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12:00 AM 
Theater Talk Playwright/screenwriter and essayist Bruce Jay Friedman on developing his successful literary career as a humorist, which is the subject of his latest book Lucky Bruce: A Literary Memoir. [P]

12:30 AM 
Closer to Truth  "What Is God's Judgment?"  Every religion thunders its day of reckoning, and to examine God's judgment is to probe God's character and perhaps assess God's existence. If God does not exist, God's judgment may expose it. [P]

1:00 AM 
French In Action  "Residences II"  At the Belleaus's dinner table, the aristocratic Hubert de Pinot- Chambrun is belittling low-cost housing for workers. The egalitarian Robert gets hot under the collar. [G]

1:30 AM 
French In Action  "Residences III"  At the Belleaus's dinner, there is more table talk about real estate. The doorbell rings, and Marie-Laure returns to say it was a fake nun with a big moustache selling raffle tickets. [G]

2:00 AM 
Unfinished Nation  "The Meeting Ground"  The American West, a place of convergence. Contrasting experiences of Native American tribes; Spanish-speaking communities of Mexican Americans in New Mexico, Texas, and California; Chinese immigrants, and African Americans. The impact of the Homestead Act and the experiences of native cultures. [G]

2:30 AM 
Unfinished Nation  "The Legendary Frontier"  Economic development of the West. Impact of mining, cattle ranching and farming. Allure of the West; reality of lingering images and myths. Clashes with Native-American tribes; U. S. government's dispersal policy. Rise and decline of traditional agriculture. Introduction of commercial farming techniques. [G]

3:00 AM 
Biography of America, A  "New World Encounters"  Professor Miller introduces A Biography of America and its team of historians. The program looks at the beginnings of American history from west to east, following the first Ice Age migrations through the corn civilizations of Middle America, and the explorations of Columbus, DeSoto, and the Spanish. [P]

3:30 AM 
Biography of America, A  "English Settlement"  As the American character begins to take shape in the early seventeenth century, English settlements develop in New England and Virginia. Their personalities are dramatically different. [P]

4:00 AM 
SciGirls  "Digging Archaeology"  SciGirls Jazzy and Gates unearth the past, uncovering thousand-year-old Native American artifacts at a Utah dig site. [P]

4:30 AM 
Biz Kid$  "The Value of Money"  With many currencies around the world, what determines the value of money? What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the american dollar? Why is the dollar measured against the chinese yuan, the japanese yen, or the euro? Learn why the value of the dollar is important in your life. [P]

5:00 AM 
Growing a Greener World  "ECHO - Helping Underdeveloped Countries Grow Their Own Food"  Ft. Myers, FL. [P]

5:30 AM 
Wild Kratts  "Kickin' It with the Roos"  When Chris and Martin meet up with a mob of Red kangaroos, they get their car keys stolen by a joey and have to figure out how to get them back from the tricky little guy. As they jump into the life of the roos to search for the missing keys, the brothers realize that animals live in different kinds of social groups and they have important behaviors that keep the group together and safe. [P]

6:00 AM 
Ciao Italia  "Cooking Like Pellegrino Artusi/Cucinando Come Pellegrino Artusi"  Mary Ann travels to Casa Artusi, a renowned cooking center in Emilia Romagna, and the hometown of Pellegrino Artusi, author of Italy's world-renowned, classic cookbook, "Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well." With chefs from the center she cooks recipes from the book, including a classic flatbread, Piadina, and Stuffed Veal Rolls. [P]

6:30 AM 
P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table  "Farming with Water"  Seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered with water and so is its most important grain, rice. In this episode of Garden to Table, Allen visits a rice field in the peak of harvest. [P]

7:00 AM 
Globe Trekker  "London City Guide 1"  Jonathan begins his exploration of the city on a double-decker bus tour of famous sites. [G]

8:00 AM 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 10 of 10"  As the project winds down in Barrington, Rhode Island, master carpenter Norm Abram and host Kevin O'Connor congratulate builder Andy Tiplady on a job well done, while plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows homeowner Geoff Allen an advanced programmable thermostat with a 7" LCD screen. Window treatment specialist Ian Gibbs installs solar shades on the first floor, which will give some privacy and UV protection, while still allowing in light and views. [P]

8:30 AM 
American Woodshop  "Picture Frames and Wall Display Cabinets"  [P]

9:00 AM 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Mystery"  Smith shows how to evoke curiosity and expectation in the garden and provides examples. He offers helpful information on citronella geraniums, grafting Japanese maples and an easy way to plant potatoes. [G]

9:30 AM 
Glass with Vicki Payne  "Pop-Up Daises"  Sun catchers are fun little projects created out of small pieces of colored glass. Learn how to create a field of bright little sun catchers to adorn your windows or give as gifts. [P]

10:00 AM 
Sewing with Nancy  "Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 2"  [P]

10:30 AM 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Olive Basket"  This casual painting is for the gourmet. Learn the ease of "under-painting" and adding glazes. [P]

11:00 AM 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "Native America: Poverty Point"  At the time Ramses II was ruling Egypt, Moses was leading the Israelites from bondage and the Phoenicians were trading along the Mediterranean, Native Americans were thriving at Poverty Point in northeastern Louisiana. Jon Gibson, an expert on the Poverty Point settlement, introduces us to this unique civilization. [P]

