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April 1, 2012
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10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Reporters' Roundup 3/29/12"  Marcia Franklin speaks with reporters from around the state.G
11:00 am 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature with host Greg Hahn begins. The one-hour show continues through adjournment.G
12:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Renewal of VAWA: Congress continues its battle over renewing the Violence Against Women Act or VAWA. This week an interview with Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) who took to the House floor to recount her own experiences with sexual violence to emphasize the need to renew VAWA. Health Care Debate Rages On: The future of the Obama administration's health care reform law is in doubt following this week's Supreme Court arguments on its constitutionality. D
12:30 pm 
1:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "Clapboard Island"  Roger and Sarah stay on a 60 acre island on the Maine coast in an historic cottage. Roger sets up his easel to paint colorful lobster buoys . Sarah explores the island and talks to the cottage owners about its origins and recent renovations. D
1:30 pm 
Sew It All  "Material World, Josephine Kimberling"  Explore the world of fabric design from an artist's perspective. D
2:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Times Square"  Marianne and Mary demonstrate paper piecing sections for a New York Beauty type quilt. D
2:30 pm 
Hometime  "Kitchen & Mud Room Remodel 5"  Dean and Miriam get the kitchen, mud room and powder room areas ready for new flooring and countertops. D
3:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Portable Precision - Miter Saw Station"  Save time and money - build your own miter saw station. The Woodsmith editors will show you how to turn inexpensive materials into portable workstation that will make any miter saw safer and more accurate to use. D
3:30 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 8 of 10"  Awning specialist Mike Cornell installs a new retractable awning over the deck that should stand up to the weather due to a wind sensor and fade-resistant fabric. Inside, the Saratoga soapstone has arrived, and countertop contractor Alyssa St. Gelais shows host Kevin O'Connor how she's sealing the surface with wax, not oil, to give it a more durable finish that will last longer than an oil application. D
4:00 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 9 of 10"  Builder Andy Tiplady sets 4"x4" glass tile in the kitchen using a light green grout (mixed with a latex additive) as the adhesive to set the tile and give a depth of color to the backsplash that thinset would not allow. Outside, the new insulated steel garage door is up; inside, host Kevin O'Connor works with Andy to install a garage storage system from the home center to keep the space organized. At the front deck, carpenter Chris Aguiar finishes up the cable railing system. D
4:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Oh Grow Up; Small Space and Vertical Gardening (San Francisco, CA)"  In these days of urban sprawl, a new trend is emerging. Yards are becoming smaller and today, more people are moving back into the city. Yet one thing persists no matter where they live; the desire to have a garden. D
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Standing Up for Democracy"  American history is rich with stories of social change inspired by the actions of motivated individuals and organized groups. Today's activists are no different -- facing long odds against powerful and systemic special interests. On this weekend's Moyers & Company (check local listings), Bill Moyers talks with young but very experienced organizers George Goehl, Ai-Jen Poo, and Sarita Gupta - all involved with a nationwide citizens' initiative called the 99% Spring, which takes place the week of April 9th. D
6:00 pm 
William and Mary   As the second season of shows begins, William and Mary are about to be married. William is cooking up a few surprises for Mary for when they come out of the church following the ceremony.G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Backroad Adventures"  Taking three routes - Owyhee Backcountry Byway (Mud Flat Road), Magruder Corridor, and Lolo Motorway - the program samples what Idaho's 40,000 miles of backroads offer travelers. Along the way, there are scenic vistas, a bit of history, and opportunities to spot wildlife.G
7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Balloon Archaeology/Biscuit Fire 10 Years Later/Collier Glacier"  Archaeologists with access to a helium balloon and remote controlled camera gain a clear view of Oregon's stone circles that resemble the medicine wheels in Wyoming. When the 500,000-acre Biscuit fire burned through research plots, it enabled a rare scientific look at life before and after a forest fire.G
8:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada"  Former slaves make one of their first acts of freedom choosing a last name. For immigrants coming to a new country, a new name often helps to fit into a new environment. When Henry Louis Gates Jr. begins the search for their family origins, media legend Barbara Walters does not know her father's real last name and educational superstar Geoffrey Canada does not know the name of his grandfather. Gates fills in the missing identities. Part 3 of 10G
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Great Expectations, Part 1"  Pip, an orphan living with his sister and brother-in-law, a blacksmith, has a terrifying encounter on the marshes with an escaped convict. A summons from the mysterious Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson) changes the course of Pip's life. He dares to believe he might be destined for a future beyond the marshes - a future linked to that of the beautiful Estella, Miss Havisham's adopted daughter. Part 1 of 2G
10:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Half Life"  UCOS reinvestigates the murder of an unidentified male found in a West London alleyway. The man now is given a name but seems to have no past.G
11:00 pm 
Elizabeth I: Killer Queen?   Historian Chris Skidmore takes on a 452-year-old cold case - the death of Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, who was involved in a controversial affair with Elizabeth I of England. The death, officially announced as caused by an accidental fall down a flight of stairs, sends shock waves through the court and the entire country. Now Skidmore unearths the original coronor's report, which indicates Amy Robsart had other serious injuries.G
11:00 am 
Quest for the Lost Maya   This program explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico. The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the "preclassic era" of the Maya (800-700 BC) as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s AD.G
12:00 pm 
Wild!  "Big Cat Challenge"  Lions, cheetahs and leopards: each cat has developed its own unique hunting strategies and survival techniques. In this fast-moving film, we examine their behavior and competitive interaction with each other to discover which is the ultimate hunter.G
1:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "South Atlantic"  Zay follows in the footsteps of explorers, adventurers and naturalists from the Falkland Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula.G
2:00 pm 
Need to Know   NULL
2:30 pm 
3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What to Do with a Windfall"  Congratulations - you have a windfall! Now what? Take a look at some investment alternatives and how to evaluate them based on time, risk, and rate of return. Meet several young entrepreneurs who were faced with a financial opportunity and see where they decided to invest their money. D
3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Pine Butterflies/Radon/Open Water Swimming"  A rare population explosion of pine butterflies fills the Malheur National Forest with a fluttering snowstorm in August. The outbreak may occur for two to three years - with the caterpillars eating needles off 250,000 acres of trees - then disappear for up to three decades.G
4:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Icebox Desserts"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie. D
4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Egypt"  Rick climbs the Giza Pyramid. In Luxor, he rambles with Ramses through the temple of Karnac and the Valley of the Kings, and bicycles into today's village Egypt.G
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Cracking Your Genetic Code"  What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA read, stored and available for analysis? We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But we also meet ethicists who are convinced we need to consider the moral dilemmas raised by this new technology.G
6:00 pm 
Triangle Fire: American Experience   Fire breaks out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village on March 25, 1911. The blaze rips through the congested loft filled with huge piles of trimmings. Workers try to escape but factory owners keep the doors locked; the inadequate fire escape crumples; and 146 people die. Public outrage forces government action on workplace safety laws.G
7:00 pm 
William and Kate The Royal Wedding   This film recalls last year's highly anticipated royal marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton in a lavish Westminster Abbey ceremony. This special traces the story of the royal couple's romance and their role together as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.G
8:00 pm 
A Sense of Wonder   This film chronicles Rachel Carson's final year of life. Drawing on Carson's own words, Kaiulani Lee embodies the author of Silent Spring, who faces down critics and cancer to convey her message about the risks of chemical pesticides. Lee developed and performed A SENSE OF WONDER as a one-woman play that toured the United States for 16 years.G
9:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "El Paso, TX - Hour One"  Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton head to the Centennial Museum to check out pre-Columbian pottery from the Casas Grandes culture. Highlights include Andy Warhol's 1966 artist's proof of a print of Jacqueline Kennedy, and a 1937 first edition copy of The Hobbit, with original dust jacket. Part 1 of 3G
10:00 pm 
Triangle Fire: American Experience   Fire breaks out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village on March 25, 1911. The blaze rips through the congested loft filled with huge piles of trimmings. Workers try to escape but factory owners keep the doors locked; the inadequate fire escape crumples; and 146 people die. Public outrage forces government action on workplace safety laws.G
11:00 pm 
William and Kate The Royal Wedding   This film recalls last year's highly anticipated royal marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton in a lavish Westminster Abbey ceremony. This special traces the story of the royal couple's romance and their role together as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.G
10:30 am 
Donna Dewberry Show  "New England Seascape"  Donna paints a New England seascape with lighthouse and splashing waves. She uses fabric paints for a decorated shirt, jacket and tote.G
11:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Two Perfect Pies"  Bridget lancaster updates a classic recipe for shaker lemon Pie. then, Julia collin Davison shows host Christopher kimball how to make icebox strawberry Pie with real strawberries. next, equipment expert adam ried reviews pie plates, and finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of strawberry yogurt. D
11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Philadelphia: It All Happens on Philadelphia's 9th Street"  NULL
12:00 pm 
Ethics In America  "Anatomy of a Corporate Takeover"  Merger mania presents an alarming array of ethical problems. Debating the issues are T. Boone Pickens; chief executives from Borg-Warner, Goodyear, and Berkshire Hathaway; economist Lester Thurow; and Senator Tim Wirth.G
1:00 pm 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "That Would Never Work Here!"  What does assessment reform actually look like? This workshop follows the stories of Barbara, a math teacher in Whittier, California, and Scott, a science teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, as they share how theyare incorporating assessment into their teaching. Emphasis will be placed on the colleague support structure; teachers sharing ideas with and getting help from other teachers. D
2:30 pm 
Whole Child, The: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years  "It's The Little Things"  The importance of a well-ordered and predictable environment. D
3:00 pm 
Death: A Personal Understanding  "Death Rituals"  To what degree do individual circumstances require spontaneous adaptation of traditional rites? A minister who lost her brother in the Lockerbie air disaster, and a father whose failing marriage affected his role in his young son's funeral, discuss their need to adapt traditional rituals to their own circumstances. A cancer patient planning her service in advance and a veteran at a Vietnam memorial provide a comparison of private and public rituals. D
3:30 pm 
Death: A Personal Understanding  "Good Death"  Should we help people die, or force them to live? What constitutes a good death? Perspectives from native North American culture and urban medical ethicists provide background as we meet a woman facing death from breast cancer and a young family with a terminally ill infant. The special grief long-term caregivers can fall into is also discussed as we discover the ways that the dying can help to heal the living. D
4:00 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Thousand and One Nights"  Shahrazad must hold the interest of her despotic husband the sultan with nightly tales, lest she lose her life in the morning. This wellspring of storytelling, circulating from medieval Persia to Egypt to Iraq, like its wily raconteur lives on in many modern adaptations. Art, performance, and film images are employed to show the collection's broad span of influence. D
4:30 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "The Epic of Gilgamesh"  The first known human story is that of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk. Images of artifacts from ancient Iraq mix with beautiful illustrations, dance, and costume to tell of the relations between gods and mortals, the search for friendship, love, and immortality. Featured cast members include Assyriologist Ben Foster, comic book illustrator Jim Starlin, and poet and playwright Yusef Komunyakaa. D
5:00 pm 
