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Pledge Programs for Thu August 8, 2013

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12:30 amVictor Borge: Comedy in Music!

Recently re-discovered funny skits include footage from the Andy Williams Show and Perry Como Show.

1:00 amNOVA Lizard Kings

Monitor lizards, the largest lizards to walk the planet, are tracked through Australia's heartland.

2:00 amEat, Fast and Live Longer with Michael Mosley

Michael Mosley has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight. But he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. And he thinks he's found the answer -- the ancient idea of fasting. Could the powerful new science behind this idea lead to a longer, health...

3:00 amSecrets of the Dead The Man Who Saved the World

Hear the little-known story of a Soviet officer who refused to fire a nuclear torpedo during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

4:00 amCuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War

Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev and explores how the worlds most powerful men fell i...

5:00 amGED Connection Earth and Space Science

Earth and space science is covered. Guests explain concepts of geology, meteorology, astronomy, biology, and earth science. Among the topics are: the formation of life on earth, earthquakes and plate tectonics, the rock cycle, the water cycle, pollution, weather patterns and climate, and renewable and non-renewable energy s...

5:30 amGED Connection Chemistry

This program underscores how chemistry affects all aspects of life. Se veral expert guests discuss chemistry terms and concepts in various ap plications. A glass blower discusses the three states of matter - soli d, liquid, and gas - and how heat can transform one to another. Matter is grouped into elements, mixtures, and c...

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Solving Problems

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mathematical reasoning skills are vital to employment.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Workplace uses of ratio, rate, and proportion.

7:00 amCurious George Night of the Weiner Dog / Animal Trackers

Hundley, the doorman's dachshund, stays the night, and George goes all out to make him feel at home. Then, for Nature Week, he sets out to take a photograph of a duck-billed dinosaur that he believes is on the loose.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Big Cats / Fantastic Flour

The kids learn how to sneak up on someone by watching a snow leopard, a cheetah and a lion.

8:00 amSuper WHY! Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Super Readers learn about cleaning up after themselves when they enter "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

8:30 amDinosaur Train The Forest Fire / The Lost Bird

The kids take on a hike through the woods to see how new life is growing back after a forest fire.

9:00 amSesame Street Finishing the Splat

Oscar has a plan to paint a painting that is so grouchy and horrible it will make everyone mad.

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Visits School / Daniel Visits the Doctor

Daniel is visiting school for the first time and he's a little nervous. Daniel goes to Dr. Anna for his checkup, but he is very anxious!

10:30 amSid the Science Kid Sid Engineers a Solution

The kids work as a team and brainstorm some ideas to get a ball down that got stuck in a tree.

11:00 amWordWorld Robots to the Rescue! / Radio Read-a-thon

When Frog discovers that you can make a word "more than one" by adding the letter S to the end of it, he becomes a mad scientist of sorts, making more and more of everything!

11:30 amBarney & Friends Playing Games / No, No, No!

Baby Bop has trouble following the rules and taking turns while playing games. Also: Every time Baby Bop turns around, someone is telling her "no!"

12:00 pmCaillou Im Learning

Jonas, a friend of Dad's and a real cowboy, has invited the family to visit his ranch. Caillou learns a lot about horses, and he even gets to brush a pony named Lucky. When Dad's burning toast triggers the fire alarm, he decides it is the perfect opportunity to practice a fire drill. Caillou gets the family together to go o...

12:30 pmSuper WHY! Naila and the Magic Map

The Super Readers explore ancient Egypt and help Naila unravel a mysterious code to find a treasure.

1:00 pmClifford the Big Red Dog Potluck Party Pooper / The Best Gift

Clifford and Emily Elizabeth try to get Mr. Bleakman, a notorious party pooper, to attend the Howards' party. Then, Emily Elizabeth writes a poem for her mother's birthday, but Jetta thinks it's not a good gift.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train The Forest Fire / The Lost Bird

The kids take on a hike through the woods to see how new life is growing back after a forest fire.

2:00 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Big Cats / Fantastic Flour

The kids learn how to sneak up on someone by watching a snow leopard, a cheetah and a lion.

2:30 pmCurious George Night of the Weiner Dog / Animal Trackers

Hundley, the doorman's dachshund, stays the night, and George goes all out to make him feel at home. Then, for Nature Week, he sets out to take a photograph of a duck-billed dinosaur that he believes is on the loose.

3:00 pmArthur Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story/sue Ellen Vegges Out

Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story - The unthinkable has happened! Fern has writer's block! Fortunately, Ladonna's full of stories. Faced with a tight deadline, Fern decides to borrow" the tales and simply change the names. Has Fern confused write and wrong? Educational Objective: Fern learns the importance of crediting ...

3:30 pmWordGirl High-five Sandwich/the Robot Problem

Chuck has won the prestigious "Sandwich of the Year" competition, but when his story in the Big City Times is overshadowed by the new High Five Sandwich trend that Becky, Scoops and Violet came up with, he goes out in to the city to seek revenge. He won't stop until he figures out who is responsible for this new and trendy ...

4:00 pmWild Kratts Shadow: the Black Jaguar

Martin and Chris are trying to decide on their next wild cat adventure when they learn that Zach Varmitech has decided to catnap" a Black Jaguar to use as a symbol for his new spybots. Science Concept: Genetics - dominant and recessive traits."

4:30 pmThe Electric Company The Junior Assistant

Francine wants to be on the next season of the "The Junior Assistant, " a reality show run by The Ronald, one of the most rich and famous people in the world.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks There Goes the Neighborhood / I Scream

Martha can't understand why a fuss is being made about a kitten. Truman has never tried ice cream.

5:30 pmCyberchase Fortress of Attitude

The kids use their skills at measuring length to climb a massive, booby-trapped statue of Hacker.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmMy Music 101: Superstars of Seventies Soul Live

This is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of legends all original performers singing their greatest jammin hits. Soul diva Patti LaBelle hosts the historic reunion of classic recording artists of the decade, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, H...

9:30 pmBurt Bacharach's Best

Celebrate legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, with host Robert Wagner introducing archival performances by the original artists who made the music famous, including Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By," "I Say a Little Prayer"), B.J. Thomas ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"), The Carpenters ("Close to You"), The Fifth Dimension...

11:00 pm60s Girl Grooves (my Music)

Join host Mary Wilson of the Supremes as she celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s, including archival performances from The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, Martha & the Vandellas, Jackie DeShannon and many other favorites.

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