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1:00 amNOVA Rise of the Robots

Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world challenges and endeavor to become part of our everyday lives.

2:00 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...

3:00 amFinding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. Tragedy + Time = Comedy

Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America's funniest men-Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader-as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.

4:00 amFinding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. Family Reunions

Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.

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 and Balance

This episode includes unusual exercises for brain stimulation and help with balance.

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 Muck Amok/Follow Those Footprints

Muck Amok - Squeeks' cousin Marvin needs big-time help, right away! His marsh home is in danger of flooding! Tally ho! Nature Cat and his pals are called into action to investigate and figure out how to stop the flooding before more animals are forced to leave their marsh homes. Follow Those Footprints - Tally ho, it's Natu...

7:30 amCurious George Zeros to Donuts/Curious George, Stain Remover

Zeros to Donuts - When George learns about the meaning and power of zero, he is ready to test out his knowledge. The perfect opportunity arises when he's sent to the donut shop for one dozen donuts. But when he adds a couple of zeros, he's surprised to find out he gets one hundred dozen. Now he has to figure out what to do ...

8:00 amCurious George Buoy Wonder/Roller Monkey

Buoy Wonder - Today is a big day for Bill. He's entering his boat in the Model Boat Show! But George discovers that the boat sinks and to keep Bills hopes for a prize afloat, he decides to build a new boat. After some trial and error, George finds out which building materials sink and which float. Roller Monkey - A monkey o...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Gets Mad/Katerina Gets Mad

Daniel Gets Mad - Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday are looking forward to playing at the beach. Then it starts to rain and Mom Tiger says they can't go outside, which makes them very mad. After Mom Tiger helps the boys deal with their mad feelings and they're calm, they come up with a grr-ific plan to make a beach - indoor...

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Prince Wednesday Finds A Way To Play/Finding A Way To Play On Backwards Day

Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing 'house' today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosau...

9:30 amSplash and Bubbles Chompy's New Foods/Cloning Around

Chompy the Parrotfish decides she doesn't want to eat only algae anymore when she sees Splash and his friends eating a variety of things found in the water column (plankton, etc.) The others have to get Chompy back on her normal eating plan before the reef gets overrun with algae! / Bubbles and Ripple meet a jellyfish. Howe...

10:00 amSplash and Bubbles The House Hunt/Dolphin Games

Dive in with Splash and Bubbles, a new PBS KIDS series from the makers of Sid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train! Splash, Bubbles and their best friends Dunk and Ripple go on epic adventures, discovering marine biology and oceanography as they meet all kinds of

10:30 amSesame Street Snuffys Dance

Zoe choreographs a ballet & the dancers have to work together to figure out how to make Snuffy fly through the air.

11:00 amSesame Street Norberts Birthday

Rosita, Zoe and Grover give Norbert the Robot a surprise birthday party to show how much they care about him.

11:30 amSuper WHY! Princess Gwennie Saves The Day

Princess Pea is feeling dramatic (as usual) and she and Red are staging a play. Princess is pretending she's a queen but Red doesn't know what to be! The super readers fly into the story of a princess with a silly sense of humor and a big job to do. They help Gwennie use her talents to save the day, and Red discovers her ow...

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 A Heck of a Neck/Gilbert Visits The Nest

The Pteranodon kids have a Nature Trackers adventure when they meet Denise Diplodocus, a super-long, super big dinosaur. At first the kids mistake Denise's neck for a snake, and tail as a bridge. Later, Denise amazes the kids, telling them how hard it is for her to raise up her long, heavy neck. Shiny and the others help he...

1:00 pmReady Jet Go! How Come The Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon Base

How Come the Moon Has Craters - The kids take a trip to the Moon and learn that falling asteroids probably created all the craters on the Moon's surface! Curriculum: Craters on the Moon were probably caused by asteroids hitting the surface. Backyard Moon Base - Led by Sydney, the kids build a moon base in Jet's backyard and...

1:30 pmNature Cat Star Gazers/A Jump to Remember

Star Gazers = Nature Cat, Daisy, Squeeks and Hal are so excited for tonight! They are going star gazing and are hoping to see some shooting stars! They are all ready, they have their blankets and pillows and hot cocoa and a star map of the sky! There's only one thing they didn't count on - Nature Cat falling asleep! A Jump ...

2:00 pmNature Cat Muck Amok/Follow Those Footprints

Muck Amok - Squeeks' cousin Marvin needs big-time help, right away! His marsh home is in danger of flooding! Tally ho! Nature Cat and his pals are called into action to investigate and figure out how to stop the flooding before more animals are forced to leave their marsh homes. Follow Those Footprints - Tally ho, it's Natu...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Red Panda Rescue

Chris finds a little lost Red panda, but before she can be reunited with her mother, Zach steals her as a Birthday present for Donita Donata. It's Wild Kratts to the rescue! Science Concept: Taxonomy - Red pandas are a unique species placed in their own unique family.

3:00 pmWild Kratts Snow Runners

On their way to return some Hispid hares to Asia, the Wild Kratts accidentally lose them in a wintery North American forest. Martin and Chris must use the amazing winter adaptations and strategies of the Snowshoe hare and lynx to locate the hares before it's too late.

3:30 pmOdd Squad Now You Don't See Me/Moustache Confidential

Now You Don't See Me - Olive and Otto must stop a villain who has turned townspeople and Odd Squad agents invisible. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; deductive reasoning using clues, rules and patterns to solve mathematical problems. Moustache Confidential - When Agent Obfusco's moustache is stolen, it's up to Olive and Otto...

4:00 pmOdd Squad Disorder in the Court

Disorder in the Court - In this half-hour episode, Olive is put on trial for causing oddness. Curriculum: Measurement; telling time on an analog clock.

4:30 pmArthur Prunella's Tent of Portent/Mutiny on the Pitch

At the Elwood City Picnic, Prunella pretends she can see the future at her fortune telling booth. But her best friend, Marina, doubts her mystical powers. The Lakewood Elementary soccer team has had enough of Francine's bossy behavior. To show the team how much they need her, Francine gives up her post to the most unlikely ...

5:00 pmArthur The Hallway Minotaur/Ladonna's Like List

Attention Lakewood Elementary! There's a new sheriff-er, hallway monitor-in town, and his name is George Lundgren. Ladonna Compson is friendly, funny, and full of personality. Everyone likes her! At least, that's what she thought...

5:30 pmMartha Speaks Martha Puts Out The Lights (Pts. 1 & 2)

Martha Puts Out the Lights, Part 1 - For Martha and the other dogs, Saturday night fireworks are the worst part of summer, and Mrs. Demson couldn't agree more. In fact, she's trying to get people to sign a petition to ban fireworks. Can Martha get enough signatures to make summer less scary for dogs? Vocabulary: (E) petitio...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmThe Big Band Years

My Music presents a 'Big Band' music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom. Peter Marshall hosts this event, which mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.

9:00 pmJohnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful (My Music Presents)

Public TV celebrates 60+1 years of the legendary Johnny Mathis in this MY MUSIC Presents special presentation. All Johnny's favorites 'Chances Are, ' 'Twelfth of Never, ' 'Wonderful, Wonderful,' It's Not For Me To Say,' 'Too Much, Too Little Too Late' and more are all performed live.

11:00 pmMemory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D.

In Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD, Dr. Amen talks about how you can improve your memory and even rescue it if you think it's headed for trouble. This very simple idea to strengthen a person's memory is based on treating the 11 major risk factors that destroy brain function. Most of these risk factors are either preventa...

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