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Pledge Programs for Wed December 11, 2013

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1:00 amIsrael: Facing the Future

BBC journalist John Ware journeys to Israel for a fresh look at how it has responded to the changes sweeping the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. He meets Israelis from all walks of life to go beyond the news cliches and analyze what is next for the world's only Jewish state as both the religious and the secular battl...

2:00 amFrontline Raising Adam Lanza

In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Frontline investigates a young man and the town he changed forever.

3:00 amIndependent Lens Beauty Is Embarrassing

Tennessean commercial artist Wayne White struggles to find a balance between his work and his art.

4:30 amRibbon of Sand

The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these islands -- but south of Ocracoke Inlet there rises a luminous bar of sand 60 miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges, no hotels: the wild beaches of Cape Lookout, one of the few remaining ...

5:00 amGED Connection The Writing Process

This episode explores how written pieces are created and structured. W riting experts suggest various methods, such as freewriting and brains torming, that can be used to come up with ideas for written pieces. Th ese methods can also help a writer discover the structure of the piece . Guests also discuss the importance of r...

5:30 amGED Connection Organized Writing

Introduces the basic organization structure of essay writing. Writing experts and students define the parts of an essay, such as: thesis sta tements, introductory paragraphs, essay body and conclusion, which wor k to to present what the writer wishes to relay to the reader. Guests also suggest ways to help make an essay eas...

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Applying For Jobs

Understanding and using application forms and processes.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Resumes, Tests, and Choices

Writing effective resumes and preparing for employment tests.

7:00 amCurious George George and Marco Sound It Out / A Monkey's Duckling

In the Season 5 opener, George helps his favorite band, Lobos de Plata, find a new place to play after the bandstand in Endless Park is taken down. Later, a duckling mistakes George, who was egg-sitting for his friend Dumpling Duck, for its mother.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! A Long Winter's Nap / The Tree Doctor

Boris the Bear provides Sally and Nick with tips for quickly falling asleep at bedtime. Also: The kids learn about trees, including how they "eat" and the long time it takes for them to grow.

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Three Bears Problem/the Giant Problem

The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven". Primary Content: Adding 1 Secondary Content: Counting to 11 The Giant Problem - Giant Land. Peg and Cat must attempt a great escape when t...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Dinosaur Camouflage / Family Scavenger Hunt

Buddy and Tiny learn about camouflage when they meet a shy dinosaur who's very good at hiding. Also: The Pteranodon family travel to the Big Pond for a scavenger hunt.

9:00 amElmo's Christmas Countdown

There's a miracle on Sesame Street in this special holiday tale. Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and their new friend Stiller the Elf (voice of Ben Stiller) are going to count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer. But all the counting boxes have gone missing and Christmas may never come again! Can Elmo, Abby, and Stiller...

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Snowflake Day!

Snowflake Day! In this thirty minute holiday musical episode, the Neighborhood is celebrating Snowflake Day! Daniel has a very important role as the snowflake in the Neighborhood's Snowflake Day Show and he can't wait to say his lines! The Enchanted Garden is full of excitement and winter cheer as everyone pitches in to mak...

10:30 amSuper WHY! The Three Little Pigs

Pig learns about friendship when the Super Readers enter the "Three Little Pigs" story and meet the big bad wolf.

11:00 amSid the Science Kid Sid's Super Kick

Sid learns why his soccer ball travels farther the harder he kicks it during a visit to the Science Center.

11:30 amThomas & Friends Safe and Sound

Henry is so concerned about safety on Sodor that he keeps changing things that are already safe.

12:00 pmExperiencing Shakespeare: Up On Your Feet

The Folger Shakespeare Library and Alabama Public Television celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with an hour-long digital feast for your imagination. Join a teacher with a group of students of various ages as they explore Shakespeare's texts "Up On Their Feet." They'll explore the Folger's vast resources, search the text for ...

1:00 pmSuper WHY! The Three Little Pigs

Pig learns about friendship when the Super Readers enter the "Three Little Pigs" story and meet the big bad wolf.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train Dinosaur Camouflage / Family Scavenger Hunt

Buddy and Tiny learn about camouflage when they meet a shy dinosaur who's very good at hiding. Also: The Pteranodon family travel to the Big Pond for a scavenger hunt.

2:00 pmPeg + Cat The Three Bears Problem/the Giant Problem

The Three Bears Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: "The Electric Eleven". Primary Content: Adding 1 Secondary Content: Counting to 11 The Giant Problem - Giant Land. Peg and Cat must attempt a great escape when t...

2:30 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! A Long Winter's Nap / The Tree Doctor

Boris the Bear provides Sally and Nick with tips for quickly falling asleep at bedtime. Also: The kids learn about trees, including how they "eat" and the long time it takes for them to grow.

3:00 pmCurious George George and Marco Sound It Out / A Monkey's Duckling

In the Season 5 opener, George helps his favorite band, Lobos de Plata, find a new place to play after the bandstand in Endless Park is taken down. Later, a duckling mistakes George, who was egg-sitting for his friend Dumpling Duck, for its mother.

3:30 pmArthur Buster's Book Battle/on the Buster Scale

Buster's Book Battle - Lakewood Elementary has just instituted IRP; a program where kids can earn points (and prizes!) for reading. Buster's thrilled and gets to work straight away! But will he earn enough points for a skateboard? Educational Objective: Buster learns that reading is its own reward. On the Buster Scale - Bus...

4:00 pmWordGirl Oh, Holiday Cheese / Change Day

The Botsfords' cheese party is a success until Dr. Two Brains shows up with his cheese-swiping ray.

4:30 pmWild Kratts The Gecko Effect

The gang uses a Miniaturizer to shrink down and learn how a Gecko lizard climbs up smooth surfaces.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks The Puppy tooth Fairy/martha's Blue Period

The Puppy Tooth Fairy Martha is hit with a stark realization: the Tooth Fairy doesn't like dogs. Determined to right a wrong, Martha and Skits bound boldly into the night as the Puppy Tooth Fairies. The problem is puppies lose a lot of teeth. So do kittens and elephants and…*gulp*…whales? Martha's Blue Period It's impos...

5:30 pmCyberchase Size Me Up

The kids cope with disparities in scale and size and use their brainpower to stop Hacker's plan.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmBrit Floyd Live at Red Rocks

Filmed at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, this special captures the magic and majesty of Pink Floyd's music. Inspired by Pink Floyd's record-breaking 1994 P-U-L-S-E Tour including the trademark arch and circle light design, Brit Floyd pays special tribute to the classic rock album "The Dark Side of the Moon,...

8:30 pmBrit Floyd Live at Red Rocks

Filmed at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, this special captures the magic and majesty of Pink Floyd's music. Inspired by Pink Floyd's record-breaking 1994 P-U-L-S-E Tour including the trademark arch and circle light design, Brit Floyd pays special tribute to the classic rock album "The Dark Side of the Moon,...

10:00 pmAlbert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan in Session

Two of the greatest musicians to ever play the blues on electric guitar jam in this 1983 session.

11:30 pmUse Your Brain to Change Your Age With Dr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen shares simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer and look younger.

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