Pledge Programs for Thu November 23, 2017

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12:00 amGlobe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate

For 4,000 years, people the world over have turned to the delicacy of chocolate for rituals, medicine, romance and sheer pleasure. In this informative and entertaining documentary, Judith Jones reveals how our love affair with chocolate began in Mesoamerica, present-day Southern Mexico and Central America, where people livi...

1:00 amNOVA Extreme Animal Weapons

Explore the secrets that underlie nature's battleground. Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether claws or horns, fangs or stings. But why are some armaments huge and extreme, far beyond any practical need?

2:00 amFrontline Poor Kids

View an intimate portrait of the ongoing economic crisis told through kids growing up in the Midwest. The film revisits three families hit hard by the recession, exploring what poverty means to children and to the country.

3:00 amAntiques Roadshow Kansas City, Hour Two

In Kanas City, Missouri, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Marshall Martin travel to the Toy and Miniature Museum to discuss dolls houses and miniature models. Highlights include a beauty book, ca. 1928, by entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire; an 1861 E.G. Wright silver c...

4:00 amFinding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. Relatives We Never Knew We Had

Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.

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 Shoulder and Back Strength

Mary Ann guides viewers through a lively workout sharing exercises that help strengthen the shoulders and back.

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 Stop That Squirrel/Onward and Pondward

Stop That Squirrel - Oh yeah! Nature Cat and his pals can't wait for a day of backyard bird watching! And Nature Cat has a sure-fire way to attract the birds - the bird feeder! But things take a turn when a grey squirrel named Cruiser breaks into the birdfeed and takes all the birdseed for himself. Squirrel Power! Can Natur...

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 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 ...

8:30 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood The Neighborhood Fall Festival/Field Day at School

The Neighborhood Fall Festival - The neighbors are busy decorating for the big Fall Festival when a gust of wind knocks down Music Man Stan's hard work. Daniel and his friends help rebuild the scene and learn that everyone's abilities are different - what's important is that you do your best. Field Day at School - Teacher H...

9:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You Day

Thank You, Grandpere Tiger! - Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but is only in town for a short while. Daniel is sad that Grandpere can't come to the special Thank You Day celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebratio...

9:30 amSplash and Bubbles Cleaner of the Kelp/How Bubbles Got Her Moves Back

While playing in the kelp forest, Splash, Bubbles and Dunk meet Tidy the Garibaldi Fish, who is the self-appointed Kelp Forest Ranger. Tidy has been taking the kids' shells as they play in the forest, because he likes to keep everything clean and tidy. / Bubbles injures her fin and has trouble swimming, but still wants to m...

10:00 amSplash and Bubbles Dunk The Artist/Ripple's Sea Dragons

Dunk discovers that what he considers 'just playing with sand' is actually considered beautiful art by his friends, and he is proud of himself for having a special talent. / Ripple leads the gang to investigate the legend of the Sea Dragon that has been passed down in her family. When they discover what Sea Dragons actually...

10:30 amOnce Upon A Sesame Street Christmas

It's Christmas Eve on Sesame Street! After putting out cookies for Santa, Elmo's dad tells him a bedtime story about his great-great-grandmonster Elmo and how Sesame Street was once an unfriendly street. Everyone was grouchy and there was no holiday spirit. With the help of Grandmonster Elmo's new friends, they try to find ...

11:30 amSuper WHY! The Comic Book: Attack of the Eraser

Whyatt and his friends are playing kickball in the park when Wolfy erases the score! The super readers fly into a new kind of reading material - a comic book - called 'Attack of the Eraser' to track down the diabolical Eraser who's causing trouble in Reader Valley. Will Super Why and his friends be able to stop Eraser from ...

12:00 pmPeg + Cat The Bermuda Triangle Problem/The Breeze in the Branches

The Bermuda Triangle Problem - Bermuda. While on their beach vacation, Peg, Cat and the Pig tumble through a portal to a bizarre triangular universe. The Breeze in the Branches - Idyllic glade. The Toad brings Peg and Cat to the forest where he grew up and introduces him to his old friends, and his old patterns.

12:30 pmDinosaur Train The Forest Fire/The Lost Bird

When a forest fire comes to woods not far from the family nest at Pteranodon Terrace, the family takes the Dinosaur Train to visit a nearby area where a fire has already been, and the Conductor leads the kids on a Nature Tracker hike through the woods to see how new life is growing back - even after the forest fire's devast...

