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12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Venice, Anyone?: Italy"  Emma can't play with her friends because she has to complete a school project about her family. Before you know it, Barney brings Emma on a trip to Venice to learn more about her great granddad. While there, the kids learn about the culture and geography. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Learning Together"  James to the Rescue - James is asked to be the Sodor Search and Rescue Engine but is upset when Toby is asked to help him. James says that Sodor Rescue Engines are Steam Engines, not Steam Trams like Toby! They chuff off to rescue Gordon whose wheels have come off the track. James wants to help by pulling him forward, but Toby thinks they should get Rocky since Gordon is too heavy. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "Amazing Maze Race/The Color of Monkey"  When a cow eats his map, George has to find creative ways to get through a maze at Renkins Farm.G
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Que Pasa, Martha/TD Is Talking Dog"  Que Pasa, Martha - Senor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? Vocabulary: (E) recite(d), memoriz(ed)(ation), bilingual, pronouc(e) (iation), articulate (I) speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember. TD Is Talking Dog - Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, TD decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons. D
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Wordball Is My Oyster"  Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Can Lisa overcome her fears in time to save the play, or will she have to give her part to Annie?. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Nocan The Evil Ingredient Finding Guy/The Straw That Broke Two Brains' Back"  The Straw That Broke Two Brains' Back - Becky is tired of missing out on regular kid fun because she always has to save the city from another villain's scheme. When Dr. Two Brains interrupts her Pretty Princess documentary it puts her over the edge. Can WordGirl defeat Dr. Two Brains and get back to the making-of her favorite show in time? Nocan the Evil Ingredient Finding Guy - Chuck commissions Nocan the Contrarian to be his apprentice in the city's sandwich-making contest. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Secrets of the Spider's Web"  When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the Wild Kratts sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets. Spider silk. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Past Perfect Prediction"  Convinced that the last piece he needs to activate his powerful new machine is hidden in Slider's garage, Hacker threatens to evict the teen unless he pays up on an old debt. Enter the kids and Digit. As a way to raise the money, they convince Slider to open the garage for business - just like his dad did. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "The Ol' Switcheroo"  Ruff sends Harsha and DJ out to engineer a "puck stopper" that he can use as goalie in a game with Scruff's hockey team. Meanwhile, Jay and Noel trade places for a day. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Elwood City Turns 100! (Parts I & II)"  Arthur's class is chosen to stage a musical tribute for its city's centennial celebration. But soon the rehearsals become a drama of missed cues, inflated egos, and alien invasions. And that's behind the curtain! In front, seated in the audience, viewers will glimpse returning animated guest stars-including Art Garfunkel, Fred Rogers, and Michelle Kwan-all invited by Muffy to the show. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Wordball Is My Oyster"  Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Can Lisa overcome her fears in time to save the play, or will she have to give her part to Annie?. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report - Two of the nation's biggest banks, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, reported big profits but investors were not impressed. NBR looks at what the numbers say about next week's bank earnings. And we'll introduce you to a start-up that's helping other start-ups by bringing investors together. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL
7:30 pm 
Need to Know   MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. Correspondent John Larson travels to Ohio to assess how workers there are faring after the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs over the past 35 years. It's the fourth in his series of "Main Street" reports. D
8:00 pm 
Foyle's War  "Plan of Attack, Part 1"  Milner arrests a local racketeer; in retaliation there is an attack on Milner that misfires and kills DCS Meredith, Foyle's replacement. A highly strung mapmaker is found hanged in the nearby woods; Milner suspects murder. Foyle is called back from retirement to lead the investigations. Part 1 of 2G
9:00 pm 
Live From Lincoln Center  "Josh Groban: All That Echoes"  The multi-platinum recording artist, whose versatility ranges from opera to pop, performs at a special one-night event at Lincoln Center. His concert features selected career-spanning favorites, such as his break-out song "You Raise Me Up" from 2001.G
