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January 16, 2013
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12:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL
12:30 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
1:00 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Moonridge Animal Park"  Join Joel on this quest as he journeys through the Moonridge Animal Park in Big Bear, California. Watch as the Curiosity Quest crew gets up close, and personal with deer and experiences a rare, and endangered snow leopard. D
1:30 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Movie Animatronics"  Join Joel on this life-like quest as he tours the Garner Holt Productions facility where movie animatronics are made. Get a sneak-peak into all the hard-work that goes into making creatures come to life. D
2:00 am 
Conquistadors with Michael Wood  "The Search for El Dorado"  Wood moves to Ecuador, where a member of the Pizarro clan, Gonzalo, led an expedition in 1541 to find El Dorado, a ruler reputed to possess vast riches. Part 3 of 4G
3:00 am 
Reagan Presidency   This detailed analysis features interviews with notable Reagan staff members, congressional leaders, scholars, journalists and presidential biographers. Part 1 of 3G
4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Volcanism"  Explains how volcanoes are formed, and assesses the importance of volcanic activity to Earth's geology and climate.G
4:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Firm"  This program looks at the economic factors behind Coke's secret formula change, Studebaker's demise, and The Asbury Park Press. D
5:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:30 am 
French In Action  "Fishing for An Invitation I"  Robert manages to place a telephone call to Madame Courtois. She is a great talker, and Robert can't get a word in edgewise, but he does get a dinner invitation.G
6:00 am 
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique  "Weight Loss: Slenderizing Legs & Hips"  NULL
6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Babysitter Blues/Saturday Morning"  "Babysitter Blues"--Mr. Bleakman is ready for a quiet relaxing weekend of oil painting, when he is asked to baby-sit Clifford for the day. Mr. Bleakman struggles to find a way to keep Clifford out of his way, but soon detects that the big red dog has much to teach him about being spontaneous and having fun! "Saturday Morning"--When T-Bone's "special Saturday time" with SheriffLewis doesn't turn out the way he expected one week, he goes on a quest to see how others spend their Saturdays. D
7:00 am 
Arthur  "Binky Goes Nuts/Breezy Listening Blues"  Binky Goes Nuts - When Binky discovers that he's allergic to peanuts, he has so many questions: Will he be forced to live without Chinese food? Will he ever again be able to eat with his friends? And most importantly, will his Mom ever calm down? Binky learns that the best way not to go nuts is to be well informed, and to understand his allergy. Breezy Listening Blues - Much to his horror, Brain gets a "B-" on a test. That's only one grade above a C! What caused this disaster? Could it be the new "Breezy Listening" background music playing at the Ice Cream Shop? Brain is determined to get to the bottom of this before he loses what's left of his IQ. D
7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "There Goes The Neighborhood/I Scream"  There Goes the Neighborhood - Martha can't believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a kitten. Ice Scream - Alice is shocked to discover that Truman has never actually tried ice cream.G
8:00 am 
Curious George  "The Big Picture/Juicy George"  George and Steve paint an empty billboard with a picture to promote a book about endangered birds.G
8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Teeny Weeny Adventure/I See Seeds"  Teeny Weeny Adventure - Nick has spotted a tiny ladybug, but Sally has found an even smaller ant! And there's nothing smaller than an ant. Or is there? Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet a variety of single-celled creatures, the smallest anywhere! Nick and Sally soon learn that a drop of water holds a whole lot more than they ever realized! I See Seeds - Sally and Nick are going on an adventure, but how are they going to get there? Skateboard? Train? Rocketship? They just can't decide, until Cat suggests they see how trees send their seeds on trips. They follow different seeds as they travel through the air, float on the water and hitch rides on animals. D
9:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Foolish Wishes"  Whyatt gets to pick one toy from the Toy Store but there are just too many choices! Will he select a race car, a comic book or even a Giant Magic Bubble Potion? The Super Readers meet a farmer and his wife who face an even more difficult decision - how to use three magic wishes. They need to figure out how to make a decision and help the impulsive farmer before he wastes all his chances on foolish things. Or will the couple ends up living out their days in a house made of sausages? Educational Objectives: To learn about choices, practice alphabet skills and the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Dry Times at Pteranodon Terrace/Big Misty Sea Fishing Contest"  When the weather has been extremely dry for several weeks, all the water holes at Pteranodon Terrace dry up. The Lambeosaurus family decides to move away in search of water, which upsets the kids. Dad and Mom decide to take the kids to the Big Pond on a camping trip, where they will wait out the drought and return home when it rains again. D
10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "A Prince of a Frog"  There is a princess in distress on Sesame Street! She cannot meet her prince without kissing a frog, but the frog keeps hopping away! Elmo and Abby try to help by learning a little more about frogs on Alan's computer. The first thing they learn is that frogs are amphibians and like to gather in groups and croak together. Abby and Elmo pretend to be croaking frogs to attract the frog. D
