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1:00 amNOVA Ultimate Mars Challenge

Curiosity's landing on Mars and the rover's on-the-ground experiments and discoveries are detailed.

2:00 amExtreme By Design

Stanford students on a life-changing journey create products for the poor using a revolutionary method, Design Thinking. They open their hearts and brains and, almost magically, their products take shape and work.

3:00 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...

4:00 amChristmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and tom Brokaw

As seen and heard by more than 80,000 people in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, this program features renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Misérables tenor Alfie Boe in a concert of holiday favorites. Boe's moving signature performance of Bring Him Home" is a highlight. The choir also ...

5:00 amGED Connection Writing Style and Word Choice

This episode looks at how writers use language to communicate with the ir readers. Voice, style, format and point of view are presented as wa ys to taylor writing to a particular audience. Teachers and writing ex perts discuss types of language to use and to avoid for conciseness in expressing ideas.

5:30 amGED Connection Effective Sentences

This episode defines the sentence and looks at sentence components, st ructures and types. Writers and experts examine examples of sentence c omposition mistakes, such as fragments and run-ons. Guests also discus s sentence length and transitional words as tools for creating clear a nd effective writing.

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Resumes, Tests, and Choices

Writing effective resumes and preparing for employment tests.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Interviewing

How to prepare for the job interview.

7:00 amCurious George Monkey Stagehand / Magic Garden

Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers. Also: Chef Pisghetti is running low on fresh vegetables and George tries to help by weeding the Chef's rooftop garden.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Paper Chase/a Polar Adventure

Paper Chase Sally and Nick are making paper airplanes, but have run out of paper! Luckily Cat's friend Dr. Twiggles can help them! Off to the Woody Wood Woods to see him. There, Dr. Twiggles shows them how to make new paper out of old paper - recycling! They watch how the old paper is shredded, then water and cleaner are ad...

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Circus Problem/the Buried Treasure Problem

The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. Primary Content: Measuring height, measuring length Secondary Content: Counting by twos The Buried Treasure Problem - Pirate Island. Peg and Cat measure their ...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Double-Crested Trouble / Erma and the Conductor

Tiny and Buddy show competitive twin brothers Dylan and Devlin Dilophosaurus how to work as a team.

9:00 amSesame Street Rosita's Abuela Arrives

Rosita's Spanish-speaking grandmother is on Sesame Street. Maria helps Rosita deal with her feelings about speaking a lot of Spanish around her friends and having to always translate for her Abuela. Educational Objectives: Self-Regulation

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Something Special for Dad / I Love You, Mom

Daniel really loves Dad, so he decides to send him a letter. Daniel wants to surprise Mom Tiger with her favorite banana bread.

10:30 amSuper WHY! The Nutcracker

The heroes try to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and restore magic to The Land of Sweets.

11:00 amSid the Science Kid Sid's Holiday Adventure

Sid loves celebrating the winter holidays where he lives, because it's always sunny and warm. But this year, Sid and his family are visiting relatives where it's chilly and cold. Sid wonders why it can't be warm everywhere? At school, Sid discovers that temperatures are different all over the world!

11:30 amThomas & Friends Fun in the Snow

Gordon and Thomas go to Misty Island to collect logs for Farmer McColl's animal shelter.

12:00 pmColonial Williamsburg Eft Woman of the Revolution

Ordinary people made history when their choices shaped the American Revolution. Meet the individuals who were agents of momentous change, and see the places that were the stage for revolutionary ideas.

1:00 pmSuper WHY! The Nutcracker

The heroes try to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and restore magic to The Land of Sweets.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train Double-Crested Trouble / Erma and the Conductor

Tiny and Buddy show competitive twin brothers Dylan and Devlin Dilophosaurus how to work as a team.

2:00 pmPeg + Cat The Circus Problem/the Buried Treasure Problem

The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. Primary Content: Measuring height, measuring length Secondary Content: Counting by twos The Buried Treasure Problem - Pirate Island. Peg and Cat measure their ...

2:30 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Paper Chase/a Polar Adventure

Paper Chase Sally and Nick are making paper airplanes, but have run out of paper! Luckily Cat's friend Dr. Twiggles can help them! Off to the Woody Wood Woods to see him. There, Dr. Twiggles shows them how to make new paper out of old paper - recycling! They watch how the old paper is shredded, then water and cleaner are ad...

3:00 pmCurious George Monkey Stagehand / Magic Garden

Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers. Also: Chef Pisghetti is running low on fresh vegetables and George tries to help by weeding the Chef's rooftop garden.

3:30 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 ...

4:00 pmWordGirl Earth Day Girl / A Hero, a Thief, a Store and Its Owner

When the Birthday Girl learns that the Earth is having a special celebration (on her birthday!) she decides to teach the Earth a lesson.

4:30 pmWild Kratts Snow Runners

The Wild Kratts accidentally lose some Hispid hares in a wintery North American forest.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks The Puppy Show/never Forget to Remember

The Puppy Show TV producer Laslo Huckey knows just what people want to watch: puppies. But puppies doing what? He challenges Martha and the gang to come up with the perfect pitch for a puppy show. Never Forget to Remember It's the first day of spring and everybody wants to play their favorite outdoor game, Kickup! Only, whe...

5:30 pmCyberchase Trick or Treat

Hacker pleads guilty to being the King of Chaos, but says he's sorry. He doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmPeter, Paul and Mary - 25th Anniversary Concert

In this 1986 special, the folk trio performs songs that became the soundtrack of a generation.

9:00 pmCeltic Thunder Christmas

The heart-warming new Celtic Thunder Show features holiday standards such as "Itís Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "Let It Snow," "Winter Wonderland" and "Silent Night" as well as a few specially-written originals, "Going Home For Christmas", "Christmas Morning Donegal" and "Our First Christmas Together."

10:30 pmThe British Beat

Rare archival performance films are mixed with new live performances of1960's British Invasion hits.

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