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Pledge Programs for Sat March 11, 2017

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1:00 amGreat Performances at the Met Elektra

Richard Strauss' blazing tragedy is presented in the late Patrice Chereau's production, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, with Nina Stemme as the vengeful princess and Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens and Burkhard Ulrich.

3:00 am10 Buildings That Changed America

This program tells the stories of 10 American architectural marvels, including a state capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson, the original indoor shopping mall, the first airport of the Jet Age and a futuristic concert hall. You may not be familiar with all of these buildings, but they probably shaped the way you li...

4:00 amThis Old House Hour

The homeowners choose ship lap for the third floor. Reclaimed granite is used for steps; a marble slab is cut for the kitchen island. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Kevin tours Nick Offerman's woodworking shop. Ross uses new technology in Future House.

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 Controlled Breathing

Mary Ann experiments with several ways to control breathing to efficiently distribute oxygen throughout the body.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit Functional Fitness

This episode includes exercises that promote healthy living and being able to perform daily activities with ease and without injury. Registered dietitian, Janell Buchkoski, challenges viewers with a weight management tip of the day.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga Plough Twist

Get the extra benefits of a twist as you walk your legs to the side in this upside down pose. Try a new twist on Triangle too.

7:00 amRight From Birth: A Parenting Series Independence: Eleven to Fourteen Months

From eleven to fourteen months, your baby may be progressing from crawling to walking and from making sounds to talking!

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Balancing Act/Marvelous Marbles

Balancing Act - Sally and Nick are trying to walk across a beam in their backyard, but are having trouble staying on it! Can the Cat help? Why of course! His friend Zappa the snow leopard is an amazing balancer! He uses his big wide feet and his long tail to help him keep his balance. Nick and Sally don't have tails, but th...

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Baby Problem/The Sparkling Sphere Problem

The Baby Problem - Peg's Room. Babysitters Peg and Cat rescue the precocious Baby Fox from the top of his elaborate block tower. Primary Content: Solid shapes; Secondary Content: Diagrams. The Sparkling Sphere Problem - Magical Forest. Knights of the Round Table Peg and Cat search for the Wizard Ramone, who has floated away...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Dinos A to Z, Part 1, The Big Idea/Dinos A to Z, Part 2, Spread The Word

While riding the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and Mom, Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The Conductor agrees, and the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, as Tiny and Buddy help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board, and where...

9:00 amWild Kratts Stars of the Tides

When Martin and Chris argue about who gets to keep a prized creature souvenir, Aviva unveils a new Creature Power Challenge that should settle things. This time, Martin and Chris must make it through the day in one of the harshest habitats on Earth, the rocky intertidal. The Kratt Bros. must use the creature powers of the i...

9:30 amOdd Squad Hold The Door/Flatastrophe

Hold the Door - When a young agent in training gets lost in headquarters, Olive and Otto must find him before Ms. O finds out. Curriculum: Number operations; working with addition and subtraction equations. Flatastrophe - Olive and Otto must stop Fladam, a villain with a vendetta against cubes. Curriculum: Geometry; identif...

10:00 amBiz Kid$ What to Do with a Windfall

Explore investment alternatives and how to evaluate them based on time, risk and rate of return.

10:30 amSciGirls Pedal Power

Angela, Olivia, Margaret and Rebecca engineer an ice cream-maker that's powered by their bikes.

11:00 amAging Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White

AGING BACKWARDS WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE provides valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the three-part special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle ch...

12:00 pmSuze Orman's Financial Solutions For You

We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers 'find financial solutions for you.' As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our fin...

2:00 pmRick Steves' Europe: Great German Cities

In this special, travel expert Rick Steves explores five of Germany's most important cities: Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Nurnberg. From Baroque palaces to stunning modern skyscrapers, and from riverside promenades to rowdy beer halls, these cities are wonderful places to explore the country's fascinating cultur...

4:00 pmDaniel O'Donnell: Back Home Again

Join the quintessential Irish crooner, singing partner Mary Duff and special guest Derek Ryan for a concert, filmed in Dublin, featuring traditional Irish tunes, inspirational ballads and timeless standards, along with O'Donnell's signature hits.

5:30 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.

7:00 pmHamilton's America

GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.

9:00 pmThis Land Is Your Land (My Music)

Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host.

10:30 pm70s Soul Superstars (My Music)

Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions.

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