11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel"  Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. D
11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Shadow Smile!"  After looking at his own shadow, Sid wonders why his shadow doesn't smile when he does. This leads Sid and his friends to investigate shadows at The Science Center. They explore ways to create a shadow by blocking a light source and discover that shadows show shapes but not details like colors, stripes, or a smile! (Educational objective - Shadows). D
12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "A String's The Thing/J-J-Jelly"  A String's the Thing - After Duck accidentally turns on Frog's new cake frosting machine, the WordFriends must find the right "ing" word to stop it from covering WordWorld in delicious frosting. J-J-Jelly - Pig asks Bear and Sheep to help him make jars for the jelly pumping from his jelly machine. However, when they aren't able to make jars fast enough, the kitchen quickly begins filling up with the purple, oozy treat! Only by working together are the friends able to find a way to contain all of the jiggling jelly. D
12:30 pm 
Caillou  "Sounds and Music!"  When Caillou visits Clementine, he is impressed to see Billy practicing on a Tuba. Soon, Billy's marching band mates arrive to practice. Clementine and Caillou wish they could join in too. D
1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Reluctant Dragon, A Fairy Tale Adventure"  Barney teaches that you can't tell from the outside what someone might be like on the inside. He does this by telling a story about a dragon that wasn't at all what others thought she was. The villagers were afraid of her, but it turns out, she wasn't scary at all. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Friends and Family"  It's the day of the Spring Party at the Duke and Duchess of Boxford's summer house. Cranky teases Thomas that he can only carry light loads. Thomas is outraged by this and determines to prove to Cranky that he is not "Tiny Thomas". D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "The Big Picture/Juicy George"  George and Steve paint an empty billboard with a picture to promote a book about endangered birds.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "There Goes The Neighborhood/I Scream"  There Goes the Neighborhood - Martha can't believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a kitten. Ice Scream - Alice is shocked to discover that Truman has never actually tried ice cream.G
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Goodnight Robot"  The Electric Company circulates a petition to save a famous literary landmark from destruction. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Return of the Reprise of Lady Redundant Woman/A Simple Plan"  Return of the Reprise of Lady Redundant Woman - Lady Redundant Woman has escaped from jail and she has her eyes set on being crowned the belle of the Triple Dip ball. WordGirl must find a way to stop her and her copies before they steal all of the elegant dresses, fancy necklaces and stylish shoes in the city. A Simple Plan - After a slew of failed (and complicated) robberies Dr. Two-Brains decides to go back to basics and just steal cheese from the grocery store. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Kerhonk"  When Martin's and Chris' Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey's role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature - his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Clock Like An Egyptian"  (topic: Timekeeping) - Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid - find Dr. Marbles - and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruffman Manor Is Haunted"  Ruff has just learned that he's set to inherit Ruffman Manor from his ancestor Maximilian Ruffman. The only problem. Ruffman Manor is said to be HAUNTED! Ruff sends all six FETCHers out to check out the manor and find out if it's safe for him to move in. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Banking giants JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs post positive earnings news. NBR's Erika Miller looks at whether they'll be able to keep up the pace. The growing concern over the U.S. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "Cracking The Koala Code"  Scientists track the day-to-day lives of an extended family of koalas in a forest pocket near urban Brisbane, Australia, to unravel what a forest needs to support a healthy population and how these slow-moving creatures react to the surrounding suburbia. Other scientists on St. Bees Island use solar-powered mobile phones to record koala vocalizations and begin to decipher some of the animals' communications.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ice Age Death Trap"  In a race against developers in the Rockies, archaeologists uncover a unique site packed with astonishingly preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other giant extinct beasts, opening a vivid window on the vanished world of the Ice Age.G
9:00 pm 
Life On Fire  "The Surprise Salmon"  In Alaska, North America's highest mountains and most active volcanoes erupt and poison the rivers. Scientists are just beginning to piece together the events of nearly 2,000 years ago when one race of salmon faces the death of its river and is forced back to the open ocean - on an extraordinary adventure.G
10:00 pm 
Hustle   Victor Maher, a hard-nosed ex-fraud squad officer, says he has damning evidence on Danny Blue and demands Mickey help him catch a thief who is breaking into branches of the bank for which Maher works as head of security. Mickey reluctantly agrees but as the job unfolds, there are several unexpected twists and turns.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:00 am 
