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April 12, 2012
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3:30 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

4:00 am 
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

5:00 am 
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

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird/Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird"  Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird - The gang is camping out. The tent is pitched, they've played a hundred hands of Go Fish, and they've even eaten all the s'mores - but they still aren't tired. When TD suggests they tell science fiction stories, no one expects this story to end as it does: to be continued! Vocabulary: (E) science fiction, data, unpredictable, forsee(able), unforeseen, feline(s) (I) gather(ing), mysterious, peculiar, vine. D

6:00 am 
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

7:00 am 
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 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 
Ciao Italia  "Cooking Like Pellegrino Artusi/Cucinando Come Pellegrino Artusi"  Mary Ann travels to Casa Artusi, a renowned cooking center in Emilia Romagna, and the hometown of Pellegrino Artusi, author of Italy's world-renowned, classic cookbook, "Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well." With chefs from the center she cooks recipes from the book, including a classic flatbread, Piadina, and Stuffed Veal Rolls. D

9:00 am 
Taste of History  "The Beautiful People of Colonial Williamsburg"  The Governor's Palace at Colonial Williamsburg was the epitome of fine dining and cultured cuisine. In this episode, we get a rare tour of the Palace kitchens, and see how the "beautiful people" of the Colonial Era lived. Chef Staib also gets elbow deep in chocolate making, after preparing Cod Fish Fritters, Stuffed Roasted Quail, Virginia Ham and Pineapple Sauerkraut in Peyton Randolph's kitchen. D

9:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Michael Ruhlman & Salt"  Seasoning with salt. What could be simpler, right? Wrong! Think about how many meals you've had that were either too salty or under-seasoned! On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming is zeroing in on a technique that is critical to successful cooking if done with a gentle hand. Joining him is the perfect man for the job, the ultimate scrutinizer of cooking techniques, author and chef Michael Ruhlman. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Salmon and Sole"  Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to discover the truth about farm-raised salmon. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Glazed Salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tuna. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Exterior Accessories"  We just can't stop accessorizing so now your exterior is going to get some sprucing up tips! We begin by dressing up a garage door. Then, it's all about vinyl trim details to change the look or style of your home. Next, it's a lesson on adding stone details and mixing grout. D

11:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Raphael Saadiq/Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears"  Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul album Stone Rollin'. Lewis and The Honeybears pound out bluesy soul nuggets.G

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The Rainbow Show"  Elmo is drawing when he looks up in the sky and sees a rainbow! Wow! Elmo rushes to show everybody, but when Rosita arrives, the rainbow has disappeared. Elmo asks Leela if there is something he can do to bring the rainbow back. Leela offers to draw a picture of a rainbow. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "An Armored Tail Tale/Pterasaur Flying Club"  An Armored Tail Tale - The Pteranodons tag along as Hank Ankylosaurus visits the Big Pond to scout a Dinoball talent named Eugene Euoplocephalus. Eugene is a smaller version of Hank, an armored dinosaur with a giant tail-club. Hank and Eugene really hit it off, and after they all play Dinoball, Hank recruits Eugene to play on his team! Pterosaur Flying Club - Tiny and Shiny practice their swoop-de-loops and other flying moves in anticipation of their play-date with fellow Pterosaurs Petey Peteinosaurus and Quincy Quetzalcoatlus. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Three Little Pigs"  Jill keeps knocking down Pig's tower and he wants her to stop! The Super Readers fly into the Three Little Pigs story and come face to face with the Big Bad Wolf himself. After all, he knows a thing or two about knocking things down. When all the huffing and puffing dies down, Pig learns an important lesson about friendship.G

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Amazing Eyes/Water Walkers"  Amazing Eyes - Sally and Nick are trying to guess which game Harvey the guinea pig might like to play with them. The Cat takes them to meet his friend Katie the Cavy, a wild guinea pig. But when they try to ask her, she playfully runs off! With the help of three different animals with very different ways of seeing, they finally find Katie and discover a guinea pig's favourite game - hide and seek! Water Walkers - Nick and Sally are waiting for Mom to come back so they can play in the pool. D

2:30 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

3:00 pm 
Ucook! with Chef Bob   This simple salad consists of arugula lettuce with creamy chunks of Brie cheese in virgin pecan oil dressing. Chef Bob pairs a light Rose from Bordeaux, France, which is a combination of a 50/50 blend of Cabernet and Merlot with hints of cherries and raspberries. This Rose matches well with Bob's classic French Brie cheese salad. D

3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland"  Rick tours bustling Belfast and looks at some of the city's politically charged neighborhoods. Then he heads for the Antrim Coast to enjoy Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island.G

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Hummingbirds: from Desert to Jungle"  Beginning in the Sonoran Desert and finishing in Ecuador's mountaintop preserve of Loma Alta, this episode examines the life of the hummingbird. Southern Arizona is the perfect place to start, as it lays along the migratory route for these "winged jewels" and makes for an ideal place to study birds that come from as far away as British Columbia and Alaska. Then host David Yetman climbs to the mountaintop preserve of Loma Alta to join scientists as they research "hummers" found in the fog forest. 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 
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6:00 pm 
My Hero  "Girlfriend"  Disaster strikes at the heart of Thermoman's domestic bliss when his long-lost fianc e, Xil, arrives from Ultron.G

6:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   The Perrins clash at a wedding as they deal with the revelation of Nicola's affair with David. Reggie needs to devise a plan to stop the chairman from selling Groomtech, and considers the alternative solution of disappearing for good.G

7:00 pm 
May to December  "My Funny Valentine"  Three weeks after moving out of Zoe's flat, Alec still looks morose. To cheer him up, his secretary, Hillary, tries to arrange a surprise Valentine date between Alec and Zoe.G

7:30 pm 
As Time Goes By   Lionel unexpectedly receives a letter from ex-wife Margaret. When he and Jane meet with her, she is neither frumpy nor alone.G

8:00 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine  "Happy Camping"  Pearl throws Howard out; Howard in turn announces he is finished with women and will go off into the wilderness - with goodies from Aunty's shop. Before he can leave though, Pearl sees him once again with another woman.G

8:30 pm 
The Red Green Show  "The New Monument"  The lodge inherits an old army tank and gets it running. Red shows how to teenproof a car. Bill tries axe throwing.G

9:00 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket   Hyacinth looks forward to soaking up a little culture at her favorite stately home.G

9:30 pm 
Mr. Bean  "Merry Christmas Mr. Bean"  Excited about Christmas, Mr. Bean befriends a Salvation Army band, the drives home with the tallest tree he can find.G

10:00 pm 
Outnumbered   Mum is still convinced Jake has a secret. Ben is determined to enter a school talent competition with an unusual double act. Then, a couple of surprise callers make life more difficult than usual for the family.G

10:30 pm 
Vicar of Dibley  "Dibley Live"  Geraldine sets up Radio Dibley in a bid to bring the community closer together. However Hugo only has two records for which to DJ, and Alice is busy trying to impress David enough to make him think her a worthy wife for Hugo.G

11:00 pm 
My Hero  "Girlfriend"  Disaster strikes at the heart of Thermoman's domestic bliss when his long-lost fianc e, Xil, arrives from Ultron.G

11:30 pm 
Reggie Perrin   The Perrins clash at a wedding as they deal with the revelation of Nicola's affair with David. Reggie needs to devise a plan to stop the chairman from selling Groomtech, and considers the alternative solution of disappearing for good.G

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