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This Old House

This Old House, with pros Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Jenn Nawada, and host Kevin O'Connor, is TV's original home-improvement show, following one whole-house renovation over several episodes.
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Lidia's Kitchen

Lidia is an Emmy award-winning public television host, a best‐selling cookbook author, a successful restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Most importantly, Lidia has accomplished all of this by marrying her two passions in life—her family and food.

Tonight | 9:30PM

Cooks Country

This series from America's Test Kitchen reclaims, revives and restores classic American heirloom recipes. Hosts Bridget and Julia have been fixtures on the show from the very beginning—sharing their cooking skills and deep knowledge of food history.

Tonight | 7:30PM

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street

The editors of Milk Street magazine search the world over for techniques and ingredients that can transform your home cooking, producing bigger, bolder dishes with less time and effort.

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Juneteenth 2021

Celerbate the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States.

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Donkey Hodie

Fred Rogers Productions and Spiffy Pictures present this new PBS KIDS program.

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The John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program is now in full swing.

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There's much to explore just outside your own front door. Mr. Scott offers awesome ideas for you and your family.

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Vibrant Neighborhoods

Come along as we explore the impact and value of immigrant communities here in the Mississippi Valley region.

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