History of Science  "What Is Out There?"  Michael Mosley, science presenter for the BBC, begins the miniseries with the story of one of the great upheavals in human history - the understanding that the Earth is not the center of the cosmos, but one of billions of bodies in a vast and expanding universe. Part 1 of 6G
1:00 am 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Alien Invasion"  This program explores the impact that invasive species and viruses have on environmental and human health around the world. Increasingly, foreign animal and plant species jump national and international boundaries and wreak havoc on ecosystems that offer no natural resistance or predators to the unwelcome guests. Alda looks at some of the most egregious aliens and what's being done to control them. D
2:00 am 
Pioneers of Television  "Funny Ladies"  This episode features the first standup comediennes to appear on television - legends such as Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. It also looks at Lucille Ball's breakthrough on "I Love Lucy" and the sitcom stars who followed, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. The episode covers television's most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho. D
3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Trip to the Moon"  One early traveler called it the strangest 75 square miles in North America. Characterized by one of the only continental hot spots in the world, Craters of the Moon encompasses three quarters of a million acres of lava flows, sagebrush, rolling hills... and a few surprises. Part of it is managed by the National Park Service, as a national monument. And it may be as close as any of us will ever come to a trip to the moon.G
3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Annette Gordon-Reed: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The historian speaks with host Marcia Franklin during the Sun Valley Writers' Conference. Gordon-Reed won the 2008 National Book Award and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for her book on Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings slave family, which he owned.G
4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "A Song for the Letter G"  Elmo, Rosita, and the letter "J" are singing a song about the sound that the letter "J" makes. After the "J" leaves, the letter "G" approaches Rosita and Elmo and tells them that he can make the "juh" sound, too, just like the letter "J", and he can also make the "guh" sound like in the word "gorilla." Elmo and Rosita think it is amazing that "G" can make two sounds! The "G" is upset, though, because he doesn't have a song about him like the letter "J" does. D
5:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Be A Vegetable Taster!/Daniel Tries A New Food"  Be a Vegetable Taster! - Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school's vegetable garden and convinces them to pick out some healthy veggies for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables.with mixed results! Daniel Tries a New Food - Miss Elaina is having dinner with the Tiger family and she encourages Daniel to try some new food: Veggie Spaghetti and Banana Swirl. D
5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "There Goes The Neighborhood/I Scream"  There Goes the Neighborhood - Martha can't believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a kitten. Ice Scream - Alice is shocked to discover that Truman has never actually tried ice cream.G
6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Rodrigo Y Gabriela"  The famed Mexican guitar duo performs a unique fusion of flamenco, jazz and rock.G
7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Rome: Ancient Glory"  Rick takes a fresh look at Rome by exploring the traces of life in the capital of the ancient world - visiting the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and viewing the empire's art. Then he goes by bicycle to see the Appian Way and the other marvels of Roman engineering. Part 1 of 3G
7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "Mexico City and Ixtapa"  Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuacan. The superb National Museum of Anthropology provides more insights into ancient Mexico. D
8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Desolation Canyon River Journey"  Take a trip down the virtually unknown Green River in Utah, which is often overshadowed by its more famous counterpart - the mighty Colorado River. Along the river's course explore what is perhaps the best-known geographical feature of the river, the prehistoric creatures buried along its banks in Dinosaur National Monument. No trip down the Green River would be complete without a venture through the appropriately named Desolation Canyon and some of the wildest, least inhabited areas remaining in the U.S. D
8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Stuffed Crab Shells, Breaded Red Snapper with Shrimp, Fennel and Oranges, and Hollandaise Sauce. D
9:00 am 
America's Heartland   Washington farmers deliver a big.and sweet.cherry harvest. D
9:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "The Holy Fish"  Andreas visits the rugged coastline of Helgeland in northern Norway, where the mystical and delicious halibut makes its home among the islets and skerries. Andreas demonstrates how different cooking methods can elicit different flavors and textures from the fish. Dishes include: the smoked Greenland halibut with berries and potato salad; pickled halibut, baked halibut with cucumber and herbs; and finally, pan-fried halibut served with veal demi-glace. D
