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May 1, 2012
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6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Salzburg and Surroundings"  Rick finds Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, to be a baroque jewel of a town. The town is also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to a boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt.G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Belgium"  Rudy samples superb chocolate and first-rate beer, listens to folk music and views Bruegel paintings.G

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "The People of Peru's Cloud Forest"  Beginning in Cajamarca, host David Yetman, geologist Dick Yetman and South American archaeological expert Axel Nielsen head out into the colorful city streets in pursuit of authentic and very distinctive South American hats that are almost as tall as they are wide. This quest takes them past local merchant stalls and through Calle de Cuyes, or guinea pig alley, where locals can purchase skinned and fully dressed guinea pigs to eat.G

7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "White Asparagus/Asparagi Bianchi"  Mary Ann takes a good, long look at this elegant white vegetable before creating a spring-fresh Cream of Asparagus Soup, a crisp White Asparagus Salad, and an Italian favorite, Asparagus, Bassano del Grappo-style, topped with a rich, buttery egg sauce. One look at this snow-white gift from the garden and you'll be green with envy. D

8:00 am 
Baking Made Easy  "Two-Toned Baking"  Baked goods are better in black and white. Yummy Marbled Pound Cake, Jumbo Black and White Cookies. D

8:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Convent Food"  Aren't convents supposed to be austere, dull places? In Mexico, everything's a little more colorful - including the food of Catholic nuns. Delicious, labor-intensive mole is probably the most well-known food to come out of the convents, but Pati will explore some easier, but just as tasty recipes, including: Picadillo Empanadas of the Immaculate Conception; White Rice and Poblano Rajas Casserole; Almond and Porto Cake. D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Tostadas and Empanadas"  Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago to visit Rick Bayless to learn all about his infamous empanadas. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for the ultimate Beef Empanadas at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Pork Tostadas. D

9:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "All About Accessories"  The topic is accessorizing. The discussion starts with the best half dozen accessories to use. Then Matt makes a removable tile backsplash. D

10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Mountain Heart"  Fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music is presented, this band's is synonymous with cutting-edge excellence. One of the most highly awarded ensembles ever, MOUNTAIN HEART members have either won or been nominated for multiple Grammys, ACM, CMA, and IBMA Awards and played the Grand Ole Opry's revered stage 100+ times. MOUNTAIN HEART deftly combines elements of Rock, Jamband, Country, Blues, Jazz, and Bluegrass into a fresh, accessible, and unmistakably unique sound. D

10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Tennessee Special - Round"  The singer-songwriter embodies the unique and profitable symbiotic relationship between the stars of country music and the artists responsible for crafting the words and melodies. Music Voyager invites four of Nashville's most prolific and successful songwriters for an intimate and rare performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Featured artists include revered singer-songwriters Buddy Miller, Darrel Scott, Elizabeth Cook and Guy Clark. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Inspected By 4"  Leela, Telly and Elmo are folding clothes in the Laundromat when Inspector 4, Judah Friedlander, comes along to inspect for things that are in groups of four. Inspector 4 can't find four of anything and threatens to shut down the Laundromat! Luckily, Elmo suggests counting the bottles of fabric softener. Time to count! 1,2,3,4! There are four bottles of fabric softener. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 2/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 3"  NULL

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Little Bo Peep"  Where's Mister Lizard? Whyatt is searching and searching and doesn't know where to find him! Once again, it's the Super Readers to the rescue when they meet Little Bo Peep, who is hot on the trail of her missing sheep. The Super Readers aren't satisfied with leaving them alone until they come home, and spring into action! Educational Objectives: To learn about solving a mystery! Fun, interactive activities show preschoolers how to build the alphabet, rhyme with OG words and use the power to read to change the story. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Flight of the Pollinators"  When a miniaturized Chris gets covered with pollen and ends up sticking to a bee, he's off into the remarkable world of the pollinators. Martin, Aviva, and the rest of the creature explorers must find Chris in an adventure that uncovers the amazing delivery system of plants and their animal partners. They learn that plants use animals to help them make their seeds through a process called pollination. D

2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Hawaiian Monk Seal"  Create the beautiful Hawaiian monk seal using color, shading, and light.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play "On Green Dolphin Street" and the signature lick from the Four Seasons hit, "Oh, What A Night." Featured guests include Andy LaVerne, Karl Propst and Mary Daniels. D

3:00 pm 
Earth: The Operators' Manual   Geologist Richard Alley travels the world from New Zealand to China, Brazil, Spain and Morocco, plus stops in the United States at Louisiana, Texas and California. Described as a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan, Alley leads this examination of climate change and sustainable energy. From low-tech solutions to high-tech innovations, the program shows a wide range of practical options available to meet humanity's energy needs.G

4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   President Obama's speech from Afghanistan and guest analysts. D

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Sun"  With new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing new ways to analyze the sun, even re-creating in labs what happens at its very core. Their work is helping to understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades.G

6:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Electric Nation"  Called the biggest, most complex machine in the world, Yul Kwon travels the country to understand how more than 200,000 miles of high-tension transmission lines deliver electricity to the nation and learn the intricacies and vulnerabilities of the system. He joins a live wire repair team who do their daring repairs from the side of a helicopter in flight, visits the country's largest coal mine, and rappels down the side of a wind turbine.G

7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "On The Ball"  Alan Alda heads to Calgary to meet Joan Vickers, whose research has improved the skills of golfers and basketball, tennis and even dart players. He also goes to Fenway Park to try out some high-tech equipment that helps umpires separate balls from strikes.G

8:00 pm 
Earth: The Operators' Manual   Geologist Richard Alley travels the world from New Zealand to China, Brazil, Spain and Morocco, plus stops in the United States at Louisiana, Texas and California. Described as a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan, Alley leads this examination of climate change and sustainable energy. From low-tech solutions to high-tech innovations, the program shows a wide range of practical options available to meet humanity's energy needs.G

9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Sun"  With new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing new ways to analyze the sun, even re-creating in labs what happens at its very core. Their work is helping to understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades.G

10:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Electric Nation"  Called the biggest, most complex machine in the world, Yul Kwon travels the country to understand how more than 200,000 miles of high-tension transmission lines deliver electricity to the nation and learn the intricacies and vulnerabilities of the system. He joins a live wire repair team who do their daring repairs from the side of a helicopter in flight, visits the country's largest coal mine, and rappels down the side of a wind turbine.G

11:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "On The Ball"  Alan Alda heads to Calgary to meet Joan Vickers, whose research has improved the skills of golfers and basketball, tennis and even dart players. He also goes to Fenway Park to try out some high-tech equipment that helps umpires separate balls from strikes.G

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