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1:00 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 ...

2:00 amHawking

This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. The audience joins him at home, under the care of his nursing team; in San Jose as he “wows” a packed thea...

3:00 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...

4:00 amWashington Week With Gwen Ifill

WASHINGTON WEEK is the longest-running primetime news and public affairs program on television. The show features a group of journalists participating in a roundtable discussion of major news events.

4:30 amCharlie Rose - The Week

This special Friday night offering will feature highlights of conversations with the week's guests on Rose's nightly PBS program. From studios in New York City and locations around the world, Charlie Rose talks to people in every field who have 'a great story to tell.'

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Solving Problems

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mathematical reasoning skills are vital to employment.

5:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Workplace uses of ratio, rate, and proportion.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit Coordination and Reaction Time

This episode focuses on being aware of your body’s movements and how it contributes to coordination and reaction time.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga Abs-strengthening Leg Exercises

Leg-lifting exercises like the Scissors work the abs without straining the back. Torso Twist Toes Touch stretches the legs and groin while giving the spine a vitalizing twist.

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 amThe 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!

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 amMartha 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...

9:30 amWordGirl Scary With a Side of Butter / Talent Show Tobey

After telling the tale of a giant evil artichoke, Bampy Botsford sparks panic throughout the city.

10:00 amClifford the Big Red Dog Magic in the Air / Everyone Loves Clifford

When a magic craze sweeps Birdwell Island, Charley gets carried away and neglects to do what he's supposed to.

10:30 amArthur 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.

11:00 amDr. 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.

12:30 pmRick 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 pmDaniel O'Donnell Live From Nashville

Daniel O'Donnell returns to the roots of country music in a big way with special guests Charley Pride and Mary Duff in this stunning program recorded at the Ryman Auditorium.

2:30 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.

4:00 pmMama Called

Gene Stallings, Bobby Bowden, Nick Saban, Bill Battle, Ken Stabler, Bob Baumhower and many more tell the story of Alabama football legend Paul "Bear" Bryant.

5:30 pmReturn to Downton Abbey

Savor a mix of fond memories from the past four seasons of “Downton Abbey” and get a taste of the upcoming fifth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon hosts the program, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, fondly remembered moments from the first four seasons, and interviews with Julian Fellowes and Gar...

7:00 pmBeing Poirot

After 25 years of playing one of television's greatest icons comes to an end, David Suchet attempts to unravel the mysterious appeal of the great detective Hercule Poirot. Along the way, he reveals what it has been like to play one of fiction's most enduring and enigmatic creations. In this entertaining and revealing docume...

9:00 pmMama Called

Gene Stallings, Bobby Bowden, Nick Saban, Bill Battle, Ken Stabler, Bob Baumhower and many more tell the story of Alabama football legend Paul "Bear" Bryant.

10:30 pmPBS 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...

11:30 pmMuddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood join the blues legend on stage in Chicago in 1981.

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