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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 amNOVA Finding Life Beyond Earth, Part 2

Telescope images and dazzling CGI immerse audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds.

2:00 amSecrets of the Dead Lost Ships of Rome

Explore the wrecks of five ancient Roman ships found in pristine condition, each one fully laden with exotic goods.

3:00 amSearch For Josiah Henson...the Man Behind the Story of Uncle tom's Cabin...; the

Tucked between upscale homes in suburban Maryland just outside Washington, DC, are the remains of an 1830s slave plantation — once home to Josiah Henson, the slave who inspired the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. What can be found here to help us understand what life on this plant...

4:00 amBones of Badger Hole, A Time Team America Presentation; the

In Western Oklahoma, the bones of massive 10,000-year-old bison mingle with the remnants of early man-made weapons. The Time Team tries to piece together what happened here, and what life was like 10,000 years ago. What strategies did hunters use against these mammoth beasts before the advent of bows and arrows and horses?

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Trends and Predictions: Graphs and Data

The role and importance of evaluation and the effective presentation of data.

5:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Orientation

An introduction to the series and its accompanying workbooks.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit Your Feet, Your Foundation

It’s important to let your feet feel the floor. Exercising barefoot, Mary Ann emphasizes somatosensory awareness in the feet throughout the workout.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga Abs and Thighs

Wake up with a breathing exercise, then strengthen your abs and thighs. Give your spine a full stretch as you roll into a ball.

7:00 amCurious George The Big Picture / Juicy George

George and Steve paint an empty billboard with a picture to promote a book about endangered birds.

7:30 amCurious George George Goes For 100/fearless George

It's Lake Wannasink Lake's 100th anniversary and George is in charge of the main attraction - the town's 100-year-old-flag with 10 stripes and 100 stars. When the stripes accidentally blow away, George runs around the countryside to retrieve them. Can George reassemble the flag in time for the big unveiling? / "Fearless Geo...

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Sushi Problem/the Highlight Zone Problem

The Sushi Problem - Japan. Peg and Cat help Aki pursue a tricky thief through the Japanese countryside, making use of their Ninja skills and three mysterious clues. Primary Content: Increasing and decreasing height and length Secondary Content: Deductive reasoning (using clues) The Highlight Zone Problem - Peg's Room/the Hi...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic: Ultimate Face-off/back in Time

CLASSIC IN THE JURASSIC: ULTIMATE FACE-OFF The `Classic in the Jurassic' games are back, and this time, it's the Ultimate Smackdown. Mr. Conductor explains the "wrestling" matchups from the three Time Periods feature carnivores vs. herbivores and the best choreographed and most entertaining show wins! Tank and Buddy are thr...

9:00 amSesame Street Pogo Game

Telly trains with a famous pogo coach to help him win at the Pogo Games. He learns that he just needs to believe in himself to do his best. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood The Baby Is Here

The Baby is Here - The baby is about to arrive and everyone is so excited! Mom and Dad head to the hospital while Daniel and Grandpere spend time at home going through some of Daniel's old things. In this half-hour musical episode everyone welcomes the new addition to the Neighborhood as Margaret comes home! Strategy: I can...

10:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Time For Daniel/there's Time For Daniel and Baby too

203A - Time for Daniel Daniel is playing adventure tiger at home with Dad, but things are not quite the same, now that Baby Margaret is around. Daniel is upset that Dad keeps interrupting their play to take care of Baby Margaret, but Daniel learns that there's time for the baby and time for Daniel, too. 203B - There's Time ...

11:00 amDinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic: Air, Water and Land/desert Day and Night

CLASSIC IN THE JURASSIC: AIR, WATER & LAND At the 'Classic in the Jurassic,' today's "Air, Water and Land" contest is a three-part competition pitting teams consisting of a pterosaur and a crocodile from each Time Period against one another. The competition's three "legs" are flying, swimming and a lap around a track. Team ...