1:00 pmReady Jet Go! Beep and Boop's Game/Constellation Prize

'Beep and Boop's Game' - The kids help Dr. Rafferty and Bergs get Mars Rover BOOP over a ravine on the red planet by simulating actions in the DSA 'Mars Yard' using BEEP (Boop's sister)! Trial and error leads to success. Along the way, the kids learn just how scientists communicate with far away rovers - through satellites ...

1:30 pmNature Cat Runaway Pumpkin/Lady Bug Tough

Runaway Pumpkin - Daisy has grown the biggest, most beautiful pumpkin and wants to get it to the Halloween Party. But getting this huge pumpkin there is easier said than done. Travel trouble isn't the only problem; their biggest challenge ends up being what to do with the pumpkins after Halloween. Lady Bug Tough - Uh oh, th...

2:00 pmNature Cat Stop That Squirrel/Onward and Pondward

Stop That Squirrel - Oh yeah! Nature Cat and his pals can't wait for a day of backyard bird watching! And Nature Cat has a sure-fire way to attract the birds - the bird feeder! But things take a turn when a grey squirrel named Cruiser breaks into the birdfeed and takes all the birdseed for himself. Squirrel Power! Can Natur...

2:30 pmWild Kratts Snowy Owl Invasion

Martin and Chris are hanging out in China with their Giant panda friend Stuffo, when they receive reports of Snowy owls showing up all over North America. Since these raptors live in the Arctic, it's up to the Wild Kratts to solve the Mystery of the Snowy Owl Invasion! Science Concept : Territoriality, population cycles, mi...

3:00 pmWild Kratts Happy Turkey Day

The Wild Kratts are on a mission to defend the honor of the wild turkey and to stop Gourmand, who is hunting for the largest, fattest turkey in the forest.

3:30 pmOdd Squad The Odd Antidote/The One That Got Away

The Odd Antidote - When Ms. O has bizarre side effects after being sprayed by a weird plant, Olive and Otto must travel around town finding the correct measurements of the ingredients for the medicine to cure her, all while keeping Ms. O's condition a secret from her. Curriculum: Measuring, comparison. The One that Got Away...

4:00 pmOdd Squad Odd Outbreak/The Perfect Lunch

Odd Outbreak - Dr. O takes the lead on the case of a strange medical crisis that causes chaos right in the middle of Odd Squad HQ. Curriculum: Data collection and analysis. The Perfect Lunch - Olive and Otto help Ms. O host a lunch for some very important but easily offended guests. Curriculum: Weight; algebraic thinking; d...

4:30 pmArthur Whip. Mix. Blend./Staycation

When Rattles's mom starts dating Archie Vanderloo, Rattles finds himself spending lots of time with Archie's kids. The problem is, Rattles doesn't have anything in common with these twins! Can this blended family learn to get along? Educational Objective: Rattles learns how to adjust to life in a blended family. Arthur offe...

5:00 pmArthur Two Minutes/Messy Dress Mess

Power shifts in the Tibble household when the twins find out Tommy is two minutes older than Timmy. Frustrated in his new role, Timmy enlists the help of an expert older brother tamer: D.W.! Educational Objective: Tommy and Timmy learn that it doesn't matter which brother is older. Ladonna's thrilled when Muffy loans her a ...

5:30 pmMartha Speaks Martha's Thanksgiving, Part One & Two

Martha's Thanksgiving, Part One - When Martha learns that Helen's extended family will be coming for Thanksgiving, she decides to search for her own long-lost canine siblings. Tails begin to wag as the family reunites, but where is Martha's mother? Vocabulary: (E) reunion, prepare, organize, trace, quest. Martha's Thanksgiv...

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

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

7:00 pmAnne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

Join Anne Shirley as she turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, adults and Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and unfortunate-albeit amusing-mishaps.

9:00 pmAnne of Green Gables (2016)

Savor a new adaptation of the classic novel about the orphaned Anne, placed in the care of uptight Marilla and her brother Matthew, played by Martin Sheen. Neither Anne nor Marilla could predict the profound effect they'd have on each other's lives.

11:00 pmMuscle Shoals to Music Row Tribute to Charlie Rich

Tribute to Charlie Rich featuring The Malpass Brothers, Holli Mosley, Susan Marshall, Keith Sykes, Juliet Simmons Dinallo, Charlie Rich Jr.

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