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February 23, 2013
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12:00 am 
Western Tradition  "The Enlightened Despots"  Many of Europe's rulers see the need for reform, although not at the expense of surrendering any of their powers.G

12:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Enlightenment"  Intellectuals come to believe that it is possible to change the world with theories.G

1:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Strained Relations"  Symbiotic relationship between the colonies and the British government in the 1750s. French and Indian War alters British holdings in North America, spawns questions related to cost of colonial defense and administration. Proclamation of 1763 attempts to control westward migration. Colonists upset by Revenue Acts; boycott of British goods. Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and Intolerable Acts stiffens resolve of some colonists to resist British control. British attempts to appease colonists yet regain authority. First shots fired at Lexington and Concord.G

1:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Not Much of a War"  Colonists ill equipped for armed conflict with Great Britain. Meetings of Continental Congress; Declaration of Independence. British response to incidents of hostility in northeast and mid-Atlantic states. Leadership of George Washington. Support of the French government. Defeat of British forces at Saratoga and Yorktown. Destiny now in colonists? hands.G

2:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "The Progressive Era"  Causes and varieties of progressive reform efforts in late 19th and early 20th centuries. Settlement house movement. Women seeking professional status and the vote. Efforts to combat government corruption. African Americans and reform; the Temperance crusade and prohibition; immigration concerns. Socialist efforts; the Industrial Workers of the World. Attempts to regulate big business.G

2:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Warrior to Priest - Presidents of the Early 1900s"  Theodore Roosevelt, the "accidental" president, in perspective. His relationship with the press, big business and reform efforts, conservation, his own political party. Contrast of Taft's style and tenure in office. Progressive Roosevelt challenges both Taft and Wilson in 1912. Wilson solidifies presidential power, walks path between Progressive and Democratic ideals. Foreign policy highlights of the three administrations.G

3:00 am 
Inside Out  "The Becoming Years"  While adolescence is the time we form identity and establish independence, the adult years are marked by important life events, and an expansion of the self. Gerontologist James Birren and his Guided Autobiography participants are the case study for this lesson, demonstrating that social and cognitive development does not end in the elder years. As author David Myers says, ?From womb to tomb, we are always in the process of becoming. D

3:30 am 
Inside Out  "Connections"  A solitary figure walks on the beach at dawn. Although he is alert to his surroundings, his sensory systems take in only a fraction of the energy that envelops him. That which does reach the receptor cells is captured and converted into signals that can be recognized by the central nervous system. D

4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Weathering and Soils"  Demonstrates how minerals and rocks change when subjected to the physical and chemical conditions that exist at Earth's surface.G

4:30 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Sedimentary Rocks: The Key to Past Environments"  Illustrates the importance of sedimentary rocks in understanding Earth's history.G

5:00 am 
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly   America's Evangelical Mecca - Colorado Springs has been dubbed this nation's Christian Mecca because of the profusion of Evangelical Christian groups headquartered there---including Focus on the Family, a large, conservative and politically active ministry. But as Saul Gonzalez reports, Focus on the Family, for one, is re-thinking how deeply it should be involved in politics, and whether it needs to start building bridges to those with whom it disagrees. NYC Religions - New York has been called the most secular city in America, but a project called "A Journey Through NYC Religions" is attempting to disprove that. D

5:30 am 

6:00 am 
Second Opinion  "Shingles"  Shingles is a viral infection that varies in severity. While on vacation, Laurie Holmes started showing signs of shingles, resulting in a long trip back home and back to health. Discover how you can avoid getting the infection and how early treatment can decrease the chance of complications and shorten treatment time. D

6:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New York's Southern Italian"  Lidia makes cannelloni, explores pasta making traditions in Italy and makes a Brooklyn discovery in Frankie's Spuntino, two men cooking Italian-American food with a modern twist. D

7:00 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Cook Once, Eat Twice"  Sara's easy strategy for quick meals is to cook once, eat twice. Spicy Roast Pork is a simple and delicious meal any night, but a visit with her brother to a Vietnamese food joint inspires Sara to turn that pork into delectable pork Banh Mi Sandwiches later in the week. Sauteed Duck Breasts one night become delicious Peking Duck Wraps the next. D

7:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Grilling with Andy Husbands"  Grilling is as American as Apple Pie and on this week's episode of Simply Ming, Chef Ming Tsai joins forces with the ultimate master of grilling, author and Boston-based chef - Andy Husbands. Ming and Andy will share their secrets for grilling as they cook on the fly using mystery ingredients and some zesty spices from Ming's pantry. Together they will grill up: a Thai Buffalo Salad and Grilled Mussels and Clams with tomatoes and a Polenta Cake. D

8:00 am 
Christina  "Tofu, with Love"  One of the most disliked foods; humble tofu is pretty much the Clark Kent of food. But seasoned and cooked properly, this powerhouse of nutrition turns into Superman and rescues you from poor health, lethargy and boring food. D

8:30 am 
Martha Stewart's Cooking School  "Dressing and Emulsions"  Homemade dressings far outshine any store-bought varieties, and Martha will show you how easy it is to make your own. She starts the lesson with a delicious shallot vinaigrette prepared two ways: whisked directly in the bottom of a salad bowl and shaken in a small jar. She also makes a creamy blue cheese dressing - just the thing for drizzling onto a wedge of iceberg lettuce. D

9:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Autumn Desserts"  Bridget reveals the secrets to the ultimate Apple Dumplings. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for cake carriers. Next, Chris learns about the best apple varieties for baking at Saratoga Orchards. D

9:30 am 
The Mind of a Chef  "Smoke"  David Chang profiles regional BBQ in North Carolina, Texas and Kansas City and the other-worldly smoky bacon from Allen Benton in Tennessee. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Ultimate Italian"  Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn secrets of homemade pasta from the pros. In the test kitchen, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Fresh Pasta Without a Machine. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mozzarella Cheese. D