11:30 AM 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya, Jen's Wild Berry Cream Pie, and Blueberry Sorbet. [P]

12:00 PM 
Great Conversations  "David Halberstam and Roger Wilkins"  David Halberstam (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author) and Roger Wilkins (former Assistant Attorney General). [P]

1:00 PM 
French In Action  "Residences II"  At the Belleaus's dinner table, the aristocratic Hubert de Pinot- Chambrun is belittling low-cost housing for workers. The egalitarian Robert gets hot under the collar. [G]

1:30 PM 
French In Action  "Residences III"  At the Belleaus's dinner, there is more table talk about real estate. The doorbell rings, and Marie-Laure returns to say it was a fake nun with a big moustache selling raffle tickets. [G]

2:00 PM 
Unfinished Nation  "The Meeting Ground"  The American West, a place of convergence. Contrasting experiences of Native American tribes; Spanish-speaking communities of Mexican Americans in New Mexico, Texas, and California; Chinese immigrants, and African Americans. The impact of the Homestead Act and the experiences of native cultures. [G]

2:30 PM 
Unfinished Nation  "The Legendary Frontier"  Economic development of the West. Impact of mining, cattle ranching and farming. Allure of the West; reality of lingering images and myths. Clashes with Native-American tribes; U. S. government's dispersal policy. Rise and decline of traditional agriculture. Introduction of commercial farming techniques. [G]

3:00 PM 
Biography of America, A  "New World Encounters"  Professor Miller introduces A Biography of America and its team of historians. The program looks at the beginnings of American history from west to east, following the first Ice Age migrations through the corn civilizations of Middle America, and the explorations of Columbus, DeSoto, and the Spanish. [P]

3:30 PM 
Biography of America, A  "English Settlement"  As the American character begins to take shape in the early seventeenth century, English settlements develop in New England and Virginia. Their personalities are dramatically different. [P]

4:00 PM 
SciGirls  "Digging Archaeology"  SciGirls Jazzy and Gates unearth the past, uncovering thousand-year-old Native American artifacts at a Utah dig site. [P]

4:30 PM 
Biz Kid$  "The Value of Money"  With many currencies around the world, what determines the value of money? What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the american dollar? Why is the dollar measured against the chinese yuan, the japanese yen, or the euro? Learn why the value of the dollar is important in your life. [P]

5:00 PM 
The Electric Company  "The Incredible Return-A-Ball"  Marcus sees a commercial for Francine's latest invention, The Return-a-ball, a ball that is supposed to come right back to you when you throw it. He can't resist buying it, but quickly discovers that it doesn't work. [P]

5:30 PM 
Cyberchase  "A Whale of a Tale"  With special guest star Al Roker. A trip to R-Fair City nearly turns into a monster mash when Hacker abducts Glowla, a beautiful cyberlady who generates pure energy. [P]

6:00 PM 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Baltimore: Gone Crabbing"  In this episode Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she goes crabbing off of Tangiers Island, VA in search of the freshest crabs for her crabcakes. In this exciting episode, viewers will witness the molting of the crab's shell with the local mayor - one of the watermen of the island. [P]

6:30 PM 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Classics"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. [P]

7:00 PM 
Uncorked: Wine Made Simple  "Uncorked: First Taste"  In this first episode, we discover what wine is by meeting the people who make it, write about it, cook with it and of course - drink it. We learn how wine happens by talking with winemakers and grape growers. [P]

7:30 PM 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Dingle, Co Kerry - Part 1"  [P]

8:00 PM 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 10 of 10"  As the project winds down in Barrington, Rhode Island, master carpenter Norm Abram and host Kevin O'Connor congratulate builder Andy Tiplady on a job well done, while plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows homeowner Geoff Allen an advanced programmable thermostat with a 7" LCD screen. Window treatment specialist Ian Gibbs installs solar shades on the first floor, which will give some privacy and UV protection, while still allowing in light and views. [P]

8:30 PM 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol"  Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. Rick tastes the smooth sherry and marvels at prancing stallions as he finds the passion in Andalucian culture. He finishes his visit with fun in the Spanish sun on the coast. [G]

9:00 PM 
Travelscope  "Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers"  The desert's subtle attractions are revealed in a tour of California's wildflower displays and Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival. [G]

9:30 PM 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Baltimore: Gone Crabbing"  In this episode Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she goes crabbing off of Tangiers Island, VA in search of the freshest crabs for her crabcakes. In this exciting episode, viewers will witness the molting of the crab's shell with the local mayor - one of the watermen of the island. [P]

10:00 PM 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Classics"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. [P]

10:30 PM 
Simply Ming  "Chinese Tea & Mint"  [P]

11:00 PM 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "Native America: Poverty Point"  At the time Ramses II was ruling Egypt, Moses was leading the Israelites from bondage and the Phoenicians were trading along the Mediterranean, Native Americans were thriving at Poverty Point in northeastern Louisiana. Jon Gibson, an expert on the Poverty Point settlement, introduces us to this unique civilization. [P]

11:30 PM 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol"  Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. Rick tastes the smooth sherry and marvels at prancing stallions as he finds the passion in Andalucian culture. He finishes his visit with fun in the Spanish sun on the coast. [G]


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