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March 11, 2012
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3:00 pm 
Making War Horse   This film reveals the theatrical collaboration that creates a Tony Award-winning play based on Michael Morpurgo's children's novel about World War I. Cameras capture the innovators at Handspring Puppet Company, creating techniques to bring a lifelike horse to the stage for the drama of individual people and animals caught up in the war.G
4:03 pm 
Above Yellowstone   This first-ever aerial tour celebrates Yellowstone's natural wonders and provides a brief contextual history of its geology, Native peoples, wildlife and its current status as a destination for 3.6 million annual visitors. A few of the scenes in the special include: The Lamar Valley, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Forest Fire, The Geyser Basins and parts of Yellowstone as seen during the flight of a Bald Eagle.G
5:03 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Crony Capitalism"  Bill Moyers, who returned to public television in January, is joined weekly by a range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers for timely conversations about life and the state of American democracy.G
6:04 pm 
Idaho: An Aerial Tapestry   Swooping over the Idaho landscape, this eagle-eye view of the state travels north to south and east to west. The film floats above the Snake River from its origin in Wyoming through Hells Canyon to Lewiston. The flying camera records major lakes: Pend Oreille, Priest, Coeur d'Alene and Bear. The flight soars across mountains and glides through desert canyons on this geologic tour of the state.G
7:09 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Salmon River Lodges and Legacies"  This special travels the Salmon River, stopping each night at a historic lodge to meet the people, who continue in the footsteps of hearty pioneers in the wild heart of Idaho. Each stop reveals a rich history. Rafters, guides, boat operators and residents all reveal how they are drawn to the river repeatedly - or permanently.G
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
3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Roast Beef Dinner"  Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable Roast Beef and Whipped Potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for cooking with salt. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "West Turkey"  Rick visits the ancient sites of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, meanders up the Meander River, eats Turkish pizza and discovers a blend of ancient and modern cultures.G
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Mind Over Money"  A new science aims to incorporate human psychology into finance - behavioral economics. The research reveals hidden money drives in humans that help explain why mainstream economists failed to predict the 2008 crash and why people often make irrational decisions. Experiments show how mood, decision-making and economic activity are tightly interwoven for consumers and Wall Street bankers.G
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 pm 
Moments to Remember: My Music   Patti Page, Nick Clooney, Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale and the LAWRENCE WELK SHOW's Mary Lou Metzger co-host new performances and archival classics from the late 1950s and early 1960s pop era. Many legends of the period return to the stage, including Frankie Laine and Roger Williams who have since died. Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Lenny Welch, the Platters and the DeCastro Sisters also perform.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
3:00 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "Journey to the West"  The powerful and mischievous Stone Monkey King brings chaos to heaven and earth. Freed from a mountain prison in order to guard a Chinese monk on his journey to retrieve the Buddhist scriptures from India, Monkey seeks his own spiritual transformation. Modern performance, contemporary art, and Buddhist philosophers provide a rich context to the ancient tale. D
3:30 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "Popol Vuh"  The Mayan book of creation, the dawn of life, and the glories of gods and kings. This magnificent epic was saved from destruction at the hands of the Spanish by Quiche chroniclers. Once repressed, the story is now interwoven with the history of today's Mayan people. D
4:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 9. Starting In September...."  The concluding program takes a close look at the ways in which teachers get ready to help their students become successful and engaged readers. During the first few days of classes, the teachers talk about everything — from the mundane to the sublime — that enters their minds as they start another year and plan for success. Dr. Langer underscores their remarks with advice for teachers who want to recreate the kinds of classrooms they have seen featured in this workshop. D
5:00 pm 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Heirloom Tomatoes, Cheese and Ham Salad, Five-Minute Cherry Tomato Sauce, and Crab Stuffed Tomatoes. D
5:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Girls at the Grill with Elizabeth Karmel"  Women of America, pick up your tongs, put on your aprons and man the grill! It's easy with Sara's buddy, grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel, to guide you! First is an easy Chicken Paillard with Greek Farmer's Salad and Tzatziki to get the basics down. Then, pizza! This one is a Blistered Corn and Asparagus Pesto Grilled Pizza. Finally, we'll go all out with Elizabeth's famous Texas Hill Country BBQ with a universally loved finger lickin' sauce. D
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips"  Rick explores the riches of the city before visiting dikes, windmills and the world's largest flower market.G
6:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Rwanda - Among The Gorillas"  Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. As with every Travelscope adventure, the journey includes cultural experiences in a local church, living museum, market, primary school and health clinic. D
7:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Entertaining Outdoors"  Allen is having a party in the garden to celebrate the completion of the house at the Garden Home Retreat. The party area includes an outdoor kitchen and poolside containers for decorative plantings.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
2:00 pm 
Black In Latin America  "Brazil: A Racial Paradise?"  Professor Gates delves behind the facade of Carnival to discover how this rainbow nation is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy. Part 3 of 4G
3:00 pm 
Black In Latin America  "Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet"  Professor Gates explores the little-known history of the significant numbers of black people brought to these countries as early as the 16th century. In total, more slaves came to the two countries combined than to the United States. He looks at the worlds of culture that their descendants have created. Part 4 of 4G
4:00 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
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 pm 
Nature  "River of No Return"  Isaac and Bjornen Babcock head into the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness for a yearlong honeymoon. They capture the beauty and wildlife with their cameras within the wilderness in the heart of Idaho. What begins as a romantic adventure becomes something much greater for the couple - and a tale of hope and celebration for every life trying to make it in the wilderness.G
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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