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October 12, 2012
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7:00 am 
Arthur  "Do You Speak George?/World Girls"  Do You Speak George?: Everyone at school is suddenly speaking their own made-up language. Whether it's the girls' secret code "Oola" or the boys' lingo "Arster-Buther," George can't make sense of what anyone is saying. Is creating his own language the answer? Or can he convince the kids to put their differences aside and start communicating again? World Girls: It's the grand opening of World Girl World, which sells dolls from every countryà and every girl in Elwood City is thrilled! But the trip there is less than ideal - Francine doesn't want to buy anything, Muffy wants to buy everything, and Sue Ellen is crushed to learn that her favorite doll was discontinued. D
7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore!"  Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. D
8:00 am 
Curious George  "Grease Monkeys In Space/Pinata Vision"  It's up to George to complete a space mission and replace a large telescope's batteries.G
8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Chasing Rainbows/Follow The Prints"  The kids are painting a picture of a rainbow but can't remember all the colors to use. Luckily for them, Cat takes them to Color-ga-lore to meet King Kaleidoscope, an expert on rainbows! Nick and Sally are enjoying a backyard picnic when they discover their last strawberry has gone missing! Who could have taken it? Cat's friend Cluey Looey can help them!G
9:00 am 
Super Why!  "Around The World Adventure"  With the help of their teacher, Whyatt and his friends have contacted a girl from another school over the computer but they wonder where she lives. The super readers take a trip around the world with a wacky explorer name Wigglesbottom who is on the hunt for his friend Sophie. Will they be able to help Wigglesbottom find his friend, or will they be destined to travel the globe indefinitely? Educational Objectives: To learn about Geography. D
9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Great Big Stomping Dinosaur Feet!/Hornucopia"  Great Big Stomping Dinosaur Feet! - Tiny is very worried after she loses Shiny's favorite shiny shell, and enlists Dad and Buddy to help find a new one. As Tiny becomes more frantic, she begins stomping with frustration. Then the kids meet Daphne, a Daspletosaurus kid who shows them how to make stomping a fun dance instead of a temper tantrum. D
10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Brandeis Is Looking for a Job"  Brandeis, a yellow Labrador Retriever, is looking for a job on Sesame Street. First, Leela hires him to fold laundry in the Laundromat, but Brandeis has a lot of trouble folding the clothing with his paws. Next, Chris hires him to sweep the floor, but he has trouble holding the broom. D
11:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Prince Wednesday Finds A Way To Play/Finding A Way To Play On Backwards Day"  Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing "house" today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosaur. D
11:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "All My Senses"  Sid wants to know about all his different senses. At school, Sid and his friends embark on a quest to explore vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste!. D
12:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale"  Playing Spies: When Sheep and Duck think that Dog has a secret, they decide to play "spy" to figure out the mystery. As they secretly watch Dog, they discover he wants to build a word with the "oo" sound. But will they be caught before they can guess Dog's secret? Wee Little Whale: Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. D
12:30 pm 
Caillou  "Adventure!"  Today is full of adventure! Caillou, Daddy, and Rosie take the car to the carwash, which is scary for Rosie at first. But big brother Caillou explains everything to his sister, who winds up liking the carwash too! Caillou, Rosie, and their babysitter Julie travel to a bunch of pretend far away places like the desert, a big mountain, and even waterfalls in the tropical forest. Caillou doesn't go to school yet but he really wants to ride on the school bus that stops outside his house every morning. D
1:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Riff to the Rescue! A Wild West Adventure"  A spoof on the Wild West movies that have the dutiful Sheriff vs. the outlaw. Barney tells Riff, who's hesitant to become the captain of the baseball team, the story of his great-great-grandpa Riffle from the Wild West. D
1:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Being Happy with Me"  Being Percy - Percy is impressed when he sees that all the engines make way for Gordon when he enters Brendham Docks. Percy thinks the engines never listen to him nor make way for him on the tracks. Percy decides that he is going to be more like Gordon so he starts to imitate him. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Grease Monkeys In Space/Pinata Vision"  It's up to George to complete a space mission and replace a large telescope's batteries.G
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore!"  Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. D
3:00 pm 
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
