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Pledge Programs for Fri August 8, 2014

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12:00 amMy Wild Affair The Seal Who Came Home

“The Seal Who Came Home” is the true story of Andre, a two-day-old wild harbor seal who, in 1961, was rescued from certain death by Harry Goodridge, an arborist from Rockport, Maine. Over the next 25 years, Andre and Harry established a friendship that brought Andre into the world of humans without Andre’s ever having to sa...

1:00 amMark Twain

Ken Burns explores the other side of the writer — an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Clemens turns to the lecture circuit ...

3:00 amMy Wild Affair The Seal Who Came Home

“The Seal Who Came Home” is the true story of Andre, a two-day-old wild harbor seal who, in 1961, was rescued from certain death by Harry Goodridge, an arborist from Rockport, Maine. Over the next 25 years, Andre and Harry established a friendship that brought Andre into the world of humans without Andre’s ever having to sa...

4:00 amNOVA Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatur

Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. NOVA's mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and...

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills A Process For Writing

The importance of the writing process in the workplace.

5:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Supplying information: Directions, Forms, and Charts

Advice and practice exercises for developing accuracy and completeness.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit Controlled Breathing

Mary Ann experiments with several ways to control breathing to efficiently distribute oxygen throughout the body.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga

Today's exercises loosen the shoulders, elbows, ankles and knees, keeping them mobile and healthy. Squatting Pose is excellent for strength and tone in the thighs and buttocks.

7:00 amCurious George George Digs Worms / Everything Old is New Again

George's entry into the world of worm racing faces a giant hurdle when Mr. Quint picks up the wrong lunch box. Also: George learns about recycling, and sets out to recycle everything he possibly can.

7:30 amCurious George George Meets the Press / Snow Use

George picks apples at a farm with the Man in the Yellow Hat, and he inadvertently helps the farm owners bottle up the harvest. Also: George sets out to build a snowman on a hot summer day.

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Slop Problem/the Birthday Present Problem

The Slop Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat enlist the Teens to help them figure out how to clean filthy farm animals of various sizes. Primary Content: More, less Secondary Content: Counting by fives up to 25 The Birthday Present Problem - Peg's House/Pirate Island/Prehistoric Valley/The Purple Planet/Fairytale Land/The Giant...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Confuciusornis Says / Tiny's Tiny Doll

The world tour stops in Confuciusornis Gardens, where the Pteranodons meet a wise old dinosaur. Also: Tiny accidentally leaves her beloved Tiny Doll behind in Velociraptor Valley.

9:00 amSesame Street 3 Cheers For Us

Zoe, Elmo, Telly, and Slimey are the Sesame Street Cheerleaders - they just need to find someone to cheer for. Educational Objective: Emotional Development

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood A Trip to the Enchanted Garden / A Trip to the Crayon Factory

The Tiger family visits the Enchanted Garden's strawberry patch. Daniel takes a fun trip to the factory to see how crayons are made.

10:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel's Birthday / Daniel's Picnic / Daniel Visits School / Daniel Visits the Doctor

It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party.

11:00 amDinosaur Train Iggy Iguanodon / Shiny Can't Sleep

On their world tour, the Pteranodons meet a four-legged chap who has an unusual walk, and Shiny gets homesick.

11:30 amDinosaur Train Confuciusornis Says / Tiny's Tiny Doll

The world tour stops in Confuciusornis Gardens, where the Pteranodons meet a wise old dinosaur. Also: Tiny accidentally leaves her beloved Tiny Doll behind in Velociraptor Valley.

12:00 pmSuper WHY! Little Bo Peep

It's the Super Readers to the rescue when they meet Little Bo Peep, who is hot on the trail of her missing sheep.

12:30 pmThomas & Friends Special Jobs

When Diesel sees James being admired with a special of pretty piglets, he wants to be admired too.

1:00 pmPeg + Cat The Slop Problem/the Birthday Present Problem

The Slop Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat enlist the Teens to help them figure out how to clean filthy farm animals of various sizes. Primary Content: More, less Secondary Content: Counting by fives up to 25 The Birthday Present Problem - Peg's House/Pirate Island/Prehistoric Valley/The Purple Planet/Fairytale Land/The Giant...

1:30 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Little Lemmings/keep the Beat

Little Lemmings It's cold outside, but Nick and Sally want to keep playing. Is there a way to stay warm out in the cold? Cat's friend Lars the Lemming will know! He lives in the Wundra-Bundra-Tundra. It's cold out, but with Lars' fur coat, he doesn't even notice! They help Lars find a new home, one where there's more food f...

2:00 pmCaillou Caillou to the Rescue

Caillou Helps Out - Rosie is teething and just can't seem to fall asleep, so big brother Caillou decides to help. He sings her a song and finds her favourite bunny, but it isn't until he tells her a very imaginative bedtime story that she finally drifts off into the land of dreams. Caillou the Firefighter - The Fire chief v...

2:30 pmSid the Science Kid Now That's Using Your Brain

When Sid figures out a new way to get ready for school super fast, Mom says to him, "Now that's using your brain!" Sid wants to know that means, and discovers that the brain controls all kinds of things like walking, thinking, breathing, and getting ready for school!

3:00 pmArthur Paradise Lost / The Pride of Lakewood

Baby Kate learns that growing up is inevitable and maybe it isn't so bad.

3:30 pmArthur Francine's Split Decision / Muffy Goes Metropolitan

Francine has a bowling tournament scheduled for the same day as her cousin's Bar Mitzvah. Then, Muffy's excited at the prospect of a trip to the big city. But will the reality match her fantasies?

4:00 pmWild Kratts Prairie Who?

Episode Description: A twister surprises the Tortuga in flight - and all the gang abandons ship and gets separated out on the prairie. While searching for each other, the Wild Kratts Team discovers the amazing species that inhabit the Prairie. Science Concept: Prairies - and interconnectedness of species to create wildlife ...

4:30 pmWild Kratts Rattlesnake Crystal

After the Tortuga crash lands in the Sonoran Desert, Koki discovers that the Tellurium crystals have run out of power and they need a new supply. Martin and Chris volunteer to go out in the desert to find this important source of energy and discover more than they were expecting! Science Concept: Senses (Infrared vision)

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Thou Callest Me A Dog/martha's Paper Chase

Thou Callest Me a Dog A dog speaking Shakespeare? 'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished and achieved when Martha swallows Hamlet. Never was a dog's desire for meat so artfully expressed. Martha's Paper Chase It's the Town Crier deadline and Carolina needs a headline. Hot on the trail for a story, and a biscuit, Senior C...

5:30 pmCyberchase Eureeka!

The kids use geometrical shapes to locate Professor Archimedes,and save Motherboard.

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 With Gwen Ifill

WASHINGTON WEEK is the longest-running primetime news and public affairs program on television. The show features a group of journalists participating in a roundtable discussion of major news events.

7:30 pmThe Mclaughlin Group

John McLaughlin hosts this weekly, half-hour public affairs program in which he and four other pundits discuss current political news in a roundtable format. Regular guests are Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, Rich Lowry, and either Clarence Page or Mort Zuckerman.

8:00 pmCapitol Journal Week in Review

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 pm70s & 80s Soul Rewind (my Music)

Host Whoopi Goldberg introduces the smooth, sexy and sophisticated sounds of the greatest groups and solo artists from the 70s and 80s in this new MY MUSIC special.

11:00 pmBBC World News

Get the latest global news from the world's largest news broadcaster, featuring interviews, analysis, and world sports news.

11:30 pmTavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is a hybrid of news, issues and entertainment, featuring interviews with politicians, celebrities and real people.

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