Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders and scientists in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
Deval Patrick is the first African-American governor of Massachusetts and Jessica Alba is an actress who proudly embraces her Mexican-American heritage. But cutting-edge DNA analysis reveals that the family trees contain a far more diverse range of cultures and races. Alba descends from Jewish and Mayan ancestors and the official cartographer of France's King Louis XIV. Deval Patrick's roots lead to a black homesteader in Colorado and a white master who gave his former slave land after the Civil War. DNA is used to delve deeper into the families of other guests in the series, including Valerie Jarrett and Anderson Cooper, and to overcome dead ends on host Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s own tree. The secrets encoded in their genomes challenge these guests' ideas about their families' histories and their identities today.
Based on a true story. Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the rare opportunity to raise wild turkeys from chicks. Hutto spent each day out and about as a "wild turkey" with his family of chicks until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own. As it turned out, this was harder than he ever imagined. Hutto's story eventually became a book, Illuminations in the Flatlands.
Ducks fly through the air on short stubby wings -- traveling in large, energy-efficient formations over thousands of miles. There are some 150 species of them, representing a wide variety of shapes, sizes and behaviors. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive. They are familiar animals we think we know. But most of us don't really know these phenomenal, sophisticated creatures at all. Our story follows a wood duck family as a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks, then come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds.
From our kitchen windows we spot them, nibbling away at our gardens and shrubs. They wander along our highways, reminders of the wilderness we have paved our way through. From coast to coast some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. But once they retreat from our view, where do they go? What secrets do they carry back into the forest, away from our prying eyes? Deer are among the most highly-studied mammals in the world; but does any typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long a deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year? Working with scientists, special camera equipment, and deer experts and devotees of every kind, NATURE reveals the hidden world of white-tailed deer in a whole new light.
Stresses the key personal skills and strategies needed for collaborating with colleagues and working in teams.
CLASSICAL STRETCH: THE ESMONDE TECHNIQUE focuses on overall wellness and physical fitness. This series, hosted by Miranda Esmonde-White, features a graceful, fluid and controlled method of stretching the entire body. It combines yoga, tai chi, Pilates and ballet techniques, plus specific movements and stretches that reach muscles and ligaments not normally targeted in the average fitness program. The movements, designed in consultation with a physician and a physiotherapist, are simple, safe, effective and appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.
Blob on the Job - When a blob gets loose in Odd Squad headquarters, Olive and Otto compete against rival agents to catch it first. Curriculum: Measurement; capacity. Party of 54321 - When people in town can no longer count down, Olive and Otto must uncover who is causing the problem and why. Curriculum: Numbers and counting; deductive reasoning.
After getting caught in the middle of a tussle between a grumpy rhino and an outraged elephant, Martin and Chris decide to have a contest to decide what's stronger - elephant or rhino powers.
Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma - neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.
Duckling Goes Home: Today at school, the children find out that Ducky has grown too big to be their classroom pet and it's time to take him back to the farm. This news is very upsetting, especially to Daniel and Miss Elaina. The children cope with their sadness in different ways and soon they feel a little bit better. Daniel Feels Left Out: On their way home from the Neighborhood grocery store, Dad and Daniel stop by the Treehouse to say "hello." O the Owl and Katerina Kittycat have been playing together all day, and are even going to have dinner together. When it is time to go home with Dad, Daniel feels left out and sad. Back at home, Mom and Dad Tiger help Daniel with his sad feelings and he soon feels a bit better.
Daniel Gets Frustrated: Daniel is staying at home with Mom Tiger today. He really wants to play with Prince Wednesday, but he is visiting his cousin Chrissie. He asks Mom if they can go to Music Man Stan's shop, but they can't because it is closed. Daniel gets really frustrated when it seems like he's unable to do anything he wants to do. With some guidance from Mom, Daniel learns how to work through his frustration. Frustration at School: Daniel and his friends are playing "restaurant" at school and Daniel feels frustrated when he can't find the toy he is looking for. Teacher Harriet helps him realize that the right thing to do is to take a step back and ask for help.
SESAME STREET has garnered more than 100 awards, including 101 Emmys, two Peabodys, four Parents' Choice Awards and an Action for Children's Television Special Achievement Award. The series delivers academic and social education that prepares kids for grade school. Since its premiere, the show's base curriculum has been set by academic research on preschoolers. Encore episodes focus on music and art and how these tools can be used to develop the whole child - the cognitive, social, emotional and physical attributes. In addition, "Elmo's World," which looks at the world through the eyes of a three-year-old, continues as a featured segment. Themes include birthdays, pets, teeth, families, games and more.
Dinosaurs in the Snow - Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time. Cretaceous Conifers - The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom's favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party.
King Cryolophosaurus - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley. Buddy the Tracker - Buddy and Don are "footprint detectives" as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!
The Perfect Ten Problem - TV Show Set. Peg and Cat are judging a singing competition in which all performers must get a rating of exactly ten stars. Primary Content: Adding to 10; Secondary Content: The number 0. The Long Line Problem - The Purple Planet. While waiting in a long line, Peg and Cat try to help Richard realize his dream of being first in line for the first time. Primary Content: Ordinal numbers, using a number line; Secondary Content: Positional relationships (in front of/behind), counting to 20.