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "The Fill-In/Word (Hicc)Up!"  THE FILL-IN - The Butcher volunteers to fill in when one of Dr. Two Brains' henchmen, Charlie, goes on vacation. But instead of giving him orders, Dr. Two Brains tries to convince him to team up to create the ultimate ham and cheese duo. It's up to WordGirl to intervene and still find time to go to the Around the Moon dance. 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  "Of All The Luck"  (topic: Logic) - Convinced that his failure to defeat Motherboard is simply a result of bad luck, Hacker collects the Ten Lucky Charms of Cyberspace. The caper works. Hacker's luck changes, and good things begin happening to him. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Dog of the Rings"  Ruff decides to send all the FETCHers, dressed as Elves, Dwarves and Wizards, on a mythic Live Action Role Playing mission!. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Record earnings at two of the nation's biggest banks: JPMorgan and Wells Fargo. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with KBW banking analyst Fred Cannon. Wall Street shrugs off those record banking results and ends the week lower. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
Need to Know   RAY SUAREZ ANCHORS. Anchor Ray Suarez hosts a round table discussion about the likelihood of going over the "fiscal cliff", the effect on the American economy, and possible solutions to avoiding another recession. Guests on the panel include economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, former four-term Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles, economist Bo Cutter and Maya Rockeymore, Chair of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. D
8:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Amy Waldman: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  The author-journalist discusses her work with host Marcia Franklin. Waldman's first novel, The Submission tells the story of a jury, in charge of selecting a ground zero-like memorial from among anonymous submissions, and the reactions when it chooses a design created by a Muslim-American architect.G
8:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   Nicola's dad turns up for breakfast and Reggie's mother arrives unannounced just when he was hoping for a rare romantic evening at home. He also finds himself unable to get along with his colleagues and takes a step too far with Jasmine, the sexy new Head of Balms and Lubricants.G
9:00 pm 
Broadway: The American Musical  "Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927)"  Forence Ziegfield Jr. and his Follies introduce key figures of the era: Irving Berlin, Fanny Brice and George M. Cohan. Host Julie Andrews introduces the episodes filed with music, interviews, archival photographs and footage. Highlights of the opening episode include footage of Fanny Brice singing "My Man" from Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's 1927 masterpiece, Show Boat. Part 1 of 6G
10:00 pm 
Live from the Artists Den  "The Wallflowers"  It has been seven years since their last album, but the Wallflowers are back in full force for a performance before 600 invited guests at Bimbo's 365 Club, a San Francisco institution for more than 80 years. Frontman Jakob Dylan leads the group through an 18-song set, featuring new songs from their recently released album Glad All Over, and classics such as "One Headlight" and "6th Avenue Heartache."G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of Sicily"  Rick fishes for anchovies off Cefalu, lands in Palermo, marvels at skeletons in a Cappuccin crypt and airy mosaics of Monreale.G
7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "New Zealand's North Island"  With spectacular seismic activity, fascinating plant and animal life, and to-die-for natural beauty, New Zealand is a traveler's dream. In the Bay of Islands, Rudy kayaks along the North's most glorious coastline. A Maori guide shows us where local tribes signed a controversial treaty with European settlers. D
8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Boom and Bust in a Desert Town"  The small town of Quartzsite, Arizona, located just 20 miles east of the Colorado River, has been a rock hound's paradise since the 1960s. These days, this former stagecoach town is also a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on it in a wave of RV's during the months of January and February. Thousands of vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils and everything else imaginable create one of the world's largest open-air flea markets. D
8:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Personal Pizzas"  This recipe is every kid's favorite and a personal favorite of mine, so we call it Personal Pizzas. These are going to be "made to order", or "just the way you like it", with a blend of cheeses, gooey mozzarella cheese and an endless list of creative toppings like olives, grilled vegetables, and pepperoni. And you know pizza restaurants from all over America give a unique name to their own specialty pizzas on the menu. D
9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Just Because It's Organic (St. Paul, MN)"  Just because it's organic doesn't automatically make it a better option. Author and University of MN Assoc. Professor, Dr. Jeff Gillman helps us become more discerning gardeners as we explore specific examples in a fun and enlightening way. D
9:30 am 
