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12:00 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...

1:00 amChasing Shackleton

Following in the wake of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, a team of six men risks their lives to discover what it’s like on the greatest survival journey of all time. In a 22-foot replica wooden lifeboat, with 100-year-old equipment, clothes and rations, the team battles 800 miles across the roughest ocean on...

2:00 amChasing Shackleton

Following the successful sea crossing from Elephant Island, Tim Jarvis must now traverse the mountains of South Georgia to complete his re-enactment of Shackleton’s “double.” But injury, illness and bad weather are against him.

3:00 amPOV Neurotypical

Explore autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioral differences becomes ...

4:00 amAntiques Roadshow Vintage Richmond

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW revisits items appraised in Richmond, Virginia, back in 1998. A Cartier desk clock has increased in value from a 1998 appraisal of $10,000 to $15,000 to an updated estimate of $25,000 to $35,000. Meanwhile, a Royal Doulton bear has dropped from an original appraisal of $5,000 to $7,000 to a current valuati...

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Finding What You Need: Forms and Charts

The role and importance of accuracy; locating specifics.

5:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Following Directions

The role and importance of following directions on the job.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit Back Health

Mary Ann introduces new exercises to gently loosen the thoracic spine with subtle shoulder and back movements.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga Salute to the Sun Part 4

A review of the individual poses that make up steps nine to 12 and a demonstration of how to link up all 12 steps.

7:00 amCurious George Shipwrecked With Hundley / Chasing Rainbows

George, the Man With the Yellow Hat, Hundley and the Doorman go on a sailboat trip, but a cracked boom forces them to stop on a remote island to make repairs. Then, while leading Steve and Betsy on a tour of the forest, George follows a rainbow.

7:30 amCurious George Gnocchi the Critic / George Cleans Up

Chef Pisghetti decides to shut down his restaurant when his cat, Gnocchi, who approves every meal, stops eating the food, causing him to think he's lost his touch. As a result, George, who doesn't want to lose his favorite ravioli, investigates.

8:00 amPeg + Cat Yet Another Tree Problem/the Romeo and Juliet Problem

Yet Another Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. The tables are turned! Peg is stuck up in the tree and Cat must figure out how to get her down...by making a ladder out of found objects. Primary Content: Up, down Secondary Content: Horizontal, vertical 116B The Romeo and Juliet Problem - Verona, circa 1500. Peg and Cat help t...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Buck-Tooth Bucky / Tiny's Tiny Friend

Don finds an odd tooth in Dad's old tooth collection, spurring Dad to take the kids on an investigation to learn where the tooth came from. Later, a miniature mammal named Cindy Cimolestes moves into a tree near Tiny's family nest.

9:00 amSesame Street Baby Bear Hates Wee Tee-ball

Papa Bear is excited to teach Baby Bear T-Ball, but Baby Bear would rather draw the ball than hit it. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood The Class Votes / The Neighborhood Votes

The Tiger family goes to Clock Factory Park to hear a big announcement from King Friday. At school, Daniel and his classmates get to choose their new class pet!

10:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Friends Help Each Other / Daniel Helps O Tell a Story

Katerina is excited to show Daniel a birthday tea-party she set up all by herself. O the Owl wants to show Daniel all his books.

11:00 amDinosaur Train An Armored Tail Tale / Pterasaur Flying Club

Hank Ankylosaurus visits the Big Pond to scout a Dinoball talent named Eugene Euoplocephalus. Also, Tiny and Shiny practice for their playdate with fellow Pterosaurs Petey Peteinosaurus and Quincy Quetzalcoatlus.

11:30 amDinosaur Train Buck-Tooth Bucky / Tiny's Tiny Friend

Don finds an odd tooth in Dad's old tooth collection, spurring Dad to take the kids on an investigation to learn where the tooth came from. Later, a miniature mammal named Cindy Cimolestes moves into a tree near Tiny's family nest.

12:00 pmSuper WHY! The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Super Readers head into the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, who really want to cross the Trolls bridge, only this time the Troll gets to tell his side of the story.

12:30 pmThomas & Friends Sounds and Smells

Gordon is horrified when Sir Topham Hatt announces that he is to take charge of Whiff's Waste Dump for the day.

1:00 pmPeg + Cat Yet Another Tree Problem/the Romeo and Juliet Problem

Yet Another Tree Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. The tables are turned! Peg is stuck up in the tree and Cat must figure out how to get her down...by making a ladder out of found objects. Primary Content: Up, down Secondary Content: Horizontal, vertical 116B The Romeo and Juliet Problem - Verona, circa 1500. Peg and Cat help t...

1:30 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Amazing Eyes / Water Walkers

Three different animals with very different ways of seeing help the kids find a missing guinea pig.

2:00 pmCaillou Caillou the Explorer

Caillou of the Antarctic - Caillou is playing with Jeffrey and Jason when he gets accidentally pushed down. He is a little upset about it until he realizes it was an accident. Since it's so hot out Daddy treats them to ice cream and Caillou imagines he's down at the cool cool south pole playing with the penguins! Deep Sea C...

2:30 pmSid the Science Kid Ignatz's Inertia

Sid learns about inertia while playing with his skateboard and toy panda.

3:00 pmArthur Adventures in Budylon/ladonna Compson: Party Animal

Adventures in Budylon - D.W. and Bud embark on an epic wilderness adventure! Dense jungles, jagged peaks, mystical ruins…the backyard has never been so exciting! Educational Objective: D.W. and Bud learn that you can make the ordinary, extraordinary when you use your imagination. Ladonna Compson: Party Animal - Apple pick...

3:30 pmArthur D.W.'s Time Trouble / Buster's Amish Mismatch

D.W. wonders what life would be like if Arthur were her younger brother. Also, Buster visits Amish country and is attracted by the lifestyle.

4:00 pmWild Kratts Gila Monster Under My House

The Wild Kratts receive a call from Xavier, a Wild Kratt kid who lives in the Sororan Desert. A Gila monster has crawled under his house and he's scared! Martin and Chris go to check it out and Xavier soon learns about the amazing life of this creature. Science Concept: Animal Defense

4:30 pmWild Kratts Desert Elves

When Koki and Jimmy get stranded in the desert, Aviva and the Kratt Brothers must rely on the eyes and ears of the Elf owl to help find their friends in the harsh habitat. Science Concept: Sound - sound is a major factor in animal life.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks T.d. Gives A Report/martha's Canine Cleaners

T.D. Gives A Report When T.D. finds out the Pony Express wasn't a train for horses, he's crushed. It was the only thing worth doing a report on for Mrs. Clusky's class. Helen tries to spark his interests in other topics, but it just won't work. Is there anything he can get passionate enough about to research? Martha's Canin...

5:30 pmCyberchase Out of Sync

When Hacker disrupts balance and harmony the kids and Digit have until sunset to make the sound of the music right!

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 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...

8:30 pmEd Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969

An amazing line-up of original 60s performers showcase their biggest rock hits from 1966 - 1969.

10:30 pmJoe Bonamassa: tour De Force - Live in London

In the past decade, Joe Bonamassa has been as prolific as any artist in blues rock, or any genre for that matter. Bonamassa has already released two albums this year alone, a duets albums with Beth Hart, Seesaw, as well as An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House. Tour de Force is perhaps Bonamassa’s most ambitious rel...

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