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1:00 amTo Catch A Comet

Watch this compelling documentary that details the complexities and challenges of the 10-year, four-million-mile journey of the European Space Agency's spacecraft Rosetta as it chased down and landed on a comet in a history-making feat.

2:00 amSecrets of Westminster

From the outside, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are the classic London scene, the emblems of British democracy and history. Today, this building stands as a monument to a fair and open political system, but was it always so? This film goes inside its gothic walls and reveals the hidden world of the Houses of Commons ...

3:00 amNature Ireland's Wild River

The Shannon is Ireland

4:00 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...

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 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.

6:00 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 Earth Day Today/Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day Today - It's Earth Day today! Hooray! To celebrate, Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal go on a nature hike over to Butterfly Hills. But they don't get too far because they keep running into plastic bags blowing in the wind. Upon closer inspection, they see these plastic bags come from a local supermarket, so Natur...

7:30 amCurious George Curious George Goes for 100/Fearless George

Curious George Goes for 100 - It's Lake Wannasink Lake's 100th anniversary and George is in charge of the main attraction - the town's 100-year-old-flag with 10 stripes and 100 stars. When the stripes accidentally blow away, George runs around the countryside to retrieve them. Can George reassemble the flag in time for the ...

8:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Margaret's First Chime Time/Tiger Family Fun

Margaret's First Chime Time - Today, the Tiger Family is taking Margaret to the Clock Factory for her very first 'Chime Time!' As they travel to the Clock Factory, Daniel notices how other families in the Neighborhood spend time together. Tiger Family Fun - Daniel and his family head to the Enchanted Garden, only to find Mi...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Nighttime in the Neighborhood

Nighttime in the Neighborhood Tonight is a special night in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. In this half hour episode, Daniel and his friends are going to a pajama party at the library! As Daniel and his family walk through the moonlit neighborhood, Daniel learns about all of the things that look and sound different at ni...

9:00 amSplash and Bubbles Chompy's New Foods/Cloning Around

Chompy the Parrotfish decides she doesn't want to eat only algae anymore when she sees Splash and his friends eating a variety of things found in the water column (plankton, etc.) The others have to get Chompy back on her normal eating plan before the reef gets overrun with algae! / Bubbles and Ripple meet a jellyfish. Howe...

9:30 amSesame Street Sesame Ocean

Abby turns Sesame Street into a magical ocean so Dorothy can swim anywhere she likes but when she disappears, Elmo and Abby follow clues to find her. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo the Musical. Brought to you by the letter O and the nubmer 6.

10:00 amDinosaur Train Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt

The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive...

10:30 amPeg + Cat The Election Problem/The Littlest Chicken Problem

The Election Problem - The Farm. When the Farmer holds an election to see who'll watch over the farm in his absence, Peg and Cat run against the Pig to win the votes of 100 chickens. The Littlest Chicken Problem - Fairytale Land. Peg and Cat follow the Littlest Chicken all through Fairytale Land, as she searches for a group...

11:00 amSuper WHY! Jasper's Cowboy Wish

Howdy Partner! Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can't join in because he doesn't know what cowboys do. The super readers jump into the tale Jasper's Cowboy Wish and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke named Jasper who's desperate to become a rompin' stompin' cowboy if only he could get the hang of it! When...

11:30 amThomas & Friends Take It Easy

No More Mr. Nice Engine - Hiro is one of the strongest engines on Sodor. He is also very polite and gentle, even when he's pulling the naughty Troublesome Trucks. Diesel tells Hiro that the only way to get the trucks to behave is to give them a bang and a bump, but Hiro is not convinced. So Diesel sneaks up behind Hiro and ...

12:00 pmSesame Street Sesame Ocean

Abby turns Sesame Street into a magical ocean so Dorothy can swim anywhere she likes but when she disappears, Elmo and Abby follow clues to find her. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo the Musical. Brought to you by the letter O and the nubmer 6.

12:30 pmDinosaur Train Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt

The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Patrick and Pamela are athletes who invite our kids, Mom, and Spikey along to watch them use their impressive...

