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March 11, 2012
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8:30 pm 
Downton Abbey - Behind The Drama   This MASTERPIECE special goes behind the scenes of the popular MASTERPIECE CLASSIC drama to review the storylines of the first two seasons about the people who live, and work, in an English manor house in the early 20th century with pivotal moments highlighted. Writer Julian Fellowes and the actors who bring Downton inhabitants to life provide insight into the characters of the series.G
9:35 pm 
Story of the Costume Drama: The Greatest Stories Ever Told   Focusing on the great stories that enthralled England and the world, this look at the British costume drama genre features clips and interviews with the stars and with those who worked behind the camera. Narrator Keely Hawes played Lady Agnes Holland in the 2010 "Upstairs Downstairs" series as well as Alex Drame in ASHES TO ASHES. The film draws from 50 years of the genre and shows how the genre has changed across the decades.G
10:32 pm 
Il Volo Takes Flight   The tenor trio of Italian teenage heartthrobs - Piero Barone, Ignazio Bochetto and Gianluca Ginoble - put their hearts and soaring voices into this special filmed at Detroit's Opera House last October. They showcase their vocal talent and interpretive gift for music on their versions of "O Sole Mio," "Il Mondo" and a medley of Ennio Morricone songs from film soundtracks. They are backed by a 49-piece orchestra and five-piece rhythm section. They welcome guest Pia Toscano, a favorite contestant from "American Idol's" season 10, to the stage.G
9:30 pm 
Mister Rogers & Me   After a chance meeting with the then-retired Fred Rogers (MISTER ROGERS), Benjamin Wagner, now a senior vice president at MTV and a singer/songwriter, years later goes on a personal journey with his brother Christofer Wagner, a television and music production professional. The brothers meet with television news personalities, authors and others who knew and worked with Rogers to compile this intimate portrait of Rogers as a person and his belief in "deep and simple."G
10:30 pm 
The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today   This Peabody Award-winning documentary tells the personal story behind the landmark First Amendment case in the U.S. Supreme Court that set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools. In 1945, Jim McCollum, a fifth-grader in a southern Illinois university town, was forced to sit in the hallway alone when he did not agree to participate in a voluntary Protestant religion class. His mother, Vashti McCollum, sued the school board beginning what she would later describe as "three years of headlines, headaches and hatred."G
11:30 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Steve Earle/Kris Kristofferson"  Earle pays tribute to his mentor, legendary Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt. Kristofferson follows with tunes from his latest album.G
7:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Financing Solar Panels; Framing Walls for Basement-Remodeling"  Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey travels to San Francisco to learn about a new way to finance solar photovoltaic panels and then sees them installed. Afterward, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner frame the walls for a basement remodeling project. D
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Welcome to the Dream Home"  Vicki and Sloan introduce this season's project-the Susan G. Komen Dream Home. Meet the builder, tour the home and peek at the overall project. Vicki and Sloan supervise the outdoor landscaping launch. D
8:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Vegetable Medley"  Learn to cook, grow, display and love vegetables with exciting projects and delicious recipes. In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Soup, Colorful Chopped Root Salad and Quick Vegetable Roll-Ups. Projects: Sculptural vegetable centerpiece. D
9:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Star of Bethlehem - Part 1"  Fons & Porter give tips on choosing fabric for Lone Star or Star of Bethlehem designs and discuss fabric placement options. D
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Canvas On Canvas"  Donna layers her canvas to create a 3-D seascape painting, and then demonstrates how to make a floor cloth with a fabric border.G
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Not Just for Kids"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chicken Nuggets at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of yellow mustard. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for broiler-safe cooking dishes. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk  "The Best of Theater Talk: Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer & Critic John Simon"  Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer joins us to discuss his revealing memoir In Spite of Myself. Also on board to review Plummer's critically-acclaimed autobiography, is our regular critic and commentator John Simon. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Complexity from Simplicity?"  Our universe began with a swirling, seething plasma-everything, everywhere, all the same. Today we have galaxies, stars, planets, people. How did such structure come about?. D
8:30 pm 
Dialogue  "James McPherson"  James McPherson is one of America's greatest Civil War historians. McPherson's Pulitzer Prize winning writing captures the drama of this era and his latest book, "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief," gives new insight into Abraham Lincoln's remarkable skill as a military leader. Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with McPherson about Lincoln and why we are still fighting over some of the same issues we thrashed out in the Civil War 150 years ago.G
9:00 pm 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "The Dearest of All Things"  Tormented by her grief, Mary turns to spiritualists for comfort. Though he too is bowed by grief, her husband never loses sight of the tragedy consuming the nation. With the war going badly in the East, enlistments drying up and morale low, Lincoln changes the conflict over the Union into a struggle for freedom by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, liberating millions of Americans from bondage. Part 4 of 6G
10:00 pm 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "The Frightful War"  As 1863 begins, the Civil War consumes the nation. One hundred Union soldiers desert daily and hundreds more die of disease. Opposition to the war spreads and criticism of Abraham Lincoln increases. Abraham is desperately anxious. Mary Lincoln, worried about her husband, spends money compulsively, plunging herself into debt. Part 5 of 6G
11:00 pm 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "Blind with Weeping"  The Union victory at Gettysburg changes the conflict's course and Abraham Lincoln's battlefield dedication changes America's concept of itself. The episode follows Abraham's final political struggles and charts differences with his wife over the nation's future. Five days after the surrender at Appomattox, Abraham is shot to death. Part 6 of 6G

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