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1:00 amChristmas at Belmont

Hosted by Grammy Award-winning country recording artist Kathy Mattea and taped at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, nearly 700 student musicians join the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children's Choir, to present this production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world ...

2:00 amGreeks Cavemen to Kings

Uncover the first draft of Western civilization, which, though it met a spectacular end, laid the groundwork for the revolution in human thought that was to come.

3:00 amNature Love in the Animal Kingdom

Animals dance, sing, flirt and compete with everything they've got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. But can we call these bonds love? In this look at the love life of animals, we see the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the ...

4:00 amNOVA Bombing Hitler's Supergun

In the spring of 1943, Hitler hatched plans for a diabolical 'supergun' in an effort to turn the tide of the war back in his favor. Now, follow historians and engineers as they retrace how such a weapon could work ... and how it could be destroyed.

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills

Workplace Essential Skills teaches skills and attitudes necessary to succeed at work. Learners see how to prepare resumes and applications and how to prepare themselves for interviews and work. In-depth documentary and scripted footage shows learners what employers are looking for and how to thrive in a new job.

5:30 amSit and Be Fit Postural Alignment and Shoulder Stability

This program features exercises that help increase postural awareness and stabilize the shoulders.

6:00 amCharlie Rose

Veteran journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions.

7:00 amNature Cat Breezy Rider/swamp Thing

Breezy Rider - Nature Cat and his pals are enjoying a windy day by flying kites in the park. But the merriment takes a turn when a strong gust of wind blows Squeeks' kite up into the sky with Squeeks still holding onto it! Nature Cat, Daisy and Hal snap to action, chasing the kite to get Squeeks, tally ho! Swamp Thing - Dai...

7:30 amCurious George Curious George Gets All Keyed Up/Gutter Monkey

Curious George Gets All Keyed Up: Betsy prepares to play the xylophone at a school concert one evening, and George, who has always been mesmerized by Betsy's music, volunteers to deliver the xylophone to Betsy's school while she goes to the beautician that afternoon. Betsy's brother Steve also promises to help, but when he ...

8:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Fruit Picking Day/Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad

Fruit Picking Day - Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Prince Wednesday grows upset because his big brother Prince Tuesday can pick the highest fruit off the tree branches, but he can't. He wishes he wasn't so little! Then, when the festival-goers spot a very special magical golden...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Waits For Show And Tell/A Night Out At The Restaurant

Daniel Waits for Show and Tell - Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class at 'show and tell,' but he's finding it very difficult to wait. He finds that singing on Trolley, playing during science time and imagining make the waiting much easier! A Night Out at the Restaurant - Daniel and his family are goin...

9:00 amSplash and Bubbles Deflated Dunk/Kelp Forest Keepers

Tired of always being the 'nervous friend,' Dunk decides he will no longer puff up or get upset. At first, Splash, Bubbles and Ripple are happy that Dunk won't be nervous, but soon realize that Dunk's cautiousness and puffing up serves a great function in their relationship. / Splash, Dunk and Bubbles spend the day with Tid...

9:30 amSesame Street Abby Makes The Seasons Change

'Abby makes the seasons change on Sesame Street. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's World Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's world. Brought to by the letter S and the number 4.'

10:00 amDinosaur Train One Small Dinosaur/T. Rex Migration

One Small Dinosaur - Mrs. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny to visit a Mikey Microraptor, one of the smallest of dinosaurs ever. Tiny is annoyed that Mikey is even smaller than she is, but Mikey looks up to Tiny as a role model. T. rex Migration - Buddy and Tiny go to visit their friend Annie Tyrannosaurus and discover she is...

10:30 amPeg + Cat The Christmas Problem

The Christmas Problem - The North Pole. When Santa Claus is in trouble, Peg and Cat have to solve their biggest problem ever: how to make and wrap presents for all the children of the world, and then deliver them using 100 sleighs. Primary Content: Solving a multi-step problem; Secondary Content: Counting to 100.

11:00 amSuper WHY! The Silly Word Play

Ed wants to show Whyatt a trick with her new toy, but she can't make it spin and it keeps dropping. To solve her problem, the Super Readers jump into the book The Rhyming Carnival where they meet Aidan, a boy who wants to win a stuffed purple porcupine at the carnival midway. The Super Readers help Aidan slow down so that h...

11:30 amThomas & Friends Busy Days

Thomas' Crazy Day - Thomas promised to play hide and seek with his best friend Percy at the Steam Works. Sir Topham Hatt also asked him to show Bash, Dash and Ferdinand what it takes to be a Really Useful engine. Thomas decides that he has to do everything so he rushes back and forth helping the Logging Locos and playing a ...

12:00 pmSesame Street Abby Makes The Seasons Change

'Abby makes the seasons change on Sesame Street. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's World Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's world. Brought to by the letter S and the number 4.'

12:30 pmDinosaur Train One Small Dinosaur/T. Rex Migration

One Small Dinosaur - Mrs. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny to visit a Mikey Microraptor, one of the smallest of dinosaurs ever. Tiny is annoyed that Mikey is even smaller than she is, but Mikey looks up to Tiny as a role model. T. rex Migration - Buddy and Tiny go to visit their friend Annie Tyrannosaurus and discover she is...

