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March 12, 2012
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12:01 am 
Portraits of Emotion   Portraits of Emotion is a feature length documentary film that follows over the course of four years the life of 14-year-old Jonathan Lerman, an artistic prodigy who is diagnosed with autism, a lifelong developmental disability that affects learning, communication and social interaction. While capable of drawing astonishing portraits that capture the nuances of human emotion, Jonathan is unable to effectively verbally communicate his feelings. By giving the audience an in-depth look inside Jonathan's life, Portraits of Emotion builds awareness about the effects that autism has on a family over time. D
1:00 am 
Athens: The Dawn of Democracy  "Part 2"  Episode two explores Golden Age Athens at the dawn of democracy. Democracy unleashed and inspired new thinking that challenged older Athenian religion and society. The program uncovers brand new research showing how democracy fed new ideas and brought them into conflict with traditional beliefs. D
2:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "The Best People of Season One"  During our first season, we met some of the rock stars of gardening, sustainability, urban farming and environmental stewardship. This episode recaps some of our most memorable visits and well worth a second look! From the Pied Piper of Urban Farming, Will Allen, the founding family of organic gardening, Maria & Maya Rodale and USDA's Secretary of State, Tom Vilsack, we brought our GGW viewers along for the conversations. D
2:30 am 
Growing a Greener World  "The Best Places of Season One"  While taping 26 episodes for our first season, we traveled to 18 states and 28 cities. We were granted access to some of the hottest places in horticulture. All visits were special, but these stand out as a few of the best. D
3:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "From Atoms to Quarks"  Electron waves attracted to the nucleus of an atom help account for the periodic table of the elements and ultimately lead to the search forquarks. D
3:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Pollution"  The private and social costs of pollution and the international response to global warming are explored. Updated 2002. D
4:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL
4:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "La Cartera (The Wallet)"  This episode introduces words for common articles of clothing. Most of the episode is devoted to Spanish conversation dealing with Raquel's arrival in Madrid.G
5:00 am 
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique  "Balance & Strength"  NULL
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "A Big Help/The Trouble with Kittens"  A BIG HELP: Cleo and T-Bone notice how often Clifford is able to use his large size to help out. But when the kittens, Billy and Betty, get stuck in a tree, the little dogs learn that you don't have to be big to be helpful. THE TROUBLE WITH KITTENS: When kittens Betty and Billy insist on playing in Mr. Bleakman's yard, Clifford does his best to keep them out. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "To Eat Or Not to Eat/S.W.E.A.T."  To Eat or Not to Eat - A brand new candy bar is in town! But why is it making everyone act so strangely? And what exactly is this ingredient called Tri-Enzomated Zorn Jelly, anyway? Buster decides to do a little digging into these mystery chemicals before he takes his first bite but he - and all the other kids - may not find the truth appetizing. S.W.E. D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent"  Martha Walks the Dog - There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Martha's Got Talent - Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind.G
7:00 am 
Curious George  "The Big Picture/Juicy George"  George and Steve paint an empty billboard with a picture to promote a book about endangered birds.G
7:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Rain Game/No Sssweater Is Better"  Rain Game - Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain! No SSSweater is Better - Nick's favorite sweater is too small and he doesn't want to change it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Dr. Dolittle"  Red's adorable new puppy is whimpering and whining and she just doesn't know why! So Super Why, Wonder Red, Alpha Pig and Princess Presto ask the advice of a boy who understands what animals need because he can talk to them! But will Dolittle be able to look after all his pets once the fur and feathers settle? Educational Objectives: To learn about caring for animals, explore spelling, rhyme with ACK words, and use the power to read to change the story. D
