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NBC SAT AM TIME SCHEDULE as of: 05/12/2020 Monday May 11, 2020 - Sunday May 31, 2020

"EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER"

"VENEZUELA (EDD203)"

05/16/2020 (10:00AM - 10:30AM) (Saturday) : Today on Earth Odyssey, host Dylan Dreyer takes us to one of the longest and largest rivers in the world: The Orinoco River. On this epic journey, we will explore the most exotic creatures living in the river, as well as the animals who depend on the river for food and shelter. This includes a puma who uses the river for water, as well as a hunting ground for its prey. We then meet the wild-looking four-eyed fish, as well the fiddler crabs who need to hide from a high-flying predator above. We then try to imagine what it would have been like to be the first explorers to make landfall, and the sights and sounds they would have heard. Plus, we climb the trees to hang out with some red howler monkeys and get a firsthand experience of how they got their name.


 

"EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER"

"AMAZON (EDD204)"

05/16/2020 (10:30AM - 11:00AM) (Saturday) : Today on Earth Odyssey, host Dylan Dreyer takes us on a journey to South America to the dense and crowded Amazon Rainforest. On this adventure, we will follow the sound of red howler monkeys that leads us high up in the canopy. Then we march down to the forest floor to get a closer look at a colony of army ants. These aren’t the only small insects that we will see down below. We will also examine the relationship between wasps and tadpoles, as well as check out the daily activities of flies and stick ticks. After we are finished with the forest floor, we head back up to the trees where a harpy eagle is on the prowl for its next meal. This time, monkeys are on the menu, but are the monkeys quick enough to get away from this hungry harpy eagle? Plus, we head across the canopy to catch a glimpse of a slow-moving sloth.




 

"CONSUMER 101"

"FOLLOW THE BEAT (CNR222)"

ORIGINAL

05/16/2020 (11:00AM - 11:30AM) (Saturday) : You love your trusty family car, so why not show it some TLC and give the inside a thorough cleaning with these expert tips? Then, host Jack Rico seeks some relief from the heat in the Consumer Reports air conditioner lab and learns how they test ACs in search of the best one for every home. And, with the help of a high school marching band, we get a fascinating a look at what happens to sound in an "anechoic chamber," a room with no echo.




 

"VETS SAVING PETS"

"PATIENCE OF A SAINT (VSP220)"

ORIGINAL

05/16/2020 (11:30AM - 12:00PM) (Saturday) : When the legs of a young Saint Bernard named Harley begin to fail, it’s up to Dr. Debbie James to get her back on her feet. Dr. James enlists the help of Dr. Greg Kilburn when a surgical procedure on Harley turns out to be a greater challenge than anticipated. Later, a kitten named Loki is found to have heart murmur during a routine vaccination. After an initial examination, Dr. Regan Williams suspects a congenital heart defect, but an ultrasound will help further narrow down the issue.




 

"ROOTS LESS TRAVELED"

"CONNECTING TO WHALERS (RLT107)"

ORIGINAL

05/16/2020 (12:00PM - 12:30PM) (Saturday) : Host Faruq Tauheed takes brother and sister Ashley and Elliott back to their grandparents’ hometown of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. During their trip, they get a sailing lesson and learn that their fifth great-grandfather Henry Osborn was taken prisoner on a boat in the Revolutionary War. While feasting on lobster, they discover that their third great-grandfather Samuel Osborn went from debtor’s prison to owning a fleet of whaling ships. A surprise visit from their parents allows them to share their found history.




 

"THE CHAMPION WITHIN"

"GOING FOR GOLD: BACK FLIPPING FORWARD (TCW409)"

ORIGINAL

05/16/2020 (12:30PM - 01:00PM) (Saturday) : Today on The Champion Within, host Lauren Thompson takes us through some of the most inspirational stories in sports that lead us to the Olympic Games. First, we hit the pool to look back at the star-studded 2016 men’s and women’s swim teams. Led by both swimming legends and newcomers, like phenom Katie Ledecky, the U.S. swim program would go through the trials and tribulations that all champions experience. Then we swim stroke by stroke with Michael Phelps in what was his last Olympic Games in 2016. Next, we learn how the 2016 gymnastics team proved to be a historic squad. "The Final Five" showed their guts and grit as legacies were cemented and legends like Simone Biles were born. Plus, we hear the incredible story of sportswriter Nick Edmund, who put down his typewriter and picked up his clubs to inspire those who needed it the most.

