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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:30pm
Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:30pm
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:30pm

Monday, June 16th
Thou Callest Me a Dog: A dog speaking Shakespeare? 'Tis a consumation devoutly to be wished and achieved when Martha swallows Hamlet. Never was a dog's desire for meat so artfully expressed.

Martha's Paper Chase: It's the Town Crier deadline and Carolina needs a headline. Hot on the trail for a story, and a biscuit, Senior Canine Reporter Martha stumbles into a scoop that screams front page: the whereabouts of Big Minnie. But is exposing Minnie's privacy worth the story?

Tuesday, June 17th
Alice Tells a Story: When Alice tells the story of how she got Nelson, her class is confused. She ate pizza while playing hockey in an animal shelter? With a little help from Helen and T.D., she might be able to tell it correctly, even if it is about cats.

Pirates and Princesses: Princesses Carolina, Alice and Helen needeth a castle. Skipper Truman and First Mate T.D. are scouring the land for a ship. The problem: Helen only has one tree house. Who will prevail in the clash between bucanneers and royalty?

Wednesday, June 18th
Tomato, You Say?: Why is there a tomato on T.D.'s shirt? Helen's eager to know. Unfortunately, she'd have an easier time getting Martha to skip breakfast than getting a straight answer from T.D. Will she ever find out?

Martha Questions: Is Martha only speaking in questions? Why would that be? Can Skits help her figure it out? Did somebody put something funny in her soup? Will the questions ever stop???

Thursday, June 19th
Oh, Noooo!: Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T.D. set out to convince Granny Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson?

Bye, Martha: Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland. The family sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pozegnalny to Martha?

Friday, June 20
Martha Sings: Martha wakes up singing and not just because she's happy. She can't stop! Helen and Martha visit the vet, some musicians, and an opera singer, trying to discover the source of her musical malady to no avail. Will Martha ever be able to talk without a tempo again?

TD Makes the Band: Everybody's singing about Shecky the Sea Lion and it's driving TD nuts! He could write a better song than that, and that's just what he's going to do! He recruits the gang to join his band and then sets out to write a hit song. . . . about Belgium? Inspiration strikes, but what will they do for an encore?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:30pm

Featuring exclusive interviews with family members and previously unseen archive footage, THE QUEEN'S MOTHER IN LAW sheds new light on one of the royal family's most remarkable but little known personalities.

Let's Polka!
Sat, 06/14/2014 - 6:30pm

Each half-hour episode of Let's Polka! is full of bona fide polka fun hosted by Bill Flynn. Tap your toes to the polka beat or dance along in your living room with our live studio audience. Plus, you'll get to know the music and musicians as each episode contains an interview with Bill Flynn and the leader of the band! This week we welcome back The Polka Quads, from Steeltown PA.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 3:30pm

IN THE AMERICAS WITH DAVID YETMAN showcases the landscapes, peoples and history of North America and South America — from the frigid, glacier-carved barrens of northern Canada to tip of Tierra del Fuego in Chile. During the 10-part series, host David Yetman (The Desert Speaks) visits Mayan temples in Guatemala, isolated settlements in British Columbia, ancient fortresses in Mexico, the wild mountains of western Argentina, colorful festivals in Columbia and the often ignored Great Lakes of the United States. Along the way, he meets natives and immigrants, islanders and mainlanders, pastoralists and city-dwellers, including Japanese immigrants in the Amazon, the descendants of poor Italians in Chile and the Quechua people of Peru.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:00pm

SAVING LUNA is a vibrant, poignant and visually stunning film that has won awards around the world. It begins when Luna, a baby killer whale, gets separated from his family on the wild coast of Vancouver Island. All alone, he seems determined to make friends with humans. People throughout the community fall in love with him, including: a cook on an old freighter; an elder and a young man from a First Nations band; and a gruff fisheries officer. The husband-and-wife production team of Mike Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm, initially in the area to document the story for the media, get drawn into the drama. Their efforts to record the events result in this funny, heartwarming, and emotional documentary that explores the mysterious connection between humans and these mammals.

Brazil with Michael Palin
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:00pm

On the final leg of his journey, Palin starts in the picture-perfect town of Parati, where he meets with Prince João de Bragança, heir to the defunct throne of Brazil. In Embraer and Sao Paolo, Palin meets some of Brazil’s successful politicians, heads of business and TV soap stars, who all have mixed opinions on Brazil’s future. After experiencing the beauty and serenity of the vast wetlands of the Pantanal, Palin ends his journey at the magnificent Iguazu falls, where he concludes that Brazil has much to offer the world as it takes its place as a potential new superpower.

Brazil with Michael Palin
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 9:00pm

On the road to Rio, Palin visits the source of Brazil’s great mineral wealth — the state of Minas Gerais and its giant mines. Here, he meets some ordinary Brazilians dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the state. Then he’s off to Rio de Janeiro, host of the next Olympics and World Cup. Rio has always been a party town, but it’s also blighted by drugs and gang violence. Palin learns how the authorities are hoping to bring the favelas back into the city. He also learns how to celebrate a goal like a Brazilian radio commentator and books a room in one of the city’s famous “love hotels”!

Brazil with Michael Palin
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:00pm

Palin travels on several rivers through the very heart of Amazonia. Meeting the Yanomami tribe, he talks to their spokesperson about the threats to their way of life. He visits the magnificent Manaus Opera House and samples some exotic Amazonian foods in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon. Traveling southward to the upper reaches of the Xingu River, Palin is welcomed to the Wauja tribe, one of the most colorful of all the Brazilian indigenous peoples. This leg of his journey ends in the capital, Brasilia, where he meets with rock star and political activist Dinho Ouro Preto.

Brazil with Michael Palin
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 9:00pm

Michael Palin’s Brazilian odyssey begins in the northeast, where modern Brazil was born. He starts in the city of Sao Luis before traveling down the coast to Recife and Salvador, dropping in on the vaqueros — Brazilian cowboys — who work on vast cattle ranches. His travels also take him south to the stunning coastal lagoons of the Lencois Maranhenses national park. In Salvador, he learns to drum with the famous Olodum School and has a lesson in cooking Bahian-style, before finding out what lies behind the beguiling moves of capoeira dancers.

Pledge Special
Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:00pm

Filmed in October 1980 in Radio City Music Hall, the luminous performances on DEAD AHEAD captured the band at a moment of transformation. These concerts were the culmination of a month-long musical odyssey in San Francisco and New York City during which the band stretched the boundaries of more than 100 songs, from “Lost Sailor” to jug-band tunes, such as “Monkey and the Engineer,” played in coffeehouses. Performances include “Fire on the Mountain,” “Ripple,” “Bird Song” and “On the Road Again.”

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