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Pledge Programs for Mon August 12, 2013

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12:30 amVictor Borge: Comedy in Music!

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

1:00 amLafayette: the Lost Hero

This documentary chronicles the life and legend of the Marquis de Lafayette -- an intriguing, neglected and controversial figure in both the American and French Revolutions -- who at one time was the most famous man in the world. The film examines why a wealthy young French aristocrat would leave the comforts of the court t...

2:00 amNote By Note (The Making of Steinway L1037)

Follow the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037, from forest floor to concert hall, in a process spanning 12 months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen and countless hours of fine-tuned labor.

3:00 amWilliam Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE provides a rare, in-depth look at the life and work of the internationally acclaimed South African artist, William Kentridge. Working in a variety of media—including sculpture, drawing, animation, tapestries, film, theater and opera—Kentridge tackles a broad range of subjects, from ca...

4:00 amHistory Detectives

3-D Cuban Missile Crisis - A woman in Portland, Oregon, has a portable projection screen that may have helped save the Free World. It came her way with a letter stating that in 1962, it was borrowed from a club of 3-D photography enthusiasts in Dayton, Ohio, to show President John F. Kennedy the aerial spy photos that helpe...

5:00 amLafayette: the Lost Hero

This documentary chronicles the life and legend of the Marquis de Lafayette -- an intriguing, neglected and controversial figure in both the American and French Revolutions -- who at one time was the most famous man in the world. The film examines why a wealthy young French aristocrat would leave the comforts of the court t...

6:00 amArthur D.W.'s Stray Netkitin / Bats in the Belfry

A virus ruins the Read family computer and D.W. needs help taking care of her virtual Netkitin pet.

6:30 amMartha Speaks Martha Takes the Cake / Codename: Martha

It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha.

7:00 amCurious George George Measures Up / Something New Under the Sun

Chef Pisghetti makes a 30-foot-long spaghetti noodle in hopes of making the record book, but Gnocchi mistakes it for a cat toy. Later, George and the Man With the Yellow Hat visit the museum (which is powered by solar energy) when there's a power outage.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Jumping on the Moon / Sneezy Riders

The kids visit the moon and Astronaut Audrey takes them for a space walk to learn all about gravity.

8:00 amSuper WHY! The Boy Who Cried Wolf

No one believes Whyatt when only he hears Baby Joy speak her first words. As a result, the Super Readers enter "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and learn how to convince others to believe what one says.

8:30 amDinosaur Train The Burrowers / Shiny's Sea Shells

The Pteranodon family meet a family of burrowing dinosaurs who put on a "Cirque de Soleil"-type show every night; Shiny makes friends with a hermit crab while looking for sea shells with Buddy, Tiny and Don.

9:00 amSesame Street Baby Bear's Baby Doll

Baby Bear is embarrassed because he loves his doll very much but he thinks dolls are for girls.

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Gets Mad / Katerina Gets Mad

Daniel is looking forward to playing at the beach, but then it starts to rain, which makes him very mad. Katerina gets mad when someone else picks the instrument she wants to play.

10:30 amSid the Science Kid My Mushy Banana

Sid investigates when his prized yellow banana turns brown and mushy.

11:00 amWordWorld Pig's Present / Tick Tock Space Clock

It's Pig's birthday and his nephews, the Three Little Pigs, are making him a secret present. Also: A mysterious rocket lands in Word World.

11:30 amBarney & Friends Seeing / Beethoven's Hear!

An ordinary game of "hide and seek" takes a not-so-ordinary turn when Baby Bop claims that an elephant is hiding in the park!

12:00 pmCaillou The World Around Me!

Caillou is excited when Miss Martin takes him and his friends to the park for some special activities. They have a beanbag race, but the rules are not easy to grasp, and the kids have a few comical mishaps in the process. Caillou discovers that you don't always have to win to be proud of yourself. Grandma has given Caillou ...

12:30 pmSuper WHY! Rapunzel

The Super Readers enter "Rapunzel" after Princess Pea's kitten becomes stuck in a tree, and learn how friends can help solve problems together.

1:00 pmClifford the Big Red Dog Topsy Turvy Day / Clifford's Charm School

It's Topsy Turvy Day, so Jetta and Emily "trade" dogs. Then Clifford is told to polish his manners for Mrs. Bleakman's book-club party.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train The Burrowers / Shiny's Sea Shells

The Pteranodon family meet a family of burrowing dinosaurs who put on a "Cirque de Soleil"-type show every night; Shiny makes friends with a hermit crab while looking for sea shells with Buddy, Tiny and Don.

2:00 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Jumping on the Moon / Sneezy Riders

The kids visit the moon and Astronaut Audrey takes them for a space walk to learn all about gravity.

2:30 pmCurious George George Measures Up / Something New Under the Sun

Chef Pisghetti makes a 30-foot-long spaghetti noodle in hopes of making the record book, but Gnocchi mistakes it for a cat toy. Later, George and the Man With the Yellow Hat visit the museum (which is powered by solar energy) when there's a power outage.

3:00 pmArthur D.W.'s Stray Netkitin / Bats in the Belfry

A virus ruins the Read family computer and D.W. needs help taking care of her virtual Netkitin pet.

3:30 pmWordGirl The Rise of Miss Power, Part 1/the Rise of Miss Power, Part 2

There's a new super hero in town! Miss Power has come to earth from outer space along with her sidekick, Captain Giggle Cheeks. WordGirl is excited for Miss Power to teach her everything she knows. But is Miss Power really a super hero? Or could she be a super villain? / Besides using her super strength and super speed to d...

4:00 pmWild Kratts The Food Chain Game

Aviva wants to build a food web for the African savannah. She devises a game for Martin and Chris.

4:30 pmThe Electric Company Franscent

Francine ruins both her science project and Lisa's. The two rivals need find a way to work together.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Martha Takes the Cake / Codename: Martha

It's Alice's birthday and everybody's invited, including Martha.

5:30 pmCyberchase Inside Hacker

Matt gets shrunk to go inside Hacker to insert a new memory chip, but the plan hits a snag and his pals must program a robot to rescue him.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 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...

8:30 pm'60s Pop, Rock & Soul

Includes pop sounds from Frat Rock to Surf Pop, the British Beats. Motown, Soul and Pop classics.

10:30 pmDrop 7 Foods, Feel Better Fast! With JJ Virgin

A nutrition expert explains how food intolerance can be the root cause of inability to lose weight.

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