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1:00 amNOVA Why Ships Sink

Find out if modern cruise ships are really safe -- or if we're on the brink of a 21st century Titanic.

3:00 amNature The Mystery of Eels

Though much of the natural world is discovered and understood, a few great mysteries remain. Consider the eel -- snakelike and slimy, with a row of jagged teeth. Yet aside from these fearsome qualities, we know little about its life. Where it goes, what it does, and how it dies, nobody knows. Hailed by poets as the "siren o...

4:00 amWashington Week

WASHINGTON WEEK is the longest-running primetime news and public affairs program on television. The show features a group of journalists participating in a roundtable discussion of major news events.

4:30 amCharlie Rose - The Week

This special Friday night offering will feature highlights of conversations with the week's guests on Rose's nightly PBS program. From studios in New York City and locations around the world, Charlie Rose talks to people in every field who have 'a great story to tell.'

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 Vestibular and Core

Mary Ann combines a nice mix of vestibular and core work while Gretchen reinforces the importance of gait training exercises.

6:00 amSit and Be Fit Good Alignment

By doing exercises with eyes closed, Mary Ann builds an awareness of how good spinal alignment feels. Mary Ann gives a tip of the day.

6:30 amWai Lana Yoga Bow Your Back

Bow your body upward, hold your feet, and balance on your belly. Then bow down for a counterpose to stretch out your back.

7:00 amCurious George We Otter Be Friends/Sir George and the Dragon

We Otter Be Friends - After an otter swims away with Mr. Quint's boat keys, a stranded George tries everything he can to retrieve them. But the otter is a faster swimmer, a quicker runner, and a better hider than George. Can George out-otter the otter and get the keys back? Sir George and the Dragon - George is starring in ...

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Biggest Bird/Drum Di Drum

Biggest Bird - Sally and Nick are pretending to be birds, because it's fun to fly! But not all birds can fly, says the Cat. His friend Os the ostrich can't fly, but he can do oh so many other things! Why don't they go meet him and try to guess what he's best at doing? Off to Savannah Saloo! They guess that he's good at bein...

8:00 amPeg + Cat The Blockette Problem/The Tulip Problem

The Blockette Problem - Radio City Music Hall. When their demanding pal Richard is directing the Radio City Music Hall Blockettes, Peg and Cat find a way to make the set perfectly symmetrical. Primary Content: Symmetry; Secondary Content: Associate events with hot and cold temperatures, height. The Tulip Problem - Peg's Nei...

8:30 amDinosaur Train Dinos A to Z, Part 3, Classification/Dinos A to Z, Part 4, A To Z Picnic

The Pteranodon family rides the Dinosaur Train - now with extra cars attached -- as it continues picking up more dinosaurs that are in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song. The Pteranodon family reunites with some dinosaurs they've met before, and are introduced to species they've never met! The Pteranodon kids also learn about clas...

9:00 amSid the Science Kid Shadow Smile!

Sid wonders why his shadow doesn't smile when he does. So he and his pals investigate shadows at the Science Center and learn that shadows only show shapes, not details like colors, stripes or smiles.

9:30 amCaillou Caillou Tells The Truth

Olive Muddle: Grandma brings over some delicious treats for the kids to try - only they're full of olives. Caillou doesn't like olives, but he doesn't know how to tell Grandma he doesn't like her cherished dishes...until...he can't stand to eat another one! Caillou blurts out the truth and realizes Grandma isn't upset - eve...

10:00 amClifford the Big Red Dog Stinky Friends/He's Wonderful Mr. Bleakman

Clifford can't resist going into a field to play, even after Emily Elizabeth tells him he's not allowed to. Then, Clifford messes up Mr. Bleakman's new potato garden, and Emily Elizabeth doesn't like Mr. Bleakman's reaction.

10:30 amArthur Carls Concerto/Too Much of a Good Thing

Carl has agreed to play the accordion for George's puppet show. But his routines are getting in the way of rehearsals. Now George must decide: keep Carl and risk the show, or replace Carl and risk his friendship? Educational Objective: George learns that, even though Carl has autism, he can still be relied upon to make a cr...

11:00 amYounger Skin from Within with Dr. Trevor Cates

It is possible to turn back time. You can reverse the signs of aging from the inside out. You don't have to live with aging skin and poor health as years tick by; fighting your genetic destiny is easier than you think. You can enjoy the most vibrant years of your life by treating yourself to the benefits of this easy-to-fol...

12:30 pmDr. David Perlmutter's Whole Life Plan

You can choose your health destiny. Effortless weight loss. Freedom from neurological disorders and other chronic conditions. Boundless energy. A radiant appearance. Sound sleep. A happy belly. A robust immune system. Relief from depression and anxiety. A sharp, fast-thinking brain. A great sense of self-confidence and well...

2:30 pmEd Slott's Retirement Road Map 2017

Greedy Wall Street Banks and Uncle Sam are out to grab your hard earned retirement savings. Ed Slott, America's IRA Expert, shows you how to steer clear of the bumps, potholes and roadblocks in your retirement.

4:30 pmNature Super Hummingbirds

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the firs...

6:00 pmRock, Rhythm & Doo Wop

Host Frankie Valli and over 200 early rock and roll legends reunite for a once-in-a-lifetime concert to benefit public television. Live performances from Little Anthony & The Imperials, Little Richard, Jay Black & The Americans, Fred Paris & The Five Satins, Jerry Butler, Lloyd Price, The Duprees and many others create an ...

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 pmCeltic Woman: Destiny

Enjoy this Grammy-nominated performance from Ireland's famed singing group, filmed in Dublin's spectacular 200-year-old Round Room at the Mansion House. The concert includes new material along with fresh arrangements of Celtic Woman's most spellbinding songs.

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