To Be Heard   A look at a unique poetry class in the Bronx for at-risk kids where anything could be said or shared. This one-hour documentary is directed and produced by the instructors who run the poetry program; their commitment to their students is palpable, the impact on their students' lives is real and long-lasting. D
6:00 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "Quick Sticky Rice/E-Saan"  Rice Croquettes with Som Tum Mango (Mango Salsa) and Spicy Red Bell Pepper Puree are prepared.G
6:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Soups On!"  Hearty soups are meals in themselves, and Sara's are both substantial and easy to make. There's a cool Seafood Gazpacho, loaded with juicy shrimp and crab with a little kick of heat. Nothing warms the belly more than the New Orleans-inspired Red Beans and Rice Soup with smoky ham. D
7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland"  Rick tours Belfast and the Antrim Coast. He seeks thrills at Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island, taste-tests Irish whiskey, scrambles over six-sided rock columns and follows the beat of Irish music.G
7:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week"  Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture. In addition, the communal creation of hundreds of beautiful alfombras -- flower-strewn, multi-colored "carpets" -- that line the streets in front of the religious processions is something to behold. D
8:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Structure in the Garden"  Allen shows what he did to build a raised bed in his acre garden and leads the way to a poolside grotto. He also presents an interesting window box combination.G
8:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Refinishing With Spray Paint; Installing a Pre-Finished Wood Floor"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor refinish several worn out items using spray paint. Then, general contractor Tom Silva removes wall-to-wall carpet and installs a pre-finished wood floor. And in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin some new household devices that can be operated "hands-free. D
9:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Owner's Retreat"  The master suite gets a mellow wash of creamy fabrics, leathers and tiles as Vicki and Sloan create the perfect spa retreat for today's busy homeowners. Walk through showers, a deep soaking tub, ample closets, down filled bedding and soft rugs will make you exclaim, "I have to have that room!". D
9:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Worldly"  Katie travels the world of flavors and puts a modern spin on traditional crafts. In the Kitchen: Crisp Asian Steak Salad, Perfect Tuscan Olive Tapenade and Beautiful English bread Pudding. Projects: Fabulous faux Faberge eggs. D
10:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Dimples and Duckies"  Sewing educator Jodie Davis shows Marianne the quilt she made using Fons & Porter's specialty rulers. Jodie also tells about designing and printing her own "ducky" fabric. D
10:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "New England Seascape"  Donna paints a New England seascape with lighthouse and splashing waves. She uses fabric paints for a decorated shirt, jacket and tote.G
11:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Two Perfect Pies"  Bridget lancaster updates a classic recipe for shaker lemon Pie. then, Julia collin Davison shows host Christopher kimball how to make icebox strawberry Pie with real strawberries. next, equipment expert adam ried reviews pie plates, and finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of strawberry yogurt. D
11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Philadelphia: It All Happens on Philadelphia's 9th Street"  NULL
11:00 am 
Global Voices  "Great Wall Across The Yangtze"  This program tells the story of the controversy surrounding the construction of the the world's largest dam and hydroelectric power plant, Three Gorges, across the legendary Yangtze river. The story is told by some of the people most affected: the engineer who believes in his country and its urgent need for new sources of power and flood control; the people who are being forcibly relocated to make way for the immense reservoir; the biologist who works to find ways to save the Baiji River dolphin from extinction; and the archaeologist who attempts to recover ancient artifacts before time runs out. D
12:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Waimea 'ukulele & Slack Key Guitar"  This performance documentary provides an insider's peek into the unparalleled talent and camaraderie of the Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute, held annually in the quaint cowboy town of Waimea on Hawai'i Island. During the five-day event, some of the world's finest 'ukulele and slack key guitar artists gather to share their passion for music with aspiring musicians, fans, and one another through one-of-a-kind workshops and rousing concert performances. Featured musicians include Muriel Anderson, Danny Carvalho, Benny Chong, Kalai Ho'opi'i, Richard Ho'opi'i, Bobby Ingano, Ledward Kaapana, Mike Kaawa, David Kamakahi, Dennis Kamakahi, Ozzie Kotani, Sonny Lim, Aaron Mahi, Chino Montero, Cyril Pahinui, and Jeff Peterson. D
