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August 1, 2012
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12:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Wonder Pill"  The placebo effect, sneered at for years as a distraction from "real" medical treatment, now turns out to be a real phenomenon and a potential addition to modern medicine.G

1:00 am 
Global Spirit  "The Journey Towards Oneness"  Beneath the external differences that separate the world's religions, there is a deep undercurrent of core teachings that point in the direction of Oneness, or "Unity Consciousness" - the indivisible totality of all creation, all beliefs, all religions and of the universe itself. The Journey Towards Oneness explores the concept of Oneness from both a scientific and spiritual point of view and traces its evolution and expression through different religious and spiritual traditions. The program features physicist Dr. Ravi Ravindra, who comes from the Hindu tradition, and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, a Naqshbandi Sufi teacher and Jungian analyst. D

2:00 am 
Railroad Empire   The transcontinental railroad, begun in 1855 and completed in 1869, transformed the Golden State from sleepy outpost into one of the world's most powerful economies. THE RAILROAD EMPIRE explores this vital moment in California's history and charts its impact on the development of a nation. Archival photography footage depicts the painstaking process of constructing this "ribbon of iron" through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. D

3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Flying Idaho"  To fly in Idaho is to experience a view that is constantly changing. In fact, there's nothing quite like it in the lower 48. From the first plane to fly in Idaho, the Curtiss Pusher, to the modern marvels of today, we explore what pilots call a three dimensional experience, in a state that treasures its aviators and its aviation history.G

3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Kati Marton"  Marcia Franklin talks with author and former journalist Kati Marton. During the interview, taped at the 2011 Sun Valley Writers' Conference, Franklin talks with Marton about her experience researching her most recent work, Enemies of the People. The book chronicles Marton's search to learn more about her parents, who were imprisoned by the Hungarian government during the Cold War for their work as reporters for American news outlets.G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Falling Leaves"  It is a windy autumn day on Sesame Street, and Chris, Elmo, and Rosita hear Stinky calling from underneath a pile of leaves. They dig him out but he says that it will just happen again since he gets covered with leaves every single day. Rosita suggests that they try to figure out which tree the leaves are coming from by taking a leaf that fell on Stinky and comparing it to leaves on some of the surrounding trees to find a match. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Home Tweet Home"  Sid wonders why there aren't any birds living in the birdhouse he built with his Dad? Sid and his friends discover that lots of animals build and live in their own homes, like beehives, anthills, and bird nests!. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze"  Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. D

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"  M. Ward graduates from guest spots to his own headline performance, highlighting his latest album, Hold Time. Austin indie rock favorite Okkervil River follows.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw"  Rick finds Poland transforming itself into the new heart of Europe, and Krakow, with its Baroque and cobbled charm, emerging as the "next Prague." Rick visits nearby Auschwitz and experiences a timeless, soul-searching lesson.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Amsterdam and the Netherlands"  Rudy bicycles to Amsterdam's great art museums, prowls windmills and visits the Hague.G

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Baja Boojums: Bizarre Plants"  Turning inland, the intrepid travelers begin a thorough investigation into the weird, wild plants of Baja California. They quickly encounter the mystical, mythical Boojum tree. One of the oddest plants imaginable, the Boojum tree is leafless for most of the year and looks like a bit like an upturned turnip. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Grilled Oysters with Garlic Butter, Busters and Grits, and Pain Perdue and Peach Jam. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   Tabasco is the best known hot sauce in the world! The secret to its spicy success. North Carolina farmers take a high-tech approach to raising new crops and finding new markets via the internet. Think you know everything about pasta? Discover the story behind that spaghetti you take off the shelf. D

9:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Rye Bread for a Queen"  Andreas takes the trip to the "rye belt" in southern Finland to meet up with Finnish chef Sara La Fountain. They travel on the old Kings' Road, where they both make their favorite open-faced sandwiches using rye bread. Then, Sara introduces memma, an old rye-based Finnish dessert, followed by a roast served with a variety of vegetables. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Latin Celebration"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to authentic Peruvian Roast Chicken. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for vertical roasters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown rice. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "A Colorful Exterior"  Color is not just for inside your house. Matt and Shari show viewers how to bring color to the outside of their home. The first project is a floor cloth to brighten a front porch, deck, or patio. D

