Pledge Programs for Tue March 12, 2019

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1:00 amHenry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America

Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates' work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J.

2:30 amKoko - The Gorilla Who Talks

In 1971, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would define both their lives. More than 40 years later, the now-famous Koko continues to redraw the line between people and animals. Koko died in June 2018 at the age of 46.

4:00 amRick Steves' Heart of Italy

In RICK STEVES' HEART OF ITALY, Rick delves deep into the Italian heartland - the place where la dolce vita is a way of life. Starting in Umbria, he connects with rustic, traditional culture: sleeping at an agriturismo (a farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made (and eaten), and hiking down into an...

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 Full Body Workout

Mary Ann uses a towel to assist with neck alignment and a band for strengthening shoulders and upper back. There is a focus on core and a special tip to help balance.

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 amWild Kratts Hercules - The Giant Beetle

While on a mission to investigate the exoskeletons of the Atlas and Hercules beetles, the Hercules beetle accidentally gets enlarged. Now the Wild Kratts are faced with a new mission. How to find a way to shrink the giant beetle before it demolishes everything in its path! Science Concept: Exoskeletons and their functionali...

7:00 amNature Cat Lets Talk Turkey Vulture/Prescription: Nature

Let's Talk Turkey Vulture - It's a crisp autumn day and Nature Cat and his pals are raking leaves in their backyard when a large creepy shadow suddenly covers them. Nature Cat looks up to see big bald birds swooping over their heads. What are those things? And what do they want? Ahhhh! The scary birds come down to introduce...

7:30 amCurious George Monkey Stagehand/Magic Garden

Monkey Stagehand: Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers. So Bill shows George the ropes, literally, and the two friends practice working the pulleys that control the curtains and scenery, and the levers for the stage trapdoors. After a few mishaps in rehearsal George ta...

8:00 amLet's Go Luna! Didgeridoo and Carmen Too/Not Home on the Range

In Sydney, Carmen misplaces a didgeridoo she's borrowed from a friend and learns that making a new one is not as easy as it looks / Leo wants to ride with his favorite cowboy uncle in Sydney, but first must overcome his secret fear of horses.

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Finds Something to Do/Daniel's Royal Good Time

Daniel Finds Something to Do - Tiger is working, but Daniel really wants her to play with him. She explains to Daniel that when she is busy, he can find something to do by himself. Daniel learns that he can have fun all on his own, by using his creativity and imagination. Daniels Royal Good Time - Daniel and his friends are...

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel Is Jealous/Jealousy at the Treehouse

Daniel is Jealous: Daniel and Katerina are playing 'airplane' with Grandpere. Daniel thinks Katerina is getting too much attention from Grandpere and starts to feel jealous. Daniel explains his feelings and is reassured that he is Grandpere's one and only Daniel. Jealousy at the Treehouse: Daniel and Katerina are at O the O...

9:30 amPinkalicious & Peterrific Pink Lemonade/Pink Shoes

Pinkalicious and Peter start a lemonade stand to save up money to buy new art supplies and toys. The only problem? No customers! If they want to make some money, they'll have to get creative but how? Hopscotch-Palooza is here, and Pinkalicious can't wait to play, but her favorite pink sneakers are too small. With a little h...

10:00 amSesame Street Elmo's Nursery Rhyme

Mother Goose (Kate McKinnon) tries to write a nursery rhyme for Elmo but she doesn't know anything about him. With help from his friend Abby, Mother Goose is able to write a rhyme about some of the things that make Elmo special.

10:30 amSplash and Bubbles The End of the Ocean/Antarctic Ranger

The Reeftown Rangers wonder where the end of the ocean is, or if the ocean even has an end. They venture out to find the end of the ocean and discover a rainbow salmon, Sal, who teaches them about the difference between fresh water and seawater, and about where all the water goes beyond the ocean. / Splash, Bubbles, Dunk an...

11:00 amDinosaur Train Arnie Rides The Flatcar/Old Reliable

Buddy, Tiny, and Mom visit their very large sauropod friend, Arnie Argentinosaurus, and his dad. Arnie has grown bigger since our kids have seen him and is now too big to ride on the Dinosaur Train anymore. Tiny and Buddy arrange with Mr. Conductor for Arnie to be the first big dinosaur to ride on the newest Dinosaur Train ...

11:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Treehouse Handshake/The Big Pictures

Sally invents a secret treehouse handshake, but Nick can't remember the sequence. The Cat takes them to Over-and-Overton, where they figure out how to get through a series of obstacles by recognizing patterns. Nick and Sally don't understand why one toy car goes faster than another. The Cat says he needs their help to move ...

