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1:00 amFrontline Life and Death in Assisted Living

More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the operations of ...

2:00 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 ...

3:00 amA Ride Along the Lincoln Highway

The history and wonderful landmarks found along the first coast-to-coast highway are chronicled.

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 amGED Connection Themes in World History

Themes in World History" introduces developments in technology and hu man thought that have changed the course of history. It begins by goin g over ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Vall ey. It discusses each of their contributions to history from medical p ractices and the calendar to cotton and ir...

5:30 amGED Connection Economics

In this program we look at some of the basic concepts in economics, fr om theories on how and why people in society make economic choices to how the government and each one of us influences the economy. Economic s is the study of choices, what people want and how they obtain it. Ec onomics is a social science and can be use...

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Following Directions

The role and importance of following directions on the job.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Reading Reports and Manuals

Usage, organization, and comprehension skills for reports and manuals.

7:00 amCurious George George Digs Worms / Everything Old is New Again

George's entry into the world of worm racing faces a giant hurdle when Mr. Quint picks up the wrong lunch box. Also: George learns about recycling, and sets out to recycle everything he possibly can.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Flutter By Butterfly / Pretty in Pink

Sally and Nick meet Bernadette the Monarch butterfly, who can teach them all about fluttering.

8:00 amSuper WHY! The Beach Day Mystery

Whyatt and his pals need help deciphering a clue that leads to buried treasure, so they hop into the swashbuckling scavanger hunt of "The Beach Day Mystery."

8:30 amDinosaur Train One Small Dinosaur / T. Rex Migration

Buddy and Tiny meet Mikey Microraptor, one of the smallest dinosaurs. Then, when Annie Tyrannosaurus isn't home, the pair turn into sleuths and follow clues to find her.

9:00 amMartha Speaks Martha's Puppy/the Cheating Chum Caper

Martha's Puppy Martha feels it's high time to get a puppy, but the family disagrees. Even Jake knows that two dogs is plenty. With no other option, Martha sets out to do what any dog would: train a baby to become a puppy. The Cheating Chum Caper Inspired by her favorite mystery novel, Heroic Helen is on the hunt for trouble...

9:30 amWordGirl Hard-Learned Money / Gift Pony

The Learnerer uses Amazing Rope Guy to learn how to be an efficient criminal.

10:00 amClifford the Big Red Dog Morning, Noon, and Night / Mr. Bleakman's Special Day

Cleo and Clifford are excited to learn that Cleo will be Clifford's guest for a weekend while her house is being painted!

10:30 amArthur The Wheel Deal / The Buster Report

Brain is injured and in a wheelchair, and believing he can't play in a charity basketball tournament. Then he meets new friend Lydia Fox, who's a wheelchair-basketball player.

11:00 am3 Steps to incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.d.

Joel Fuhrman offers a healthy, effective and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly.

1:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Travel Skills

RICK STEVES' EUROPE TRAVEL SKILLS distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London - Rick covers planning an itinerary, hu...

3:00 pmUse Your Brain to Change Your Age With Dr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen shares simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer and look younger.

5:00 pmVictor Borge: Comedy in Music!

Recently re-discovered funny skits include footage from the Andy Williams Show and Perry Como Show.

6:30 pmSarah Brightman: Dreamchaser in Concert

The classical crossover soprano performs new songs inspired by the wonderment and beauty of space.

8:00 pmDownton Abbey Revisited

Savor the greatest moments from Seasons 1, 2 and 3, along with behind-the-scenes interviews with the producers and your favorite cast members both above and below stairs. Angela Lansbury hosts.

9:30 pmEmeli Sande: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Film showcasing Emeli Sande's incredible voice in front of a captivated crowd at the Royal Albert Hall. The multi-camera concert spectacular, directed by Paul Dugdale, includes guest performances from Labrinth and Professor Green, as well as the stunning tracks Next to Me, My Kind of Love and Heaven.

10:30 pm60s Girl Grooves (my Music)

Join host Mary Wilson of the Supremes as she celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s, including archival performances from The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, Martha & the Vandellas, Jackie DeShannon and many other favorites.

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