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1:00 amNOVA Big Bang Machine

On July 4, 2012, scientists at the giant atom smashing facility at CERN announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that seems like a tantalizingly close match to the elusive Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving all the stuff in the universe its mass. Since it was first proposed nearly 50 years ago, the Hig...

2:00 am10 Homes That Changed America

Visit homes that transformed residential living, from grand estates like Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to the pueblos of Taos, New Mexico, and the tenements of 19th-century New York.

3:00 am10 Parks That Changed America

Explore the serene spaces that offer city dwellers a respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life, from Savannah

4:00 am10 Towns That Changed America

Visit influential towns across the country from Greenbelt, Maryland, and Seaside, Florida, to Riverside, Illinois, and Levittown, New York, that had a lasting impact on the way our cities and suburbs are designed.

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 Back Health

Mary Ann introduces new exercises to gently loosen the thoracic spine with subtle shoulder and back movements.

6:00 amCharlie Rose

Veteran journalist Charlie Rose engages the world's most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions.

7:00 amNature Cat Mud Love/Call It A Night

Mud Love - To bring Hal's dream of Mud Appreciation Day to fruition, all his pals must lend a muddy hand, collecting different kinds of mud and setting up for the super fun and super messy celebration. But there is one slight problem, Nature Cat doesn't like mud and really wants no part of any of it! Call It a Night - While...

7:30 amCurious George George's Backwards Flight Plan/curious George, Hog Trainer

George's Backwards Flight Plan - Help! Professor Wiseman is set to launch B.I.R.D., her bird migration tracking device, at sunset, but the remote control isn't functioning properly. Up is down. Left is right. Off is on. Can George and Marco master the tricky remote control in time or will this B.I.R.D. be flying North for t...

8:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm/Fireflies and Fireworks

Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm - Daniel heads to the Neighborhood Farm where Chrissie is riding a horse. When Chrissie encourages Daniel to take a turn, Daniel is nervous about riding a horse for the very first time. He soon learns that having a friendly hand to hold can help you face your fears! Fireflies and Fireworks...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Looking for Snowball/Daniel's Neighbors Help

Looking for Snowball - Oh no! Snowball, the class pet, has gone missing! As all the neighbors band together to search for Snowball, Daniel realizes how good it feels to be part of a neighborhood. But will they find Snowball? Daniel's Neighbors Help - Achoo! The Tiger Family is under the weather! Daniel is sent home from sch...

9:00 amSplash and Bubbles Mayor for a Day/Oblo from Down Below

Mayor Sting has to attend a stingray migration, which will take him away from the reef. Dunk volunteers to fill in as the mayor for the day, thinking it will be an easy job, but has no idea what it takes to keep the reef thriving and safe. / When Bubbles goes looking for the ultimate mud puddle, she ventures down to the Dee...

9:30 amSesame Street Camping Show

Elmo and Chris go camping in the woods near Sesame Street to relax and meet some new friends. Also featuring Murray had a little lamb, and Elmo's World-plants. Brought to you by the letter N and the number 16.

10:00 amDinosaur Train Double-Crested Trouble/Erma and the Conductor

While riding the Dinosaur Train, Buddy and Tiny meet Dylan and Devlin Dilophosaurus, twin brothers with amazing double-crests on their heads. Dylan and Devlin like to compete over everything from getting the best seat on the train, to being the best hunter. After Tiny and Buddy spend time with the brothers, they show them h...

10:30 amPeg + Cat The Play Date Problem/The Blabberwocky Problem

The Play Date Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat must use the power of music, and patterns, to help their friends Beethoven and the Three Bears play together - and make incredible music together. The Blabberwocky Problem - Magical Forest. Peg and Cat are back as the Knights of the Round Table to reclaim their friends' mi...

11:00 amSuper WHY! Naila and the Magic Map

Pig and his friends are playing when they find what looks like an Egyptian treasure map. But they can't make out the symbols! To search for some answers, the super readers soar into the book Naila and the Magic Map and explore the world of ancient Egypt. Will they be able to help Naila unravel the mysterious code that will ...

11:30 amThomas & Friends Food to Go

The Afternoon Tea Express - Stephen becomes very excited when the Earl gives him the special job of collecting the ingredients for the afternoon teas at the Castle. But Spencer teases him about being too old and slow. Stephen, however, asks Thomas and the other engines to give him a push, and he's soon speeding along. When ...

12:00 pmSesame Street Camping Show

Elmo and Chris go camping in the woods near Sesame Street to relax and meet some new friends. Also featuring Murray had a little lamb, and Elmo's World-plants. Brought to you by the letter N and the number 16.