1:00 pmSplash and Bubbles Deflated Dunk/Kelp Forest Keepers

Tired of always being the 'nervous friend,' Dunk decides he will no longer puff up or get upset. At first, Splash, Bubbles and Ripple are happy that Dunk won't be nervous, but soon realize that Dunk's cautiousness and puffing up serves a great function in their relationship. / Splash, Dunk and Bubbles spend the day with Tid...

1:30 pmCurious George Curious George Gets All Keyed Up/Gutter Monkey

Curious George Gets All Keyed Up: Betsy prepares to play the xylophone at a school concert one evening, and George, who has always been mesmerized by Betsy's music, volunteers to deliver the xylophone to Betsy's school while she goes to the beautician that afternoon. Betsy's brother Steve also promises to help, but when he ...

2:00 pmNature Cat Breezy Rider/swamp Thing

Breezy Rider - Nature Cat and his pals are enjoying a windy day by flying kites in the park. But the merriment takes a turn when a strong gust of wind blows Squeeks' kite up into the sky with Squeeks still holding onto it! Nature Cat, Daisy and Hal snap to action, chasing the kite to get Squeeks, tally ho! Swamp Thing - Dai...

2:30 pmReady Jet Go! Ice Moon Enceladus/What Goes Up....

Ice Moon Enceladus - Sean sets up a sno-cone stand to help raise money to send a spaceship to Mars. But it's the hottest day of the year and he quickly runs out of ice, and he can't find any nearby. Then Jet has an idea where they can go to get some ice-Saturn's ice moon, Enceladus! Curriculum: Enceladus is a small moon of ...

3:00 pmOdd Squad Blob On the Job/party of 5,4,3,2,1

Blob on the Job - When a blob gets loose in Odd Squad headquarters, Olive and Otto compete against rival agents to catch it first. Curriculum: Measurement; capacity. Party of 54321 - When people in town can no longer count down, Olive and Otto must uncover who is causing the problem and why. Curriculum: Numbers and counting...

3:30 pmOdd Squad Oscar and the Oscarbots/Picture Day

Oscar and the Oscarbots - When several of Oscar's Oscarbots (robots made in his own image) become lost in town, Olive and Otto must help him find them. Curriculum: Reading, writing and representing numbers; number sense. Picture Day - Otto and Olive must figure out why people in town are becoming plaid and striped. Curricul...

4:00 pmWild Kratts Journey to the Subnivean Zone

A miniaturized Chris and Martin get lost in a snowy field and uncover the secret underground world of the meadow vole.

4:30 pmArthur Looking for Bonnie/The Secret Origin of Supernova

Looking for Bonnie - Famous rock musician Dean Lomax visits Elwood City and calls on George's dad to fix his equally famous guitar, named Bonnie. Legend says that Bonnie is magical, and Buster and George are convinced that just one strum will give them special powers. And during one late night sleepover, they sneak into Dad...

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Martha in the Hold/Get Along, Little Doggies

Martha in the Hold - Martha's family is going out West on vacation and Martha doesn't want to be left behind. But that cargo hold where dogs have to travel sounds scary. Can Martha find her ticket to ride? Vocabulary: (E) cargo, passenger(s), turbulence, arriv(e)(s)(ing)(val) , depart(s)(ed) (I) travel(ing), suitcase(s), fl...

5:30 pmWordGirl A World Without WordGirl, Part 1/A World Without WordGirl, Part 2

A WORLD WITHOUT WORDGIRL, PART 1 - When Becky's most amazing birthday party ever gets interrupted one too many times by citizens in need of WordGirl's assistance, she wishes on her birthday candle for a WordGirl-free world. After they're blown out, she realizes her wish has come true. What has she done?! Vocabulary Words: O...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmWashington Week

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.

7:30 pmCharlie 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.'

8:00 pmCapitol Journal Week in Review

Host Don Daily interviews Alabama newsmakers and examines top Alabama news events and issues each week with CAPITOL JOURNAL correspondents Karen Brown and Randy Scott.

9:00 pmChristmastime In New Orleans

CHRISTMASTIME IN NEW ORLEANS is a festive holiday special showcasing the music, sights and internationally acclaimed cuisine of New Orleans. Taped in part at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans, the special spotlights a concert celebrating the city's vast and unique musical influences. Vibraphonist/percussi...

10:00 pmForever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-White

Miranda Esmonde-White, The New York Timesbest-selling author of Aging Backwards, addresses the topic of chronic pain in her new pledge special FOREVER PAINLESS WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE. The program provides a groundbreaking and eye-opening education on pain and its causes, and offers a new approach to pain management. Thr...

11:30 pmWheat Belly Total Health with William Davis, MD

New York Times #1 bestselling author William Davis, MD debunks the 3 most widely-held myths about grains, and provides viewers with commonsense steps to regain health and lose weight in his groundbreaking new program, Wheat Belly Total Health. Using his signature combination of easy-to-understand science, history, nutrition...

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