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1:00 amPBS Previews: the Roosevelts

Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY in this exclusive PBS Preview. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as filmmaker Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt to life. Follow the camera crews into the...

1:30 amDick Cavett's Watergate

From 1972 to 1974 the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of The Dick Cavett Show. In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. Even non-political guests expressed their opinions about Watergate on the show. With exclusive access t...

2:30 amPBS Previews: the Roosevelts

Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY in this exclusive PBS Preview. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as filmmaker Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt to life. Follow the camera crews into the...

3:00 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 ...

5:00 amBreakfast Special

Visit interesting breakfast spots in St. Augustine, Ohio. New York, Hawaii and Portland, Oregon.

6:00 amWild Kratts Mom of a Croc

The premiere of the nature-science series for children demonstrates that there's more to crocodiles than their brutish reputations by infiltrating a crocodile nest to chronicle the challenging journey of infant crocs and their mother.

6:30 amWild Kratts Mystery On the Prairie

Episode Description: When Martin and Chris find an unusual thorn bush with 'spiked' grasshoppers and beetles, they set out to solve a new creature mystery. Science Concept: Animals can have very specialized behaviors that help them survive.

7:00 amCurious George For the Birds / Curious George-asaurus

George tries to stop a squirrel from stealing seeds from a bird feeder. He also works to reassemble a dinosaur skeleton after he accidentally knocks all of the bones onto the floor.

7:30 amCurious George Much Ado About Nothing / What Goes Up

George sets out to make compost for some hungry plants, but his initial efforts lead to a mess in the backyard. Also: George tries to reduce the time needed for an unpleasant task, but winds up creating more work for himself.

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Baby Problem/the Sparkling Sphere Problem

The Baby Problem - Peg's Room. Babysitters Peg and Cat rescue the precocious Baby Fox from the top of his elaborate block tower. Primary Content: Solid shapes Secondary Content: Diagrams The Sparkling Sphere Problem - Magical Forest. Knights of the Round Table Peg and Cat search for the Wizard Ramone, who has floated away i...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Kenny Kentrosaurus / Don and the Troodons

In Africa, the Pteranodons meet a stegosaur named Kenny Kentrosaurus. Also: The Pteranodons have to hurry to make a guided walk after they oversleep.

9:00 amSesame Street Failure to Launch

Hubert the Human Cannonball wants to launch out of a cannon, across the yard, and into a bucket.

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty / Daniel Goes to the Potty

Prince Wednesday learns how important it is to stop and go to the bathroom right away. Daniel needs to use the bathroom while at Music Man Stan's Shop.

10:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel's Babysitter / Daniel Goes to School

Prince Tuesday comes to babysit Daniel. Also, when Daniel joins his friends at school he doesn't want his dad to leave.

11:00 amDinosaur Train New Neighbors / Don's Collection

Hadrosaurs move in next door, which doesn't sit well with Mr. Pteranodon. Also: Don and a new neighbor stay at Pteranodon Terrace while the other kids go to the Big Pond.

11:30 amDinosaur Train Kenny Kentrosaurus / Don and the Troodons

In Africa, the Pteranodons meet a stegosaur named Kenny Kentrosaurus. Also: The Pteranodons have to hurry to make a guided walk after they oversleep.

12:00 pmSuper WHY! The Emperor's New Clothes

Pig feels embarrassed when Jill asks him to wear a bucket on his head in order to play their game. The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet someone else who doesn't want to look ridiculous in front of his friends. Pig learns that being silent about his feelings makes him feel as silly as we...

12:30 pmThomas & Friends Busy Days

When Thomas tries to do too many things, he realizes that he needs to do one thing at a time.

1:00 pmPeg + Cat The Baby Problem/the Sparkling Sphere Problem

The Baby Problem - Peg's Room. Babysitters Peg and Cat rescue the precocious Baby Fox from the top of his elaborate block tower. Primary Content: Solid shapes Secondary Content: Diagrams The Sparkling Sphere Problem - Magical Forest. Knights of the Round Table Peg and Cat search for the Wizard Ramone, who has floated away i...

1:30 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Stripy Safari / Wool

Nick and Sally set off on a safari with The Cat in the Hat to find all kinds of stripes on animals.

2:00 pmCaillou Caillou the Musician

Caillou Plays the Drums - Clementine's big brother Billy has a new drum set and is having lots of fun playing as loud as he can. He won't let Clementine and Caillou play his drums though, because he says they're not grown up enough. The two friends set out to prove him wrong, and once they put on their 'grownup costumes' he...

2:30 pmSid the Science Kid Slide to the Side!

Sid wonders why he can't slide on a wood floor in sneakers.

3:00 pmArthur Looking For Bonnie / The Secret Origin of Supernova

Famous rock musician Dean Lomax visits Elwood City and calls on George's dad to fix his equally famous guitar, named Bonnie.

3:30 pmArthur Ants in Arthur's Pants / Don't Ask Muffy

Arthur uses science abilities when his ants escape. Muffy has competition over her advice column.

4:00 pmWild Kratts Mom of a Croc

The premiere of the nature-science series for children demonstrates that there's more to crocodiles than their brutish reputations by infiltrating a crocodile nest to chronicle the challenging journey of infant crocs and their mother.

4:30 pmWild Kratts Mystery On the Prairie

Episode Description: When Martin and Chris find an unusual thorn bush with 'spiked' grasshoppers and beetles, they set out to solve a new creature mystery. Science Concept: Animals can have very specialized behaviors that help them survive.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks April Fools/bully For You!

April Fools It's April Fools Day in Wagstaff City and T.D., the King of Pranks, is…too busy to plan pranks? He's preoccupied with an invitation to receive an award from the Wagstaff City Genius Society. Martha smells deception, but will T.D. catch on before it's too late? Bully For You! A ferocious new pooch has the neighbo...

5:30 pmCyberchase Step By Step

Hacker is after a powerful cybermineral. The kids build a bridge to save Marbles from Skull Island.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmMagic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop

The McGuire Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, The Chordettes, The Four Aces and more take the stage.

9:00 pmDr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!

Dr. Fuhrman is back on PBS with a lecture about a lifestyle where you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich, so that your body is supplied with its nutritional needs for optimum health, disease prevention and maximum lifespan.

10:30 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.

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