This American Land  "Arctic White Geese, Veterans in the Great Outdoors, Tracking a Coral Killer"  Snow geese and Ross' geese make a 3,000-mile migration each year, spending a month or so in eastern Oregon, feasting on grasses and bugs. OREGON FIELD GUIDE cameras have captured the beauty of thousands of these birds on their stopover to the Arctic.G
10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Fun Modern Cakes"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect Strawberry Dream Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for cake lifters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of milk chocolate. D
10:30 am 
Tracks Ahead  "Trans Siberian Railroad, Part 2"  Tracks Ahead journeys through Russia over the more than 6,000 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railroad on the luxurious Golden Eagle train. Highlights include a 1,000 year-old city on the Volga River, Ulan Bator--the capital of Mongolia, villages near the world's largest freshwater lake, and Moscow. The Trans-Siberian tracks connect the far eastern port city of Vladivostok with Moscow, stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific and forming a vital link between Russia's vast regions. D
11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Hillbilly Gypsies; South Carolina Broadcasters. D
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Brandeis Is Looking for a Job"  Brandeis, a yellow Labrador Retriever, is looking for a job on Sesame Street. First, Leela hires him to fold laundry in the Laundromat, but Brandeis has a lot of trouble folding the clothing with his paws. Next, Chris hires him to sweep the floor, but he has trouble holding the broom. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Great Big Stomping Dinosaur Feet!/Hornucopia"  Great Big Stomping Dinosaur Feet! - Tiny is very worried after she loses Shiny's favorite shiny shell, and enlists Dad and Buddy to help find a new one. As Tiny becomes more frantic, she begins stomping with frustration. Then the kids meet Daphne, a Daspletosaurus kid who shows them how to make stomping a fun dance instead of a temper tantrum. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Galileo's Space Adventure"  Princess glimpses a flash of light while the friends are learning about space. What could it be? The super readers blast off into the tale Galileo's Space Adventure and investigate the solar system with a young astronaut seeking to rescue his beloved teddy bear named Houston. Will the super readers be able to assist, or will Houston have a problem? Educational Objectives: To learn about our solar system. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Chasing Rainbows/Follow The Prints"  The kids are painting a picture of a rainbow but can't remember all the colors to use. Luckily for them, Cat takes them to Color-ga-lore to meet King Kaleidoscope, an expert on rainbows! Nick and Sally are enjoying a backyard picnic when they discover their last strawberry has gone missing! Who could have taken it? Cat's friend Cluey Looey can help them!G
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "A Huge Orange Problem"  While Chris and Martin are off searching for the endangered Orangutan in the deep forests of Borneo, back at the Tortuga HQ Aviva, Koki and Jimmy get carried away swinging on vines and their muscles so get incredibly sore that they can't do anything. The bros attempt to rush back with the first aid kit but a huge orangutan keeps tossing them back into the forest. Here they learn that orangutans use a special leaf and chew it into a lotion to ease muscle soreness, and return with this orangutan medicine to help their friends. D
3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Blue Marlin Waters"  Learn how to paint patterns in the ocean.G
3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play the memorable tune, "Tea for Two," and the signature lick from The Jackson Five hit "I Want You Back." Featured guests include Bobby Floyd, Dave Powers and Andy LaVerne. D
4:00 pm 
Wild!  "Camels Empire"  Camels have walked our planet for 45 million years and have learned to survive some of the harshest environments on earth. This film explores the surprisingly wide range of the camel family, retracing their family history to reveal the qualities that make them so resilient, and examines our relationship with these ancient beasts and the role camels played in shaping the foundations of human society.G
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Nature  "Siberian Tiger Quest"  Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan ("Bears of the Last Frontier") is seeking to fulfill a longtime dream - to find and film a Siberian tiger in Russia's far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first to film Siberian tigers in the wild.G
7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Camels Empire"  Camels have walked our planet for 45 million years and have learned to survive some of the harshest environments on earth. This film explores the surprisingly wide range of the camel family, retracing their family history to reveal the qualities that make them so resilient, and examines our relationship with these ancient beasts and the role camels played in shaping the foundations of human society.G
8:00 pm 
Saving The Ocean  "Destination Baja"  On Mexico's Baja peninsula, local fishing people developed a whale-watching co-op that now draws tourists from across the world. The co-op runs the tourist accommodations, polices the lagoon, regulates access to the whales and preserves most of the area as a quiet sanctuary for the whales and their calves. There also are now several other successful, self-regulated fishing co-ops along Baja's Pacific coast.G