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Night Train/Fossil Fred"  Night Train - Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon. Fossil Fred - Buddy, Tiny and Don play "detective" and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Rocco's Boat"  Elmo is playing with his doll, Baby David, in a large washtub. The doll is floating in a tube, and Zoe comes by and asks if Rocco, her pet rock, can swim too. Elmo reluctantly agrees. D
10:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "No More Changes"  Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat. D
10:30 am 
WordWorld  "Rocket to the Moon/The Birds"  Rocket to the Moon - When Frog needs to rescue the Little Piggies from the moon, he learns to appreciate lowercase letters. The Birds - Sheep discovers a large egg and has to take care of it until she can find Bird and return it to its rightful owner. D
11:00 am 
Caillou  "Words"  Writing and reading are the focus today. Caillou is all excited to read the weekend paper with Daddy, but the wind and a very mischievous cat delay his reading time. With a little patience and persistence, Caillou finally gets to enjoy his favorite comic strip. D
11:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "Playing Games/No, No, No!"  Playing Games - Baby Bop has trouble following the rules and taking turns while playing games. Barney and Riff help her learn how to follow the rules. In the end, Baby Bop and BJ have fun playing together, and Baby Bop learns that rules make games fun for everyone! No, No, No! - It's just "one of those days" for Baby Bop! Every time she turns around, someone is telling her "no!" As her frustration grows, Barney explains that the word "no" can help you avoid making mistakes or getting hurt. D
12:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Rain Game/No Sssweater Is Better"  Rain Game - Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain! No SSSweater is Better - Nick's favorite sweater is too small and he doesn't want to change it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him. D
12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Animal Daycare"  Animal Junction is transformed into an "Animal Daycare" thanks to some frisky lynx and bobcat kittens. With the help of Zoboomafoo, the Kratt Brothers develop a playpen for these kittens.G
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "The Big Picture/Juicy George"  George and Steve paint an empty billboard with a picture to promote a book about endangered birds.G
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent"  Martha Walks the Dog - There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Martha's Got Talent - Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind.G
2:00 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
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Oh What A Tangled Knot You Tie, Amazing Rope Guy/Kid Action News"  Oh What A Tangled Knot You Tie, Amazing Rope Guy - As a villain, the Amazing Rope Guy is not so amazing. He discovers that his true talent is mimicking others. When he goes on a crime spree impersonating all of the villains of the city WordGirl must find a way to end his career as an imposter. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Masked Bandits"  As they prepare for a creature costume party, the Wild Kratts team begins to notice all sorts of strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is sure there is a ghost or monster living with them, but the Kratt brothers are convinced it's some kind of creature. When the gang sets out to discover who is causing all the trouble, they discover that certain animals gravitate towards human habitation because it provides food and protection from predators. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Snow Day to Be Exact"  (topic: Estimation) - Hacker steals the powerful sunisphere from Solaria, causing the cyberworld's sunny vacation paradise to be covered in snow! In a fun-filled chase across the snowy terrain, the kids discover the power and speed of estimation in order to recover the glowing orb from Buzz and Delete before the temperature reaches zero and the site freezes over forever. The Big Idea: Sometimes using a close answer is good enough for the problem you are solving. ~. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Ruff Needs His Herring Checked"  Ruff has finally lost it! He's hearing a voice that no one else can hear. Even stranger, the voice is telling him to bake cookies to woo Charlene, the poodle next door. Ruff's sanity is at stake as he sends Isaac and Liza to meet with an audiologist to find out everything they can about hearing. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "To Eat Or Not to Eat/S.W.E.A.T."  To Eat or Not to Eat - A brand new candy bar is in town! But why is it making everyone act so strangely? And what exactly is this ingredient called Tri-Enzomated Zorn Jelly, anyway? Buster decides to do a little digging into these mystery chemicals before he takes his first bite but he - and all the other kids - may not find the truth appetizing. S.W.E. D