10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving"  Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to a slow and easy Thanksgiving with Braised Turkey and makes Bread Stuffing for a crowd. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oven thermometers in the Equipment Corner. D
10:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Entry Gates"  Allen applies a fresh coat of limewashing to the new stone entry pavilions. The limewashing protects building surfaces and blends with the landscape. The addition of the gates and landscaping extends a welcome to arriving guests.G
11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Kathy Mattea. D
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "A Prince of a Frog"  There is a princess in distress on Sesame Street! She cannot meet her prince without kissing a frog, but the frog keeps hopping away! Elmo and Abby try to help by learning a little more about frogs on Alan's computer. The first thing they learn is that frogs are amphibians and like to gather in groups and croak together. Abby and Elmo pretend to be croaking frogs to attract the frog. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dry Times at Pteranodon Terrace/Big Misty Sea Fishing Contest"  When the weather has been extremely dry for several weeks, all the water holes at Pteranodon Terrace dry up. The Lambeosaurus family decides to move away in search of water, which upsets the kids. Dad and Mom decide to take the kids to the Big Pond on a camping trip, where they will wait out the drought and return home when it rains again. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Magic Porridge Pot"  Oh no! Pig's new toy robot is out of control! The Super Readers fly into the story of The Magic Porridge Pot to rescue a little girl whose magical pot just won't stop making porridge! Will the Super Readers be able to help or will they end up with more porridge than even The Three Bears would know what to do with? Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of paying attention, uncover the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story!. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Teeny Weeny Adventure/I See Seeds"  Teeny Weeny Adventure - Nick has spotted a tiny ladybug, but Sally has found an even smaller ant! And there's nothing smaller than an ant. Or is there? Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet a variety of single-celled creatures, the smallest anywhere! Nick and Sally soon learn that a drop of water holds a whole lot more than they ever realized! I See Seeds - Sally and Nick are going on an adventure, but how are they going to get there? Skateboard? Train? Rocketship? They just can't decide, until Cat suggests they see how trees send their seeds on trips. They follow different seeds as they travel through the air, float on the water and hitch rides on animals. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Quillber's Birthday Present"  It's Aviva's birthday, and Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift. As they tag along with an African Crested Porcupine, they discover that animals have different ways and even some highly specialized features to defend themselves from predators. For example, porcupine quills are modified hairs, designed by nature into a deadly defense. D
3:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Electricity"  Electricity is a basic form of energy. Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientist Dr. John Gardner, Director, CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute, Boise State University, answer students' questions about electricity.G
3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Annette Gordon-Reed: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The historian speaks with host Marcia Franklin during the Sun Valley Writers' Conference. Gordon-Reed won the 2008 National Book Award and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for her book on Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings slave family, which he owned.G
4:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "Scott Miller & The Commonwealth"  Americana pioneer Miller remains a roots-rock legend for his "burn-the-juke-joint-down" band, the V-Roys, and his work with singer/songwriter Steve Earle. His band, the Commonwealth, brings a bluegrass and edgy mountain tinge to that sound, framing Miller's finely crafted songs written in the grand Southern literary tradition. D
4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Los Angeles City of Stars"  Host Jacob Edgar ends his journey to learn more about this year's GRAMMY nominees in Los Angeles, where the annual awards ceremony takes place. This final episode of Music Voyager's Road to a GRAMMY takes place during the awards weekend, when the city lights up with celebrity parties, concerts and special events, and Jacob dives headlong into the madness. After a visit to the GRAMMY Museum, Jacob meets up with renowned producer and songwriter Tricky Stewart, who has worked with superstars such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Rhianna, Katy Perry and many others. D
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   A homeless family takes advantage of Robert's charity, leaving their little daughter, Polly, behind when they leave town. Lady Adelaide, who wants a child, falls in love with Polly; Sir Timothy takes the child to the Post Office where Zillah bonds with her. Dorcas regrets playing Cupid between Thomas and Miss Ellison.G
7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Dark Autumn, Part 2"  After the bodies of two husbands of women who had been involved with the postman are found, Barnaby and his team realize they are searching for a twisted murderer, who may have been scarred by childhood memories. Part 2 of 2G
8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S3 E2)"  The fate of Downton Abbey hinges on a letter from a dead man. Edith and Sir Anthony face their own fateful moment. Mrs. Hughes confronts a health crisis. Part 2 of 7G
9:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Buried Treasure"  Brian's dog digs up a skeleton during a walk on the common. A local youth worker shows an unusual amount of interest in the remains. Investigation shows he was interviewed in connection with the disappearance of a Member of Parliament.G
10:00 pm 
DCI Banks  "Aftermath"  When DCI Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his estranged younger brother Roy, he drops everything to find him. Meanwhile, new recruit DI Helen Morton finds evidence at a murder scene linking Banks to the victim.G
11:30 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   A homeless family takes advantage of Robert's charity, leaving their little daughter, Polly, behind when they leave town. Lady Adelaide, who wants a child, falls in love with Polly; Sir Timothy takes the child to the Post Office where Zillah bonds with her. Dorcas regrets playing Cupid between Thomas and Miss Ellison.G
12:00 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "Odyssey"  Odysseus must travel the known and unknown world before he can return home to his beloved island kingdom of Ithaca. What does this ancient story say to readers today? In this program, Odysseus's story is given ancient and modern historical and philosophical context, and illustrated with centuries of art. Featured are theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, and psychologist/author Jonathan Shay. D
12:30 am 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Bacchae"  The city of Thebes is torn apart by the conflicting demands of reason and religion, as the disguised god Dionysus returns to his home town demanding to be worshipped. Opposing him is the young king Pentheus, who is doomed to suffer the ultimate punishment for his disbelief. Featured speakers include world-renowned playwright/author Wole Soyinka, actor Alan Cummings, and Daniel Mendelsohn of Bard College. D
1:00 am 
French In Action  "Think Vacation I"  Robert and Mireille look at camping gear. Mireille rushes off to have lunch with Hubert and runs into the incorrigible Jean-Pierre. They talk about broken glass, spilled salt, and other superstitions.G
1:30 am 
French In Action  "Think Vacation II"  Mireille tells Hubert she's won the lottery. Hubert strongly disapproves although he has been known to play the horses. And Aunt Georgette tells about the one that got away.G
2:00 am 
Western Tradition  "The Decline of Rome"  While empires slash at Rome's borders, civil war and economic collapse destroy the empire from within.G
2:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Fall of Rome"  Exhausted by centuries of power, the Western empire collapses before its enemies.G
3:00 am 
Biography of America, A  "Contemporary History"  The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period -- and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of television on the way we experience recent events. D
3:30 am 
Biography of America, A  "Redemptive Imagination"  Storytelling is a relentless human urge and its power forges with memory to become the foundation of history. Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream) join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. D
4:00 am 
DragonflyTV  "Chemistry"  Beakers, charts and lipstick? Young chemists explore the science of make-up. Carolyn and Kaila turn into forensic scientists to solve a birthday mystery. And DRAGONFLY TV introduces an ice cream scientist who actually gets to eat his work!. D
4:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Businesses Going Green"  Going green is worthwhile and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what's hype, and what's hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit from the coffee grounds up. D
5:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Behind The Scenes with Growing A Greener World"  With nearly 75 episodes over three seasons, a lot has gone into the planning of each and every one. But who are the people behind scenes, how does the show come together and what gets left on the cutting room floor that we'd love to have back? From the voices our own producers and production team, this episode provides a behind the scenes look at how the series is made, from how we chose our topics and locations, the highlights and lowlights and our some of our favorite scenes you didn't see. D
5:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Kerhonk"  When Martin's and Chris' Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey's role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature - his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other. D
6:00 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Girls at the Grill with Elizabeth Karmel"  Women of America, pick up your tongs, put on your aprons and man the grill! It's easy with Sara's buddy, grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel, to guide you! First is an easy Chicken Paillard with Greek Farmer's Salad and Tzatziki to get the basics down. Then, pizza! This one is a Blistered Corn and Asparagus Pesto Grilled Pizza. Finally, we'll go all out with Elizabeth's famous Texas Hill Country BBQ with a universally loved finger lickin' sauce. D
6:30 am 
Art of Food with Wendy Brodie  "Holiday Hors D'oeuvres"  Brodie's creative hors d'oeuvres recipes are destined to become treasured holiday creations. D
7:00 am 
OpenRoad  "Half Dome and Evergreen Lodge"  Yosemite on Stone - This show hits the iconic Half Dome as well as the lesser-know attractions of the northwest side of the park. Best of the West - Wildlife - Bears at Pack Creek in southeast Alaska, critters of the sea in underwater Hawaii and winter migrations of wildfowl and native Tule Elk in California's Central Valley. Legend of the West - Recycling artist, Patrick Amiot. D
7:30 am 