8:30 pm 
Undamming The Elwha   The KCTS9/EarthFix documentary tells the story of the Elhwa River, once dammed, now set free, following the determination that two 100-year-old dams were failing. The film includes historical photos and footage as well as interviews with those involved in the construction, operation and removal of the lower dam, the largest dam ever to be removed in the United States. Some of the footage used in the film is supplied by IdahoPTV and EarthFix Idaho reporter Aaron Kunz.G
9:00 pm 
Idaho Rhapsody   An expedition of sight and song through the Gem State features Idaho musicians playing traditional American music as the camera reveals the majesty of the scenery. Some 30 Americana selections from the thoughtful and emotional to toe-tapping tunes score the views of Idaho's rivers, deserts, mountains and canyons.G
10:00 pm 
Nature  "Siberian Tiger Quest"  Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan ("Bears of the Last Frontier") is seeking to fulfill a longtime dream - to find and film a Siberian tiger in Russia's far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first to film Siberian tigers in the wild.G
11:00 pm 
Wild!  "Camels Empire"  Camels have walked our planet for 45 million years and have learned to survive some of the harshest environments on earth. This film explores the surprisingly wide range of the camel family, retracing their family history to reveal the qualities that make them so resilient, and examines our relationship with these ancient beasts and the role camels played in shaping the foundations of human society.G
7:00 am 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes"  Trekkers visit the last strongholds of several rare and sometimes endangered species of primates.G
8:00 am 
This Old House  "Cambridge Project, Part 1 of 15"  Homeowners John Stone and Sally Peterson want to turn an 1887 Victorian-era two family house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into a one-family home. Landscape contractor Roger Cook finds a few surprises in the yard, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses an eye-opening energy audit to demonstrate the need for efficiency upgrades, and general contractor Tom Silva brings in a deconstruction expert to remove all of the old and unneeded house parts. D
8:30 am 
American Woodshop  "Three Column Round Table"  This is a masterpiece that comes from an old family vineyard. The three turned legs really make this desirable table shine! Aged white oak is the wood of choice. Finishing techniques cover easy-to-use wood staining tips. D
9:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "The Rose Show"  At the Southampton Rose Society, Allen visits with a rosarian. He also drops in on the Madoo Conservancy to talk with Robert Dash about his amazing roses.G
9:30 am 
Glass with Vicki Payne  "The Cat's Meow"  Imagine capturing your feline's image in stained glass. It's easy with today's lesson. You'll also learn how to turn this project into an outdoor flag for your garden. D
10:00 am 
Sewing with Nancy  "Art Quilts-Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 2"  Make it artsy! Learn novel embellishing that's super simple for fusible collage art quilts. In the second episode of this workshop class, fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson and Nancy teach you to embellish your art quilts with hand embroidery, decorative machine stitches, and whimsical stippling. They show how to add elegant borders and wrapped bindings using decorative rotary blades for cutting. D
10:30 am 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Winter Soon"  A perfect painting for the beginner to learn watercolor techniques that are easy and successful for all levels. Watercolor. D
11:00 am 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "France: New World Exploration"  The 17th century ushered in history's Era of Colonization. New places grew across the landscape: New Spain, New France, New England and New Scotland. But, exploration was tough business. D
11:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Chilled Tomato Soup with Tapenade, Trout Amandine, and Buttermilk Panna Cotta. D
12:00 pm 
Connect with English  "Introduction/Rebecca's Dream"  The program begins with an overview of the course and an introduction to the main characters in the drama.G
12:30 pm 
Connect with English  "Differences/A Visit to the Doctor"  In the first segment, Rebecca's starts to apply to music schools. In the second segment, Rebecca's father has a worrisome checkup from his doctor.G
1:00 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 7. Assessing Students"  How do we know students are learning? Because assessment often provides only small snapshots of learning, this session provides teachers with a variety of tools and strategies to assess students. D
2:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "The 1920s ... Beyond The Glitter"  The culture of the 1920s. America's economy and the labor force. Prosperity and consumerism vs. abject poverty. Political and cultural conflict: immigration legislation and Prohibition. Harlem Renaissance, the Scopes trial. The three conservative Republican presidents of the era: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.G
2:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Hard Times"  Events leading to the stock market crash and Great Depression. How the Depression affects various population segments. Unemployment and relief efforts. Herbert Hoover's attempts to alleviate the Depression. Election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.G
3:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Vital Progressivism"  Professor Martin offers a fresh perspective on Progressivism, arguing that its spirit can be best seen in the daily struggles of ordinary people. In a discussion with Professors Scharff and Miller, the struggles of Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans are placed in the context of the traditional white Progressive movement. D
3:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Twenties"  The Roaring Twenties take to the road in Henry Ford's landscape-altering invention -- the Model T. Ford's moving assembly line, the emergence of a consumer culture, and the culmination of forces let loose by these entities in Los Angeles are all explored by Professor Miller. D
4:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Horseback Riding"  Join Joel as he hits the wild wild west trails on a horseback adventure. Watch as Joel's nerves hit the peak, as his vibrant horse, Domino, takes him for a gallop. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "It's A Job to Get A Job!"  It's a job getting a job and Biz Kid$ is here to help. Learn tips and tricks for writing a great resume, dressing for success, and nailing the interview. Get the inside scoop on what employers look for from a young entrepreneur who manages 200 employees. D
5:00 pm 
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
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Of All The Luck"  (topic: Logic) - Convinced that his failure to defeat Motherboard is simply a result of bad luck, Hacker collects the Ten Lucky Charms of Cyberspace. The caper works. Hacker's luck changes, and good things begin happening to him. D
6:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers"  NULL
6:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Road Food at Home"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Cooker BBQ Brisket. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for slow cookers. Next, Chris visits Harpoon Brewery to discover the best beers for cooking. D
7:00 pm 
Uncorked: Wine Made Simple  "Uncorked: France, Part Two"  In this episode we travel to four of Frances most important wine producing regions. Our first stop is the Loire Valley where we visit centuries' old chateaux to find out why Sancerre wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape are so exceptional. We head east to Burgundy where the region's dramatic past is as well known as its red wine. D
7:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Aran Islands and Galway"  NULL
8:00 pm 
This Old House  "Cambridge Project, Part 1 of 15"  Homeowners John Stone and Sally Peterson want to turn an 1887 Victorian-era two family house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into a one-family home. Landscape contractor Roger Cook finds a few surprises in the yard, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses an eye-opening energy audit to demonstrate the need for efficiency upgrades, and general contractor Tom Silva brings in a deconstruction expert to remove all of the old and unneeded house parts. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "The Alps of Austria and Italy"  Tirolean Innsbruck offers a towering Olympic ski jump and a dirndl- clad world of alpine thrills. Follow the Brenner Pass to Italy's rugged Dolomites for Alps with pasta.G
9:00 pm 
Travelscope  "Brittany, France"  Joseph discovers surprises, pleasures, treats and recreation in the Celtic land of myths and legends.G
9:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers"  NULL
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Road Food at Home"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Cooker BBQ Brisket. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for slow cookers. Next, Chris visits Harpoon Brewery to discover the best beers for cooking. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Garlic Chive & Greek Yogurt"  Guest Chef: Joanne Chang. Greek yogurt-it is everyone's go-to snack food. It's delicious and creamy plain, but it's also a natural vehicle for great flavors. D
11:00 pm 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage  "France: New World Exploration"  The 17th century ushered in history's Era of Colonization. New places grew across the landscape: New Spain, New France, New England and New Scotland. But, exploration was tough business. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "The Alps of Austria and Italy"  Tirolean Innsbruck offers a towering Olympic ski jump and a dirndl- clad world of alpine thrills. Follow the Brenner Pass to Italy's rugged Dolomites for Alps with pasta.G
7:00 am 
California Forever  "Parks for the Future"  This program places the future of the parks within the context of trends that will soon threaten parks everywhere. Population growth, decline of native plants and animals, loss of open space and climate change all pose serious challenges to the integrity of parks, now and in the future. D
8:00 am 
