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March 11, 2012
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11:00 pm 
Sierra Center Stage  "Sonia Dada"  Some bands defy categorization on purpose; Chicago's Sonia Dada does it naturally. Songwriter/guitarist Dan Pritzker has taken a trio of African American gospel singers he discovered performing for free at a subway station and blended their sound with a talented jam band to create an intoxicating blend of R&B, pop, and world beat that is truly unique. Lyrics that make you think; a groove that makes you want to dance - this is truly a show you can't miss. D
12:00 am 
How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin   Film director Leslie Woodhead, who once made a two-minute film of an unknown group called the Beatles, learns years later how powerful the group's influence becomes behind the Iron Curtain. The Beatles never perform there, but their music and style change Russian kids. This film features personal stories from members of Russia's Beatles generation, how the Fab Four offer hope and help to undermine the foundations of the Soviet system.G
2:00 am 
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
2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "2012 Volvo S60 R-Design"  Road Test: 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design. Road Test: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Goss' Garage: Goops & Gaskets. D
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Super Maria"  Gordon is busy trying to fix lots of things at 123 Sesame Street. Susan tells him that he should think about getting a superintendent - someone who takes care of buildings and fixes things that are broken. Gordon insists that he doesn't need any help. D
4:00 am 
WordWorld  "There's An Ant In Every Giant/Chef Sheep"  There's an Ant in Every Giant - When Ant grows tired of being the smallest WordFriend in Word World, he adds a G-I to his tiny frame and changes from ANT to GIANT. However, he soon realizes that he can be Word World's biggest hero when he's just tiny Ant. Chef Sheep - When Pig gets a bowl stuck on his face, Sheep must take over his cooking show. D
4:30 am 
Super Why!  "The Prince and the Pauper"  Whyatt thinks his house is too loud while Princess Pea believes her home is too quiet! Would the friends be better-off if they switched places? To look for a solution, Super Why and his friends encounter two friends just as they are about to switch houses. A prince on the farm and a pauper in a castle soon leads to chaos and confusion! Where will everyone be the happiest? Educational Objectives: To learn to appreciate where you're from. Kids will experiment with the alphabet, celebrate spelling and use the power to read to change the story. D
5:00 am 
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
6:00 am 
Secrets of the Manor House   Peer through the stately walls and peek beneath the servants' stairs to learn about life within the British Manor House in the early years of the 20th century. Mounting financial, political and social pressures already lie in wait to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants. This special program covers the background of the British titled class in Edwardian times, the realities for servants, the concept of the entail, the growing influence of American wealth, and the impact of World War I.G
7:00 am 
Julia Child Memories: Bon Appetit!   PBS presents a retrospective that includes some of the most memorable episodes from Child's classic cooking series, THE FRENCH CHEF: "Bouillabaisse à la Marseillaise," "To Roast A Chicken" and "The Omelette Show." In addition to testimonials from noted chefs, the program features commentary from author Julie Powell, who wrote the book on which the film comedy Julie & Julia is based, and Meryl Streep, who stars as Julia Child.G
9:00 am 
ADD and Loving It?!   Comedian Patrick McKenna embarks on an unusual journey as he seeks a diagnosis for Adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). He learns the facts from experts - some of whom have ADHD themselves. He talks with medical researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, professors and award-winning authors. Along the way McKenna reveals how his life as a husband and father are affected by ADD and shares candid moments as he and his wife, Janis, work on the steps toward his diagnosis.G
10:30 am 
Red Green's Duct Tape Forever   When an evil land-baron's limo falls into a sinkhole outside Possum Lodge, located 145 beer stores north of Toronto, a judge orders the men to pay $10,000 in damages in 10 days or lose their beloved lodge forever. Lodge leader Red Green (Steve Smith) considers various money-making schemes the men dream up, like selling road kill on the Internet. But it's Harold (Patrick McKenna), Red's nerdy nephew, who comes up with an idea that just might save their wood-smoked bacon: a duct tape sculpture contest in Minneapolis with a $10,000 third-place prize. D
12:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Best American Hikes"  Globe Trekkers climb mountains in Wyoming, Washington and Colorado.G
1:00 pm 
Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue!   Ed Slott provides a step-by-step solution for American consumers concerned about their retirement.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
11:00 pm 
Ethics In America  "To Defend A Killer"  What rights do the guilty have? Ethical dilemmas of our criminal justice system are discussed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defense attorney Jack Litman, and philosopher John Smith of Yale.G
12:00 am 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "Is This Going to Count?"  Assessment does not compete for valuable teaching time; it is teaching time. This workshop shows how embedding assessment into everyday curriculum turns performance tasks into learning activities. Well-designed assessment allows teachers to shape subsequent instruction according to what their students have and have not understood. D
2:00 am 
Death: A Personal Understanding  "Facing Mortality"  How can we prepare for death? By preparing, do we enhance or diminish our lives? A retired performer, an epidemiologist now suffering from AIDS, a young businesswoman, a Holocaust survivor, and a war journalist discuss how facing their own deaths and the deaths of others has affected. D
2:30 am 
Death: A Personal Understanding  "Deathbed"  In the last century, the scene of the deathbed drama has moved, overall, from home to hospital. Still, even surrounded by technology, the deathbed scene remains emotional for those who participate. We meet a young man who loses his mother to cancer, a couple who lose their five-year-old daughter, and a young widow who recounts the final serene days of her husband's battle with leukemia. D
3:00 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Heirloom Tomatoes, Cheese and Ham Salad, Five-Minute Cherry Tomato Sauce, and Crab Stuffed Tomatoes. D
5:30 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers"  NULL
11:00 am 
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers  "Part 2"  Sacrifice and Bliss - 104 - Examining the role of sacrifice in mythology, Campbell explains how going through the sacrificial myth provides a rebirth of our own consciousness, whether it is associated with Buddha, Christ, or other religious figures. This episode also includes the discussion of Campbell's famous phrase, "Marriage is an ordeal" -- marriage in terms of sacrificing to the relationship, and moves on to the sacrifice of motherhood. He stresses the need for every one of us to find our sacred place in the midst of today's fast-paced, technological world. D
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 
Need to Know   NULL
11:30 pm 
12:00 am 
Dolley Madison: American Experience   The wife of the fourth president of the United States, created a uniquely American style - combining power with republican values. She also brought opposing sides together socially, established the White House as a public space as well as an office and residence, adopted a cause and defined the president's wife as a public position. Interviews with historians and biographers, as well as reenactments with actors Eve Best and Jefferson Mays bring the First Lady of 1809-1817 - her accomplishments and disappointments - to life.G
2:00 am 
Teaching Channel   See how one teacher creatively manages transitions from one activity or location to another while keeping students engaged and learning. Watch students have fun drawing monsters to learn descriptive writing skills. See how 7th graders develop strong conceptual understanding of the often-challenging topic of integer addition. D
3:00 am 
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
4:00 am 
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
5:00 am 
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
6:00 am 
Global Voices  "A Dream In Doubt"  One of America?s first post 9/11 hate crime murders punctuated a growing wave of violence in retaliation for the terror attacks. Told from the perspective of the victim?s brother, A DREAM IN DOUBT travels to Mesa, Arizona to reveal a story of national tragedy, murder, community and the American dream. D
7:00 am 
NHK World Special  "The Core of the Disaster: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis: What Went Wrong"  NULL
8:00 am 
Journey of Sacagawea   Oral history and tradition among the Lemhi Shoshonis, Sacagawea's descendants, and the Hidatsas, her childhood abductors, profile the person behind the western historical icon. Reenactments and scenes of the wild areas she knew help writer-producer Lori Joyce and her team explore the Lewis and Clark expedition.G
