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April 11, 2012
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Sid The Science Kid  "What's That Smell?"  Sid wakes up to his favorite smell in the world, pancakes. But the yummy scent is quickly taken over by a different smell when baby brother Zeke and his stinky diaper enter Sid's room. At school, Sid learns how smells travel through the air and arrive inside the nose. D
11:30 am 
WordWorld  "Pig's Present/Tick Tock Space Clock"  Pig's Present: It's Pig's birthday and his nephews, the Three Little Pigs, are making him a secret present. Although Pig promises not to peek, his curiosity about his present gets the better of him and wreaks havoc all over WordWorld. Will Pig ever learn to be patient? Tick Tock Space Clock: When a mysterious rocket lands in Word World, Duck pledges to help a robot track down a very important clock. D
12:00 pm 
Caillou  "I'm Learning"  Jonas, a friend of Dad's and a real cowboy, has invited the family to visit his ranch. Caillou learns a lot about horses, and he even gets to brush a pony named Lucky. When Dad's burning toast triggers the fire alarm, he decides it is the perfect opportunity to practice a fire drill. D
12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Dream Big and That's What A Mommy Is"  Dream Big: As he watches birds fly overhead, Riff begins to daydream of flying. He decides to build his very own rocket ship and fly to Mars. The flight is not exactly a success, but Barney encourages him to never give up on his dream. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D
1:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Brain Power"  The Kratt Brothers and Zoboo want to build an "Invisibility Machine" but they need some real brainpower to get the job done. The Kratt Brothers decide to travel to India to meet other creatures with great brains but they are outsmarted by a flock of crows.G
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "All-New Hundley/Signs Up"  George uses his camera and sharp investigative skills to find out why Hundley is acting so strange.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Patrol Dog Martha/The Crooning Crook Caper"  Patrol Dog Martha - Martha wishes she could help solve crimes like Rascal the police dog, and she's in luck! Officer O'Reilly lets Martha fill in while Rascal is away. Out patrolling, Martha smells a rat. Can she convince them that there's something rotten in the rutabaga? Vocabulary: (E) patrol, citation, smuggle, secur(e)(ity) (I) officer, police, freeze, beat, cop. D
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Revolutionary Doughnuts"  Lisa tries to clear the name of an ancestor accused of being a traitor in the Revolutionary War. D
3:30 pm 
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
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Little Howler"  Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Balancing Act"  Shari Spotter is selected by Headmaster Stumblesnore to make a film about Frogsnorts. Matt is the director. Inez the writer. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruffman Manor Is Haunted"  Ruff has just learned that he's set to inherit Ruffman Manor from his ancestor Maximilian Ruffman. The only problem. Ruffman Manor is said to be HAUNTED! Ruff sends all six FETCHers out to check out the manor and find out if it's safe for him to move in. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Suspicion of illegal efforts to drive up the price of e-books has the Justice Department paying attention. Washington Correspondent Darren Gersh looks at the suit being filed against Apple and other major publishers. Chief Equity Strategist at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, John Manley says that he's bullish and a buyer. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "Ocean Giants: Voices of the Sea"  Whales and dolphins use sound to hunt, to communicate with one another, and to "see" and experience the world around them. They use ultrasound to see inside other creatures, clicks and whistles to speak, echolocation to navigate and hunt in the depths where light cannot guide them. The filmmakers dive into the depths to film these creatures and the sounds they generate. Part 3 of 3G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Deadliest Tornadoes"  NOVA examines tornado science in the wake of April 2011's outbreak of deadly winds that leave a trail of destruction and kill more than 360 people. While meeting with victims and scientists, the program looks at possible improvements in tornado prediction and ways to better protect people and communities.G
9:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Food Machine"  Survivor winner, technology expert and communications attorney Yul Kwon is on a cross-country journey to discover the infrastructure that underpins modern life. He first explores how this machine feeds nearly 300 million Americans daily by riding along on a New York City pizza delivery route and then skydiving into California's Central Valley. He meets industrial and urban farmers, crop dusting pilots, long-distance bee truckers and modern cowboys. Part 1 of 4G
10:00 pm 