Dreamland   California attracts visionaries from all walks of life. In DREAMLAND, a dozen documentary film crews scattered across the Golden State simultaneously capture the same day - from dawn to dusk - and follow a remarkable ensemble of entrepreneurs, daredevils, entertainers, scientists, politicians, chefs and technologists pushing the bounds of the possible and and making their dreams a reality. The film profiles world-class rock-climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, singer-songwriter Liz Phair, botanist Steve Sillett and Academy Award-winning special effects designer Bran Ferren, each of whom embodies California's adventurous and innovative spirit. D
9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Home on the Range"  The real heyday of the American cowboy has come and gone; but in Idaho, the hard-scrabble hero of so many of our nation's legends can still be found, riding the range on the West's public lands. It seems there will always be a place for cowboys, wherever there are cattle to be rounded up and wild horses to be tamed, and wherever there are people who love the cowboy lifestyle. As cowboy poet Rudy Gonzales reminds us, "People want to be cowboys!"G
10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Alexandra Fuller: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Marcia Franklin interviews the author who now lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but who grew up in Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe. Her newest book is about her mother's early years in Kenya and Rhodesia. The interview is the first of four 2012 "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference."G
11:00 am 
Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman  "Academically Adrift: How College Students and Professors Aren't Making the Grade"  Guests: Josipa Roksa, co-author, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campus; Kim Clark, Senior Writer for Money Magazine; James Piereson, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. College is still considered key to the American dream. But is that dream hollow? "Academically Adrift" a new book by two college professors contends that many of today's college students show little-to-no improvement in critical thinking or written communication throughout their time at college. D
11:30 am 
Closer to Truth  "Is The Universe Religiously Ambiguous?"  Does God exist or not exist? How can so many people be so absolutely sure-either way? But maybe that's the point! Maybe "God" and "No God" are both defensible. What would that mean?. D
12:00 pm 
California Forever  "The History of California State Parks"  This program recalls the dramatic history and scenic beauty of California state parks -- the largest and most diverse collection of state parks in the nation. D
1:00 pm 
California Forever  "Parks for the Future"  This program places the future of the parks within the context of trends that will soon threaten parks everywhere. Population growth, decline of native plants and animals, loss of open space and climate change all pose serious challenges to the integrity of parks, now and in the future. D
2:00 pm 
Dreamland   California attracts visionaries from all walks of life. In DREAMLAND, a dozen documentary film crews scattered across the Golden State simultaneously capture the same day - from dawn to dusk - and follow a remarkable ensemble of entrepreneurs, daredevils, entertainers, scientists, politicians, chefs and technologists pushing the bounds of the possible and and making their dreams a reality. The film profiles world-class rock-climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, singer-songwriter Liz Phair, botanist Steve Sillett and Academy Award-winning special effects designer Bran Ferren, each of whom embodies California's adventurous and innovative spirit. D
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
California Forever  "The History of California State Parks"  This program recalls the dramatic history and scenic beauty of California state parks -- the largest and most diverse collection of state parks in the nation. D
6:00 pm 
California Forever  "Parks for the Future"  This program places the future of the parks within the context of trends that will soon threaten parks everywhere. Population growth, decline of native plants and animals, loss of open space and climate change all pose serious challenges to the integrity of parks, now and in the future. D
7:00 pm 
Dreamland   California attracts visionaries from all walks of life. In DREAMLAND, a dozen documentary film crews scattered across the Golden State simultaneously capture the same day - from dawn to dusk - and follow a remarkable ensemble of entrepreneurs, daredevils, entertainers, scientists, politicians, chefs and technologists pushing the bounds of the possible and and making their dreams a reality. The film profiles world-class rock-climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, singer-songwriter Liz Phair, botanist Steve Sillett and Academy Award-winning special effects designer Bran Ferren, each of whom embodies California's adventurous and innovative spirit. D
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
California Forever  "Parks for the Future"  This program places the future of the parks within the context of trends that will soon threaten parks everywhere. Population growth, decline of native plants and animals, loss of open space and climate change all pose serious challenges to the integrity of parks, now and in the future. D

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