The Big Dog Problem - Peg's yard. When Peg and Cat need to mail some important letters for Peg's Mom, they find their path to the mailbox blocked by a really big dog. Primary Content: Height; Secondary Content: Direction, sets that can't be divided equally. The Three Friends Problem - Peg's yard. When Peg and Cat are playing with their new friend the Big Dog, Cat suddenly becomes strangely quiet. Using a graph, Peg attempts to figure out what's wrong with Cat. Primary Content: Bar graphs; Secondary Content: More, less.
On your mark, get set...wait! Princess Pea and Red are in a potato sack race in the park but can't agree on how fast to go! The Super Readers fly into the famous race between the Tortoise and the Hare, and help these friends as they head to the finish line. Will slow and steady win this race, could fast be more fun, or will our fairytale friends learn a completely different lesson? Educational Objectives: To learn about good sportsmanship, sing the alphabet, identify the letters G, and O, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story.
The Missing Christmas Decorations - Until Percy discovers Diesel 10 stealing the Steamies' Christmas decorations. Percy chases him back to the Dieselworks where he also discovers poor forgotten Sidney hanging from the ceiling waiting for new wheels. Percy surprises everyone by deciding to give Sidney a Christmas present and his kindness does not go unrewarded. Santa's Little Engine - Thomas is sent to bring a real sleigh for Sir Topham Hatt to ride in when he plays Santa at the Ulfstead Castle Christmas Fair. When the sleigh slips down the hill with Sir Topham Hatt in it, Thomas has to rescue him and ends up pulling the sleigh back up the hill with fallen branches round his funnel, making Thomas look more like a reindeer than an engine!
I Love the Nightlife - Nick wants to stay awake all night. Good thing the Cat needs help finding his most favorite hat that he lost in the forest of Wagamaroo! The Cat takes Nick and Sally on a nocturnal adventure, along the way meeting a variety of animals who stay up all night! Oh Give Me a Home! - Nick has a super duper special shell and Sally wants one too! The Cat in the Hat takes them to a beachside adventure where they meet Tucker, a hermit crab who is also looking for a new shell because he's grown too big for his. An under the sea fashion show gives both Tucker and Sally super duper special shells!
Falafelosophy - At the urging of guest-star author Neil Gaiman ("Coraline," "The Graveyard Book") Sue Ellen tries her hand at writing and illustrating a graphic novel. When Sue Ellen needs inspiration and encouragement, she turns to Neil - who pops up in unexpected places! - and to the philosophy lessons of her local falafel vendor! The Great Lint Rush - Mr. Toad is back! And he's ready to corner the Sock Market, leaving everyone in Elwood City barefoot and bereft. Can Pal and Kate negotiate for their socks....or will there be another great sock depression like the Great Chilly Toes Scare of 1929??
My Better Half - When symmetrical objects become vandalized, Olive and Otto must figure out why. Curriculum: Geometry and spatial Sense; symmetry. The Confalones - Olive and Otto are called in to help when objects and, eventually, people start disappearing inside an Italian restaurant. Curriculum: Rounding numbers.
When Aviva and Koki accidentally miniaturize themselves and get carried away by termites, Martin and Chris must split up to search for them.
Alex and Leah play in their magical tree house as they share the very first signs they learned.
The PBS NewsHour continues to provide in-depth analysis of current events with a news summary, live interviews and discussions of domestic and international issues.
Giovanni Antipolo is a Little Rock native with an extensive background in piano performance. He graduated from Central High School and went on to graduate from Rice University with a degree in architecture and the University of Houston with a degree in piano performance. He is currently working toward his MBA at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In addition to his job as an accountant at Central Construction Group in Little Rock, Antipolo teaches piano, as well as volunteering to play piano at schools, nursing homes, churches and hospitals in an effort to generate interest in classical music He supports local nonprofit organizations by providing musical entertainment for various fundraising events, and his collaboration with members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has solidified his place as an in-demand musician in the state of Arkansas.
Veteran News Journalist Steve Barnes hosts a roundtable discussion regarding the current week's news with local journalists.
Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth brings it home - to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, that is - to perform music from her career. With a classically trained voice set off by a gift for acting and comedy, Chenoweth appears at a state-of-the-art theater that now bears her name, performing Broadway, television and film songs like "Popular" and "For Good" from Wicked, songs from her acclaimed performances on "Glee" and music from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more. Backed by a 13-piece orchestra led by musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Chenoweth welcomes song and dance friends from Broadway in a program sure to be unforgettable.
THE FAST METABOLISM REVOLUTION! is a 60-minute public television pledge special designed to help people change their lives for the better. It's designed for people who live in the real world with real world stresses and challenges. It's really unusual because in it Haylie actually encourages people to get healthy by eating more food -- not less!!
BBC WORLD NEWS: The latest global news from the world's largest news broadcaster. The newscasts contain all the most up-to-date news, interviews, analysis, business reports and world sports news.