9:00 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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
12:00 pm 
Elizabeth Winthrop: All The Days of Her Life   Through three marriages, the home schooling of her 10 children and being one of the first women landowners in the colonies, Winthrop exhibits remarkable courage. Historians trace the life of the niece of the Massachusetts Colonial governor from England, to Massachusetts in 1631 and finally Connecticut.G
12:30 pm 
NHK World Special  "Forward: Song Bridges Us to the Future"  March 11, 2011: A calamity of unprecedented scale and damage devastates Japan. On this day, celebrated chanson singer Kumiko was in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, standing by for her concert when the fierce waves of the tsunami hit. Kumiko narrowly survived the disaster but lost her passion for singing. D
1:00 pm 
NHK World Special  "The Core of the Disaster: Unknown Radiation Leakage"  Takata is a centuries-old town located in Japan's northeast region. On March 11, 2011, it was erased by the giant tsunami in just five minutes. Surviving firefighters on the frontline of rescue operations reveal their experiences of the tragedy, even as they overcome the loss of their own families and comrades. 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
11:30 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Perfect Pancake"  Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time . D
12:00 am 
WordWorld  "There's An Ant In Every Giant/Chef Sheep"  There's an Ant in Every Giant - When Ant grows tired of being the smallest WordFriend in Word World, he adds a G-I to his tiny frame and changes from ANT to GIANT. However, he soon realizes that he can be Word World's biggest hero when he's just tiny Ant. Chef Sheep - When Pig gets a bowl stuck on his face, Sheep must take over his cooking show. D
12:30 am 
Caillou  "Imagine!"  Today, Caillou discovers something inside him that makes ordinary things fun: imagination! Unable to fly his kite on a windless day, Caillou stares at the clouds and finds they're really wagons, balloons and dinosaurs, if you look at them just right. When rain grounds his kite another day, Caillou and Dad turn the living room into a pirate ship. Just like his Daddy, Caillou loves anything to do with cars, so he's very happy when Dad asks him to help wash the family car. D
2:00 am 
Zoboomafoo  "Running"  Everybody is "Running" around Animal Junction on Zoboomafoo.G
2:30 am 
Curious George  "The Elephant Upstairs/Being Hundley"  George hears a mysterious and loud thumping sound. George wants to be a dog instead of a monkey.G
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Super Maria"  Gordon is busy trying to fix lots of things at 123 Sesame Street. Susan tells him that he should think about getting a superintendent - someone who takes care of buildings and fixes things that are broken. Gordon insists that he doesn't need any help. D
4:00 am 
Curious George  "The All-Animal Recycled Band/The Times of Sand"  George recruits his friends to play in a band. Later, George builds a sand castle at the beach.G
4:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Trees Company/Now You See Me"  Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. D
5:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Swiss Family Robinson"  Little Boy Blue is stuck on a little island in Storybrook Pond and can't get back to shore. Super Why and his friends head into the story of The Swiss Family Robinson to meet a family who is just as stranded as Little Boy Blue. They'll need to use what's around them to survive in this do-it-yourself island adventure! Educational Objectives: To learn to think creatively in tricky situations. D
5:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "One Small Dinosaur/T. Rex Migration"  One Small Dinosaur - Mrs. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny to visit a Mikey Microraptor, one of the smallest of dinosaurs ever. Tiny is annoyed that Mikey is even smaller than she is, but Mikey looks up to Tiny as a role model. T. rex Migration - Buddy and Tiny go to visit their friend Annie Tyrannosaurus and discover she isn't home, so they follow clues and find her on a migration with her family. D
6:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Perfect Pancake"  Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time . D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha And The Canine Caper/Perfectly Martha"  Martha and the Canine Caper - Martha inadvertently helps some stray dogs rob Karl the butcher. Perfectly Martha - Martha thinks there's something fishy about the Perfect Pup Institute.G
7:00 am 