12:00 pmSesame Street Elmo's Nursery Rhyme

Mother Goose (Kate McKinnon) tries to write a nursery rhyme for Elmo but she doesn't know anything about him. With help from his friend Abby, Mother Goose is able to write a rhyme about some of the things that make Elmo special.

12:30 pmSuper WHY! The Alphabet's Sad Day

Pig should be excited to get to help his big brothers build their brick house, but he's sad because he feels like he's not really helping. To find an answer to his question of what to do, the Super Readers Jump into the book The Alphabet's Sad Day where they show the sad letters in the Alphabet just how important they are f...

1:00 pmPinkalicious & Peterrific Pink Lemonade/Pink Shoes

Pinkalicious and Peter start a lemonade stand to save up money to buy new art supplies and toys. The only problem? No customers! If they want to make some money, they'll have to get creative but how? Hopscotch-Palooza is here, and Pinkalicious can't wait to play, but her favorite pink sneakers are too small. With a little h...

1:30 pmLet's Go Luna! Didgeridoo and Carmen Too/Not Home on the Range

In Sydney, Carmen misplaces a didgeridoo she's borrowed from a friend and learns that making a new one is not as easy as it looks / Leo wants to ride with his favorite cowboy uncle in Sydney, but first must overcome his secret fear of horses.

2:00 pmNature Cat Lets Talk Turkey Vulture/Prescription: Nature

Let's Talk Turkey Vulture - It's a crisp autumn day and Nature Cat and his pals are raking leaves in their backyard when a large creepy shadow suddenly covers them. Nature Cat looks up to see big bald birds swooping over their heads. What are those things? And what do they want? Ahhhh! The scary birds come down to introduce...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Hercules - The Giant Beetle

While on a mission to investigate the exoskeletons of the Atlas and Hercules beetles, the Hercules beetle accidentally gets enlarged. Now the Wild Kratts are faced with a new mission. How to find a way to shrink the giant beetle before it demolishes everything in its path! Science Concept: Exoskeletons and their functionali...

3:00 pmWild Kratts Puffin Rescue

When a rogue wave crashes into the Tortuga, the Wild Kratts get separated. Jimmy and Aviva end up on rafts in the middle of the ocean. Koki is trapped on a sinking Tortuga. While Chris and Martin end up on two islands. Chris is alone on his island, but Martin isn't. He soon discovers a creature friend - a Puffin! Martin beg...

3:30 pmOdd Squad Negative Town/License to Science

Negative Town - The agents go to Negative Town to track down a villain. Curriculum: negative numbers. License to Science - Oona must pass her lab director's test or risk getting kicked off Odd Squad. Curriculum: odd and even numbers, early algebra, addition and subtraction.

4:00 pmOdd Squad Rookie Night/Who Let The Doug Out?

Rookie Night - It's party time for all the new agents at Odd Squad. Curriculum: Temperature: Using a thermometer; Associating different climates/seasons with degrees. Who Let The Doug Out? - Delivery Doug needs help with an egg situation.

4:30 pmArthur D.W.'s Blankie/Arthur's Substitute Teacher Trouble

Arthur searches all over the city for D.W.'s Blankie. Arthur starts to miss Mr. Ratburn.

5:00 pmArthur I'm A Poet/The Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club

The kids write a poem as part of a bet. The gang's favorite booked is banned from the library.

5:30 pmReady Jet Go! Moon Face/Lone Star 2 - Rocket Kids!

The kids observe the full Moon at night and wonder why it seems to have a 'face.' They research why the light and dark splotches seem to make a face, and ultimately decide to fly to the Moon's surface so they can see for themselves what the light and dark splotches are made of. The kids are digging again down by the Lake, a...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmNitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin' Back

Celebrate the groundbreaking band's musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.

8:29 pmRoy Orbison: Black & White Night 30

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes. Newly edited and remastered.

10:00 pmLes Miserables In Masterpiece: A First Look

Catch a first look at MASTERPIECE

10:19 pmPledge Break - Call The Midwife Holiday 2013 Pledge Breaks for Les Miserables In Masterpiece: A

10:30 pmCapitol Journal 2019 (30 Minutes)

Capitol Journal provides nightly coverage of the Alabama Legislature's 2019 regular session. Don Dailey hosts.

11:00 pmFood: What The Heck Do I Eat? with Mark Hyman, Md

Did you know that oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Mark Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also exp...

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