George Flies a Kite - A gusty morning at the country house leads George to experiment with aerodynamics. In the wind, birds soar, ping-pong balls roll, and bricks don't move at all. But the best thing of all for a windy day is a kite. George, with the not-so-willing assistance of Jumpy Squirrel, discovers the wonder...

8:00 amCurious George Curious George's Home for Pigeons/Out of Order

Curious George's Home for Pigeons - Compass may be a homing pigeon but sometimes he has trouble finding his way home. George decides to make him a place to stay on their balcony. After much experimentation, George creates a tree that The Man with the Yellow Hat might not recognize but in Compass's eyes is the perfect pigeon...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood So Many Feelings/Daniel's Many Feelings

So Many Feelings - Daniel is playing at school with Katerina and Prince Wednesday, but Prince Wednesday won't stop pretending to be a scary bear. That makes Daniel feel mad...but he's surprised to learn that Katerina and Prince Wednesday don't feel the same way. Daniel realizes the importance of sharing how you feel with yo...

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Feels Two Feelings/The Neighborhood Carnival

Daniel Feels Two Feelings - Up, up and away! Daniel, Katerina, and O are excited to fly a kite, but get frustrated when they can't keep the kite in the air. They find out that it's ok to feel two feelings at the same time. The Neighborhood Carnival - The Neighborhood Carnival is in town, and Daniel can't stop thinking about...

9:30 amSplash and Bubbles Golden Legs Gush/A Fish Called Mo

While preparing for a reef obstacle course, the kids don't believe that Gush used to be very fast when he was young, because frogfish are so big and slow. However, Gush decides to run the obstacle course just to show them how fast a frogfish can be. / Dunk's 'little cousin' Mo, a giant sunfish, comes to visit. The kids try ...

10:00 amSplash and Bubbles Deflated Dunk/Kelp Forest Keepers

Tired of always being the 'nervous friend,' Dunk decides he will no longer puff up or get upset. At first, Splash, Bubbles and Ripple are happy that Dunk won't be nervous, but soon realize that Dunk's cautiousness and puffing up serves a great function in their relationship. / Splash, Dunk and Bubbles spend the day with Tid...

10:30 amSesame Street Enthusiastic Penelope Penguin

Chris helps Penelope, an overly excited penguin, learn how to control herself and make new friends. Also featuring 'Be a good friend' song with Gwen Stefani, Murray had a little lamb, and Elmo's World-friends. Brought to you by the letter F and the number 2.

11:00 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.

11:30 amSuper WHY! Landon's Circus Adventure

Princess Pea wants to try out the bouncy castle at the Storybrook Village carnival, but she's scared to climb up so high. To solve her problem, the Super Readers jump into the e-book Landon's Circus Adventure where they meet Landon, a nervous kid acrobat performing in the circus for the first time. The Super Readers help La...

12:00 pmPeg + Cat The Camp Problem/The Two Homes Problem

The Camp Problem Camp - Niniwawa. Peg and Cat's Gophers face the Rowdy Raccoons in a 'non-competitive' battle of the bunks. Primary Content: AABB Patterns. Secondary Content: Counting by 5s to 50, by 10s to 100. The Two Homes Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. How can Peg and Cat make Jesse a present for his room? He lives in tw...

12:30 pmDinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic: Turtle and Theropod Race/Hungry, Hungry Carnivores

The Pteranodon family is super excited to be traveling to the 'Classic in the Jurassic,' an Olympic-type competition in which different dinosaur teams representing the three Mesozoic time periods will compete in various contests. Today's competition is a race between turtle and theropod teams. When the fast-running theropod...

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 Ocean Commotion - Part 2

A day for celebrating Hal and his favorite chew toy Mr. Chewinsky's three-year anniversary as dog and toy has gone from joyous fun to total sadness as Nature Cat has made a terrible mistake! Nature Cat accidentally dropped Mr. Chewinsky down the storm drain, and now he is floating on the storm water, working his way through...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Platypus Cafe

While kayaking in Australia, Martin and Chris encounter one of the world's most unusual creatures, a platypus mother with her eggs. But unscrupulous endangered animal chef, Gourmand, plans on making the platypus eggs his next delicacy. The Wild Kratts team must use the special 'sixth sense' of the platypus to save the eggs....

3:00 pmWild Kratts Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy

Aviva miniaturizes Chris and Martin for an underground mission with earthworms, in search of the answer to the mystery 'Why do worms come above ground when it rains?' But they have to hurry, as they soon discover that life as a worm is full of dangers at every turn. Science Concept: Wet objects can be changed by heating and...

3:30 pmOdd Squad Soundcheck Part Deux/Jinx

Soundcheck Part Deux - When the members of Soundcheck go missing, Otto and Olive must bring them back together in time for their big concert. Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; using data to make predictions. Jinx - When all of Odd Squad comes down with a case of the jinx, it's up to Oscar and Dr. O to save the day. ...

4:00 pmOdd Squad Training Day

Training Day - In this half-hour episode, Olive tells the story of what happened to her old partner. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; deductive reasoning with number operations.

4:30 pmArthur Happy Anniversary, Parts I & II

Arthur's parents have been married for 10 years and it's time to celebrate! But the festivities are cut short when the van breaks down, stranding the whole family. Will the Reads miss their fancy dinner reservation? And what about Arthur's special 'Bionic Bunny' sleepover with Buster?! Just when things couldn't get any wors...

5:00 pmArthur The Squirrels/Fern & Persimmony Glitchet

The Squirrels: After watching the classic horror movie, 'The Squirrels,' Arthur and his friends are scared to step out into the playgroundàand just about everywhere else! Are squirrels suddenly trying to take over the world? Will Arthur ever be able to go outside again? Or, will he and the gang find a way to make friends w...

5:30 pmMartha Speaks The Long Rotten Summer/The Case of the Shattered Vase

The Long Rotten Summer - For TD, summer always goes by too quickly, so he decides to spend this summer in the only place where the days never end: school. But is sitting alone in an empty classroom the best place to way to spend summer? Vocabulary: (E) moment(s), endless, infinite, eternal, interrupt (I) minute, hour, day, ...

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

Join moderator Robert Costa for a robust roundtable discussion with award-winning journalists who provide reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the nation's capital.

7:30 pmCharlie Rose - The Week

This special Friday night offering will feature highlights of conversations with the week's guests on Rose's nightly PBS program. From studios in New York City and locations around the world, Charlie Rose talks to people in every field who have 'a great story to tell.'

8:01 pmCapitol Journal 2017

CAPITOL JOURNAL provides daily coverage of the Alabama Legislature with a studio inside the Alabama State House.

9:00 pmAging 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.

10:01 pmKen Burns: America's Storyteller American Sampler

Tom Hanks hosts this program that explores the tremendous depth and breadth of Ken Burns

11:30 pmConversation with Bill Moyers

Join the award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and storied career, from his days as White House Press Secretary for President Johnson to network news reporter to host of numerous programs for PBS.

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