Pledge Programs for Fri December 7, 2018

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12:00 amRick Steves' Heart of Italy

In RICK STEVES' HEART OF ITALY, Rick delves deep into the Italian heartland - the place where la dolce vita is a way of life. Starting in Umbria, he connects with rustic, traditional culture: sleeping at an agriturismo (a farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made (and eaten), and hiking down into an...

1:00 amRick Steves Special European Christmas

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, RICK STEVES' EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent. In the special, Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday ...

3:00 amBrain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich

Join host Maria Shriver to discover how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging. Dr. Merzenich, a neuroscience pioneer, reveals new information about the brain and shows us how to rejuvenate and reshape our brains.

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 Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy

A large and small ball is used as a way to facilitate exercises to improve conditions such as diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.

6:00 amNightly Business Report

Every weeknight, the Emmy-winning NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT delivers the day's essential business and economic news. Each lively half-hour combines trusted, credible and unbiased information and extensive financial market coverage with insightful features, analysis and commentaries by noted economists and business experts.

6:30 amWild Kratts Animals Who Live to Be 100 Years Old

Martin is hanging out with his pet Fruit fly Juice, when Juice suddenly dies. Even though Juice was young, he was pretty old for a Fruit fly. Jimmy wants to know if any animals can live to be over 100 years old. Soon the Wild Kratts are on a mission to discover the oldest creatures on earth! Science: Aging : Life cycles.

7:00 amNature 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...

7:30 amCurious George George-O-Matic/Curious George, Sheep Herder

George-O-Matic - George is entranced by the museum's newest addition: a vending machine full of levers, wheels, springs, and healthy snacks! So when George is put in charge of making the dessert for an important dinner party, he can think of nothing better than creating his own dessert dispensing vending machine - the Georg...

8:00 amLet's Go Luna! Hoopin' Hopper/A Chopsticky Situation

When Andy loses his basketball in Beijing, he learns that although competitive sports are fun, friendship is more important than winning. / In Beijing, Leo wants to taste all kinds of delicious Chinese food, but must first exercise patience in learning to use chopsticks.

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood The Tiger Family Grows/Daniel Learns About Being A Big Brother

The Tiger Family Grows - The Tiger Family is expanding and Daniel finds out that he is going to be a big brother! At first, he isn't sure what to expect, but as his family prepares for the arrival of the new baby, Daniel learns about what it means to be a big brother... and a big helper, too. Daniel Learns About Being a Big...

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood The Baby Is Here

The Baby is Here - The baby is about to arrive and everyone is so excited! Mom and Dad head to the hospital while Daniel and Grandpere spend time at home going through some of Daniel's old things. In this half-hour musical episode everyone welcomes the new addition to the Neighborhood as Margaret comes home! Strategy: I can...

9:30 amPinkalicious & Peterrific Sidewalk Art/Gnome at Home

While drawing with chalk, Pinkalicious starts to tell her friends an epic story about Puddles the poodle and Splish-Splash the cat. Soon everyone gets in on the fun and helps to bring the chalk drawings to life! Does Pinkville have enough sidewalk for their amazing story? / It's wintertime in Pinkville and snow has covered ...

10:00 amSesame Street The Golden Triangle

Telly turns into Texas Telly the explorer in search of the rarest most beautiful triangle of all.

10:30 amSplash and Bubbles Whitebeard/Coral Day

Ripple is excited because, according to legend, tonight is the night that Whitebeard, a mysterious creature who lives in the North Pole, sails over Reeftown, singing his beautiful music. She tries to convince the other Reeftown friends to stay up and watch for him to appear. / It's the holiday season in Reeftown as everyone...

11:00 amDinosaur Train One Big Dinosaur/Play Date with Annie

One Big Dinosaur - Tiny and Buddy visit a dinosaur family called Argentinosaurus, some of the biggest land creatures ever! The kids find out there are great things about being really big, and that it's also great being their own size. Play Date with Annie - Buddy is excited that his friend Annie Tyrannosaurus is coming to t...

11:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Nick's Cricket/Go with the Flow

Nick wants to create a new home for the cricket in their backyard, but the cricket won't go in. The Cat takes them on a journey but has to make an emergency landing on Lagoona-Maroon, where they discover what they really need to consider when making a shelter. Nick and Sally are frustrated by a puddle that always forms at a...

12:00 pmSesame Street The Golden Triangle

Telly turns into Texas Telly the explorer in search of the rarest most beautiful triangle of all.