10:00 pm 
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook  "On The Air"  Decades ago, radio fulfilled the idol-making role across the country. Feinstein traces the phenomenon with archival clips of Bing Crosby, Cab Calloway, Kate Smith and others. He conducts one of the last interviews with TV and stage star Rose Marie, who was also a child radio star. Part 3 of 3G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Buddy Explores The Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight"  Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won't grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too. D
12:30 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
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Blue Feet Are Neat/A Little Reef Magic"  Blue Feet Are Neat - Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud! Cat knows just who can help them - Buster, the Blue-footed Booby bird. Buster is only too happy to show them how his wide, flat blue feet help him move easily over the muddy shore. With Cat's help to make their boots wide and flat, Sally and Nick can now walk across the mud without getting stuck - just like Buster! Reef Magic - Nick has difficulty learning a "disappearing" magic trick, when who should appear but The Cat in the Hat! He takes Nick and Sally to the coral reef of Scoobamareen. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Neck and Neck"  As Chris and Martin search for the answer to why giraffes have long necks, a mischievous giraffe begins secretly taking Creature Power Suit parts and supplies from the Tortuga. D
2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Moorish Idols"  Paint the vibrant Moorish Idols of the sea moving through the weightless ocean.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play an original composition entitled "Seasons Of Love," the signature intro to "Satin Doll" and how to cover your mistakes when playing. Featured artists include David Tolley, Jack Widner, Bobby Floyd and Bradley Sowash. D
3:00 pm 
Wild!  "Orangutans: The Last Trimate"  In the late 60s, legendary anthropologist Louis Leakey appointed three women to study and care for the great apes of the world: Dian Fossey (gorillas), Jane Goodall (chimpanzees), Birute Galdikas (orangutans). Thirty-five years later Birute is still there, based in the appropriately named Camp Leakey, and is responsible for the longest study of an animal species by a single person ever conducted. Known as the "Trimates", Birute is the least recognized of the three women, yet her crusade is no less compelling.G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
Nature  "Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves"  Two great predators encounter each other in Yellowstone National Park. In each encounter, the opposition must be measured, strengths must be tested and risks weighed; each time, one or the other have the tactical advantage. Their encounters illustrate how all animals in the park must assess, decide and act - to fight or flee.G
6:00 pm 
Wild!  "Orangutans: The Last Trimate"  In the late 60s, legendary anthropologist Louis Leakey appointed three women to study and care for the great apes of the world: Dian Fossey (gorillas), Jane Goodall (chimpanzees), Birute Galdikas (orangutans). Thirty-five years later Birute is still there, based in the appropriately named Camp Leakey, and is responsible for the longest study of an animal species by a single person ever conducted. Known as the "Trimates", Birute is the least recognized of the three women, yet her crusade is no less compelling.G
7:00 pm 
Lost Bird Project   THE LOST BIRD PROJECT charts sculptor Todd McGrain's efforts to memorialize five birds - the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon and Heath Hen - driven to extinction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The captivating nature documentary follows McGrain and his brother-in-law, Andy, as they embark on a road trip in search of the last-known locations of the birds and seek permission to install McGrain's six-foot-tall bronze sculptures on those sites. Travelling from the tropical swamps of Florida to the rocky coasts of Newfoundland to the shores of Martha's Vineyard, the men spend more than two years scouting locations, talking to park rangers, speaking at town meetings and battling bureaucracy in their effort to gather support for the project. D
8:00 pm 
Alaska, The World, and Wally Hickel   Throughout his career, Wally Hickel confounded friend and foe alike because he defied the easy stereotypes of "environmentalist" and "businessman." He was convinced he'd discovered a novel philosophy - inspired by the history of Alaska, and centered around the concept of "the commons" - that could show us how to balance development with preservation, satisfy our need for energy, and, he believed, even overcome poverty itself. Fired from his Secretary of Interior post by President Nixon for his public opposition to the Vietnam War - his letter to the President was front page news in 1970 - he returned to his beloved Alaska. D
9:00 pm 
