Alabama Public Television Pledge Schedule
Alabama Public Television

Pledge Programs for Fri August 23, 2019

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12:00 am70s 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.

2:30 amThis Old House -- 40th Anniversary Special

Join hosts and cast members to celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking home improvement. Vintage clips, behind-the-scenes stories and favorite moments from the series that inspired an entire genre of TV programming are also featured.

4:00 amPBS Previews: Country Music

Meet the filmmakers and go behind the scenes of COUNTRY MUSIC, the sweeping new series from director Ken Burns that explores the history of a uniquely American art form. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over ...

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 Wake Your Body with Exercise

In this lively functional workout Mary Ann uses a towel to improve range of motion. Gretchen leads a finger segment for the brain featuring college football hand signs and Dr. Emily shares a foot release homework assignment.

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 amNature Cat Star Gazers/A Jump to Remember

Star Gazers = Nature Cat, Daisy, Squeeks and Hal are so excited for tonight! They are going star gazing and are hoping to see some shooting stars! They are all ready, they have their blankets and pillows and hot cocoa and a star map of the sky! There's only one thing they didn't count on - Nature Cat falling asleep! A Jump ...

7:00 amWild Kratts Spots in the Desert

Chris is in the middle of organizing his creature power discs when they get a call from Wild Kratts kid Manuel, who lives in the Sonoran Desert. He says he has spotted an ocelot in his backyard. An ocelot in the desert? That's so rare, since these wild cats usually live in rainforests. Their Creature Mission - to 'spot' an ...

7:30 amMolly of Denali Sap Season/Book of Mammoths

It's been a long winter in Qyah, and everyone is out of birch syrup. Luckily, Auntie Midge is teaching Molly and Tooey how to tap trees so they can make more. But then a mischievous raven unties the rope tethering their boat to the shore, and the trio are left stranded with barrels of sap and no way to get them home. / Moll...

8:00 amCurious George Hamster Cam/The Great Monkey Detective

Hamster Cam - Steve's pet hamster, Hogie, is on the loose in the city streets with nothing but a small video camera tied to his back. George helps Steve track his whereabouts using clues from the hamster cam and his best monkeyish map-reading skills. But can a monkey with a map keep up with a hamster on the run? The Great M...

8:30 amLet's Go Luna! D'orsay Day/Honey In Paris

When Andy gets frustrated while painting a picture of his model train, they visit a Paris museum to experience the wonder of trains and Impressionist art / In Paris, Carmen is alarmed by Honey's kooky behavior, but after a thrilling chase to the top of the Eiffel Tower we discover that it's not what it seems!

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Snowflake Day!

In this thirty minute holiday musical episode, the Neighborhood is celebrating Snowflake Day! Daniel has a very important role as the snowflake in the Neighborhood's Snowflake Day Show and he can't wait to say his lines! The Enchanted Garden is full of excitement and winter cheer as everyone pitches in to make the celebrati...

9:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Time for Daniel/There's Time for Daniel and Baby Too

Time for Daniel Daniel is playing adventure tiger at home with Dad, but things are not quite the same, now that Baby Margaret is around. Daniel is upset that Dad keeps interrupting their play to take care of Baby Margaret, but Daniel learns that there's time for the baby and time for Daniel, too. There's Time for Daniel and...

10:00 amSesame Street Abby and Zoe Love Karate

Nina teaches Abby and Zoe all about karate. After learning how to practice and focus, Abby and Zoe are able to kick a ball off of a stand with a special karate kick.

10:30 amPinkalicious & Peterrific Jumping for Joy/Music Is Everywhere

Peter thinks he's too short to do fun activities as well as Pinkalicious or Rafael, so he makes shoes that let you jump really high! But he and Pinkalicious will need to learn how to jump properly if they're going to make it to the park in time to play basketball. / Pinkalicious sees a pinkatoo, a rare music-loving bird tha...

11:00 amDinosaur Train Spooky Tree/Spinosaurus Super Model

'Spooky Tree' - Shiny invites Annie Tyrannosaurus to Pteranodon Terrace for a sleepover, but all Annie wants to do is investigate the 'spooky tree' that Don says 'comes alive at night.' All Shiny wants to do is stay as far away from the tree as possible. Can the kids get to the bottom of the mysterious tree, and figure out ...

11:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Amazing Eyes/Water Walkers

Amazing Eyes - Sally and Nick are trying to guess which game Harvey the guinea pig might like to play with them. The Cat takes them to meet his friend Katie the Cavy, a wild guinea pig. But when they try to ask her, she playfully runs off! With the help of three different animals with very different ways of seeing, they fin...