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Rocket to the Moon/The Birds"  Rocket to the Moon - When Frog needs to rescue the Little Piggies from the moon, he learns to appreciate lowercase letters. The Birds - Sheep discovers a large egg and has to take care of it until she can find Bird and return it to its rightful owner. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Gas prices continue their run-up, how soon will those higher prices hurt the economy? JP Morgan Private Bank's Stu Schweitzer talks to NBR Co-Anchor Susie Gharib. Rising oil prices are fueling the 2012 presidential campaign. But do lawmakers have that big of an impact on energy costs? Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh reports. D
5:54 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2   To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the international stage phenomenon, the show's producer Cameron Mackintosh stages a one-time concert at the O2 Arena in London. More than 300 actors and musicians take part. Tenor Alfie Boe, who sings the part of Jean Valjean, will be in Sun Valley later this year and a ticket opportunity is available when pledging support. On the day of the concert, London was home to three simultaneous productions of the musical: the long-running original production at the Queen's Theater, the new 25th anniversary production at the Barbican, and the concert. Cast members from both stage productions and members of the 1985 London cast also took part in the concert.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:30 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Steve Earle/Kris Kristofferson"  Earle pays tribute to his mentor, legendary Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt. Kristofferson follows with tunes from his latest album.G
12:30 am 
Proclamation of Hope   Proclamation of Hope is an original symphonic concert by Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. This 90-minute multi-media program includes a 22-piece orchestra with vocalist Dee Alexander, and stunning historical images that serve to inspire reflection and hope with the audience. The concert captures Ramsey's musical style which combines his deep knowledge of jazz along with his passion for gospel and classical music. D
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 
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
4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent"  Martha Walks the Dog - There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Martha's Got Talent - Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind.G
5:00 am 
22nd Century   This program is about technological advances taking place today that within our lifetimes will significantly change the way humans live and interact. Many scientists and futurists believe we are on the verge of a technological explosion so profound that life will become unrecognizable, and that in the next 100 years, we may experience as much technological change as has occurred over the course of human history.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Florence: City of Art"  In the birthplace of the Renaissance, Rick provides tips for touring the Uffizi art gallery. He visits a fragrant 400-year-old perfumery, sips Campari on a rooftop and sleeps in a converted monastery.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Barcelona and Costa Brava"  A Mediterranean marvel, Barcelona simmers with beautiful beaches, medieval mazes, eye popping art and hypnotic architecture. From tapas bars, to surrealist art, to Modernist structures, we'll feast on Barcelona's delights. Rambles along La Rambla, Gaudi's treasures, a neighborhood festival, designer shopping and waterfront fun are some of the highlights. D
7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "People and Their Prickly Plants"  Enjoy a slice of the cactus-collecting life with a look into the ways people collect and enjoy some of the oddest plants in the world, then head to Scottsdale, Arizona to see the largest private collection of desert-area plants in the world. Also on the itinerary are visits to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and an amazing collection at Bach's Nursery in Tucson, Arizona, where they have a better success rate with their individually raised saguaro cacti than Mother Nature herself. Finally, travel on Interstate 10 to Los Angeles for North America's largest cactus and succulent show - the Olympics of cactus cultivation. D
7:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Oyster Stew, Jaeqerschnitzel, and Pear Tart. D
8:00 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Philadelphia: It All Happens on Philadelphia's 9th Street"  In this episode, Lidia visits Philadelphia's Sarcone & Son's Bakery, where their bread is made the same way today as it was when this institution first opened in 1918; a truly old-world bakery, Louis Sarcone closes up shop after each day's batch is sold. Lidia also takes a tour of the impressive artisanal Italian imports at 9th Street Market, such as Claudio Specialty Foods and Di Bruno Brothers'. In the kitchen, Lidia makes Chicken Trombino, Stuffed Escarole, and is joined by Grandma for a favorite Italian-American dessert: Pignoli cookies. D
