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1:00 amNOVA Memory Hackers

Discover how researchers on the cutting edge of mind-control can implant, change and even erase memories. On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, NOVA investigates the mysterious nature of how we remember.

2:00 amAurora - Fire in the Sky

Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth's polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland's Saami, Alaska's Inuit, Canada's Native Americans and New Zealand's Maori.

3:00 amFood Flirts Burger Meets Dosa

Follow the Brass sisters as they tackle their burger bucket list, then 'flirt' their way into an Indian kitchen to uncover the mystique of Indian dosa. After some careful experimentation in their home kitchen, they serve up a cheeseburger dosa.

3:30 amFood Flirts Pastrami Meets Ramen

Join the sisters as they learn how artisan pastrami is crafted, take a ramen noodle and broth-making lesson, teach viewers about the Jewish comfort food noodle kugel and then give birth to the pastrami ramen noodle kugel.

4:00 amFinding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. The Stories We Tell

Discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker as they learn how the legacy of slavery has shaped their identities.

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 Imagining Resistance

Mary Ann demonstrates three different ways to push up from a chair and uses imaginary resistance to strengthen muscles. Gretchen combines a standing balance routine with vestibular work.

6:00 amPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 amNature Cat Flamingo-A-Go-Go/What A Tangled Web

Flamingo-a-go-go - While playing a game of nature I-spy, Squeeks spies something... pink?! Pink? What in nature is pink? Upon a closer look, the gang finds the source of the pink color, Lola, a flamingo who lost her flock while they were on their way to a new home. Lola doesn't remember where their new home was going to be!...

7:30 amCurious George Night of the Weiner Dog/Animal Trackers

Night of the Weiner Dog - Poor Hundley! It's the first time he's been apart from the Doorman in over 3 years and George's room isn't exactly this dapper daschund's idea of 'neat and orderly.' Being a good host, George follows the Doorman's detailed instructions. George accurately measures Hundley's food, graciously lets him...

8:00 amCurious George George Measures Up/Something New Under The Sun

George Measures Up - Chef Pisghetti is cooking one up for the records book - a strand of spaghetti that measures 30 feet! When the Chef leaves for an important appointment, George protects the noodle from being destroyed by a playful Gnocchi. Later, the Chef calls to ask George how tall the building next door is, but George...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Makes a Noise Maker/Daniel Makes the Neighborhood

Daniel Makes a Noise Maker - Daniel and Katerina are playing 'super hero helpers.' They use Baby Margaret's rattle as their super-duper noise maker to make sure everyone knows that help is on the way. When Baby Margaret wants her rattle back, Katerina and Daniel create their own super-duper noise makers and continue saving ...

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Tiger Family Trip

The Tiger Family is heading out on a road trip to Grandpere's house! At first, Daniel doesn't know what to expect on the ride, but when Mom Tiger gives him a helpful map, he learns that there are so many exciting things to do and see when you're on a trip with your family. Strategy: There are so many things to do and see, w...

9:30 amSplash and Bubbles Super Splash!/Pearlene

While playing, Splash senses something is wrong and quickly swims out of Dunk's way as he comes in for a hard landing. The strange thing is that Splash wasn't even looking in Dunk's direction, so how did he know he was coming? Convinced that he has some sort of superpower, the kids begin testing Splash's limits in a series ...

10:00 amSplash and Bubbles Guess Who?/Sleepless Sleepover

Splash, Dunk and Bubbles try to help a fish that they've never seen before find out who it is and where its home is. / When Splash joins Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple for a sleepover in the Sandy Bed, they discover that Splash doesn't sleep much; after unsuccessfully trying to help him, they learn that 'schooling fish' don't ne...

10:30 amSesame Street Get Ready for Today

Elmo and Abby help Crystal the Ball come up with a morning routine so she can be ready to go out and play.

11:00 amSesame Street Painting with Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster learns how to control himself from eating his own paintings.

11:30 amSuper WHY! Molly's Dance Show

The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Prest...

