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12:00 amGlobe Trekker Tough Boats: The Nile, Egypt

Globe trekker Holly Morris travels down the iconic Nile River from Aswan to Cairo visiting some of the greatest sites of antiquity from the age of pharaohs, including the temples of Ramses the 2nd in Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings, and the Great Pyramids.

1:00 amNOVA The Origami Revolution

The ancient art of paper folding is sparking scientific advances, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions. Discover how the art of origami is reshaping the world around us as scientists uncover the power of folding.

2:00 amMark Twain

Ken Burns takes viewers on a journey through Sam Clemens

4:00 amAncient Invisible Cities Athens

Uncover the hidden secrets of ancient Athens, the city that gave the world democracy. Professor Darius Arya uses the latest 3D scanning to reveal Athens' treasures, from the buildings on the Acropolis to the silver mines and quarries beyond the city.

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 Shoulder and Back Strength

Mary Ann guides viewers through a lively workout sharing exercises that help strengthen the shoulders and back.

6:00 amNightly Business Report

Every weeknight, the Emmy-winning NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT delivers the day's essential business and economic news. Each lively half-hour combines trusted, credible and unbiased information and extensive financial market coverage with insightful features, analysis and commentaries by noted economists and business experts.

6:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Stripy Safari/Wool

Stripy Safari - Nick and Sally set off on a safari with The Cat in the Hat to find all kinds of stripes. Along the way, Sally and Nick discover that stripes mean different things to different animals - the stripes of Jake the coral snake tells other animals to stay away, and Zelda and Zoran's zebra stripes help them to iden...

7:00 amNature Cat The Glow Games/Have A Grape Day

The Glow Games - Here we go again, Ronald! Tonight Ronald challenges Nature Cat and his friends to compete in the Glow Games! The first team to find three bioluminescent creatures wins the game as well as the Golden Glow Trophy! Nature Cat and his pals are ready to compete; they are not scared of Ronald! But they have one q...

7:30 amCurious George Up, Up and Away/Skunked

Up, Up and Away - A tether, a basket, and a heap of hot air: George discovers that it takes all three for a balloon to score a successful lift-off. As Mrs. Renkins demonstrates how a hot-air balloon works, George and Bill bound into the basket and they soon find themselves accidentally airborne - alone! Will Mrs. Renkins an...

8:00 amPinkalicious & Peterrific Indoor Camp-In/The Flutterbugs

Pinkalicious and Peter have been looking forward to having a campout in their yard, but plans change when it starts raining. That won't stop them, though. With a little imagination, some scissors and paint, indoor camping can be just as fun as camping outside! Pinkalicious and her friends are all set for a pinkerrific tea p...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Sharing at the Library/Daniel Shares with Margaret

Sharing at the Library - Daniel is at the library to check out a new book. Just as he spots the book he wants, O the Owl reaches for the same one! Who knew that sharing a book with a friend could be even more fun than reading it alone? Daniel Shares with Margaret - Daniel gets a special sticker book from Grandpere, but Marg...

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday/Daniel's Happy Song

Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday, Prince Wednesday! Daniel heads to the castle for Prince Wednesday's birthday party, and feels happy to be with his friends, play games and eat royally yummy birthday cake. Daniel's Happy Song - Daniel is so happy because his friends are coming over to play! As they play wi...

9:30 amSplash and Bubbles Bubbles' Little Friend/Mrs. Tidy

Bubbles learns that every drop of ocean water is full of life, and decides to take in a nanoplankton friend who is invisible to everyone, including her. / Tidy meticulously cleans up the kelp forest in anticipation of the arrival of his new partner, a female garibaldi fish named Neat. Splash and his friends, however, get Mr...

10:00 amSesame Street It's Dance Your Favorite Dance Day

It's Dance Your Favorite Dance Day on Sesame Street. Nina, who knows lots of dances from around the world, teaches everyone the moves to their favorite dances.

10:30 amSuper WHY! Beauty and the Beast

'Grrr! Stomp!' is all Princess Pea hears on her playdate with Wolfy and she can't figure out why he's so angry! The Super Readers zip into the story of Beauty and the Beast and get to know the Beast himself! He isn't so 'beastly' after all and if only he could turn down his roaring, Beauty might figure out they're not as di...

11:00 amDinosaur Train Confuciusornis Says/Tiny's Tiny Doll

Confuciusornis Says - The next stop on the World Tour takes the Pteranodons to Confuciusornis Gardens to visit a very wise, old dinosaur. They try some new foods, and learn to meditate, leaving them with their own enlightening mountain-top experience. Tiny's Tiny Doll - During the Pteranodons' World Tour, Tiny mistakenly le...

11:30 amPeg + Cat The Allergy Problem/I Do What I Can: The Musical

The Allergy Problem - Peg's house/Inside a Whale. When Peg is told she's allergic to Cat, Cat leaves home! Ramone flies Peg around the world in his flying machine that runs on 100 pebbles, in search of her friend. I Do What I Can: The Musical - Radio City Music Hall. Peg and Cat present a Broadway musical about the amazing ...