Nature  "Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves"  Two great predators encounter each other in Yellowstone National Park. In each encounter, the opposition must be measured, strengths must be tested and risks weighed; each time, one or the other have the tactical advantage. Their encounters illustrate how all animals in the park must assess, decide and act - to fight or flee.G
10:00 pm 
Wild!  "Orangutans: The Last Trimate"  In the late 60s, legendary anthropologist Louis Leakey appointed three women to study and care for the great apes of the world: Dian Fossey (gorillas), Jane Goodall (chimpanzees), Birute Galdikas (orangutans). Thirty-five years later Birute is still there, based in the appropriately named Camp Leakey, and is responsible for the longest study of an animal species by a single person ever conducted. Known as the "Trimates", Birute is the least recognized of the three women, yet her crusade is no less compelling.G
11:00 pm 
Lost Bird Project   THE LOST BIRD PROJECT charts sculptor Todd McGrain's efforts to memorialize five birds - the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon and Heath Hen - driven to extinction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The captivating nature documentary follows McGrain and his brother-in-law, Andy, as they embark on a road trip in search of the last-known locations of the birds and seek permission to install McGrain's six-foot-tall bronze sculptures on those sites. Travelling from the tropical swamps of Florida to the rocky coasts of Newfoundland to the shores of Martha's Vineyard, the men spend more than two years scouting locations, talking to park rangers, speaking at town meetings and battling bureaucracy in their effort to gather support for the project. D
12:00 pm 
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science  "Session 1. Earth's Solid Membrane: Soil"  How does soil appear on a newly born, barren volcanic island? In this session, participants explore how soil is formed, its role in certain Earth processes, its composition and structure, and its place in the structure of the Earth. D
1:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "The Road to War"  Complex system of alliances/rivalries that leads Europe into armed conflict in 1914. Initially, Wilson and U. S. walk neutrality tightrope. Election issues in 1916. Ties to Great Britain, and incidents on high seas lead U.S. into conflict in 1917. Creating a fighting force and economic/industrial support for war effort. Intolerance of divergent ideas on the home front.G
1:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "To End All Wars?"  Before U.S. troops arrive in Europe, Germany defeats Russia and moves toward Paris. Labor unrest at home. Allies push German troops back to border; high casualties. Wilson's Fourteen Points. Short- and long-term fallout from Paris Peace talks. Turbulent times for country: racial and labor unrest, Red scare.G
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 pm 
Design Squad  "Skunk'd"  A guy named Skunk is looking for a bizarre bike and the Design Squad comes through with two newly created choppers (bikes).G
3:30 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
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Electric Accompany"  Annie hypnotizes Keith to sing an annoying jingle. The Electric Company needs to cure Keith in time for him to perform the song he wrote for his dad's birthday. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Past Perfect Prediction"  Convinced that the last piece he needs to activate his powerful new machine is hidden in Slider's garage, Hacker threatens to evict the teen unless he pays up on an old debt. Enter the kids and Digit. As a way to raise the money, they convince Slider to open the garage for business - just like his dad did. D
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Philadelphia's Beef Rolls and Boston's North End"  Lidia cooks a savory meal of Braised Beef Rolls and Spinach and Bacon. She takes viewers to 9th Street Market in Philadelphia where she heads to DiBruno Bros, a 4th generation owned cheese shop that boasts Italian delicacies. D
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Super-Easy Comfort Food"  NULL
6:00 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Mediterranean Baja"  The Baja California peninsula boasts a climate reminiscent of those on the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of olive trees and vineyards in Northern Baja capture the distinctiveness of this region of Mexico. We explore the amazing grilled octopus at Tres Virgenes in La Paz and enjoy mesquite-grilled lamb with 9-chile mole sauce. D
6:30 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Crowd Pleasers"  Joanne creates a meal fit for guests, starting with a Crostini with Sheep's Milk Ricotta, Asparagus and Mint that looks as great as it tastes. She teaches her student, Jack, the key to making light and flavorful meatballs perfect for Rigatoni in a Smoky Tomato Sauce, and they toast the meal with a grown up Big Girl Lime Milk Shake. Recipes: Crostini with Sheep's Milk Ricotta, Asparagus and Mint, Rigatoni with Ricotta Meatballs in a Smoky Tomato Sauce, Big Girl Lime Milk Shake. D