Ashes to Ashes   A car chase ends in tragedy when Gene is accused of causing a death by dangerous driving. However, the blood test on the deceased car thief, who is a and Romany gypsy, shows a high level of sedatives in his system. The team is now dealing with murder. Meanwhile Gene is invited by Supermac into the inner sanctum of the ancient order of Masons. Alex is still receiving confusing messages about the future.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Flea Market Finds"  We find our best stuff at flea markets, garage sales and Goodwill! Today we'll show you what we've found and how we are using it! We begin with a survival guide for successful flea market shopping. Then, Shari makes candle sticks from chair legs. Next, meet an artist that specializes in creating unique outdoor art from soldered, old tools. D
11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Hard Ryde; James Leva & Purgatory Mountain; McPeak Brothers. D
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The Flood"  Gordon and Susan are getting ready to go to sleep after a long day when they suddenly hear water gushing. When they look out the window, they see Ernie and Bert float by on their beds. While Susan rushes off to tell Maria and Luis about the flood, Gordon brings Bert and Ernie inside their apartment. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Forest Fire/The Lost Bird"  When a forest fire comes to woods not far from the family nest at Pteranodon Terrace, the family takes the Dinosaur Train to visit a nearby area where a fire has already been, and the Conductor leads the kids on a Nature Tracker hike through the woods to see how new life is growing back - even after the forest fire's devastation. Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train for a playdate with their old friend Petey Peteinosaurus, and learn that the train has added a new Aviary Car, for their various flying passengers. Suddenly, they are joined by a lost bird named Judy Jehelornis, who was displaced by the recent forest fires, and can't remember where her home is. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Hansel and Gretel: A Healthy Adventure"  The team convinces a witch to trade her gingerbread house for something delicious and nutritious.G
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D
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  "Adventure Racing"  The Funtastics Adventure Racing Team of Coeur d'Alene joins fellow adrenaline-seekers who take part in Adventure Sports Week at Farragut State Park. The two-day competition offers 63 miles of biking, 22 miles of running, 19 miles of kayaking, and a swim across a bay on Lake Pend Oreille.G
3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Roadtrip Nation"  Marcia Franklin talks with the founder of the PBS series Roadtrip Nation about how the program started and its goals, including an outreach tour of Idaho. The series takes young people on a six-week trip to talk with leaders about their paths to success. She also talks with a participant in one of the trips and to a representative of the College Board about its partnership with the program.G
4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over The Desert"  Host David Yetman travels to the agrarian community of Loma Alta, Ecuador. This city lives in symbiosis with a cloud forest nature preserve situated in the mountains above the city. Before the area was protected, local residents exploited and decimated the forest with little regard for its ecosystem. D
4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Adventure Racing"  The Funtastics Adventure Racing Team of Coeur d'Alene joins fellow adrenaline-seekers who take part in Adventure Sports Week at Farragut State Park. The two-day competition offers 63 miles of biking, 22 miles of running, 19 miles of kayaking, and a swim across a bay on Lake Pend Oreille.G
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   This final episode of the series, finds Caroline Arless (Dawn French) out of debtor's prison and returning to Lark Rise, to the consternation of her family; Alf especially feels he must continue to put his life on hold to protect his younger siblings. Gabriel finishes work on his steam-powered seed planter, and farmers are soon clamoring to buy his invention. Dorcas fears the machine's success might take Gabriel away from Candleford.G
7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Garden of Death, Part 1"  The Inkpen family buys back its ancestral home, Inkpen Manor at Midsomer Deverell, with plans to turn a village Memorial Garden on the land into a tea shop. The family who previously owned the manor and installed the garden leads the opposition to the changes. When the eldest Inkpen granddaughter is found dead in the garden with her skull smashed in, DCI Tom Barnaby and DI Gavin Troy find more than one possible suspect. Part 1 of 2G
8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Great Expectations, Part 2"  Pip starts a new life as a gentleman in London, acquiring expensive tastes and mounting debts. Falling more deeply in love with Estella, he escorts her around town. With the approach of his 21st birthday, Pip waits for his benefactor to be revealed. Shocked by the revelation, he races to confront Miss Havisham at Satis House with fatal results. Meanwhile, with Estella lost to him, Pip attempts to confront the realities around him. Part 2 of 2G
10:00 pm 
MI-5   A highly skilled trio of Chinese agents arrive in London for a 48-hour stay. The team is tasked with finding out why they are in town. Ruth goes undercover in a major scientific research corporation where a Chinese scientist may be the ultimate prize. Beth activates an asset from the Chinese Security Services.G
11:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   This final episode of the series, finds Caroline Arless (Dawn French) out of debtor's prison and returning to Lark Rise, to the consternation of her family; Alf especially feels he must continue to put his life on hold to protect his younger siblings. Gabriel finishes work on his steam-powered seed planter, and farmers are soon clamoring to buy his invention. Dorcas fears the machine's success might take Gabriel away from Candleford.G
10:30 am 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Lilies of the Valley"  Calla lilies are beautiful and fun to paint with Donna's simple to learn One Stroke techniques. Paint lilies on a canvas and then add a 3-D effect with clay and special shading. D
11:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Comfort Food"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a southern original, Batter-Fried chicken. next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bottled iced tea. and finally, Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfectly baked sweet corn spoonbread. D
11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "St. Louis: Macaroni & Cheese: An American Favorite, Inspired by Italy"  NULL
12:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "Realms of Light"  Part I: The Church's campaign to counter the Reformation relied on dramatic depictions of religious scenes, such as those of Caravaggio and Bernini. Part II: The royal courts in Spain and the wealthy burghers in the Netherlands commissioned major paintings by Velazquez and Rembrandt and shaped their content. D
1:00 pm 
French In Action  "Entertainment IV"  At Fouquet's on the Champs-Elysees, Mireille and Robert, joined by Hubert and Jean-Pierre, talk about theatre in Paris. And the man in black is seen behaving strangely again.G
1:30 pm 
French In Action  "Entertainment V"  Our four characters are discussing entertainment while the man in black sends signals in Morse Code with his eyes. Jean- Pierre argues the merits of the circus, and a strange nun replaces the strange man.G
2:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Enlightenment and Society"  Scientists and social reformers believe that they are finally learning lessons that will bring happiness to peoples throughout the world.G
2:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Modern Philosophers"  Freedom of -thought and expression are the great engines that are supposed to bring virtue, happiness and enlightenment to the whole world.G
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Self"  Explores how psychologists systematically study the origins of self identity and self-esteem, social determinants of self-conceptions, and the emotional and motivational consequences of beliefs about oneself.G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Testing and Intelligence"  Focuses on the field of psychological assessment and the efforts of psychologists and other professionals to assign values to different abilities, behaviors, and personalities.G
4:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Tenderfoot"  Belle comes down with a mysterious illness that even the new young vet can't diagnose. Melanie and Ashley set out to ride an uncontrollable horse.G
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What's in the Books?"  Poor recordkeeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have it). Meet the youngest Harlem Globetrotter who does a slam dunk with his books. D
5:00 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "The Power of Worms; Natures Miracle for Healthy Gardens"  Worms are an important ingredient of the soil and the compost pile. In the ground, an earthworm ploughs the soil, fights plant diseases, reduces pollution and turns ordinary dirt into fertile land. But in the compost pile, worms can steal the show. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Balancing Act"  Shari Spotter is selected by Headmaster Stumblesnore to make a film about Frogsnorts. Matt is the director. Inez the writer. D
6:00 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "Sukhothai, The 1st Ancient Capital of Thailand"  Thailand's most famous soup, Tom Yum Goong (Hot & Sour Shrimp soup), and Ginger Chicken are made.G
6:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Gone Fishin' with David Pasternack"  Seafood expert David Pasternack, from New York's fish temple Esca, shows why he loves food with fins with three favorite recipes from his arsenal: Fettuccine with Rock Shrimp, Corn and Jalapeno; Grilled Mahi Mahi with Panella and Chickpeas and Salt-Baked Pesce per Due with Braised Greens. Cooking fish this way makes it easy and accessible. D
7:00 pm 
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 pm 
Travelscope  "Taiwan - Forgotten People"  Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group. Of the 14 aboriginal groups that exist on Taiwan the Tao people live on Orchid Island while the Ami people were the original inhabitants of Green Island. Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. D
8:00 pm 
GardenSMART   Vegetables and fruits in the garden add a completely new dimension to gardening. Growing our own food is very rewarding. Additionally, many of the things we grow to eat are also very attractive in fruit and form. D
8:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Transplanting Trees; Hooking up Plumbing to a Washing Machine"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti kick off the 10th season of ASK THIS OLD HOUSE by helping a homeowner transplant two trees. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "what is it?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner hook up the plumbing to her washing machine. D
9:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Grand Entrances"  Grand style greets visitors as Vicki and Sloan furnish the foyer and living room in pink, brown and cream tones. Decorative glass sconces and deep, plush rugs create an elegant and inviting ambiance for the more formal areas of the Dream Home. D
9:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "A Sparkling Holiday"  Shine in style this holiday season with Katie's simple ideas designed to spread holiday cheer. In the Kitchen: Beef Filet with Cranberry Tarragon Butter, Silky Potato Gratin and Orange and Olive Salad with Basil Vinaigrette. Projects: Glamorous name cards. D
10:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Nothing But Triangles"  Fons and Porter demonstrate how to use a new set of triangle rulers to make a scrappy quilt with two different sizes of equilateral triangles. D
10:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Lilies of the Valley"  Calla lilies are beautiful and fun to paint with Donna's simple to learn One Stroke techniques. Paint lilies on a canvas and then add a 3-D effect with clay and special shading. D
11:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Southern Comfort Food"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a southern original, Batter-Fried chicken. next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bottled iced tea. and finally, Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfectly baked sweet corn spoonbread. D
11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "St. Louis: Macaroni & Cheese: An American Favorite, Inspired by Italy"  NULL
10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Roadtrip Nation"  Marcia Franklin talks with the founder of the PBS series Roadtrip Nation about how the program started and its goals, including an outreach tour of Idaho. The series takes young people on a six-week trip to talk with leaders about their paths to success. She also talks with a participant in one of the trips and to a representative of the College Board about its partnership with the program.G
11:00 am 
11:30 am 
12:00 pm 
Dreamers Theater   The uplifting performance documentary DREAMERS THEATER follows a group of cognitively challenged teens and young adults as they rehearse and stage the original musical, Assuming Assumptions. The play dramatizes the issues faced by individuals with special needs in the hopes of increasing awareness about this population and their capabilities. Members of this Richmond, Va. D
12:30 pm 
Independent Lens  "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey"  Kevin Clash's one career goal is to be a puppeteer and work with his idol, the late Jim Henson. In his teens, Clash designs and crafts his own puppets to give public performances in his home town, Baltimore, Maryland. Clash soon comes to the attention of Muppet designer Kermit Love and joins Henson on SESAME STREET where he continues to achieve his dreams "Being Elmo," plus several other characters. Whoopi Goldberg narrates.G
2:00 pm 
Frontline  "Nuclear Aftershocks"  In March 2011 a devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, leaving the country's once popular energy program in shambles. In response, Germany decided to abandon nuclear energy entirely. Should the U.S. D
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Dreamers Theater   The uplifting performance documentary DREAMERS THEATER follows a group of cognitively challenged teens and young adults as they rehearse and stage the original musical, Assuming Assumptions. The play dramatizes the issues faced by individuals with special needs in the hopes of increasing awareness about this population and their capabilities. Members of this Richmond, Va. D
5:30 pm 
Independent Lens  "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey"  Kevin Clash's one career goal is to be a puppeteer and work with his idol, the late Jim Henson. In his teens, Clash designs and crafts his own puppets to give public performances in his home town, Baltimore, Maryland. Clash soon comes to the attention of Muppet designer Kermit Love and joins Henson on SESAME STREET where he continues to achieve his dreams "Being Elmo," plus several other characters. Whoopi Goldberg narrates.G
7:00 pm 
Frontline  "Nuclear Aftershocks"  In March 2011 a devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, leaving the country's once popular energy program in shambles. In response, Germany decided to abandon nuclear energy entirely. Should the U.S. D
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "West Texas"  In the state capital of Austin, Zay Harding explores everything from rattlesnake hotdogs to bingo with chickens. He checks out the Alamo at San Antonio, spends a night in a haunted hotel and travels to El Paso where he treks into the desert along the old Butterfield trail. He follows Route 66 in a 1960s Mustang and competes in Amarillo's steak-eating challenge.G

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