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"EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER"

"PATAGONIA (EDD205)"

05/23/2020 (10:00AM - 10:30AM) (Saturday) : On today’s Earth Odyssey, we head to South America where the region of Patagonia hosts a variety of different animals. We start on the colder side of the region where penguins rule the land. There are millions of penguins here that almost outnumber the humans that live in Patagonia. We then visit another animal who hangs out in the water, the beaver. Its dams are spread across the region and will often affect the lives and homes of the local birds. The woodpecker is among the birds affected by the amount of beaver dams. We’ll explore a day in the life of these woodpeckers to get a better understanding of their habits. We then head to the glaciers and ice fields that host a wide range of creatures. From flamingos to guanacos to pumas, these ice fields have some of the most diverse wildlife in Patagonia. We will then meet the people who live there, and explore their relationship with wild, as well as tamed horses.




 

"EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER"

"THE PANTANAL (EDD206)"

05/23/2020 (10:30AM - 11:00AM) (Saturday) : On today’s episode of Earth Odyssey, we head to the Pantanal region of South America. The Pantanal is the biggest wetland on earth, but we begin with the animal that has more species than any other creature in the region: birds. Parakeets and parrots make their nests in the cliffs and trees, away from predators. But that doesn’t mean that they are totally safe. Predators hunt for prey all over the Pantanal, and predators even hunt for each other. We’ll see an epic showdown of power between a jaguar and a crocodile. We will then explore the circle of life that happens between the animals and locals in the beautiful South American region. From crocodiles to parrots, many different animals benefit from the relationship between the ranchers and their cattle. We then head back to the wetlands where crocs lay out in the sun next to storks, parakeets and a variety of different birds.


 

"CONSUMER 101"

"CANCELING NOISE AND THE SECRETS OF SAFE RIDING (CNR223)"

ORIGINAL

05/23/2020 (11:00AM - 11:30AM) (Saturday) : Host Jack Rico discovers the ins and outs of safely sharing the road - whether you’re driving a car or riding a bike. Then, check out an anechoic chamber - a room with no echo - where Consumer Reports experts test the latest and greatest in noise-cancelling headphone technology. Plus, learn how you can protect your home from an unfortunate disaster: a burst pipe.


 

"VETS SAVING PETS"

"THE K9'S CANINE (VSP214)"

REPEAT

05/23/2020 (11:30AM - 12:00PM) (Saturday) : Dr. Regan Williams receives a visit from long-time patient Rusty the dog, whose heart is beating at an elevated rate. As Dr. Williams has treated Rusty for this exact condition in the past, she thinks she has the answer to Rusty's racing heart. But is it enough to calm him down? Later, a police dog named Jax finds his way to Dr. Sharon French's table due to a cracked canine tooth. She'll do everything she can to ensure that the puppy-in-training can safely get back to his important duties.


 

"ROOTS LESS TRAVELED"

"CONNECTING TO THE PAST (RLT108)"

ORIGINAL

05/23/2020 (12:00PM - 12:30PM) (Saturday) : Host Faruq Tauheed takes us back to look at some of our most memorable moments. We take Rob and Michelle to Mexico, where we learn that their cousin Ernesto gave the keys to Mexico City to John F. Kennedy and that their cousin Manuel died on the Titanic. Then, we go to Cuba, where uncle and nephew Jr. and Al bond while learning that Al’s grandfather owned 32 blocks in downtown Havana. Finally, we go on a historical Tennessee adventure with mother and son Sharee and Devon as they learn that their ancestor Larkin Ford, an African American man, owned land in Tennessee before the Civil War.


 

"THE CHAMPION WITHIN"

"GOING FOR GOLD: MORE THAN AN ATHLETE (HOC410)"

ORIGINAL

05/23/2020 (12:30PM - 01:00PM) (Saturday) : Today on The Champion Within: Going for Gold, host Lauren Thompson leads us through some of the most incredible and incredibly inspirational stories in sports that lead us to the Olympics. First, we’ll meet fencer Kamali Thompson, who is much more than just a world-class athlete. While Thompson is training for the Olympics, she is also in medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon. We’ll see just how much work goes into each remarkable field. Then we'll meet veteran Rick Morales, whose heroic story overseas brought him home, but not without struggles. But there is one sport where he can find solace, peace and the ability to continue fighting. Then we'll run over to sprinter Noah Lyles. He’s primed for another shot at an Olympic medal, but he has another amazing gift that slows his mind down so he can speed up on the track. Plus, we'll meet Annemiek van Vleuten, who suffered one of the most intense crashes in recent cycling memory but wouldn’t let that stop her from getting back on the saddle. The truly remarkable feat is her fast recovery that led to faster times in future races.

