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5:00 pm 
Sierra Center Stage  "Marcia Ball"  Marcia Ball is an anomaly in the world of piano-based R& B/blues/boogie. A keyboardist who was steeped in and absorbed all the rich traditions of New Orleans, the Austin-based singer-songwriter was nominated for a Grammy Award for a CD release of this Sierra Center Stage program. Her album, "So Many Rivers" won the 2004 Blues Music Award for "Contemporary Blues Album of the Year" as well as the coveted "Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year" award. D
6:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Randy Newman"  Songwriting legend Randy Newman takes the stage with a selection of his greatest hits.G
7:00 pm 
Mariachi High - PBS Arts   This year-in-the-life of the champion mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School in South Texas showcases their musical virtuosity and the music they make. As they immerse themselves in this musical tradition of western Mexico, they also become determined students who not only graduate from high school but go on to college - and they build bridges to the older generations of their community.G
8:00 pm 
Front Row Center  "Bachman & Turner"  After many years of fan demand, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner - the two giants of rock 'n' roll at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- finally reunited for the first time in more than 20 years. The musicians are now the full-throttle rock machine Bachman & Turner, and here they knock out hit after hit including "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," "Shakin' all Over," "Roll on Down the Highway" and "Takin' Care of Business." With guest appearance by Paul Schaffer. D
9:00 pm 
Sierra Center Stage  "Marcia Ball"  Marcia Ball is an anomaly in the world of piano-based R& B/blues/boogie. A keyboardist who was steeped in and absorbed all the rich traditions of New Orleans, the Austin-based singer-songwriter was nominated for a Grammy Award for a CD release of this Sierra Center Stage program. Her album, "So Many Rivers" won the 2004 Blues Music Award for "Contemporary Blues Album of the Year" as well as the coveted "Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year" award. D
10:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Randy Newman"  Songwriting legend Randy Newman takes the stage with a selection of his greatest hits.G
11:00 pm 
Mariachi High - PBS Arts   This year-in-the-life of the champion mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School in South Texas showcases their musical virtuosity and the music they make. As they immerse themselves in this musical tradition of western Mexico, they also become determined students who not only graduate from high school but go on to college - and they build bridges to the older generations of their community.G
4:30 pm 
High School Dropouts   The high school dropout rate is rapidly increasing in many cities throughout the U.S. Teachers, counselors, lawmakers and parents are teaming up to reverse this disturbing trend. This program examines how adults in the Sacramento/Stockton area are literally going door-to-door to catch truants, threatening legal action against their parents, and providing second chances to kids who've already dropped out but want to return. D
5:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Immigrating to America, II"  Every person who lives in the United States is an immigrant or the descendant of someone who immigrated here. In some cases they were travelers looking for a place where they would be free to practice their traditions. In every case they were looking for a better life. D
5:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Boston, Massachusetts"  Wolf traces some of the city's historic sites in the opening episode of the fourth season of this series. He also visits the first Dunkin Donut shop and sees what their product once looked like.G
6:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Springfield, Illinois"  Burt takes us for a ride on America's great mother road, Route 66, and tells us how it transformed the way the world eats. We'll also discover the true origin of the corn dog, the filled dough nut, the horseshoe sandwich, root beer and Abraham Lincoln's favorite cake. We'll visit Abraham Lincoln's hometown and see what his personal life was really like. D
6:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Richmond, Virginia"  Take a look at Virginia's oldest plantation (in operation for over 350 years), learn about the Civil War Trails and the battlefields of Virginia, go white-water rafting through the center of town and sample some of the traditional foods. D
7:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "The Importance of Ritual"  Burt explores the effect on traditional holidays when the United States got its first taste of freedom.G
7:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"  Philadelphia is one of America's oldest and most interesting cities and the birthplace of our nation. Find out how it was founded as a Quaker colony and why it's the guardian of The Liberty Bell. Learn why Philadelphia is considered the city of brotherly love, tour the largest collection of outdoor murals and visit a Masonic Temple. D
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "San Francisco, California"  San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food. D
8:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "New York City"  New York City is the world epicenter for money, creativity and culture. Burt takes a bite of the Big Apple, tells you how it came to be and takes you from the tip of the island to Central Park. Learn about the city's architectural heritage and how a nation of immigrants contributed to the gastronomy of the island. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Southern Fare, Reinvented"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make pulled pork without using a grill! Next, equipment expert Adam Reid reviews electric pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science behind brining. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals a recipe for Easier Fried Chicken. D
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Dante Demagistris & Garlic"  Everyone loves garlic, but if you don't handle it properly, it can take you to the culinary dark side-whether undercooked or overcooked. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming zeros in on prepping garlic the right way. Joined by Boston chef Dante De Magistris, Ming uses garlic and some mystery ingredients to create two new dishes on the spot, Beef and Broccolini Stir Fry with Mango Puree and Basil Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Asparagus. D
10:00 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Salsas That Cook"  In their Chicago backyard, Rick and his daughter, Lanie, gather the last of the season's tomatoes to make a big batch of Salsa Mexicana, the fresh tomato salsa sometimes known as Pico de Gallo. And that's the starting point for a fast-paced salsa dance that goes way beyond tomatoes. In Mexico, salsas can be bright and fresh, dark and earthy, red or green, raw or roasted - and they're more of a condiment for food than a dip for chips. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Portugal's Heartland"  Rick eats barnacles in an old fishing town, marches with pilgrims, and views riches of the country's Golden Age.G
11:00 pm 
Ethics In America  "Do Unto Others"  Must we house the homeless or report a child abuser? A panel including Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Faye Wattleton of Planned Parenthood, and Willard Gaylin of the Hastings Center discusses the question of community responsibility.G
5:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Borderlands"  Sagebrush plains merge seamlessly into forested mountains in the vast country along the Idaho-Nevada border, where cowboys rule. But cowboys don't have a corner on this lonely corridor west of Highway 93. It's also a great place for people seeking solitude and recreation. They come to float through remote canyons, fish for walleye, or horse pack into a beautiful wilderness area. This is the true Wild West, where the nation's last gold rush took place and also its last stage robbery.G
5:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Reporters' Roundup"  Marcia Franklin talks with Idaho journalists about the state's top stories.G
6:00 pm 
Need to Know   MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. Need to Know examines a successful experimental program in Oakland, CA designed to help the working poor emerge from poverty. The Family Independence Initiative pays people in low income communities to meet regularly and help each other devise solutions to family and financial problems rather than rely on government assistance. D
6:30 pm 
7:00 pm 
Queen Victoria's Empire  "The Moral Crusade/The Scramble for Africa"  By 1861, Britain is the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth. However, the death of Prince Albert weakens Victoria, and many of his political ideals fade in importance. David Livingstone's explorations of the African interior fascinate the British public. Parts 3 and 4 of 4G
9:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Confronting The Contradictions of America's Past"  Bill opens this weekend's Moyers & Company (check local listings) with thoughts about the origins and lessons of Independence Day. We should remember, he says, that behind this Fourth of July holiday are human beings, like Thomas Jefferson, who were as flawed and conflicted as they were inspired, who espoused great humanistic ideals while behaving with reprehensible racial discrimination. That conflict -- between what we know and how we live -- is still a struggle in contemporary politics and society. D
10:00 pm 
10:30 pm 
11:00 pm 
Need to Know   MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. Need to Know examines a successful experimental program in Oakland, CA designed to help the working poor emerge from poverty. The Family Independence Initiative pays people in low income communities to meet regularly and help each other devise solutions to family and financial problems rather than rely on government assistance. D
11:30 pm 
4:30 pm 
The Electric Company  "Jules Quest"  Jessica discovers an ancient scroll that leads her on a scavenger hunt throughout the neighborhood. Will the scroll lead Jessica to hidden treasure. or an even bigger surprise?. D
5:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Lady Redundant Woman/A Game of Cat and Mouse"  Lady Redundant Woman - All Beatrice Bixby wants is to be named manager of the local copy shop where she works. But one day when she merges with a photocopier she becomes Lady Redundant Woman. A Game of Cat and Mouse - Just when it seems like nothing can stop Dr 2 Brains from transforming hair gel into cream cheese, WordGirl teams up with the newest resident of 2 Brain's old science lab - Professor Tubing. D
5:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Masked Bandits"  As they prepare for a creature costume party, the Wild Kratts team begins to notice all sorts of strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is sure there is a ghost or monster living with them, but the Kratt brothers are convinced it's some kind of creature. When the gang sets out to discover who is causing all the trouble, they discover that certain animals gravitate towards human habitation because it provides food and protection from predators. D
6:00 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Creech Who Would Be Crowned"  The CyberSquad is summoned to Tikiville to stop Hacker from winning a race that would allow him to take over the cybersite. Upon arrival, Matt and Jackie tease Inez about her big vocabulary, so she decides to say just one small word -- "Bye!" She splits from the group and teams up with a Tikiville girl named Creech. Creech considers it her destiny to rule the land her family once ruled for so many years. D
6:30 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Shrimp A La Cart"  Ruff thinks his "Crustationery" is a great idea. Customers will write letters on crustaceans, which will then be delivered across the Atlantic Ocean by racecar. The service will be a huge success. D
7:00 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Tough Enough/Stars In Your Eyes"  Tough Enough? - Thinking that it'll make him more appealing to Sheriff Lewis, T-Bone decides to "toughen up." T-Bone eventually learns that it's much nicer to be nice than to be tough-and everyone loves him just the way he is. Stars In Your Eyes - Charley gets a new telescope and offers to bring it to Emily Elizabeth's "space" theme party. D
7:30 pm 
Arthur  "Big Brother Binky, Parts I & II"  In this special two-part episode, Binky's family adopts a baby girl from China. Binky receives the news of getting a baby sister with great excitement, and he delights in helping prepare for her arrival and visiting China. Although at times Binky worries about how his life will change, and more importantly, whether his new sister will even like him! - Binky becomes the proudest big brother in Elwood City. D
8:00 pm 
Martha Speaks  "The Long Rotten Summer/The Case of the Shattered Vase"  The Long Rotten Summer - For TD, summer always goes by too quickly, so he decides to spend this summer in the only place where the days never end: school. But is sitting alone in an empty classroom the best place to way to spend summer? Vocabulary: (E) moment(s), endless, infinite, eternal, interrupt (I) minute, hour, day, tomorrow, never, forever. The Case of the Shattered Vase - Helen shouldn't have watched that scary movie right before she went to sleep. D
8:30 pm 
Curious George  "Downhill Racer/Book Monkey"  Downhill Racer - When George hears about the annual soapbox derby, he enlists Allie to help him make the coolest car a monkey could drive. But even with the help of Bill's instruction manual, building a car takes a lot of work and car parts sure are hard to find. Will their car made out of wagon wheels, a kayak, and brakes from a buggy race past the finish line or are they on a crash course? Book Monkey - George loves books and helping others, so volunteering to help the librarian is a no-brainer! But when she is called away, George may have volunteered for a bigger job than he expected. D
9:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Show Me The Honey/Migration Vacation"  Show Me the Honey - Sally and Nick have run out of honey! Luckily the Cat knows just where to go to get more. They visit Queen Priscilla Buzzoo who invites them to join in the bee dance to learn how to make honey. Migration Vacation - The purple martin swallow that lives in Sally's backyard has gone missing! The Cat, with the help of a variety of forest creatures, help Nick and Sally track down the bird, and learn how and why birds migrate. D
9:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Hansel and Gretel"  Red has taken Peter Piper's peppers without asking, and now he's mad! What happens when the Super Readers try to help Hansel and Gretel get out of a similar sticky (sweet) situation? Only the unexpected! After overcoming a few storybook obstacles, we finally find out the witch's side of the story, and Red learns to be more considerate.G
10:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Kenny Kentrosaurus/Don and the Troodons"  Kenny Kentrosaurus - As the Pteranodon's World Tour nears its end, the Pteranodon family travels to Africa to meet a Stegosaur named Kenny Kentrosaurus. He teaches the kids about his spikes and his tail, showing them how to thump, prompting a fun drumming party! Don and the Troodons - The Pteranodon family oversleeps and rushes to go on another World Tour! Don is allowed to stay back on the Train and he ends up having a fun and educational day with the Conductor and his mom, Mrs. Conductor!. D
10:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "Wild Nature Survivor Guy"  Wild Nature Survivor Guy is accustomed to surviving in the wilds of nature and thinks he needs to "survive" out on Sesame Street. Elmo and Rosita are confused. He is not alone and he's not in the middle of nature, but he is convinced nature is all around them! First, Wild Nature Survivor Guy finds a tomato plant and bites into a ripe tomato. D
11:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Super Science Tools"  Sid has quite a collection of science tools in his room: a ruler, an estimation jar, a chart and a magnifying glass. They're all perfect tools for investigating and exploring the world, but Sid can't figure out which one is his favorite! His friends help him discover that each science tool is amazing in its own special way. D

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