12:30 pmDinosaur Train Dinosaur Train Submarine: Maisie Mosasaurus/Date Night

The Pteranodon family goes back underwater in the Dinosaur Train Submarine and meet Maisie and Marvin Mosasaurus, a daughter and father who are huge, fast-swimming lizards with flippers. Maisie and Shiny bond when they discover neither likes to go down deep in the water. The Pteranodons and Mosasaurus have a great time up n...

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 The Shellersons/Only The Shadow Knows

The Shellersons - On a trip to Barrel Cactus National Park to enjoy nature in all its glorious splendor, Nature Cat and his pals encounter Shelby, a very sad desert tortoise. Today is Shelby's Shellerson Family Reunion party, but none of the other Shellerson members have shown up! Nature Cat vows to help Shelby and find his...

2:00 pmNature Cat Flamingo-A-Go-Go/What A Tangled Web

Flamingo-a-go-go - While playing a game of nature I-spy, Squeeks spies something... pink?! Pink? What in nature is pink? Upon a closer look, the gang finds the source of the pink color, Lola, a flamingo who lost her flock while they were on their way to a new home. Lola doesn't remember where their new home was going to be!...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Skunked!

When a group of skunks take over the Tortuga and decide to make it their home, the Wild Kratts must find a way to try and reclaim their headquarters.

3:00 pmWild Kratts Puffin Rescue

When a rogue wave crashes into the Tortuga, the Wild Kratts get separated. Jimmy and Aviva end up on rafts in the middle of the ocean. Koki is trapped on a sinking Tortuga. While Chris and Martin end up on two islands. Chris is alone on his island, but Martin isn't. He soon discovers a creature friend - a Puffin! Martin beg...

3:30 pmOdd Squad Trading Places/Bad Lemonade

Trading Places - A villain uses one of Oscar's gadgets to cause destruction around town, which eventually leads to Olive getting kicked off the squad. Curriculum: Numbers and counting; understanding place value. Bad Lemonade - Olive and Otto are called in to help when Polly Graph mysteriously quits her lemonade stand. Curri...

4:00 pmOdd Squad Robert Plant/Game Time

Robert Plant - Olive and Otto must find a way to stop Obfusco's plant from taking over headquarters. Curriculum: Geometry and spatial sense; understand that maps provide information about direction and distance. Game Time - When Otto gets trapped inside a video game it's up to Olive to rescue him. Curriculum: Measurement; i...

4:30 pmArthur Maria Speaks/Postcards from Binky

Maria has always been a silent fixture in Mr. Ratburn's third-grade class. But her time to speak has finally come. There's just one problem: how do you solve a stutter like Maria's? Educational Objective: Maria learns to have confidence in herself, and her speech. When Binky's grandparents miss his big soccer game, he decid...

5:00 pmArthur Carls Concerto/Too Much of a Good Thing

Carl has agreed to play the accordion for George's puppet show. But his routines are getting in the way of rehearsals. Now George must decide: keep Carl and risk the show, or replace Carl and risk his friendship? Educational Objective: George learns that, even though Carl has autism, he can still be relied upon to make a cr...

5:30 pmMartha Speaks Therapy Dog/Martha's Duck Trouble

Therapy Dog - Martha becomes a hospital therapy dog, spreading cheer among the patients. But trouble brews when Mrs. Demson, who claims a horrible allergy to dogs, is admitted for an invisible rash. Can Martha sneak in to help the other patients without Mrs. Demson knowing? Martha's Duck Trouble - Ralph, the wounded duck fr...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:01 pmThe Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film, by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, reveals how the foursome united to become the global phenomenon that was 'The Beatles.'

9:29 pmGreat Performances Hitman: David Foster and Friends

Legendary songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable 'Who's Who' of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements including fourteen Grammy Awards and a h...

11:31 pmHow Not to Die with Michael Greger, MD

Learn how to protect yourself from 10 causes of premature death and disease with a plant-based diet. Based on Dr. Greger's best-selling book, this new special shows viewers how to become healthier and live longer based on scientific research.

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