8:30 am 
Rudy Maxa's World  "Estonia"  Rudy visits the city of Talinn and the islands of Saaremaa and Muhu to find windmills and quiet waters.G
9:00 am 
The Jazzy Vegetarian  "Artful Artichokes"  Host Laura Theodore prepares tempting dishes featuring artichokes. Recipes include; "Easy Artichokes with Lemon Dipping Sauce," "Baked Artichokes with Savory Walnut Stuffing," and "Italian-Style Stuffed Artichokes." "Chilled Artichokes with Dill Sauce" or "Caramelized Balsamic Artichokes" both make an elegant side dish for any special meal. D
9:30 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Icebox Desserts"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie. D
10:00 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
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Rocco's Boat"  Elmo is playing with his doll, Baby David, in a large washtub. The doll is floating in a tube, and Zoe comes by and asks if Rocco, her pet rock, can swim too. Elmo reluctantly agrees. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Night Train/Fossil Fred"  Night Train - Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon. Fossil Fred - Buddy, Tiny and Don play "detective" and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur. D
12:30 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
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Rain Game/No Sssweater Is Better"  Rain Game - Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain! No SSSweater is Better - Nick's favorite sweater is too small and he doesn't want to change it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him. D
1:30 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
2:00 pm 
Ucook! with Chef Bob   In the first part of this episode, Chef Bob makes one of his favorite party pleasures, carrot and cantaloupe soup. He uses fresh garden mint and limoncello liquor to finish the dish. Served chilled, this is a perfect summertime dish to offer friends. D
2:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps"  Rick is in the sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cows on breathtaking ridges. He settles into a traditional village where locals scythe hay by hand. He hikes, bikes and parasails, then blasts an alphorn.G
3:00 pm 
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
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
Legacy: Austria's Influence On American Skiing  "Hannes Schneider & His Disciples (1940)"  With the onset of World War II, Austrian ski instructors and racers were viewed with both suspicion and interest. Suspicion they might be Nazi collaborators, interest in recruiting them to teach ski and rock climbing skills to U.S. troops. D
6:00 pm 
John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music)   The lead singer of The Lovin' Spoonful presents singers and songwriters of the 1950s and 1960s with a combination of historical footage and new performances. See the original Kingston Trio, New Christy Minstrels, Limelighters, Serendipity Singers, Highwaymen and Rooftop Singers. Relive Pete Seeger's and Judy Collins' duet of "If I Had a Hammer." New performances include the original and reunited Chad Mitchell Trio, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Barry McGuire, and Jesse Colin Young of The Youngbloods.G
8:00 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
9:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Arab Gulf States"  Megan discovers stark war memorials in Kuwait and dives for pearls in the Arabian Gulf. She explores the world's first woman-only supermarket in Dubai, treks in Oman's Hajar Mountains and unearths the ancient city of Ubar.G
10:00 pm 
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
11:00 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
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk  "The Best of Theater Talk: Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer & Critic John Simon"  Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer joins us to discuss his revealing memoir In Spite of Myself. Also on board to review Plummer's critically-acclaimed autobiography, is our regular critic and commentator John Simon. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Complexity from Simplicity?"  Our universe began with a swirling, seething plasma-everything, everywhere, all the same. Today we have galaxies, stars, planets, people. How did such structure come about?. D
12:00 am 
French In Action  "Entering School Zone III"  Over their third aperitif, Robert and Mireille are discussing education. Neither notices that a strange man in black has taken an interest in their conversation.G
12:30 am 
French In Action  "Fishing for An Invitation I"  Robert manages to place a telephone call to Madame Courtois. She is a great talker, and Robert can't get a word in edgewise, but he does get a dinner invitation.G