Arthur  "I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Whistling in the Wind"  I Wanna Hold Your Hand - During a shopping trip to the mall, Binky gets caught doing the uncoolest of all the uncool things in the world -holding his mom's hand! But wait-did George really see that or is that Binky's worst fear? Because now won't everyone think that big bad Binky Barnes is a big baby? Whistling in the Wind - Everyone knows the Tibbles are exactly the same. They look the same, they act the same, they even have the same number of hairs on their heads. So if they are supposed to be exactly the same, why can Tommy whistle while Timmy can't? Does this mean one twin is better than the other or just different?. D
7:30 am 
WordGirl  "Opposite Day/Granny's Book Club"  Opposite Day - Becky's Opposite Day Extravaganza is in full swing until the festivities are interrupted by Nocan the Contrarian. The party guests must find a way to send Nocan back to the land of Contraia. Vocabulary Words: Extravaganza, Antonym. D
8:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "Mimic"  While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. D
8:30 am 
The Electric Company  "The Incredible Return-A-Ball"  Marcus sees a commercial for Francine's latest invention, The Return-a-ball, a ball that is supposed to come right back to you when you throw it. He can't resist buying it, but quickly discovers that it doesn't work. The rest of The Electric Company pitches in to help Marcus prove that Francine faked her commercial so he can get his pride and his money back. D
9:00 am 
Cyberchase  "Inside Hacker"  It's the CyberSquad's most ingenious plan ever - and most dangerous! If they can insert a new memory chip into Hacker's H-Drive, they can turn him from evil to good. Once he's been shrunk and is inside Hacker, Matt's mission goes like clockwork until a force field is activated and envelops the H-Drive. All seems lost until Digit remembers a robot that Dr Marbles made that can break through any force field. D
9:30 am 
Sesame Street  "Super Maria"  Gordon is busy trying to fix lots of things at 123 Sesame Street. Susan tells him that he should think about getting a superintendent - someone who takes care of buildings and fixes things that are broken. Gordon insists that he doesn't need any help. D
10:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Flood of Imagination/Lights Out"  Flood of Imagination - It's raining and Cleo's going stir-crazy with boredom! But Clifford comes to her rescue by helping her to imagine an exciting action/adventure story. Lights Out - Mr. Bleakman and Clifford save the day when a big power failure threatens to paralyze Birdwell Island. D
11:00 am 
Arthur  "D.W.'s Deer Friend/Buster Hits The Books"  The Reads go on a camping trip, and D.W. wants to bring a little bit of nature back home -- a rather large deer named Walter! In the second story, Buster has gotten through school without reading a book. But now he's got just one week to finish a whole book -- with chapters! -- and write about it. D
11:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Oh, Noooo!/Bye, Martha"  Oh, Noooo! - Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? Bye, Martha - Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland.G
12:00 pm 
Curious George  "The Elephant Upstairs/Being Hundley"  George hears a mysterious and loud thumping sound. George wants to be a dog instead of a monkey.G
12:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Trees Company/Now You See Me"  Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. D
1:00 pm 
Super Why!  "The Swiss Family Robinson"  Little Boy Blue is stuck on a little island in Storybrook Pond and can't get back to shore. Super Why and his friends head into the story of The Swiss Family Robinson to meet a family who is just as stranded as Little Boy Blue. They'll need to use what's around them to survive in this do-it-yourself island adventure! Educational Objectives: To learn to think creatively in tricky situations. D
1:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale"  The Old Spinosaurus & the Sea - Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to fish in a new place, where they meet a huge, grumpy old dinosaur, called a Spinosaurus, that doesn't want the kids in his Sea. Eventually the kids befriend him, and they teach each other their own unique way to catch fish. A Spiky Tail Tale - Buddy and Tiny help settle an argument between Morris Stegosaurus and Alvin Allosaurus, two very big dinosaurs - one with a very spiky tail, the other with a mouthful of sharp teeth. D
2:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Super Maria"  Gordon is busy trying to fix lots of things at 123 Sesame Street. Susan tells him that he should think about getting a superintendent - someone who takes care of buildings and fixes things that are broken. Gordon insists that he doesn't need any help. D
3:00 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Perfect Pancake"  Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time . D