12:30 pmSuper WHY! Zora's Art Adventure

It's art class at school, but Pig's mind is as blank as his paper! What can he paint? The super readers venture into A Magical Art Adventure and join Zora, a young artist looking for ideas. Together, Zora and the literacy superheroes explore a magical art museum where the paintings take on a life of their own! Educational O...

1:00 pmPinkalicious & Peterrific Sidewalk Art/Gnome at Home

While drawing with chalk, Pinkalicious starts to tell her friends an epic story about Puddles the poodle and Splish-Splash the cat. Soon everyone gets in on the fun and helps to bring the chalk drawings to life! Does Pinkville have enough sidewalk for their amazing story? / It's wintertime in Pinkville and snow has covered ...

1:30 pmLet's Go Luna! Hoopin' Hopper/A Chopsticky Situation

When Andy loses his basketball in Beijing, he learns that although competitive sports are fun, friendship is more important than winning. / In Beijing, Leo wants to taste all kinds of delicious Chinese food, but must first exercise patience in learning to use chopsticks.

2:00 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...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Animals Who Live to Be 100 Years Old

Martin is hanging out with his pet Fruit fly Juice, when Juice suddenly dies. Even though Juice was young, he was pretty old for a Fruit fly. Jimmy wants to know if any animals can live to be over 100 years old. Soon the Wild Kratts are on a mission to discover the oldest creatures on earth! Science: Aging : Life cycles.

3:00 pmWild Kratts The Colors of China

While hanging out with Golden pheasants in China, Martin and Chris wonder how important color is for creatures. But when Donita Donata begins to steal animals and remove their color, they soon discover just how critical it is for survival. It's a race to stop Donita and get color back into the creature world! Science Concep...

3:30 pmOdd Squad O Vs. The Ballcano/Assistants' Creed

O vs. The Ballcano - When the ball pit starts to overflow, Odd Squad must stop headquarters from being destroyed. Curriculum: Measurement; using a pan balance to compare and balance weights. Assistants' Creed - Two of Ms. O's assistants accidentally find themselves on a mission. Curriculum: Number operations; adding differe...

4:00 pmOdd Squad Not So Splash/by the Book

Not So Splash - In the middle of summer, Olive and Otto must figure out why parts of the town are turning snowy and cold. Curriculum: Measurement; using a thermometer and comparing temperatures. By the Book - Olive and Otto interrogate two suspects to figure out which one is innocent and which one is guilty. Curriculum: Mea...

4:30 pmArthur Get Smart/Baby Steps

Get Smart - Everyone loves HUGO-the new interactive whiteboard that claims to be 100% accurate. If only Mr. Ratburn knew how to use it... After a crash course from Brain, Mr. Ratburn embraces the high tech teaching tool; that is, until HUGO corrects him in front of the class. Let the battle of rat vs. machine begin! Baby St...

5:00 pmArthur Buster's Garden of Grief/Through The Looking Glasses

Buster's Garden of Grief - With Fritz gone, Buster is in charge of the community garden, but it proves to be too much for just one person. Can Buster and his friends put the 'community' back in community gardening or will it end up getting paved over? Through the Looking Glasses - Arthur can't find his glasses and has to ge...

5:30 pmReady Jet Go! Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet

The kids and Sunspot attempt to build the tallest tower ever on the Moon, hoping to beat Jet's cousin's record. While building, the Moon's surface shakes. Huh? The Earth kids are amazed to learn that the Moon has quakes, and Jet is just as amazed to learn that Earthquakes exist. After learning about the causes of moonquakes...

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 pmFiring Line with Margaret Hoover

Donna Brazile, Democratic political strategist. Donna Brazile discusses her career in politics, working at the DNC in 2016 and the future for Democrats and Republicans.

8:00 pmCapitol Journal 2018

Host Don Daily interviews Alabama newsmakers and examines top Alabama news events and issues each week with CAPITOL JOURNAL correspondents Karen Brown and Randy Scott.

9:00 pmDoo Wop Generations (My Music)

Celebrate the new generation of Doo Wop performers as the original legends reunite to pass the torch. Performers include Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones, Charlie Thomas' Drifters, The Modern Gentlemen and many more.

11:30 pmHealthy Brain - Happy Life with Dr. Suzuki

Meet Dr. Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscientist who transforms the way we think about our brain, health and happiness in an informative and inspiring special. She uses stories, science narrative and takeaways to bring the brain into focus as never before.

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