1:00 am 
Western Tradition  "The Dawn of History"  From the beginnings of life to the first agricultural settlement.G
1:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Ancient Egyptians"  Politics, religion, and agriculture intersect to create one of the first civilizations in the Western tradition.G
2:00 am 
Human Condition  "Age Happens"  The program focuses on the psychological and physiological aspects of aging, and how exercise, proper diet, and social interaction can help prolong life span and also delves into the importance of identifying and treating diabetes, arthritis and other life threatening diseases at their earliest stages.G
2:30 am 
Human Condition  "Final Chapter"  This episode looks at the range of cultural issues and attitudes that surround death and dying: assesses such factors as the age of the dying person, the extent of illness or injury, and the legal and ethical ramifications in considering whether medical assistance should be continued and life be prolonged.G
3:00 am 
Saddle Club  "Track Record"  The girls persuade Red to leave his duties as stable hand at Pine Hollow to go riding with them. A disaster occurs while they are gone that Red is blamed for.G
3:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "The Marketing Mix"  Now that you've decided on your business product or service, how will you promote it? Let the Biz Kids help you understand your target market and learn about the four P's of business success: product, price, promotion, and placement. Learn how "Exclusive Cuts" barber services, "Wow, Take a Bow" dog grooming, and other businesses market their services and products. D
4:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens - The Sky's The Limit"  Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC. One of the biggest global opportunities we have to positively impact our carbon footprint is to plant "green roofs". Rooftops across America and the planet offer nearly untapped, limitless space to plants perennials, shrubs, even trees that can cool the air in and above our homes and offices, absorb carbon dioxide, return oxygen, reduce runoff, filter pollutants and provide habitats for birds and other wildlife. D
4:30 am 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "Peru"  Our first stop this season is Peru, a country in western South America, bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile; home to the Incan Empire. Folk art in Peru is not just a way to show the culture but a way of life and livelihood for many people. Our crafts include traditional crafts and animals. D
5:00 am 
Ciao Italia  "Who Wants Pizza?/Chi Vuole Pizza?"  Forget your ho-hum pepperoni and tomato sauce pizza. Mary Ann pulls out the stops to create an astonishingly different Gourmet Pizza that's topped with slow-cooked, sweet caramelized onions, dried fig paste, and melted dots of sweet gorgonzola cheese. Then she makes an easy-to-prepare Focaccine antipasto with dough infused with freshly-minced basil, parsley, tarragon, and thyme. D
5:30 am 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Ceviche Around The World"  Spice up any party with refreshing, healthy and easy-to-prepare ceviche, marinated seafood salads that originated in South America. Using three different fishes and flavor combinations, Chef Keller creates a mouth-watering assortment. Asian-Flavored Tuna Ceviche; Japanese Ceviche with Halibut; Spanish-Flavored Samon Ceviche.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Prague and the Czech Republic"  Rick visits newly energized Prague with side trips to Kutna Hora to descend into a medieval mine.G
6:30 am 
Travel with Kids  "Costa Rica - Volcanoes and Rainforest Adventure"  The family heads to eco-friendly Costa Rica to get a close-up look at the area's most active volcano, while staying at a hotel right at the base of the mountain. Then head up to the fabled cloud forests of Santa Elena and Monteverde to find all sorts of jungle creatures including sloths, iguanas and poison dart frogs. Canopy tours, weird wildlife encounters and rumbling mountains are all part of this Costa Rican interior adventure. D
7:00 am 
GardenSMART   Trees cool us, clean our air, shelter our wildlife and us. They provide earth-renewing nutrients when their leaves recycle into the fall landscape. And, importantly, they are beautiful. D
7:30 am 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 7 of 10"  On a rainy day in Barrington, builder Andy Tiplady shows host Kevin O'Connor how he's replaced the old cracked asphalt with new concrete pavers in the driveway. Master carpenter Norm Abram visits a custom cabinet shop in Smithfield, Rhode Island to see how they are using high-end cherry veneers for the project to make a kitchen with true character. Back in Barrington, installer Rick Jutras hangs the last of the wall cabinets and scribes the refrigerator panel to fit the space. D