11:00 am 
Front Row Center  "Phil Collins: Going Back - Live at the Roseland Ballroom"  This very personal concert sees Phil Collins take his superb 2010 release Going Back into the live arena for the first time, faithfully recreating the soul and Motown sounds that he loved as a teenager. His band includes three of Motown's original backing band The Funk Brothers: Bob Babbitt on bass and guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette, as well as two stalwarts of Genesis live shows: Chester Thompson on drums and Darryl Stuermer on guitars. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Elmo Wants to Have A Ball"  Elmo's daddy has given him a dollar and he is not sure what to buy. He sees lots of things that are interesting, but decides that he wants a Stupendous Ball. The only problem is that it costs five dollars. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Valley of the Stygimolochs/Tiny Loves Fish"  Valley of the Stygimolochs - Buddy wonders if he'll grow horns when he gets older, so Mrs. Pteranodon takes him to visit some dinosaurs called Stygimoloch, who have really impressive horns. Tiny Loves Fish - After Mr. Pteranodon teaches the kids his fishing method, Buddy and Tiny work together as a team to catch fish in the Big Pond. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Little Red Hen"  "Not I!" "Not I!" "Not I!"...is all Red's friends say when she needs their help gathering apples! This is a super big problem. The Super Readers take off into the story of the Little Red Hen, whose friends won't assist her either! The Super Readers are willing to lend a hand to the Little Red Hen, but will anyone help Red?G

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Reindeer Games/Along Came A Spider"  Nick and Sally can't find their sled that's buried under the snow. Off they go to the Jingly Bell Forest where Magnus shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.Nick and Sally are playing soccer when their ball goes through a hole in their net. Luckily Cat's friend Mabel is a spider who knows all about weaving - maybe she can help them!G

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus"  Chris and Martin are on a mission to discover why walrus look so weird, but discover that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata's fashion line. The Wild Kratts team must use the walrus features against Zach to save the creatures and return them to their Arctic domain. Science Concepts: Suction. D

3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Flying Idaho"  To fly in Idaho is to experience a view that is constantly changing. In fact, there's nothing quite like it in the lower 48. From the first plane to fly in Idaho, the Curtiss Pusher, to the modern marvels of today, we explore what pilots call a three dimensional experience, in a state that treasures its aviators and its aviation history.G

3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Kati Marton"  Marcia Franklin talks with author and former journalist Kati Marton. During the interview, taped at the 2011 Sun Valley Writers' Conference, Franklin talks with Marton about her experience researching her most recent work, Enemies of the People. The book chronicles Marton's search to learn more about her parents, who were imprisoned by the Hungarian government during the Cold War for their work as reporters for American news outlets.G

4:00 pm 
Artist Toolbox  "Massimo & Lella Vignelli"  "Design must be intellectually elegant," poses Massimo Vignelli. "What is intellectually elegant? Well, it's the opposite of vulgar." As the man behind such simple and beautiful design from the Helvetica font to the New York Subway map, the design world is indebted to this pragmatic yet lyrical designer. D

4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Lafayette: Sounds from the Bayou"  In this enchanting episode, host Jacob Edgar experiences the food, lifestyles and culture of Southwest Louisiana. Lafayette is the epicenter of Cajun and Creole culture, where the infectious rhythms of Zydeco and Cajun music echo across the bayou. There, Edgar settles in to picturesque Dockside Studios for a session with Roddie Romero, a talented local musician. D

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Land Girls   Connie is determined to put things right when her past catches up with her. John's visit to an RAF base helps with his memory loss.G

7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Murder On St. Malley's Day, Part 2"  After a local Devington man is found murdered on the school grounds, Barnaby believes that someone is willing to kill to keep the morbid history of the Pudding Club from being exposed. Part 2 of 2G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Indelible Stain"  When controversial American academic, Paul Yelland, is invited to speak at Oxford's Department of Criminology, it stirs up a lot of deep-seated emotions. And when he is found strangled in his room later that night, Lewis and Hathaway quickly have several suspects. Motives include politics, ambition and vengeance.G

9:30 pm 
New Tricks   Halford visits a clairvoyant to try to contact his dead wife but instead receives a message from a teenage girl who was abducted and left to die in a transport container in 1982. The case puts UCOS in jeopardy as the investigation leads to yet another psychic.G

10:30 pm 
MI-5   The finale of the series begins with Harry facing deportation to the United States. Ruth and Section D decide to break Harry out of custody. Elena reveals attack plans designed to push Britain and Russia into war. Revelations and double-crosses place the safety of a passenger plane in doubt.G

11:30 pm 
Land Girls   Connie is determined to put things right when her past catches up with her. John's visit to an RAF base helps with his memory loss.G

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