1:00 pmSplash and Bubbles Chompy's New Foods/Cloning Around

Chompy the Parrotfish decides she doesn't want to eat only algae anymore when she sees Splash and his friends eating a variety of things found in the water column (plankton, etc.) The others have to get Chompy back on her normal eating plan before the reef gets overrun with algae! / Bubbles and Ripple meet a jellyfish. Howe...

1:30 pmCurious George Curious George Goes for 100/Fearless George

Curious George Goes for 100 - It's Lake Wannasink Lake's 100th anniversary and George is in charge of the main attraction - the town's 100-year-old-flag with 10 stripes and 100 stars. When the stripes accidentally blow away, George runs around the countryside to retrieve them. Can George reassemble the flag in time for the ...

2:00 pmNature Cat Earth Day Today/Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day Today - It's Earth Day today! Hooray! To celebrate, Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal go on a nature hike over to Butterfly Hills. But they don't get too far because they keep running into plastic bags blowing in the wind. Upon closer inspection, they see these plastic bags come from a local supermarket, so Natur...

2:30 pmReady Jet Go! Diggin' Earth/Mindy's Mystery

'Diggin' Earth' - The kids try to dig into the Center of the Earth (a la Commander Cressida), but after finding out that the center is much too hot and the layer of Earth leading up to it is solid rock, they re-vamp their plans. They decide to become the kids to dig down the deepest into the Earth. Learning about the layers...

3:00 pmOdd Squad Not So Splash/by the Book

Not So Splash - In the middle of summer, Olive and Otto must figure out why parts of the town are turning snowy and cold. Curriculum: Measurement; using a thermometer and comparing temperatures. By the Book - Olive and Otto interrogate two suspects to figure out which one is innocent and which one is guilty. Curriculum: Mea...

3:30 pmOdd Squad O Vs. The Ballcano/Assistants' Creed

O vs. The Ballcano - When the ball pit starts to overflow, Odd Squad must stop headquarters from being destroyed. Curriculum: Measurement; using a pan balance to compare and balance weights. Assistants' Creed - Two of Ms. O's assistants accidentally find themselves on a mission. Curriculum: Number operations; adding differe...

4:00 pmWild Kratts The Mystery of the Two Horned Narwhal

During an argument over what is better - horns or antlers - Martin and Chris decide to go on an adventure with the horned Narwhal of the Arctic. But once they get there, they soon discover sometimes a horn isn't a horn and soon are unraveling the mystery of this amazing creature. Science Concept : Differences between horns,...

4:30 pmArthur My Club Rules/Stolen Bike

The kids end up alone when they each create their own clubs. Francine pretends her bike is stolen.

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Escape From Flea Island/No Dogs Allowed

Escape from Flea Island - Carolina is determined to outdo Tiffany Blatsky on the science project. She organizes an expedition with TD, Truman, and Martha to gather 'exotic' plants. When the canoe capsizes, a storm blows up, and the sun starts to go down, they worry they may never get off Flea Island. Vocabulary - (E) cooper...

5:30 pmWordGirl Wordgirl and Bobbleboy/Crime in the Key of V

WORDGIRL AND BOBBLEBOY - TJ decides to make and sell his own WordGirl bobblehead dolls at all of her crime scenes. Unfortunately, the booming sales distract WordGirl so much that she loses her battle with Chuck! Will the bobblehead dolls put WordGirl out of business? Vocabulary Words: Bobble, Souvenir. CRIME IN THE KEY OF V...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmWashington 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.

7:30 pmCharlie 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.'

8:00 pmCapitol Journal 2017

CAPITOL JOURNAL provides daily coverage of the Alabama Legislature with a studio inside the Alabama State House.

9:00 pmTom Jones: A Soundstage Special Event

Don't miss the iconic singer and special guest Grammy winner Alison Krauss. Jones performs signature songs 'Delilah,' 'It's Not Unusual,' 'Green, Green Grass of Home,' 'Kiss' and 'Thunderball,' as well as new material from his recent albums.

10:30 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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