8:00 am 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Console Table/HDTV Stand"  NULL
8:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Master Bedrooms"  Let's get the furniture positioned right, update the bedding, get the colors in line and fix up the master bedroom. Shari will also make an upholstered headboard. Then, it's faux finishing for new nightstands with a special guest. D
9:00 am 
Sewing with Nancy  "Runway Finishes for Cool Edges, Part 2"  Enjoy a unique sewing experience finishing seams and hems with runway-style sewing secrets. Linda Lee, pattern designer and author, joins Nancy to showcase runway raw edge finishes suitable for woven and knit fashions. They extend cool edges to home decor using bold fringe that effortlessly fits into seams. D
9:30 am 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "The Cattle Raid of Cooley"  Inspired by the epic "Tain" story, Frank paints a scene of a beautiful cottage on the rugged peninsula of Cooley. D
10:00 am 
Simply Ming  "Cilantro & Bacon"  Guest Chef: Michael Schlow. For the premiere of his fifth season, Ming stirs things up with a whole new approach to East-West cooking! Making things simpler than ever, Ming focuses on two main ingredients: one East, one West. For this episode, Ming uses cilantro and bacon to grill up a uniquely flavorful dish-Swordfish-Bacon Kebabs with Asian Gremolata, and a Bacon-Cilantro Fried Rice. D
10:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Chicago: Chicago's Chicken Vesuvio"  Lidia travels to the Windy City to visit Caputo's, a family-owned Italian grocery in Elmwood Park, a very Italian suburb of Chicago. Lidia also brings her viewers for a stroll along the main thoroughfare of Chicago's Little Italy, Taylor Street, which is currently undergoing a major Renaissance. Grandma joins Lidia in the kitchen as her taste-tester, while Lidia prepares Cauliflower Soup and Chicken Vesuvio. D
11:00 am 
Great Conversations  "Azir Nafasi and Karl Fleming"  In a 2005 interview, Azir Nafasi, teacher and author of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, talks with Karl Fleming, journalist and legendary civil rights reporter. D
12:00 pm 
French In Action  "Entering School Zone III"  Over their third aperitif, Robert and Mireille are discussing education. Neither notices that a strange man in black has taken an interest in their conversation.G
12:30 pm 
French In Action  "Fishing for An Invitation I"  Robert manages to place a telephone call to Madame Courtois. She is a great talker, and Robert can't get a word in edgewise, but he does get a dinner invitation.G
1:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Rise of Rome"  A small city in central Italy builds an empire that will shape the whole of the Western tradition.G
1:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Roman Empire"  Building an empire, Rome begins to destroy its own greatness.G
2:00 pm 
Human Condition  "Age Happens"  The program focuses on the psychological and physiological aspects of aging, and how exercise, proper diet, and social interaction can help prolong life span and also delves into the importance of identifying and treating diabetes, arthritis and other life threatening diseases at their earliest stages.G
2:30 pm 
Human Condition  "Final Chapter"  This episode looks at the range of cultural issues and attitudes that surround death and dying: assesses such factors as the age of the dying person, the extent of illness or injury, and the legal and ethical ramifications in considering whether medical assistance should be continued and life be prolonged.G
3:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Track Record"  The girls persuade Red to leave his duties as stable hand at Pine Hollow to go riding with them. A disaster occurs while they are gone that Red is blamed for.G
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "The Marketing Mix"  Now that you've decided on your business product or service, how will you promote it? Let the Biz Kids help you understand your target market and learn about the four P's of business success: product, price, promotion, and placement. Learn how "Exclusive Cuts" barber services, "Wow, Take a Bow" dog grooming, and other businesses market their services and products. D
4:00 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens - The Sky's The Limit"  Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC. One of the biggest global opportunities we have to positively impact our carbon footprint is to plant "green roofs". Rooftops across America and the planet offer nearly untapped, limitless space to plants perennials, shrubs, even trees that can cool the air in and above our homes and offices, absorb carbon dioxide, return oxygen, reduce runoff, filter pollutants and provide habitats for birds and other wildlife. D