12:00 pmSesame Street It's Dance Your Favorite Dance Day

It's Dance Your Favorite Dance Day on Sesame Street. Nina, who knows lots of dances from around the world, teaches everyone the moves to their favorite dances.

12:30 pmSplash and Bubbles Bubbles' Little Friend/Mrs. Tidy

Bubbles learns that every drop of ocean water is full of life, and decides to take in a nanoplankton friend who is invisible to everyone, including her. / Tidy meticulously cleans up the kelp forest in anticipation of the arrival of his new partner, a female garibaldi fish named Neat. Splash and his friends, however, get Mr...

1:00 pmCurious George Up, Up and Away/Skunked

Up, Up and Away - A tether, a basket, and a heap of hot air: George discovers that it takes all three for a balloon to score a successful lift-off. As Mrs. Renkins demonstrates how a hot-air balloon works, George and Bill bound into the basket and they soon find themselves accidentally airborne - alone! Will Mrs. Renkins an...

1:30 pmPinkalicious & Peterrific Indoor Camp-In/The Flutterbugs

Pinkalicious and Peter have been looking forward to having a campout in their yard, but plans change when it starts raining. That won't stop them, though. With a little imagination, some scissors and paint, indoor camping can be just as fun as camping outside! Pinkalicious and her friends are all set for a pinkerrific tea p...

2:00 pmNature Cat The Glow Games/Have A Grape Day

The Glow Games - Here we go again, Ronald! Tonight Ronald challenges Nature Cat and his friends to compete in the Glow Games! The first team to find three bioluminescent creatures wins the game as well as the Golden Glow Trophy! Nature Cat and his pals are ready to compete; they are not scared of Ronald! But they have one q...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Build It Beaver

The Wild Kratts team must lend a hand to help a beaver rebuild its damaged lodge and restore the ecosystem for all the creatures who live there. Science Concepts: Beavers make dams that block the flow of water down a stream. Through building dams, the beaver single-handedly transforms the landscape, creating homes for a var...

3:00 pmWild Kratts Voyage of the Butterflier Xt

Using Aviva's newly invented Butterflier XT, the miniaturized Kratt Brothers embark on the most incredible insect voyage in the world - the Monarch butterfly's 2,000 mile migration. Science Concepts: Life cycles.

3:30 pmOdd Squad Shapely University/Slow Day

Shapely University - Agents compete against rival Odd Squad agents to solve an odd problem. Curriculum: geometry and spatial sense, parallel lines, parallelograms. Slow Day - Otis and Olympia investigate why people in town are stuck in slow motion. Curriculum: data collection and analysis, geometry and spatial skills, under...

4:00 pmOdd Squad Deposit Slip Up/Villains Always Win

Deposit Slip Up - Odd Squad builds an exact replica of the villain's vault to intercept a jetpack. Curriculum: symmetry and lines of symmetry. Villains Always Win - Olympia tries to win back a stolen gadget on a villain game show. Curriculum: Temperature at which water freezes.

4:30 pmArthur Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow

Based on the best-selling books by Marc Brown, "Arthur" is a popular animated series about a young aardvark, his family and friends. In each episode, Arthur and his gang guide us through stories that deal with real "kid issues" -- timeless difficulties and joys that all kids experience.

5:00 pmArthur Pets and Pests/Go Fly A Kite

Based on the best-selling books by Marc Brown, "Arthur" is a popular animated series about a young aardvark, his family and friends. In each episode, Arthur and his gang guide us through stories that deal with real "kid issues" -- timeless difficulties and joys that all kids experience.

5:30 pmReady Jet Go! Eye in the Sky/Total Eclipse Block Party

Sean is planning his first sleepout under the stars with his Space Scouts troop, but the weather is threatening, and it looks like his sleepout will be rained out. The kids get help from Mitchell , building a weather observation station to make a weather prediction, and visit the DSA for further help by tracking the weather...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmThis Old House Hour

Norm installs an old door and Tom puts in the corner cabinet. A stone wall is installed in pre-made sections. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Tom converts a regular door into a Dutch door; Jenn updates a landscape without buying new plants.

8:00 pmMama Called

Gene Stallings, Bobby Bowden, Nick Saban, Bill Battle, Ken Stabler, Bob Baumhower and many more tell the story of Alabama football legend Paul "Bear" Bryant.

9:30 pmAlabama: Hymns & Gospel Favorites

One of the most acclaimed country bands of all time, Alabama celebrate their love for gospel music in this collection of songs of faith including 'Church in the Wildwood,' 'I'll Fly Away,' 'The Old Rugged Cross' and the new 'Angels Among Us.' Although they typically perform in large arenas, Randy, Teddy and Jeff gather fami...

11:00 pmBBC World News

BBC WORLD NEWS: The latest global news from the world's largest news broadcaster. The newscasts contain all the most up-to-date news, interviews, analysis, business reports and world sports news.

11:30 pmAmanpour On PBS

This series, led by award-winning CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour, features conversations with global leaders and decision makers on the issues affecting the world today.

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