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Pledge Programs for Wed July 17, 2013

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1:00 amCall the Midwife

The whole Poplar community pulls together to prepare for the annual Summer Fete. This year, with the introduction of a baby show, the midwives will be more involved than ever, especially Trixie, who assumes responsibility for securing a celebrity judge. At the ante-natal clinic, Jenny meets Nora, an impoverished mother of e...

3:00 amPOV Only the Young

Follow three unconventional Christian teenagers coming of age in a small Southern California town. Skateboarders Garrison and Kevin, and Garrison’s on-and-off girlfriend, Skye, wrestle with the eternal questions of youth: friendship, true love and the promise of the future. Yet their lives are also touched by the distress...

4:30 amRibbon of Sand

The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these islands -- but south of Ocracoke Inlet there rises a luminous bar of sand 60 miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges, no hotels: the wild beaches of Cape Lookout, one of the few remaining ...

5:00 amGED Connection Chemistry

This program underscores how chemistry affects all aspects of life. Se veral expert guests discuss chemistry terms and concepts in various ap plications. A glass blower discusses the three states of matter - soli d, liquid, and gas - and how heat can transform one to another. Matter is grouped into elements, mixtures, and c...

5:30 amGED Connection Physics

This program on physics is the last of five programs in the science se ction of the GED Connection series, which helps prepare students for t he GED exam. Physics is the study of forces that move things. Matter i s anything that takes up space or has a mass. The program features gue sts of various disciplines who explain sp...

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Matching Skills and Jobs

Tools to help you assess your own skills and then find a job that fits.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Applying For Jobs

Understanding and using application forms and processes.

7:00 amCurious George Curious George, Web Master / The Big Sleepy

George stumbles across an elaborately spun spider web! Can a monkey become a web spinner and catch whatever he wants? Also: Bill and George go fishing on a brisk fall day. Noticing that George is cold, Bill explains that if George were a bear he'd be able to hibernate.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Secret Super Digger / Pucker Up and Blow

Sally tries to grow a flower for her mom, but it won't grow. Diggery the earthworm lends a hand.

8:00 amSuper WHY! The Three Little Pigs

Pig learns about friendship when the Super Readers enter the "Three Little Pigs" story and meet the big bad wolf.

8:30 amDinosaur Train Beating the Heat / Flowers For Mom

Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat. Then, the kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom.

9:00 amSesame Street

Alan, Rosita and Elmo try to create a basket that is strong enough to stand up to the Big Bad Wolf.

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Shares His Tigertastic Car / Katerina Shares Her Tutu

Daniel has a new toy car and struggles to share it with the others. Daniel and Katerina both need the same tutu for their costume.

10:30 amSid the Science Kid Sid's Amazing Lungs

Sid races around his room and finds himself breathing really fast. Sid then wonders where all the air is going in his body when he breathes in? At school, Sid and his friends discover that our bodies have lungs to help us breathe in oxygen!

11:00 amWordWorld Kite Flight / Hide and Seek

Frog's oversize kite carries him away; the WordFriends play a game of hide-and-seek that finds them hiding behind WordThings that end in "ake."

11:30 amBarney & Friends The Music Box: Switzerland

The kids are having a yard sale, getting rid of old toys, books and clothes. Kioko shows up holding a prized possession-a music box from Switzerland.

12:00 pmCaillou Caillou the Brave

Caillou's Camel Ride: Caillou is afraid to go on a camel ride after Leo tells him camels are mean and they like to spit! At the zoo, Caillou tries everything he can think of to avoid the camels. When Mommy and Daddy finally catch on to Caillou's hesitation, they insist he doesn't have to ride a camel, but should at least se...

12:30 pmSuper WHY! Alice in Wonderland

After Princess Pea misses a birthday party, the Super Readers enter the world of "Alice in Wonderland," where they learn about a white rabbit who's running late for a tea party.

1:00 pmClifford the Big Red Dog Clothes Don't Make the Dog / Short-Changed

T-Bone gets a new sweater, but when Mac teases him about it, he gets too embarrassed to wear it.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train Beating the Heat / Flowers For Mom

Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat. Then, the kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom.

2:00 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Secret Super Digger / Pucker Up and Blow

Sally tries to grow a flower for her mom, but it won't grow. Diggery the earthworm lends a hand.

2:30 pmCurious George Curious George, Web Master / The Big Sleepy

George stumbles across an elaborately spun spider web! Can a monkey become a web spinner and catch whatever he wants? Also: Bill and George go fishing on a brisk fall day. Noticing that George is cold, Bill explains that if George were a bear he'd be able to hibernate.

3:00 pmArthur Get Smart/baby Steps

Get Smart - Everyone loves HUGO-the new interactive whiteboard that claims to be 100% accurate. If only Mr. Ratburn knew how to use it…After a crash course from Brain, Mr. Ratburn embraces the high tech teaching tool; that is, until HUGO corrects him in front of the class. Let the battle of rat vs. machine begin! Educationa...

3:30 pmWordGirl The Straw That Broke Two Brains' Back / Nocan the Evil Ingredient Finding Guy

Becky is tired of missing out on regular kid fun because she always has to save the city from another villain's scheme.

4:00 pmWild Kratts Kickin' It With the Roos

When Chris and Martin meet up with a mob of Red kangaroos, they get their car keys stolen by a joey and have to figure out how to get them back from the tricky little guy.

4:30 pmThe Electric Company The Great Compromise

The Electric Company and the Pranksters have to work together to preserve their ability to use their special powers in the neighborhood.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Puppy Skits/dinosaurs in Trouble!

Puppy Skits Can a dog break through the space-time continuum? T.D. thinks so. As Martha recounts the tale of how T.D. first found Skits, we learn that innocent, easy-going Skits may in fact have been a time-traveling puppy! Dinosaurs in Trouble! Due to a lack of funds, the museum's fossil exhibit is closing and Milo and Tru...

5:30 pmCyberchase The Secrets of Symmetria

Dr. Marbles creates a harmonious cyberplace where everything is made symmetrical by a symmetrizer, and The Hacker plots to undo things by reprogramming it. So the kids must master the properties of symmetry to thwart him.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmDiscovering Alabama Alabama in Space

Travel to space has given us new a perspective on our planet - and new knowledge about it. 40 years after Marshall Space Flight Center helped put a man on the moon, join Doug Phillips to see what the journey has helped us discover right here on Earth. And learn about Alabama's role in space exploration today.

7:30 pmDiscovering Alabama Alabama Countryside

Doug Phillips heads off the beaten path and celebrates the treasures of rural Alabama. This new special features some of the most gorgeous photography of Alabama's rural landscape ever seen in the series.

8:00 pmNOVA Ghosts of Machu Picchu

Join in the ongoing quest to learn why the Incas abandoned their mountaintop city, Machu Picchu, more than four centuries ago.

9:00 pmNazi Mega Weapons

To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demanded the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometers from France in the south to Norway in the north. This is the story of how this vast engineering project sucked in huge quantities of raw materials and men from all over the Third Reich ...

10:00 pmLife on Fire Ash Runners

On the volcanic island of New-Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a handful of animals have learned to live with the Earth's moods.

11:00 pmBBC World News

Get the latest global news from the world's largest news broadcaster, featuring interviews, analysis, and world sports news.

11:30 pmTavis Smiley

Michael B. Jordan & Ryan Coogler (Jordan - Actor; Ryan - Director)

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