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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

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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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