11:30 amDinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic: Ultimate Face-off/back in Time

CLASSIC IN THE JURASSIC: ULTIMATE FACE-OFF The `Classic in the Jurassic' games are back, and this time, it's the Ultimate Smackdown. Mr. Conductor explains the "wrestling" matchups from the three Time Periods feature carnivores vs. herbivores and the best choreographed and most entertaining show wins! Tank and Buddy are thr...

12:00 pmSuper WHY! Sleeping Beauty

The Super Readers fly into "Sleeping Beauty," where they try to persuade the slumber-loving princess that there's more to life than sleeping.

12:30 pmThomas & Friends Laughing Together

Belle is very excited to learn that Toby also has a bell just like hers, and wants to go and be friends with him.

1:00 pmPeg + Cat The Sushi Problem/the Highlight Zone Problem

The Sushi Problem - Japan. Peg and Cat help Aki pursue a tricky thief through the Japanese countryside, making use of their Ninja skills and three mysterious clues. Primary Content: Increasing and decreasing height and length Secondary Content: Deductive reasoning (using clues) The Highlight Zone Problem - Peg's Room/the Hi...

1:30 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! When I Grow Up / Doing It Differently

Cat is sure Nick and Sally will never guess what his friend Puggle will be when she grows up.

2:00 pmCaillou Caillou's Surprise

Caillou's Surprise - When Caillou accidentally breaks Mommy's favourite cup, Grandma suggests they make her a new one. Caillou goes to Grandma's pottery class where he learns how to make a cup, paint it with glaze and fire it. He's a little impatient about waiting overnight for it to be ready, but the final result is worth ...

2:30 pmSid the Science Kid Save the Stump!

Sid is super excited because his Dad is clearing out space in the yard for a basketball court! While Sid and Dad are surveying the land, Sid notices a big stump teeming with little creatures!

3:00 pmArthur Caught in the Crosswires/framed

Caught in the Crosswires - Muffy is thrilled when mega producer J3 chooses her family for his latest reality TV project. After all, she was born to be star! But when Muffy's asked to amp up the drama between her and Bailey, she worries that she's being portrayed as a spoiled brat. Is it possible reality TV isn't as realisti...

3:30 pmArthur Binky's Music Madness/brain Freeze

Binky's Music Madness - Everyone loves the Bang on a Can All-Stars, a funky experimental music group that's touring around Elwood City. Everyone that is, except Binky. A musical purist, Binky thinks their nontraditional sound is just a bunch of noise and sets out to prove it. Will Binky succeed…or is he headed for treble? E...

4:00 pmWild Kratts Opossum in My Pocket

Episode Description: While on a mission to find Chris' night vision goggles lost in the Cypress swamp, the brothers discover a marsupial opossum with a similar problem. Science Concept: Animals have unique (and sometimes unusual) collection of abilities that help them survive in their environment and niche.

4:30 pmWild Kratts Platypus Cafe

Martin and Chris learn about the platypus and stop an unscrupulous chef from using platypus eggs in a special dish.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks The Opera Contest / Maestro Martha

The kids create operas for a contest; bad guys Pablum and Weaselgraft plot a heist during a charity concert.

5:30 pmCyberchase Shari Spotter and the Cosmic Crumpets

The kids and Digit must stop Hacker from crashing the Sorcerer's Ball by making magical treats.

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 pmBurt Bacharach's Best

Celebrate legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, with host Robert Wagner introducing archival performances by the original artists who made the music famous, including Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By," "I Say a Little Prayer"), B.J. Thomas ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"), The Carpenters ("Close to You"), The Fifth Dimension...

10:00 pmDugger Mountain Music Hall Special Henri's Notions

From soft fingerpicked ballads to hard-driving jigs and reels, Henri's Notions creates a musical mix of traditional Celtic and American music as well as their own compositions that have a rhythm and voice reflective of their Southern heritage, which lends a pleasing familiarity to the music. The Notions draw from a broad pa...

11:00 pmDr. 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.

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