12:30 pmDinosaur Train Double-Crested Trouble/Erma and the Conductor

While riding the Dinosaur Train, Buddy and Tiny meet Dylan and Devlin Dilophosaurus, twin brothers with amazing double-crests on their heads. Dylan and Devlin like to compete over everything from getting the best seat on the train, to being the best hunter. After Tiny and Buddy spend time with the brothers, they show them h...

1:00 pmSplash and Bubbles Mayor for a Day/Oblo from Down Below

Mayor Sting has to attend a stingray migration, which will take him away from the reef. Dunk volunteers to fill in as the mayor for the day, thinking it will be an easy job, but has no idea what it takes to keep the reef thriving and safe. / When Bubbles goes looking for the ultimate mud puddle, she ventures down to the Dee...

1:30 pmCurious George George's Backwards Flight Plan/curious George, Hog Trainer

George's Backwards Flight Plan - Help! Professor Wiseman is set to launch B.I.R.D., her bird migration tracking device, at sunset, but the remote control isn't functioning properly. Up is down. Left is right. Off is on. Can George and Marco master the tricky remote control in time or will this B.I.R.D. be flying North for t...

2:00 pmNature Cat Mud Love/Call It A Night

Mud Love - To bring Hal's dream of Mud Appreciation Day to fruition, all his pals must lend a muddy hand, collecting different kinds of mud and setting up for the super fun and super messy celebration. But there is one slight problem, Nature Cat doesn't like mud and really wants no part of any of it! Call It a Night - While...

2:30 pmReady Jet Go! Sunspot and the Great Red Spot/Uncle Zucchini Babysits

'Sunspot and the Great Red Spot' - Sunspot is determined to get to Jupiter to meet his fellow pet aliens, other members of the Red Spot Club. The Club is thousands of years old. They meet annually at an exact time to observe and celebrate the Red Spot. But, mechanical problems with the family wagon/saucer may thwart the tri...

3:00 pmOdd Squad No Ifs, Ands, Or Robots/Worst First Day Ever

No Ifs, Ands, or Robots - Chaos ensues when one of Oscar's Oscarbots malfunctions. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking: identifying and extending number patterns; geometry: recognizing rectangular prisms. Worst First Day Ever - When Agent Ori's first day on the job turns into a worst-case scenario, other Odd Squad agents share t...

3:30 pmOdd Squad Undercover Olive

Undercover Olive - In this half-hour episode, Olive goes undercover in a high-stakes 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' game. Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; solving simple probability problems.

4:00 pmWild Kratts Eel-Lectric!

When the Tortuga crashes somewhere in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, the electrical system of the ship is destroyed. Grounded and exposed to the elements and predators - like jaguars and crocodiles - the Wild Kratts must come up with a plan to restore the electrical systems before the creatures of the Amazon completel...

4:30 pmArthur Buster's Second Chance/Arthur and the Whole Truth

With the help of a little time travel, Buster turns back the clock to see what his life would be like if he were a genius. But will a life winning science competitions mean a life without Arthur? Arthur isn't happy when he discovers that Buster has been telling him some white lies, even if it was just to spare his feelings....

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Martha In Charge/Truman And The Deep Blue Sea

Martha in Charge - Helen comes down with laryngitis, and she's sent to bed to recuperate. Martha decides to use her powers of speech to take care of the patient and find a cure. So why are a police car, fire engine, pizza delivery van, and chimney sweep truck all blocking the road in front of Helen's house? Vocabulary - (E)...

5:30 pmWordGirl Whammer Anniversary/Rat Trap

WHAMMER ANNIVERSARY - Mr. and Mrs. Bots ford leave Becky to babysit TJ so they can celebrate their anniversary at a local ice cream parlor. When the Whammed can't get the sundae he orders he starts whamming. Becky has to find a way to save her parents, babysit TJ, and keep her secret identity intact. Vocabulary Words: Glimp...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmMagic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop

The second installment of the 'My Music' series will be hosted by Mary Lou Metzker, Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone, Debbie Reynolds and Patti Page. Magic Moments: The Best of 50's Pop will feature a cavalcade of 1950's pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits live. The McGuire Sisters (who reunit...

9:00 pmIdina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony

The Tony Award-winning Broadway, television and recording artist performs in this live concert with conductor Marvin Hamlisch. Songs include "Funny Girl," "Where or When," and Wicked hits "For Good" and "Defying Gravity."

10:30 pmCapitol Journal 2017 (30 Minutes)

Capitol Journal presents nightly coverage of the 2017 Alabama Legislative session. Don Dailey hosts.

11:00 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.

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