12:00 pmSesame Street Abby and Zoe Love Karate

Nina teaches Abby and Zoe all about karate. After learning how to practice and focus, Abby and Zoe are able to kick a ball off of a stand with a special karate kick.

12:30 pmSplash and Bubbles Mo's Sunburn/Imagin-Ocean

Dunk's cousin Mo comes to visit everyone in the reef, because he has a sunburn from spending too much time sunning himself above the surface. Looking to get as far away from the warmth of the sun as possible, the kids take Mo down to the Arctic, but he quickly realizes it is too cold for him there. / Splash and friends are ...

1:00 pmPinkalicious & Peterrific Jumping for Joy/Music Is Everywhere

Peter thinks he's too short to do fun activities as well as Pinkalicious or Rafael, so he makes shoes that let you jump really high! But he and Pinkalicious will need to learn how to jump properly if they're going to make it to the park in time to play basketball. / Pinkalicious sees a pinkatoo, a rare music-loving bird tha...

1:30 pmLet's Go Luna! D'orsay Day/Honey In Paris

When Andy gets frustrated while painting a picture of his model train, they visit a Paris museum to experience the wonder of trains and Impressionist art / In Paris, Carmen is alarmed by Honey's kooky behavior, but after a thrilling chase to the top of the Eiffel Tower we discover that it's not what it seems!

2:00 pmNature Cat Star Gazers/A Jump to Remember

Star Gazers = Nature Cat, Daisy, Squeeks and Hal are so excited for tonight! They are going star gazing and are hoping to see some shooting stars! They are all ready, they have their blankets and pillows and hot cocoa and a star map of the sky! There's only one thing they didn't count on - Nature Cat falling asleep! A Jump ...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Mimic

While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma ...

3:00 pmMolly of Denali Sap Season/Book of Mammoths

It's been a long winter in Qyah, and everyone is out of birch syrup. Luckily, Auntie Midge is teaching Molly and Tooey how to tap trees so they can make more. But then a mischievous raven unties the rope tethering their boat to the shore, and the trio are left stranded with barrels of sap and no way to get them home. / Moll...

3:30 pmOdd Squad Two Agents and a Baby/Ocean and the Fly

Two Agents and a Baby - Olympia and Otis are forced to babysit Baby Genius. Curriculum: solving for an unknown number, early multiplication, early division. Ocean and the Fly - Oona tells the story of when she switched bodies with a fly. Curriculum: measuring length and circumference.

4:00 pmOdd 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...

4:30 pmArthur The Pageant Pickle/Some Assembly Required

School is almost out and Arthur can hardly wait for those lazy summer days by Muffy's pool. Nothing could ruin such a happy time of year... except maybe-D.W.'s Spring Pageant! Educational Objective: Arthur learns that being a good older brother sometimes means making sacrifices. D.W. can't wait to test out her new play set!...

5:00 pmArthur Rhyme for Your Life/for Whom The Bell Tolls

While struggling to write a poem for his mom, Binky falls asleep and gets trapped in Verseberg... where it's a crime not to rhyme! After tangling with the big purple orange and meeting poet William Carlos Williams, Binky finally escapes this curse-but will he be able to stop speaking in verse?? D.W. lost her voice! For Arth...

5:30 pmReady Jet Go! Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet

The kids and Sunspot attempt to build the tallest tower ever on the Moon, hoping to beat Jet's cousin's record. While building, the Moon's surface shakes. Huh? The Earth kids are amazed to learn that the Moon has quakes, and Jet is just as amazed to learn that Earthquakes exist. After learning about the causes of moonquakes...

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

Join moderator Robert Costa for a robust roundtable discussion with award-winning journalists who provide reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the nation's capital.

7:30 pmFiring Line with Margaret Hoover

Guest: Joe Andres, chef. Celebrity Chef Jose Andres discusses his relief work in Puerto Rico, his frequent public criticisms of President Trump, and what would happen if a political adversary showed up at his restaurant.

8:00 pmCapitol Journal Week in Review

Host Don Daily interviews Alabama newsmakers and examines top Alabama news events and issues each week with CAPITOL JOURNAL correspondents Karen Goldsmith and Randy Scott.

9:00 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...

11:00 pmBrain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich

Join host Maria Shriver to discover how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging. Dr. Merzenich, a neuroscience pioneer, reveals new information about the brain and shows us how to rejuvenate and reshape our brains.

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