7:00 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
7:30 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
8:00 pm 
Travelscope  "Brittany, France"  Joseph discovers surprises, pleasures, treats and recreation in the Celtic land of myths and legends.G
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Philadelphia's Beef Rolls and Boston's North End"  Lidia cooks a savory meal of Braised Beef Rolls and Spinach and Bacon. She takes viewers to 9th Street Market in Philadelphia where she heads to DiBruno Bros, a 4th generation owned cheese shop that boasts Italian delicacies. D
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Super-Easy Comfort Food"  NULL
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "On The Road with Michael Schlow at Tico"  Buying local and buying fresh are key to great cooking. This week on Simply Ming, Chef Ming Tsai and longtime friend Boston Chef, Michael Schlow, go to Boston City Hall Plaza Farmer's Market for a little inspiration and then head back to Chef Schlow's restaurant, Tico, where they cook up two mouth-watering dishes: Red Tape Steak and a Double Lamb Chop with Pea Shoot-Beet Salad. D
10:00 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Salsas That Cook"  In their Chicago backyard, Rick and his daughter, Lanie, gather the last of the season's tomatoes to make a big batch of Salsa Mexicana, the fresh tomato salsa sometimes known as Pico de Gallo. And that's the starting point for a fast-paced salsa dance that goes way beyond tomatoes. In Mexico, salsas can be bright and fresh, dark and earthy, red or green, raw or roasted - and they're more of a condiment for food than a dip for chips. D
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "Age of Reason, An Age of Passion"  Part I: The playful fantasy and provocative subjects of the Rococo style practiced by Watteau, Fragonard, and Boucher gave way to strict Rationalism, which insisted on morality in art and the purity of classical form, as seen in the works of David. Part II: Striving for individual expression, Romantic painters Goya, Gericault, and Delacroix demonstrated a range of styles and subjects. D
1:00 pm 
Sacred Stick   SACRED STICK examines the historical, cultural, and spiritual aspects of lacrosse. From the ancient Maya to the world famous Iroquois Nationals team, this program explores the cultural diffusion and transmutation of a uniquely indigenous sport that, like Native people themselves, adapted and endured within the dominant culture. The thirty-minute film is intended for both a general audience, for whom lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country, and a Native American-specific audience for whom lacrosse has deep cultural meaning. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Kind Hearted Woman   Filmmaker David Sutherland profiles Robin Charboneau, a divorced mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Charboneau over three years as she struggles to raise her children, further her education, heal the wounds of sexual abuse and battle alcoholism. She fights in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he's convicted of sexually molesting his daughter and another child. D
6:00 pm 
Sacred Stick   SACRED STICK examines the historical, cultural, and spiritual aspects of lacrosse. From the ancient Maya to the world famous Iroquois Nationals team, this program explores the cultural diffusion and transmutation of a uniquely indigenous sport that, like Native people themselves, adapted and endured within the dominant culture. The thirty-minute film is intended for both a general audience, for whom lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country, and a Native American-specific audience for whom lacrosse has deep cultural meaning. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report - Two of the nation's biggest banks, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, reported big profits but investors were not impressed. NBR looks at what the numbers say about next week's bank earnings. And we'll introduce you to a start-up that's helping other start-ups by bringing investors together. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "Syria Behind The Lines"  FRONTLINE's Olly Lambert is the first Western filmmaker to spend an extended period living on both sides of Syria's sectarian frontline. He documents the realities of everyday life for rebels, government soldiers and civilians in the once peaceful area of Syria's heartland. The film is a portrait of a disintegrating nation and the dividing lines between communities and between life and death.G
11:00 pm 
Sacred Stick   SACRED STICK examines the historical, cultural, and spiritual aspects of lacrosse. From the ancient Maya to the world famous Iroquois Nationals team, this program explores the cultural diffusion and transmutation of a uniquely indigenous sport that, like Native people themselves, adapted and endured within the dominant culture. The thirty-minute film is intended for both a general audience, for whom lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country, and a Native American-specific audience for whom lacrosse has deep cultural meaning. D

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