New Fly Fisher  "Hunting for Trout"  Red Deer, AB provides a perfect backdrop of The New Fly Fisher's trout hunting expedition. Join host Phil Rowley as he searches for these magnificent fish. D
8:00 am 
Ask This Old House  "Installing A Toilet/Patching A Lawn with Grass Seed"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to help a homeowner install a toilet. Then, Richard, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom shares a viewer tip about driving eye screws. Roger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass seed. D
8:30 am 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Simple Case Construction Book Case"  NULL
9:00 am 
GardenSMART   With many innovations, new plant selections, and new containers, the possibilities for container gardening are limitless. Meet a container gardening expert who shows us how to create wonderful, colorful, unique container combinations. It's beautiful and amazing. D
9:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Kid's Party"  Throw a bright and festive party for the little ones with colorful projects like a kids' table mat and hanging hoops and tasty treats: ribbon dessert, ice cream sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly on cornbread. D
10:00 am 
It's Sew Easy  "T-Shirt Surgery"  T-shirts are a perfect canvas for creating a personalized garment. Editor Eileen Roche begins the show with a flower design featuring embroidery for an exclusive fashion statement. Then, Tricia Waddell and Katrina Loving demonstrate a reverse applique technique as an apparel detail. D
10:30 am 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "The Morning Sun"  Host Frank Clarke teaches how to paint a beautiful Canary Islands sunrise with watercolors. D
11:00 am 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "The Perfect Pinot"  Pinots are the drink of choice right now. Caprial and John show us how to create concoctions to complement the perfect glass of wine. Crab and Parsnip Cakes with Lemon Creme Fraiche; Morel Mushroom Cannelloni. D
11:30 am 
Taste This!  "Grilling on the 16th Floor"  Get a beautiful view and useful tips on how to grill from a New York City terrace! Chef Joe will teach you how to have a summer barbeque high in the sky! He grills on a state of the art, outdoor, portable grill. His menu includes sausages, steaks, and even vegetables on the grill!. D
12:00 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "Odyssey"  Odysseus must travel the known and unknown world before he can return home to his beloved island kingdom of Ithaca. What does this ancient story say to readers today? In this program, Odysseus's story is given ancient and modern historical and philosophical context, and illustrated with centuries of art. Featured are theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, and psychologist/author Jonathan Shay. D
12:30 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Bacchae"  The city of Thebes is torn apart by the conflicting demands of reason and religion, as the disguised god Dionysus returns to his home town demanding to be worshipped. Opposing him is the young king Pentheus, who is doomed to suffer the ultimate punishment for his disbelief. Featured speakers include world-renowned playwright/author Wole Soyinka, actor Alan Cummings, and Daniel Mendelsohn of Bard College. D
1:00 pm 
French In Action  "Think Vacation I"  Robert and Mireille look at camping gear. Mireille rushes off to have lunch with Hubert and runs into the incorrigible Jean-Pierre. They talk about broken glass, spilled salt, and other superstitions.G
1:30 pm 
French In Action  "Think Vacation II"  Mireille tells Hubert she's won the lottery. Hubert strongly disapproves although he has been known to play the horses. And Aunt Georgette tells about the one that got away.G
2:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Decline of Rome"  While empires slash at Rome's borders, civil war and economic collapse destroy the empire from within.G
2:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Fall of Rome"  Exhausted by centuries of power, the Western empire collapses before its enemies.G
3:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Contemporary History"  The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period -- and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of television on the way we experience recent events. D
3:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Redemptive Imagination"  Storytelling is a relentless human urge and its power forges with memory to become the foundation of history. Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream) join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. D
4:00 pm 
DragonflyTV  "Chemistry"  Beakers, charts and lipstick? Young chemists explore the science of make-up. Carolyn and Kaila turn into forensic scientists to solve a birthday mystery. And DRAGONFLY TV introduces an ice cream scientist who actually gets to eat his work!. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Businesses Going Green"  Going green is worthwhile and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what's hype, and what's hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit from the coffee grounds up. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Goodnight Robot"  The Electric Company circulates a petition to save a famous literary landmark from destruction. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Clock Like An Egyptian"  (topic: Timekeeping) - Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid - find Dr. Marbles - and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. D
6:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New England: Spicy and Sweet in New England"  Take a trip with Lidia to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a fishing village with a large Italian population, and then visit Providence, Rhode Island, where Lidia goes to the Scialo Brothers' Bakery. Lidia makes Spaghetti with Lobster Sauce and tries the Scialo Brothers' recipe for Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes. D
6:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Grilling"  Bridget shows Chris how to make Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops and Grilled Potato Hobo Packs. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for grill tongs. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top new gadgets, and finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to Grilled Lemon Chicken. D
7:00 pm 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Avocado"  Pati shows viewers how to pick and prime the perfect avocado, then walks them through three great recipes: Avocado and Hearts of Palm Chop Chop Salad; Pepitos: Steak and Avocado Sandwich on Crusty Bread; Coconut and Avocado Ice Cream. D
7:30 pm 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Rice"  If you have rice in your pantry, you're well on your way to a great meal - something you have in common with home cooks around the globe. Martha offers a lesson on the world's most common grain, starting with a perfect pot of fluffy white rice that you can incorporate into a main course or serve as an accompaniment to a host of other dishes. From there, she'll show you her tried-and-true techniques for flavorful pilaf, risotto and Thai fried rice. D
8:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing A Toilet/Patching A Lawn with Grass Seed"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to help a homeowner install a toilet. Then, Richard, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom shares a viewer tip about driving eye screws. Roger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass seed. D
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 
Equitrekking  "Jordan: Petra, Royal Stables & Dead Sea"  This episode highlights some of the best of classic Jordan, including Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Mujib and the Dead Sea. Darley begins with a visit to the magical city of Petra, where she and her local guide Ibrahim explore by camel, foot and horseback, riding in the lesser-visited suburb of Little Petra and passing through the siq to catch the Treasury, made famous in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in the morning light. Darley learns about the local legends surrounding the Treasury and its contents, as she rides a camel by the Treasury. D
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New England: Spicy and Sweet in New England"  Take a trip with Lidia to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a fishing village with a large Italian population, and then visit Providence, Rhode Island, where Lidia goes to the Scialo Brothers' Bakery. Lidia makes Spaghetti with Lobster Sauce and tries the Scialo Brothers' recipe for Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Grilling"  Bridget shows Chris how to make Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops and Grilled Potato Hobo Packs. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for grill tongs. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top new gadgets, and finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to Grilled Lemon Chicken. D
10:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Extraordinarily Delicious Ensenada"  Fish tacos embody Ensenada's history in one bite: Fresh fish from pristine waters encased in crispy batter influenced by Asian immigrants, topped with Spanish-inspired creamy sauces, wrapped up in a very Mexican corn tortilla and spiked with chile. We seek out some of the best versions at Mariscos El Norteno, a stall opposite the Ensenada Fish market, and a 30-year old corner stand, Los Originales El Chopipo. No trip to Ensenada would be complete for a foodie without a stop at La Guerrerense where Sabina Bandera Gonzalez has been serving the best seafood ceviches and tostadas for more than 29 years. D
11:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Cooking with Cane Berries"  The Pences gather a sampling of Oregon's abundant crop, which go into blackberry pie with pecan crumble and raspberry almond cakes.G
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
12:00 am 
Nature  "Cuba: The Accidental Eden"  In 2008, NATURE produced "Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean" revealing how the isolation of Cold War politics accidently protected the island's ecosystems and wildlife. Now NATURE returns to compare contemporary Cuba with Caribbean neighbors, who have poisoned or paved over their ecological riches, and to speculate how Cuba's natural treasures are now facing an onslaught by the 21st century.G
1:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
2:00 am 
Nightly Business Report   Facebook wants you to think graphical. NBR's Erika Miller takes a look at the new way to track your friends. The comeback in the housing market could be a boon for truck sales. D
2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Tavis Celebrates 10 Years on PBS (Guest Highlights: Barack Obama). D
3:00 am 
Global Voices  "Acrobat"  Fabrice Champion, a young internationally renowned trapeze artist, hit another acrobat in mid-air during a show and was paralyzed. Following years of rehabilitation therapy, hopes lost and found, he returns to the circus as director and teacher. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Tavis Celebrates 10 Years on PBS (Guest Highlights: Prince). D
5:00 am 
John McLaughlin's One on One  "Is The Bible True?"  John McLaughlin discusses the Bible with authors Paula Fredriksen and Jeffrey Sheler. D
5:30 am 
6:00 am 
