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12:30 amRick Steves' Delicious Europe

In RICK STEVES' DELICIOUS EUROPE, America's favorite travel guide Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine - from garlicky snails and handmade mozzarella to savory bouillabaisse, hearty wurst and other regional specialties. He also dines on gourmet tapas in Galicia, visits a cozy trattoria in Rome, tastes the catch of th...

1:00 amBreakfast Special

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

2:00 amGreat Performances Sting: the Last Ship

Rock ‘n’ roll Renaissance man Sting has embarked on a new venture, The Last Ship, a musical play for which he has written original music and lyrics. Exploring a range of universal themes, The Last Ship dramatizes the impact of the demise of the ship-building industry in Sting’s home town of Wallsend, England, which for so l...

3:30 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...

4:30 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...

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Reading For A Purpose

Purposes and strategies for workplace reading.

5:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Finding What You Need: Forms and Charts

The role and importance of accuracy; locating specifics.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit Breathing

Mary Ann offers several techniques to develop healthy breathing habits.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga Salute to the Sun Part 3

A review of the individual poses that make up steps four to eight, and a demonstration of how to link up steps one to eight.

7:00 amCurious George The Wheels on the Bus / Seed Trouble

George and the Man With the Yellow Hat take the bus to an important meeting. But not only do they get off at the wrong stop, the Man leaves his portfolio on the bus. Then George and the Man offer to grow vegetables to help Chef Pisghetti.

7:30 amCurious George Fun Ball Talley / Red Sky at Night, Monkey's Delight

George, Betsy and Steve try to guess the number of super-mega fun balls in a rocket-shaped dispenser at Dulson's Toy Store in order to win the balls and dispenser. Then George keeps a weather journal.

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Big Dog Problem/the Three Friends Problem

The Big Dog Problem - Peg's yard. When Peg and Cat need to mail some important letters for Peg's Mom, they find their path to the mailbox blocked by a really big dog. Primary Content: Height Secondary Content: Direction, sets that can't be divided equally The Three Friends Problem - Peg's yard. When Peg and Cat are playing ...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Long Claws / Tank's Sleep Over

Buddy learns about the Therizinosaurus family's colossal claws. Also: Tank doesn't want to go to sleep when he stays the night with the Pteranodons.

9:00 amSesame Street Telly Gets Jealous

Telly becomes jealous of Baby Bear's pet parrot for performing tricks his pet hamster cannot perform. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Waits for Show and Tell / A Night Out at the Restaurant

Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class but he's finding it very difficult to wait. Then, Daniel and his family are going out for dinner where they learn ways to make the waiting time easier.

10:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play / Finding a Way to Play on Backwards Day

Daniel and Katerina are playing "house" at school, but all Prince Wednesday wants to play is "dinosaur." Miss Elaina plans a backwards play date.

11:00 amDinosaur Train The Wing Kings / The Big Mud Pit

The Pteranodon family visit Quetzalcoatlus Canyon, where Mr. Pteranodon flew when he was younger. Then, Larry Lambeosaurus and Dad get stuck in a mud pit at the Big Pond.

11:30 amDinosaur Train Long Claws / Tank's Sleep Over

Buddy learns about the Therizinosaurus family's colossal claws. Also: Tank doesn't want to go to sleep when he stays the night with the Pteranodons.

12:00 pmSuper WHY! The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Whyatt's family is acting very sneaky and he wants to know why! The Super Readers waltz into the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses -- who are acting just as secretive.

12:30 pmThomas & Friends Playing With Friends

Thomas and the Scruff - Whiff is excited for Thomas to bring Scruff to help him at the Waste Dump. Thomas meets Scruff at Brendham Docks and sees that he is really quite scruffy and dirty. Thomas thinks it would be best to give Scruff a clean before he starts his new job. Thomas brings the cleaners from the Wash Down to was...

1:00 pmPeg + Cat The Big Dog Problem/the Three Friends Problem

The Big Dog Problem - Peg's yard. When Peg and Cat need to mail some important letters for Peg's Mom, they find their path to the mailbox blocked by a really big dog. Primary Content: Height Secondary Content: Direction, sets that can't be divided equally The Three Friends Problem - Peg's yard. When Peg and Cat are playing ...

1:30 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! A Sweet Deal / King of Swing

Sally and Nick want get customers to come to their "cafe." Maybe Eddy the honeyguide bird can help!

2:00 pmCaillou Caillou the Magnificent

Show and Tell - Caillou has to decide on a nice surprise to bring to playschool for Show and Tell. The only problem is, he can't decide between his toy dinosaur Rexy, his kite, or his toy firetruck. However, when Rosie proves to be the best at surprising everyone, Caillou decides to bring his little sister for Show and Tell...

2:30 pmSid the Science Kid That's the Way the Ball Bounces

Sid learns about elasticity when his attempt at a new game, Play-Doh ball, ends in a splat.

3:00 pmArthur Show off/dog's Best Friend

Show Off - It's the Elwood City dog show and Killer is facing off against Sebastian Winkleplotz, the snooty, championship-winning poodle. At stake: the Read family's honor. Can Killer's coach, Pal, transform her from combative canine to sophisticated show dog? Educational Objective: Pal and Amigo learn how to use teamwork t...

3:30 pmArthur Elwood City Turns 100!

The Lakewood kids celebrate Elwood City's 100th anniversary by putting on a music tribute to their home town.

4:00 pmWild Kratts Skunked!

When a group of skunks take over the Tortuga and decide to make it their home, the Wild Kratts must find a way to try and reclaim their headquarters. Science Concept: Animal Defense

4:30 pmWild Kratts Praying Mantis

Episode Description: Two Wild Kratts kids wake up to find the praying mantis cocoons they've been keeping in their room have hatched - they now have 200 babies! Sending out a Wild Kratts Alarm, the Tortuga rushes to help them, and return the baby mantises safely to the wild. Science Concept: Specialized features - as a bug ...

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Tomato, You Say/martha Questions

Tomato, You Say Why is there a tomato on T.D.'s shirt? Helen's eager to know. Unfortunately, she'd have an easier time getting Martha to skip breakfast than getting a straight answer from T.D. Will she ever find out? Martha Questions Is Martha only speaking in questions? Why would that be? Can Skits help her figure it out? ...

5:30 pmCyberchase Trash Creep

Perfectamundo isn't so perfect anymore - the trash is out of control! A giant garbage heap threatens to break through the cybersite's dome, and the CyberSquad must become garbologists in order to reduce the rubbish. Hacker, meanwhile, is digging through the very same heap for some mistakenly discarded seeds that will allow ...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmHe touched Me: the Gospel Music of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley's love and devotion for gospel music is revealed with vintage photos, interviews and video footage, including some never-before-available scenes of Elvis's impromptu offstage gospel performances.

8:30 pmFab Four: the Ultimate Tribute

With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle’s classics, the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin’ with John, Paul, George and Ringo! With The Fab Four on stage, you’ll hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lan...

10:00 pm50s & 60s Rock Rewind (my Music)

From “Love Me Tender” to “Only You,” “Wake Up Little Suzie” to “Dream Lover” and ” Long Tall Sally” to “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” this new MY MUSIC special spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime.

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