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May 12, 2012
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3:00 pm 
MotorWeek  "Fiat 500 Abarth"  Road Test: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth. Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. Goss' Garage: TPMS Maintenance. D
3:30 pm 
America's Heartland   City folks head to the farm to get a taste of heartland life. Helping youngsters understand where their food is coming from. Foreign visitors take turns bringing in the harvest on a Missouri farm vacation. D
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Deadliest Tornadoes"  NOVA examines tornado science in the wake of April 2011's outbreak of deadly winds that leave a trail of destruction and kill more than 360 people. While meeting with victims and scientists, the program looks at possible improvements in tornado prediction and ways to better protect people and communities.G
5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Minneapolis, MN - Hour One"  Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Sebastian Clarke visit the American Swedish Institute to examine Mora clocks, tall-case timekeepers of the late 1800s. At the convention center, discoveries include a questionable George Elmslie chair that, if authentic, could fetch $50,000; a 1900 McKinley-Roosevelt poster; and a 1976 intense yellow diamond ring, valued up to $160,000. Part 1 of 3G
6:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow UK  "Prideaux Place 1"  Michael Aspel and the specialists are in Cornwall. Among the items brought to be scrutinized are original artwork for early saucy seaside postcards, and a revealing letter from aboard HMS Victory written by Lord Nelson.G
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Barcelona and Catalunya"  The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya, the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. Rick gets caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then he takes a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finishes with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country. In seaside Cadaques he visits his home and in nearby Figueres experiences his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.G
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Mother's Day Show"  This black and white classic show from 1956 features Buddy Merrill playing "Blue Suede Shoes" in tribute to the latest rage - Elvis Presley. The very young Lennon Sisters sing an a capella version of "Kentucky Baby" and Rocky Rockwell provides a humor-filled "When I Take My Sugar to Tea."G
8:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Forward Mr. Grainger"  Mr. Rumbold attends a management seminar for a month, leaving Mr. Grainger temporarily in charge.G
8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket  "Driving Ms Fortescue"  Hyacinth is thrilled when the wealthy Mrs. Fortescue - practically an aristocrat - asks for a lift into town.G
9:01 pm 
As Time Goes By  "You Must Remember This"  Lionel and Jean meet by accident after not seeing each other for 38 years. Each has been married but is now alone. Much has changed in 38 years, including them.G
9:31 pm 
Outnumbered   There is a lot to discuss during an evening with Ben's parents, including muggers, dangerous chemicals and reenactments of the Great Plague. Mum is still suspicious Jake is hiding something and Karen decides which of the world's great religions to lead.G
10:01 pm 
The Red Green Show  "Life Cycle"  Red in the possum van competes with Harold on a bicycle for distance covered on a $10 bet. Then Red shares his recipe for fire engine chili.G
10:30 pm 
Vicar of Dibley  "Spring"  Alice is busy arranging the forthcoming christening for her and Hugo's new baby girl, but there is still much deliberation over the child's full name. Geraldine is flustered and bewildered by a surprise proposition.G
11:10 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "The Vampires of Venice"  The Doctor takes Amy and Rory away for a romantic break but terror awaits in 16th-century Venice where something sinister lurks within the House of Calvierri.G
3:00 pm 
Dialogue  "STEM Roadmap"  This week on Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with two STEM Summit leaders, Kathleen Bergin, National Science Foundation Program Director from the division of Math and Science Partnership and Marilyn Whitney, Communication and Legislative Affairs Chief from the Idaho State Board of Education. Cartan-Hansen and her guests will talk about how they see Idaho's classrooms changing, how to make math and science more appealing to students and how to support teachers.G
3:30 pm 
MotorWeek  "Fiat 500 Abarth"  Road Test: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth. Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. Goss' Garage: TPMS Maintenance. D
4:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Cool and Creamy Desserts"  Host Christopher Kimball visits Toscanini's to learn the secrets behind professional ice-cream making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Homemade Ice Cream. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the top ice-cream makers, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vanilla beans. D
4:30 pm 
Passport to Adventure  "Patagonia, Chile - Condors, Lakes and Glaciers in Aysen"  Our journey continues in the southern part of the region, where glaciers loom over crystal clear lakes, cows graze beneath snow-covered peaks, and fly-fishermen come in search of their nirvana. Julie kayaks through magnificent marble caves, hikes on a glacier, shares "mate" with the local fishermen, and enjoys pisco sours with an interesting mix of innkeepers. D
5:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Bangladesh"  Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and the seventh largest city in the world.G
6:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Jubal's Kin; Chuck Odum/Christmas. D