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"EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER"

"THAR DESERT (EDD207)"

05/30/2020 (10:00AM - 10:30AM) (Saturday) : On today’s episode of Earth Odyssey, we explore one of the biggest and most populated deserts in the world – the Thar Desert. There are many animals that call this Indian desert home, but it is also home to the thriving city of Jaipur. Over three million people live in this busy metropolis, but they share the streets and shops with macaque monkeys. But not all of them behave, and the troublemakers must be sent back into the wild. While we’re in the wild, we’ll go to a grassier part of the desert where deer, hogs and peacocks graze. But they have to watch their backs for one of the Thar Desert’s most dangerous predators – the tiger. We then head high above the trees where one of the most fascinating migrations in the animal kingdom flies. Cranes makes their way through the Thar DESERT and it’s a mesmerizing sight to see this natural behavior. Then we go full circle back to our troop of macaques as they face their biggest competition yet.


 

"EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER"

"THAR DESERT (EDD207)"

REPEAT

05/30/2020 (10:00AM - 10:30AM) (Saturday) : On today’s episode of Earth Odyssey, we explore one of the biggest and most populated deserts in the world – the Thar Desert. There are many animals that call this Indian desert home, but it is also home to the thriving city of Jaipur. Over three million people live in this busy metropolis, but they share the streets and shops with macaque monkeys. But not all of them behave, and the troublemakers must be sent back into the wild. While we’re in the wild, we’ll go to a grassier part of the desert where deer, hogs and peacocks graze. But they have to watch their backs for one of the Thar Desert’s most dangerous predators – the tiger. We then head high above the trees where one of the most fascinating migrations in the animal kingdom flies. Cranes makes their way through the Thar DESERT and it’s a mesmerizing sight to see this natural behavior. Then we go full circle back to our troop of macaques as they face their biggest competition yet.


 

"EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER"

"PHILIPPINES (EDD208)"

05/30/2020 (10:30AM - 11:00AM) (Saturday) : Today on Earth Odyssey, we head to Southeast Asia where lies the island chain of the Philippines. We start on Palawan Island where there is an array of interesting creatures. We meet a giant pitcher plant that gets its name from its large and oval-shaped “mouth.” These plants are not alone on the floor, as scorpions and giant centipedes crawl around the forest floor. We then run into a binturong, or commonly known as a bearcat. Despite its nickname, binturongs are not related to either cats or bears. After the forest floor, we go to the cold, damp caves that make up much of the Philippine landscape. In the caves, we’ll find some creepy crawlers like tarantulas and more scorpions. After the caves, we make our way down to the rivers where monitor lizards call home.




 

"EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER"

"PHILIPPINES (EDD208)"

REPEAT

05/30/2020 (10:30AM - 11:00AM) (Saturday) : Today on Earth Odyssey, we head to Southeast Asia where lies the island chain of the Philippines. We start on Palawan Island where there is an array of interesting creatures. We meet a giant pitcher plant that gets its name from its large and oval-shaped “mouth.” These plants are not alone on the floor, as scorpions and giant centipedes crawl around the forest floor. We then run into a binturong, or commonly known as a bearcat. Despite its nickname, binturongs are not related to either cats or bears. After the forest floor, we go to the cold, damp caves that make up much of the Philippine landscape. In the caves, we’ll find some creepy crawlers like tarantulas and more scorpions. After the caves, we make our way down to the rivers where monitor lizards call home.




 

"CONSUMER 101"

"HOT CAR STORIES - TRUE OR FALSE (CNR224)"

ORIGINAL

05/30/2020 (11:00AM - 11:30AM) (Saturday) : Host Jack Rico puts some hot car stories to the test with a Consumer Reports expert and finds out about the dangers of leaving children and pets unattended in the backseat. Then, a cookware tester shows us just how important pots and pans can be when you want to make a great meal. Also, Jack learns how to prepare your air conditioner for summer heat, and he discovers how to keep gym clothes smelling fresh and clean.




 

"CONSUMER 101"

"HOT CAR STORIES - TRUE OR FALSE (CNR224)"

ORIGINAL

05/30/2020 (11:00AM - 11:30AM) (Saturday) : Host Jack Rico puts some hot car stories to the test with a Consumer Reports expert and finds out about the dangers of leaving children and pets unattended in the backseat. Then, a cookware tester shows us just how important pots and pans can be when you want to make a great meal. Also, Jack learns how to prepare your air conditioner for summer heat, and he discovers how to keep gym clothes smelling fresh and clean.




