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Pledge Programs for Sat August 17, 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 amGreat Performances Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

The Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops and more perform in the scenic Berkshires region.

3:00 amTruth About Exercise with Michael Mosley

Whether you're running, swimming, cycling or hula hooping, we have always been told that doing regular exercise will improve our bodies and is one of the keys to a healthy and happy life. Our one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle is very rarely questioned, but with recent advances in genetic...

4:00 amThis Old House Hour

Geothermal bore holes are filled and shingles are weaved around a corner for a cottage look.

5:00 amGED Connection GED Connection orientation

This is the orientation program for GED Connection, it takes a look at the series and how you can use it to help prepare for the GED test. T he GED test has five parts to it: math, social studies, science, readi ng, and writing. There are GED Connection programs that correspond to each part of the test, although some parts ...

5:30 amGED Connection Passing the GED Writing Test

Introduces the Language Arts/Writing section of the series by referrin g to the GED test itself. Students and experts outline the structure o f the test. GED graduates relate their experience of taking the test. GED administrators and counselors, literacy instructors and writers gi ve advice on how to approach test question...

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Resumes, Tests, and Choices

Writing effective resumes and preparing for employment tests.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Interviewing

How to prepare for the job interview.

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 amThomas & 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.

8:30 amBob the Builder Being Helpful

Educational Objective: Being Helpful Dizzy in Charge Bob and the team are about to head off to pick up new building supplies, when Bob notices that the yard needs tidying and the driveway needs fixing. He asks Dizzy to stay behind with Scratch to do this important job. Scratch is worried about being at the yard without Bob....

9:00 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.

9:30 amMartha Speaks Martha Takes the Cake / Codename: Martha

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

10:00 amBiz Kid$ Businesses Going Green

Explore the profitable side of going green. Learn how to distinguish between hype and what's hip.

10:30 amDesign Squad Big Bugs

DESIGN SQUAD gets back to nature as the teams sculpt large-scale insects from found forest materials. The winning arthropod will be on display at the New England Wild Flower Society's Big Bugs exhibit. D-Squad Pro File: Matt Sisul and William Cao are 20-something structural engineers who volunteer for Engineers Without Bord...

11:00 amDrop 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.

12:30 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...

2:30 pmBig Band Vocalists

Highlights the greatest 'crooners' and 'canaries' of the 1940s, including Perry Como and Doris Day.

4:30 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.

6:00 pmClassic Gospel Special - A Tent Revival Homecoming

Filmed under a canvas canopy on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library, this old-fashioned tent revival brings together 140 gospel greats to sing the songs that have transformed countless lives. Features the Oak Ridge Boys, George Beverly Shea, The Isaacs, Elvis’ Imperials, Cliff Burrows, the Gaither Vocal Band and more. H...

8:00 pmMagic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop

The McGuire Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, The Chordettes, The Four Aces and more take the stage.

10:00 pmEd Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969

An amazing line-up of original 60s performers showcase their biggest rock hits from 1966 - 1969.

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