1:00 pm 
Global Voices  "The Last White Man Standing"  Tom Cholmondeley, heir to the largest white-owned estate in Kenya, stands accused of murdering a black poacher on his land. THE LAST WHITE MAN STANDING follows the ongoing case and gives an in-depth look at its socio-political context. D
2:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Afghanistan Unveiled"  Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this film reveals the effects on Afghan women of the Taliban's repressive rule and of the U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign. Leaving Kabul for the first time and traveling to rural regions of the country, the filmmakers present footage of women whose lives have been decimated by recent events. D
3:00 pm 
Women, War & Peace  "Peace Unveiled"  When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. This episode follows three women who immediately began to organize to make sure that women's rights don't get traded away in the deal. Part 3 of 3G
4:00 pm 
Women, War & Peace  "The War We Are Living"  Two Afro-Colombian women fight to hold onto the gold-rich land that has sustained their community through small-scale mining for centuries in the mountainous region of Colombia's Pacific southwest. They are part of a network of female leaders established during Colombia's 40-year civil war, defying paramilitary death threats to remain on the land.G
5:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Power Paths"  Native American tribes explore opportunities to bring renewable energy projects to their people. Coal leases have brought royalties to tribal treasuries but also pollution and health problems yet many tribal members remain without access to electricity in their own homes. Now they seek ways to control their own energy and sell any surplus to the power companies.G
6:00 pm 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature with host Greg Hahn begins. The one-hour show continues through adjournment.G
7:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Waimea 'ukulele & Slack Key Guitar"  This performance documentary provides an insider's peek into the unparalleled talent and camaraderie of the Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute, held annually in the quaint cowboy town of Waimea on Hawai'i Island. During the five-day event, some of the world's finest 'ukulele and slack key guitar artists gather to share their passion for music with aspiring musicians, fans, and one another through one-of-a-kind workshops and rousing concert performances. Featured musicians include Muriel Anderson, Danny Carvalho, Benny Chong, Kalai Ho'opi'i, Richard Ho'opi'i, Bobby Ingano, Ledward Kaapana, Mike Kaawa, David Kamakahi, Dennis Kamakahi, Ozzie Kotani, Sonny Lim, Aaron Mahi, Chino Montero, Cyril Pahinui, and Jeff Peterson. D
8:00 pm 
Global Voices  "The Last White Man Standing"  Tom Cholmondeley, heir to the largest white-owned estate in Kenya, stands accused of murdering a black poacher on his land. THE LAST WHITE MAN STANDING follows the ongoing case and gives an in-depth look at its socio-political context. D
9:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Backroad Adventures"  Taking three routes - Owyhee Backcountry Byway (Mud Flat Road), Magruder Corridor, and Lolo Motorway - the program samples what Idaho's 40,000 miles of backroads offer travelers. Along the way, there are scenic vistas, a bit of history, and opportunities to spot wildlife.G
9:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Reporters' Roundup 3/29/12"  Marcia Franklin speaks with reporters from around the state.G
10:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Waimea 'ukulele & Slack Key Guitar"  This performance documentary provides an insider's peek into the unparalleled talent and camaraderie of the Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute, held annually in the quaint cowboy town of Waimea on Hawai'i Island. During the five-day event, some of the world's finest 'ukulele and slack key guitar artists gather to share their passion for music with aspiring musicians, fans, and one another through one-of-a-kind workshops and rousing concert performances. Featured musicians include Muriel Anderson, Danny Carvalho, Benny Chong, Kalai Ho'opi'i, Richard Ho'opi'i, Bobby Ingano, Ledward Kaapana, Mike Kaawa, David Kamakahi, Dennis Kamakahi, Ozzie Kotani, Sonny Lim, Aaron Mahi, Chino Montero, Cyril Pahinui, and Jeff Peterson. D
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "The Last White Man Standing"  Tom Cholmondeley, heir to the largest white-owned estate in Kenya, stands accused of murdering a black poacher on his land. THE LAST WHITE MAN STANDING follows the ongoing case and gives an in-depth look at its socio-political context. D

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