3:30 pm 
WordWorld  "There's An Ant In Every Giant/Chef Sheep"  There's an Ant in Every Giant - When Ant grows tired of being the smallest WordFriend in Word World, he adds a G-I to his tiny frame and changes from ANT to GIANT. However, he soon realizes that he can be Word World's biggest hero when he's just tiny Ant. Chef Sheep - When Pig gets a bowl stuck on his face, Sheep must take over his cooking show. D
4:00 pm 
Caillou  "Imagine!"  Today, Caillou discovers something inside him that makes ordinary things fun: imagination! Unable to fly his kite on a windless day, Caillou stares at the clouds and finds they're really wagons, balloons and dinosaurs, if you look at them just right. When rain grounds his kite another day, Caillou and Dad turn the living room into a pirate ship. Just like his Daddy, Caillou loves anything to do with cars, so he's very happy when Dad asks him to help wash the family car. D
4:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Big As Barney/The Chase"  Big as Barney - When Ryan notices how much everyone loves Barney, he tries to be just like him; but he has a hard time filling Barney's shoes. Then Ryan learns that he is special when he's just being himself! The Chase - On a rainy day, Barney and his friends are having a hard time deciding what to do because everyone wants to play the same role! Barney tells a Native American tale called "The Chase," to help everyone understand that it's best to think for themselves and not to follow the crowd. D
5:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Trees Company/Now You See Me"  Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. D
5:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Running"  Everybody is "Running" around Animal Junction on Zoboomafoo.G
6:00 pm 
Curious George  "The Elephant Upstairs/Being Hundley"  George hears a mysterious and loud thumping sound. George wants to be a dog instead of a monkey.G
6:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Oh, Noooo!/Bye, Martha"  Oh, Noooo! - Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? Bye, Martha - Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland.G
7:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "A Whole New Francine"  Francine decides to be a nicer person, but is it just a ploy to get invited into The Electric Company?. D
7:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Quiz Show/The People Vs. Ms. Question"  Quiz Show - Mrs. Botsford is a contestant on Seymour Smooth's new show "Win a Shiny New Car." When Becky realizes the other contestants are cheating for Smooth, she has to save her Mom from being tricked again. Can Becky help her mom win the challenge and defeat Seymour Smooth? Vocabulary Words: Legitimate, Elated. D
8:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mimic"  While exploring why some animals mimic the looks of others, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. D
8:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Inside Hacker"  It's the CyberSquad's most ingenious plan ever - and most dangerous! If they can insert a new memory chip into Hacker's H-Drive, they can turn him from evil to good. Once he's been shrunk and is inside Hacker, Matt's mission goes like clockwork until a force field is activated and envelops the H-Drive. All seems lost until Digit remembers a robot that Dr Marbles made that can break through any force field. D
9:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Shrimp A La Cart"  Ruff thinks his "Crustationery" is a great idea. Customers will write letters on crustaceans, which will then be delivered across the Atlantic Ocean by racecar. The service will be a huge success. D
9:30 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Flood of Imagination/Lights Out"  Flood of Imagination - It's raining and Cleo's going stir-crazy with boredom! But Clifford comes to her rescue by helping her to imagine an exciting action/adventure story. Lights Out - Mr. Bleakman and Clifford save the day when a big power failure threatens to paralyze Birdwell Island. D
10:00 pm 
Arthur  "D.W.'s Deer Friend/Buster Hits The Books"  The Reads go on a camping trip, and D.W. wants to bring a little bit of nature back home -- a rather large deer named Walter! In the second story, Buster has gotten through school without reading a book. But now he's got just one week to finish a whole book -- with chapters! -- and write about it. D
10:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Oh, Noooo!/Bye, Martha"  Oh, Noooo! - Granny Flo's Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, Oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? Bye, Martha - Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha's long-lost owner . . . from Poland.G

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