Colored Frames   COLORED FRAMES reflects on the last 50 years in African-American art by exploring the influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists. Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present, it provides a truthful, unflinching look at often-ignored artists and their progeny. Impressionistic video collages showcase the wide variety, both thematically and stylistically, of contemporary pieces of black artists working in the genres of illustration, abstraction and surrealism, among others. D
7:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Soul Food Junkies"  Baffled by his dad's reluctance to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about this culinary tradition and it's relevance to black cultural identity. The African American love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some tragic cases, deadly. This film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its benefits and consequences. D
8:00 am 
Frontline  "Inside Obama's Presidency"  As Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, FRONTLINE takes a probing look at the first four years of his presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with his Republican opponents over health care and the economy to his dramatic expansion of targeted killings of enemies, FRONTLINE examines the president's key decisions and the experiences that will inform his second term. D
9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Trip to the Moon"  One early traveler called it the strangest 75 square miles in North America. Characterized by one of the only continental hot spots in the world, Craters of the Moon encompasses three quarters of a million acres of lava flows, sagebrush, rolling hills... and a few surprises. Part of it is managed by the National Park Service, as a national monument. And it may be as close as any of us will ever come to a trip to the moon.G
10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Annette Gordon-Reed: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The historian speaks with host Marcia Franklin during the Sun Valley Writers' Conference. Gordon-Reed won the 2008 National Book Award and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for her book on Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings slave family, which he owned.G
11:00 am 
John McLaughlin's One on One  "Is The Bible True?"  John McLaughlin discusses the Bible with authors Paula Fredriksen and Jeffrey Sheler. D
11:30 am 
12:00 pm 
Colored Frames   COLORED FRAMES reflects on the last 50 years in African-American art by exploring the influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists. Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present, it provides a truthful, unflinching look at often-ignored artists and their progeny. Impressionistic video collages showcase the wide variety, both thematically and stylistically, of contemporary pieces of black artists working in the genres of illustration, abstraction and surrealism, among others. D
1:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Soul Food Junkies"  Baffled by his dad's reluctance to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about this culinary tradition and it's relevance to black cultural identity. The African American love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some tragic cases, deadly. This film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its benefits and consequences. D
2:00 pm 
Frontline  "Inside Obama's Presidency"  As Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, FRONTLINE takes a probing look at the first four years of his presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with his Republican opponents over health care and the economy to his dramatic expansion of targeted killings of enemies, FRONTLINE examines the president's key decisions and the experiences that will inform his second term. D
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Colored Frames   COLORED FRAMES reflects on the last 50 years in African-American art by exploring the influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists. Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present, it provides a truthful, unflinching look at often-ignored artists and their progeny. Impressionistic video collages showcase the wide variety, both thematically and stylistically, of contemporary pieces of black artists working in the genres of illustration, abstraction and surrealism, among others. D
6:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Soul Food Junkies"  Baffled by his dad's reluctance to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about this culinary tradition and it's relevance to black cultural identity. The African American love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some tragic cases, deadly. This film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its benefits and consequences. D
7:00 pm 
Frontline  "Inside Obama's Presidency"  As Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, FRONTLINE takes a probing look at the first four years of his presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with his Republican opponents over health care and the economy to his dramatic expansion of targeted killings of enemies, FRONTLINE examines the president's key decisions and the experiences that will inform his second term. D
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Banking giants JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs post positive earnings news. NBR's Erika Miller looks at whether they'll be able to keep up the pace. The growing concern over the U.S. D
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Soul Food Junkies"  Baffled by his dad's reluctance to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about this culinary tradition and it's relevance to black cultural identity. The African American love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some tragic cases, deadly. This film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its benefits and consequences. D

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