 

"VETS SAVING PETS"

"NINE LIVES AND COUNTING (VSP215)"

REPEAT

05/30/2020 (11:30AM - 12:00PM) (Saturday) : Dudley the miniature poodle has a cancerous tumor on his jaw, and it's up to Dr. Devon Boyd to surgically remove it. But first, she'll need to determine the best course of action for Dudley with a CT scan. Then, something has struck a nerve with Simba the cat's ability to walk. Dr. Debbie James suspects a neural disease commonly associated with Simba's breed, but will she be able to put the spring back in the poor feline's step? Later, Enzo the cat has a head wound that requires examination by Dr. Barbara Bryer. With a history of fighting with other cats, Dr. Bryer hopes this latest run-in doesn't lead to any serious repercussions.




 

"VETS SAVING PETS"

"NINE LIVES AND COUNTING (VSP215)"

REPEAT

05/30/2020 (11:30AM - 12:00PM) (Saturday) : Dudley the miniature poodle has a cancerous tumor on his jaw, and it's up to Dr. Devon Boyd to surgically remove it. But first, she'll need to determine the best course of action for Dudley with a CT scan. Then, something has struck a nerve with Simba the cat's ability to walk. Dr. Debbie James suspects a neural disease commonly associated with Simba's breed, but will she be able to put the spring back in the poor feline's step? Later, Enzo the cat has a head wound that requires examination by Dr. Barbara Bryer. With a history of fighting with other cats, Dr. Bryer hopes this latest run-in doesn't lead to any serious repercussions.




 

"ROOTS LESS TRAVELED"

"CONNECTING TO A LANDMARK COURT CASE (RLT103)"

REPEAT

05/30/2020 (12:00PM - 12:30PM) (Saturday) : Host Faruq Tauheed takes mom and son duo Sharee and Davone to a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, where they learn that their fourth great-grandfather Larkin Ford was a part of an 1840s landmark Tennessee case. Larkin was awarded the farm that he worked on as a slave. After winning the property, Larkin went on to be a delegate in the Republican Party and helped elect African American officials into Tennessee government.




 

"ROOTS LESS TRAVELED"

"CONNECTING TO A LANDMARK COURT CASE (RLT103)"

REPEAT

05/30/2020 (12:00PM - 12:30PM) (Saturday) : Host Faruq Tauheed takes mom and son duo Sharee and Davone to a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, where they learn that their fourth great-grandfather Larkin Ford was a part of an 1840s landmark Tennessee case. Larkin was awarded the farm that he worked on as a slave. After winning the property, Larkin went on to be a delegate in the Republican Party and helped elect African American officials into Tennessee government.




 

"THE CHAMPION WITHIN"

"GOING FOR GOLD: FIRST FOR EVERYTHING (HOC411)"

ORIGINAL

05/30/2020 (12:30PM - 01:00PM) (Saturday) : Today on The Champion Within, host Lauren Thompson leads the charge to uncover the most inspiring stories from athletes primed to make Olympic history. We’ll first meet some of the new faces from the 2020 U.S. Olympic team. Get used to seeing these future stars from swimming, water polo and cycling. Then we'll meet Kerri Walsh Jennings, who has accomplished seemingly everything in Olympic beach volleyball but is ready for a new challenge as she takes on the world stage with a new teammate. Then we'll meet Allyson Felix, who has been a world-class sprinter and Olympian since 2004 and shows no signs of slowing down. But there is a new addition to Felix’s life that gives her more to run for. Plus, we'll go inside the Special Olympics and the golf program that has made athletes into coaches and given a brand-new outlook for everyone involved.

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"THE CHAMPION WITHIN"

"GOING FOR GOLD: FIRST FOR EVERYTHING (HOC411)"

ORIGINAL

05/30/2020 (12:30PM - 01:00PM) (Saturday) : Today on The Champion Within, host Lauren Thompson leads the charge to uncover the most inspiring stories from athletes primed to make Olympic history. We’ll first meet some of the new faces from the 2020 U.S. Olympic team. Get used to seeing these future stars from swimming, water polo and cycling. Then we'll meet Kerri Walsh Jennings, who has accomplished seemingly everything in Olympic beach volleyball but is ready for a new challenge as she takes on the world stage with a new teammate. Then we'll meet Allyson Felix, who has been a world-class sprinter and Olympian since 2004 and shows no signs of slowing down. But there is a new addition to Felix’s life that gives her more to run for. Plus, we'll go inside the Special Olympics and the golf program that has made athletes into coaches and given a brand-new outlook for everyone involved.

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