10:30 am 
Scrapbook Soup  "Digital Scrapbooking"  Learn how to use software, online resources, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and more in your scrapbooking. We begin with a digital scrapbook page with Patty Debowski. Then, learn how to maximize your time online with Joe Rotella. D

11:00 am 
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell  "Winter's Surprise, Part 1"  Jerry paints a winter scene with a surprise feature to be revealed. This episode will be an introduction to combining warm and cool colors, working with a warm golden color against the cool colors of snow. Jerry will show and reinforce blending of sky colors. D

11:30 am 

12:00 pm 
This Old House  "Essex 2012/13, Clam Flats & Lightning Rods"  Kevin and Roger dig for clams, then finish up the barrier-free walk that leads to the house, using both granite and bluestone, but no steps. The standing-seam metal roof goes on, and Richard's creative ducting and plumbing will minimize the number of holes that need to go through it. A non-reactive lightning protection system is installed. D

12:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing A Ductless Heat Pump/Led Lighting"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor install a ductless heat pump to heat and cool a bonus room. Then, Richard, Kevin, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shares a viewer tip for driving eye screws. Then, electrician Scott Caron demonstrates new technologies and applications for LED lighting. D

1:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "The Tiny Tool Kit"  How can you stretch a basic kit of tools to build impressive casework? Chris Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, shows how with the toolkit of young Thomas, hero of the 1839 book The Joiner and Cabinet Maker. D

1:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Turned Floor Lamp"  This time, on Rough Cut, Tommy demonstrates the turning technique by using a lathe and shows how to turn cove and bead shapes into a Tall Floor Lamp. He heads to New London, New Hampshire, on a Rough Cut Road Trip, to visit the studio of artist Peter Bloch, who turns lamp shades out of Aspen logs. Back in the studio, Tommy is joined by his friend and fellow woodworker, Al D'Attanasio. D

2:00 pm 
MotorWeek  "Lamborghini Aventador"  Road Test: Lamborghini Aventador. Road Test: 2013 Toyota Rav4. Goss' Garage: Winching Safety. D

2:30 pm 
America's Heartland   Head for the school room to see how Wisconsin's "Farm to Fork" program benefits students. Explore the science behind Arizona's plan to turn algae into livestock feed. Join the trek to California's asparagus fields. D

3:00 pm 
NOVA  "Mind of a Rampage Killer"  What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide clues as to how to prevent them in the future? As the nation tries to understand the tragic events at Newtown, NOVA correspondent Miles O'Brien separates fact from fiction, investigating new theories that the most destructive rampage killers are driven most of all, not by the urge to kill, but the wish to die. Could suicide and the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory be the main motivation? How much can science tell us about a brain at risk for violence? Most importantly, can we recognize dangerous minds in time -- and stop the next Newtown?. D

4:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Myrtle Beach, Hour One"  Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver visit Brookgreen Gardens to discuss early 20th-century female sculptors. Appraiser Debra Force discovers a Joseph Henry Sharp oil painting valued at $400,000, leaving the guest feeling as sunny as Myrtle Beach itself. Part 1 of 3G

5:00 pm 
Priceless Antiques Roadshow   Host Fiona Bruce introduces more treasures. Ceramics specialist Fergus Gambon reveals a guilty childhood secret and ROADSHOW veteran Lars Tharp demonstrates his talent for music.G

5:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips"  Rick takes in more of the artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then he takes side trips to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right - Pisa and Luca. He marvels at the tipsy tower, circles a city on its ramparts, and enjoys some Puccini in the composer's hometown. Part 2 of 2G

6:00 pm 
European Journal  "The Swiss Vote On Limiting Corporate Salaries"  Italy: Berlusconi's Final Battle - Italians go to the polls later this month. The face of former prime minister and current candidate Silvio Berlusconi can be seen on virtually every TV channel. He's promising jobs, tax cuts and better times. D

6:30 pm 
BBC Newsnight   NULL

7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Salute to New York City"  The toe-tapping medley begins with "The Bowery" and "Sidewalks of New York." Bobby and Cissy dance to "Broadway Melody." Tom Netherton sings "Manhattan." Joe Feeney and Myron Floren team up to "Give My Regards to Broadway."G

7:59 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe"  Management springs an early retirement scheme on Mrs. Slocombe, who is returning to work after sick leave. Staff members revolt and senior management officials realize the scheme might include them too.G

8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket   Hyacinth's social standing at a church function is jeopardized when Daisy tries to encourage Onslow to become more ardent.G

9:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "The Stalker"  Lionel is feeling brave and protective, giving Jean concern. Lionel's pride is severely dented because of Jean's reaction.G

9:30 pm 
The Cafe  "Afternoon Tease"  Sarah soon has two school friends vying for her favor - Richard, who secretly fancies her, and John, a former "fat kid" now a good looking successful businessman with a Porsche.G

10:00 pm 
The Red Green Show  "The Auto Club"  The men form an auto club to make money servicing other people's vehicles. Then, Red turns a car into a dump truck.G

10:30 pm 
My Family  "Neighbour Wars"  Having run over Mr. Casey's dog some years ago, Ben now compounds the misdemeanor by running over Mr. Casey himself. Casey plays the sympathy card for all it is worth - and it may be worth quite a lot.G

11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "The Eleventh Hour"  The 11th Doctor Who (Matt Smith), still wearing the remains of the 10th Doctor's suit, pulls himself out of the wreckage of the TARDIS to come face-to-face with young Scottish girl Amy Pond (Karen Gillian). Amy's bedroom lies athwart a crack in the universe and the new Doctor has just 20 minutes to save the whole world.G

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