4:30 pm 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "Peru"  Our first stop this season is Peru, a country in western South America, bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile; home to the Incan Empire. Folk art in Peru is not just a way to show the culture but a way of life and livelihood for many people. Our crafts include traditional crafts and animals. D
5:00 pm 
Ciao Italia  "Who Wants Pizza?/Chi Vuole Pizza?"  Forget your ho-hum pepperoni and tomato sauce pizza. Mary Ann pulls out the stops to create an astonishingly different Gourmet Pizza that's topped with slow-cooked, sweet caramelized onions, dried fig paste, and melted dots of sweet gorgonzola cheese. Then she makes an easy-to-prepare Focaccine antipasto with dough infused with freshly-minced basil, parsley, tarragon, and thyme. D
5:30 pm 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Ceviche Around The World"  Spice up any party with refreshing, healthy and easy-to-prepare ceviche, marinated seafood salads that originated in South America. Using three different fishes and flavor combinations, Chef Keller creates a mouth-watering assortment. Asian-Flavored Tuna Ceviche; Japanese Ceviche with Halibut; Spanish-Flavored Samon Ceviche.G
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Prague and the Czech Republic"  Rick visits newly energized Prague with side trips to Kutna Hora to descend into a medieval mine.G
6:30 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Costa Rica - Volcanoes and Rainforest Adventure"  The family heads to eco-friendly Costa Rica to get a close-up look at the area's most active volcano, while staying at a hotel right at the base of the mountain. Then head up to the fabled cloud forests of Santa Elena and Monteverde to find all sorts of jungle creatures including sloths, iguanas and poison dart frogs. Canopy tours, weird wildlife encounters and rumbling mountains are all part of this Costa Rican interior adventure. D
7:00 pm 
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
8:30 pm 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Master Bedrooms"  Let's get the furniture positioned right, update the bedding, get the colors in line and fix up the master bedroom. Shari will also make an upholstered headboard. Then, it's faux finishing for new nightstands with a special guest. D
9:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Runway Finishes for Cool Edges, Part 2"  Enjoy a unique sewing experience finishing seams and hems with runway-style sewing secrets. Linda Lee, pattern designer and author, joins Nancy to showcase runway raw edge finishes suitable for woven and knit fashions. They extend cool edges to home decor using bold fringe that effortlessly fits into seams. D
9:30 pm 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "The Cattle Raid of Cooley"  Inspired by the epic "Tain" story, Frank paints a scene of a beautiful cottage on the rugged peninsula of Cooley. D
10:00 pm 
Simply Ming  "Cilantro & Bacon"  Guest Chef: Michael Schlow. For the premiere of his fifth season, Ming stirs things up with a whole new approach to East-West cooking! Making things simpler than ever, Ming focuses on two main ingredients: one East, one West. For this episode, Ming uses cilantro and bacon to grill up a uniquely flavorful dish-Swordfish-Bacon Kebabs with Asian Gremolata, and a Bacon-Cilantro Fried Rice. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Chicago: Chicago's Chicken Vesuvio"  Lidia travels to the Windy City to visit Caputo's, a family-owned Italian grocery in Elmwood Park, a very Italian suburb of Chicago. Lidia also brings her viewers for a stroll along the main thoroughfare of Chicago's Little Italy, Taylor Street, which is currently undergoing a major Renaissance. Grandma joins Lidia in the kitchen as her taste-tester, while Lidia prepares Cauliflower Soup and Chicken Vesuvio. D
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "La Busqueda (The Search)"  This episode covers words for seafood and other food items and the geography of Argentina.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "En El Extranjero (Abroad)"  This episode introduces more words for food and briefly treats Spanish colonial history in South and Central America.G
11:00 pm 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "Blind with Weeping"  The Union victory at Gettysburg changes the conflict's course and Abraham Lincoln's battlefield dedication changes America's concept of itself. The episode follows Abraham's final political struggles and charts differences with his wife over the nation's future. Five days after the surrender at Appomattox, Abraham is shot to death. Part 6 of 6G
12:00 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
1:00 am 
Global Voices  "The Day My God Died"  This documentary presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade. They describe the day they were abducted from their village and sold into sexual servitude as, "The Day My God Died." The film provides footage from the brothels of Bombay, known even to tourists as "The Cages," captured with "spy camera" technology. D
2:00 am 
