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12:00 amTo the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe

This weekly news analysis program is the only woman-centered national news/talk show on television. Dedicated to the premise that women of all ethnic backgrounds and political persuasions are an important part of the national dialogues, the series provides a platform for the multifaceted views of involved, informed women jo...

12:30 amTravel Detective with Peter Greenberg, the Hidden Gems of Ras Al-Khaimah

CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg introduces us to an emirate in the UAE that most of you have never even heard of, called Ras Al-Khaimah. Plus, The Homestead in Virginia is the first resort ever built in the United States. Learn about its colonial heritage - it's a true hotel with a past. And, fans of 'Game of Thrones...

1:00 amGreat Performances Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2018

Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic's annual open-air concert from Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace, featuring conductor Valery Gergiev and internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Netrebko as a guest soloist.

2:00 amOutback Return of the Wet

Watch as the Outback skies explode with thunder and rain, breaking the stifling heat, bringing relief to the animals and people, and beginning a new season in this ancient land.

3:00 amWonders of Mexico Burning North

Northern Mexico is dominated by two great deserts; the Sonoran and Chihuahuan. In this film, we'll unravel the forces that have created this arid world, and discover that for the animals living here, overcoming the conditions can bring rich rewards. In Central Northern Mexico are vast prairies that gave rise to the cowboy c...

4:00 amThis Old House Hour

Liz makes a stained glass window and Kevin tours a flooring factory. Norm shows Kevin tricks he's learned about installing stairs. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Richard installs a tankless water heater in Milwaukee; Mark rebuilds a retaining wall.

5:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Measurement and Formulas

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 Mobility and Balance

This episode highlights a variety of exercises to improve balance and concludes with stroking.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit All Systems Go!

This program incorporates exercises for the brain and several body systems including vestibular and lymphatic.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga Shrug Off Shoulder Tension

WAI LANA YOGA IV (4th Release) builds upon the serenity- and strength-inducing poses of previous seasons while emphasizing yoga for stress relief. From the warrior stance to the rocking plough to kneeling leg lifts, Wai Lana's combination of cleansing asanas, proper breathing techniques, gentle relaxation exercises and soot...

7:00 amGoing to School

Important tips and information for parents.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Incredible Journey/Bamboozled

Incredible Journey - Nick and Sally are playing in their homemade Thingamajigger, when the Cat arrives to take them on a real adventure! Off they go to meet salmon Sam, who is returning to the pool where she hatched so she can lay her eggs. With the help of the Subber-e-blubber, they follow Samantha underwater, upriver on h...

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Election Problem/The Littlest Chicken Problem

The Election Problem - The Farm. When the Farmer holds an election to see who'll watch over the farm in his absence, Peg and Cat run against the Pig to win the votes of 100 chickens. The Littlest Chicken Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat follow the Littlest Chicken all through Fairytale Land, as she searches for a group...

8:30 amDinosaur Train The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale

The Old Spinosaurus & the Sea - Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to fish in a new place, where they meet a huge, grumpy old dinosaur, called a Spinosaurus, that doesn't want the kids in his Sea. Eventually the kids befriend him, and they teach each other their own unique way to catch fish. A Spiky Tail Tale - Buddy ...

9:00 amOdd Squad Best Seats in the House/Agent Obfusco

Best Seats in the House - Olive and Otto battle Oren and Olaf for the best chairs at Odd Squad while Ms. O and Oscar run a top secret mission. Curriculum: Calendar. Agent Obfusco - Olive and Otto become concerned when they find out their Odd Squad test is being administered by Agent Obfusco - a mysterious agent who speaks o...

9:30 amWild Kratts The Dhole Duplicator

While visiting India, Martin and Chris go off on a creature adventure to explore the world of the Dhole - aka 'The Red Dog'. With the help of Wild Kratt Kid Mala, they manage to find this elusive and endangered creature and working together with the pack, the Kratt Bros are able to defeat one very hungry tiger! Science Conc...

10:00 amSciGirls Star Power

SciGirls Avianna and Miranda help cut light pollution in their neighborhood.

10:30 amMake48

The teams finish up their prototypes and shift focus to their pitch. Prior to the final judging teams provide a sneak peek of their product to the judges and manufacturers in a two-minute lightening round of pre-judging. Is the product unique? Does it have a wow factor? Will it sell? Is it feasible for manufacturing based o...

11:00 amAfrica's Great Civilizations Origins/The Cross and the Crescent

Journey with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Kenya, Egypt and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent.

12:03 pmAfrica's Great Civilizations The Cross and the Crescent

Gates charts the rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

1:15 pmAfrica's Great Civilizations The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers.

2:28 pmAfrica's Great Civilizations Cities

Gates explores the power of Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industry successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent's east and west coasts.

3:47 pmAfrica's Great Civilizations The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations

Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th-early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

5:07 pmAfrica's Great Civilizations Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations

Gates explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the 'scramble' by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.

6:30 pmDionne Warwick: Then Came You (My Music)

This film traces the Dionne Warwick's musical roots in the church, where she sang as a teen in a gospel group. The film presents for the first time, rare, full-length archival performances of the Warwick-Bacharach-David 1960s favorites, as well as Warwick's smash hits from the 1970s and 1980s, including "Then Came You" (wit...

8:00 pmThe British Beat

Rare archival performance films are mixed with new live performances of1960's British Invasion hits.

10:00 pmGrateful Dead-Downhill from Here

Filmed in the summer of 1989 at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin, a favorite venue of the Deadheads, this concert captures a classic performance at the peak of the band's career. Songs include "It's All Over Now," "West L.A. Freeway," "Gimme Some Lovin," "Not Fade Away," and more.

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