Secrets of the Dead  "Sinking Atlantis"  Five thousand years ago, the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, flourished on the island of Crete. They were the first Europeans to use writing, and their technologically advanced and rich artistic culture became the setting for famous Greek myths about Theseus, Icarus and the Minotaur. Yet in their heyday, the Minoans were wiped from the pages of history. D
3:00 am 
NOVA scienceNOW  "Can We Make It to Mars?"  Astrophysicist, author and director of New York's Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson returns as host for this science magazine series. The opening episode looks at whether humans can reach Mars alive, traveling two to three years while facing deadly conditions. The show also looks at innovations for keeping space travelers alive.G
4:00 am 
4:30 am 
5:00 am 
Nature  "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air"  The tiny hummingbird qualifies as one of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Recent breakthroughs in the study of the bird's biology are combined with high-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild and high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities.G
6:00 am 
Nature  "Born Wild: The First Days of Life"  Nature follows the dangerous first few days after birth of several species, from marmoset to moose to elephant and gorilla. The result is a film of miniature drama and huge spectacle, and comes to some surprising conclusions about human beings.G
7:00 am 
Nature  "What Females Want and Males Will Do - Part 1: What Females Want"  Lizards do push-ups for it. Gelada baboons show off their passion-flushed pectorals. Bowerbirds become interior decorators. From dancing spiders to drumming monkeys, the universal urge to mate has led creatures throughout the animal kingdom to evolve elaborate courtship rituals and astonishing anatomy. Part 1 of 2G
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 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
10:00 am 
10:30 am 
11:00 am 
Nature  "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air"  The tiny hummingbird qualifies as one of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Recent breakthroughs in the study of the bird's biology are combined with high-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild and high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities.G
12:00 pm 
Nature  "Born Wild: The First Days of Life"  Nature follows the dangerous first few days after birth of several species, from marmoset to moose to elephant and gorilla. The result is a film of miniature drama and huge spectacle, and comes to some surprising conclusions about human beings.G
1:00 pm 
Nature  "What Females Want and Males Will Do - Part 1: What Females Want"  Lizards do push-ups for it. Gelada baboons show off their passion-flushed pectorals. Bowerbirds become interior decorators. From dancing spiders to drumming monkeys, the universal urge to mate has led creatures throughout the animal kingdom to evolve elaborate courtship rituals and astonishing anatomy. Part 1 of 2G
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Nature  "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air"  The tiny hummingbird qualifies as one of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Recent breakthroughs in the study of the bird's biology are combined with high-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild and high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities.G
5:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Idaho Geology, A Convergence of Wonders"  The Gem State's story is written in stone, which reveals the forces that produced a landscape that unites, divides and binds together Idahoans. Geologists Bill Bonnichsen and Marty Godchaux lead a tour through the complexities of the topic. Outdoor enthusiasts play amid unique formations - they ski on sand dunes, kayak through canyons, raft over waterfalls, climb rocky outcroppings, and dive into fossil water. The special includes videos of geologic events and examples gathered over decades.G
6:30 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
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Nature  "Born Wild: The First Days of Life"  Nature follows the dangerous first few days after birth of several species, from marmoset to moose to elephant and gorilla. The result is a film of miniature drama and huge spectacle, and comes to some surprising conclusions about human beings.G
11:00 pm 
Nature  "What Females Want and Males Will Do - Part 1: What Females Want"  Lizards do push-ups for it. Gelada baboons show off their passion-flushed pectorals. Bowerbirds become interior decorators. From dancing spiders to drumming monkeys, the universal urge to mate has led creatures throughout the animal kingdom to evolve elaborate courtship rituals and astonishing anatomy. Part 1 of 2G

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