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "The Decemberists/Gillian Welch"  The Decemberists highlight songs from their release The King Is Dead. Welch and her partner David Rawlings perform cuts from The Harrow & the Harvest.G
8:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Pavarotti: A Life In Seven Arias"  When Luciano Pavarotti died in September, 2007, the world lost one of the greatest voices in all of music. In celebration of Pavarotti's peerless vocal talent and extraordinary international impact, this performance documentary looks back over his legendary career, utilizing the arias with which he was most closely associated as a narrative framework. From his humble origins in Modena, Italy, A Life in Seven Arias follows "the King of the High C's" meteoric rise, spanning through his London debut in La Boheme, his triumph in La fille du regiment, and his iconic rendition of "Nessun Dorma. D
9:30 pm 
Front Row Center  "Colbie Caillat"  Armed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, this episode highlights her homespun music. In this performance, she sings her first hit single, "Bubbly," as well as the love-stricken "Realize." Caillat continues to impress with her sweet lyrics in "Fallin' For You" and falls back in love when she performs "I Never Told You. D
10:30 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Jubal's Kin; Chuck Odum/Christmas. D
11:30 pm 
Austin City Limits  "The Decemberists/Gillian Welch"  The Decemberists highlight songs from their release The King Is Dead. Welch and her partner David Rawlings perform cuts from The Harrow & the Harvest.G
3:00 pm 
Teaching Channel   Teaching Channel welcomes you to observe K-12 classrooms that will leave you motivated and inspired. Learn how parents can and should get involved in their child's education. Discover a third grade math class full of music and hard-workers, and watch classrooms that have successfully adapted to the new Common Core State Standards. D
4:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Movie Animatronics"  Join Joel on this life-like quest as he tours the Garner Holt Productions facility where movie animatronics are made. Get a sneak-peak into all the hard-work that goes into making creatures come to life. D
4:30 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Orange Packing"  Join Joel on this tasty quest as he learns how Oranges are grown, sorted and packaged to be shipped across the world. Watch as Joel takes on the duty of orange picking with a 50 pound bag strapped to him. D
5:00 pm 
Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature In High School, The  "Workshop 2. Reader Response: Keith Gilyard and Mourning Dove"  In Part I, Alfredo Lujan. D
6:00 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Florida: Miami & The Everglades"  The crazy art deco buildings painted in an array of colors and a festive atmosphere has the Roberts grooving in the outdoor cafes of South Beach. Surrounded by water, Miami is an ideal place to discover the ocean, and the Roberts do just that.on board an amphibious vehicle, playing in the waves, and checking out an aquarium. D
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Surprising Bulgaria"  Rick finds a time warp of old and new chic shops in the city, and donkey carts in the country.G
7:00 pm 
Rudy Maxa's World  "Bangkok, Thailand"  Rudy visits the city's back streets, residential klongs and legendary food carts and markets.G
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera"  Rick samples village life, fishing for anchovies at midnight, savoring pesto, picking grapes, cheering on cliff divers, and visits quarries where Michelangelo selected marble.G
8:00 pm 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Amsterdam and the Netherlands"  Rudy bicycles to Amsterdam's great art museums, prowls windmills and visits the Hague.G
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Copenhagen"  Rick finds reminders of Viking history, strolls Europe's first great pedestrian boulevard, ogles crown jewels in the palace treasury and visits Tivoli Gardens.G
9:00 pm 
Equitrekking  "Jordan: Petra, Royal Stables & Dead Sea"  This episode highlights some of the best of classic Jordan, including Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Mujib and the Dead Sea. Darley begins with a visit to the magical city of Petra, where she and her local guide Ibrahim explore by camel, foot and horseback, riding in the lesser-visited suburb of Little Petra and passing through the siq to catch the Treasury, made famous in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in the morning light. Darley learns about the local legends surrounding the Treasury and its contents, as she rides a camel by the Treasury. D
9:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen"  Rick visits Aarhus with its ruddy affluence, charming open-air museum and well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde is impressive with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere.G
10:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna and the Danube"  Rick takes in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. He travels along the Danube River and hikes through the Baroque Melk Abbey.G
10:30 pm 
Smart Travels - Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa  "New Zealand's North Island"  Rudy kayaks along the coastline, follows a Maori guide to where tribes signed a treaty with European settlers, and bicycles through fruit and olive groves.G
11:00 pm 
Grannies On Safari  "Varanasi - India's Spiritual Capital & Bangalore - A Commercial Star"  The Grannies make a pilgrimage on bicycle rickshaws to the "Ganga Ma" or Mother Ganges, a place of life and death revered in the Hindu religion. They observe day and evening celebrations, rituals and even participate. They visit a factory famous for Varanasi silk and of course shop! A quick flight to Southern India and to the city of Bangalore, a known major tech metropolis, brought new experiences. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Croatia: Adriatic Delights"  Rick explores the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, he hikes through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoys the thriving capital city of Zagreb.G
3:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   President Obama endorses gay-marriage. How will voters respond? More women are paying alimony and child support. A sign of progress? Mother's day and Single Motherhood. D
3:30 pm 
Scully/The World Show  "Larry W. Reed"  Quick: who is the world's first economist? Many of you will answer, correctly, Adam Smith, who is often named as such. Who is still the world's foremost economist? Surprisingly, the same name comes up. The author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, usually abbreviated simply as The Wealth of Nations, is still a shining light in his chosen science, which he practically pioneered from scratch. D
4:00 pm 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Global Market Value Investors: Bernard Horn and John Dorfman"  Guests: John Dorfman, Chairman, Thunderstorm Capital, LLC; Bernard Horn, President and Portfolio Manager, Polaris Capital Management, LLC. On this week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack two value investors with exceptional long-term track records discuss the unusual opportunities they are finding in the global markets. Bernard Horn, finalist for Morningstar's International Stock Fund Manager of the Year award, explains the international strategy he is following in his Polaris Global Value Fund, and Thunderstorm Capital's John Dorfman tackles bargains available in the U.S. D
4:30 pm 
European Journal  "Ratko Mladic Trial Opens Old Bosnian Wounds"  Azerbaijan: The New Dubai - As host for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, Baku is planning to show the world what it's made of. Oil and natural gas have brought new wealth to Azerbaijan, and made the capital Baku a modern and glittering metropolis. The days when Baku was drab and dreary are long past. D
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Fighting for Fair Play On TV and Taxes"  With the 2012 campaign season moving from primary to election mode, Bill invites back to his studio master media decoder Kathleen Hall Jamieson for a closer look at the role media misinformation will play in the Obama vs. Romney TV ad slugfest. Jamieson runs the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, including the sites FactCheck. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eating Local"  Most of our food travels about 1,500 miles before it ever reaches our kitchen tables. But there are a growing number of food producers and consumers who prefer to eat locally grown food; they say it's healthier and tastier. Today, more than 50 farmers markets operate throughout the state, allowing farmers and consumers to meet and learn from each other. It's a trend that harkens back to a simpler time, when communities supported local farmers and people knew where their food came from. Outdoor Idaho explores the growing fascination with eating local.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "STEM Roadmap"  This week on Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with two STEM Summit leaders, Kathleen Bergin, National Science Foundation Program Director from the division of Math and Science Partnership and Marilyn Whitney, Communication and Legislative Affairs Chief from the Idaho State Board of Education. Cartan-Hansen and her guests will talk about how they see Idaho's classrooms changing, how to make math and science more appealing to students and how to support teachers.G
7:00 pm 
Need to Know   MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. In this edition of Need to Know, the program explores the debate about legal immigration. First: should the government make it easier for foreign-born, hi-tech workers to stay in the United States, as companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft argue? Or are these workers already undercutting the job market for Americans? Need to Know's Rick Karr travels to Silicon Valley and to New York City to investigate. D
7:30 pm 
8:00 pm 
American Masters  "Hollywood Chinese"  From the first Chinese-American film in 1916 to Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, this production examines the contributions and portrayals of Chinese people in the industry. Often humorous, sometimes maddening but inspiring, film clips and storytellers - Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, Nancy Kwan, Amy Tan - weave a rich tapestry and complex history.G
9:30 pm 
Little Manila: Filipinos In California's Heartland   The "Little Manilla" section of Stockton, Calif., filled with chop-suey houses, gambling dens and dance halls, served as the de facto hometown for displaced Filipinos at the turn of the 20th century. In its heyday, this lively area contained the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. D
10:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Fighting for Fair Play On TV and Taxes"  With the 2012 campaign season moving from primary to election mode, Bill invites back to his studio master media decoder Kathleen Hall Jamieson for a closer look at the role media misinformation will play in the Obama vs. Romney TV ad slugfest. Jamieson runs the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, including the sites FactCheck. D
11:00 pm 
11:30 pm 
3:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "A Bird of a Different Feather: Hawaii"  Barney takes the kids to Hawaii on a quest for a bird of paradise. While there, they meet some friends, learn new Hawaiian words, make a Hawaiian lei and dance a hula! Eventually, Barney and his friends find a bird of paradise, but it's not quite what they were expecting!. D
3:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Dress Up Day/Bathtime"  Dress Up Day - Nick and Sally are playing dress up, but oh no! Sally's princess dress has torn, and mom doesn't have any silk thread to fix it. Cat takes them to his good friend Mindy, the silk caterpillar. Mindy shows them how she makes silk. D
4:00 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "World of Legs"  Zoboo spies a larva and wonders what kind of legs this animal will have once it grows. When the larva finally transforms into a salamander, its legs are like nothing Zoboo imagined they would be!G
4:30 pm 
Curious George  "The Fully Automatic Fun Hat/Creatures of the Night"  George wants to have a hat as fun as the Man with the Yellow Hat's yellow hat. George thought it was odd that all the food was gone from the bird feeder in a single night.G
5:00 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Speaks Martha's Worst Best Day/Truman's Brother"  Martha's Worst Best Day - Why is Martha so grumpy? She's offended just about everybody with her insults. Truman's Brother - Truman and TD both wish they had a brother. If Skits and Martha can be sort of siblings, why can't the two of them?G
5:30 pm 
The Electric Company  "Goodnight Robot"  The Electric Company circulates a petition to save a famous literary landmark from destruction. D
6:00 pm 
WordGirl  "Whammer Anniversary/Rat Trap"  WHAMMER ANNIVERSARY - Mr. and Mrs. Bots ford leave Becky to babysit TJ so they can celebrate their anniversary at a local ice cream parlor. When the Whammed can't get the sundae he orders he starts whamming. Becky has to find a way to save her parents, babysit TJ, and keep her secret identity intact. D
6:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mom of a Croc"  Chris and Martin are determined to prove to Aviva that there's more to crocodiles than their reputation as scary brutes. They use an egg disguise, created by Aviva, to infiltrate a crocodile nest for an insider's look at the challenging journey of the infant crocs and their mom. Science Concept: Heat can be produced in many ways, and can move from one object to another by a process called conduction. D
7:00 pm 
Cyberchase  "Mother's Day"  Special Holiday Episode!" It's Mother's Day in cyberspace - and Hacker is determined to ruin it for everyone, especially Motherboard, by derailing the train that picks up the rare and colorful Madre Bonitas. This beautiful flower symbolizes Mother's Day, and it must be harvested on this one day only. It's a race against time, as the kids and Digit try to repair the breaks in the line and save Mother's Day. D
7:30 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Long Glen Silver And The Pursuit Of The Golden Fetchie!"  Ruff's nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It! Web site. Through this game he's somehow gotten into the Go Get It! mainframe computer, and discovers that they're hunting for something called The Golden Fetchie. Ruff wants to find the FETCHie first, so he sends the kids off to the island. D
8:00 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Embarrassing Moments/Lucky Charm"  Clifford's Big Idea: Be Kind When Vaz rips his pants during a soccer game, everyone helps him feel better by telling their own tales of embarrassing moments. However, Jetta insists these things never happen to her. LUCKY CHARM - Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself After losing her lucky stone, Emily Elizabeth loses her confidence. D
8:30 pm 
Arthur  "Lights, Camera.... Opera!/All Worked Up"  Lights, Camera .Opera! - When Muffy's Dad gives her concert tickets, she couldn't be more excited, until she discovers that she's going to . gasp! . D
9:00 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Speaks Martha's Worst Best Day/Truman's Brother"  Martha's Worst Best Day - Why is Martha so grumpy? She's offended just about everybody with her insults. Truman's Brother - Truman and TD both wish they had a brother. If Skits and Martha can be sort of siblings, why can't the two of them?G
9:30 pm 
Curious George  "The Fully Automatic Fun Hat/Creatures of the Night"  George wants to have a hat as fun as the Man with the Yellow Hat's yellow hat. George thought it was odd that all the food was gone from the bird feeder in a single night.G
10:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Dress Up Day/Bathtime"  Dress Up Day - Nick and Sally are playing dress up, but oh no! Sally's princess dress has torn, and mom doesn't have any silk thread to fix it. Cat takes them to his good friend Mindy, the silk caterpillar. Mindy shows them how she makes silk. D
10:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Story of Mother Goose"  Red is writing a new song but gets stuck because she simply can't think of the right word! To help her out, Super Why and his friends meet rhyming royalty - Mother Goose - just as she's starting to pen her legendary poems. Does Mother Goose pick her words at random, or is there a rhyme and reason to the way she composes her stories? Educational Objectives: To learn about word families. Kids will sing the alphabet and identify the letters G and O, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D
11:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Earthquake/Nursery Car"  Mom takes the kids on a playdate with Tank Triceratops to the desert, where they meet a distant relative of Tank's, an early Ceratopsian named Penelope Protoceratops. The Conductor points out that Penelope lives in a part of the world that gets a lot of earthquakes, and sure enough, the kids experience their first quake with Penelope. Mom and the Conductor have prepared the kids with excellent advice about what to do in an earthquake, so everyone does fine. D
11:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "Goodbye Pacifier"  Curly Bear is unsure about giving up her binky, so Elmo tries to help. He remembers when he had a binky and how hard it was for him to say goodbye to it too. The first thing he tried was putting all his binkies in a box for Leela to give to her sister's new baby, but he missed his binkies so much that he searched around his room and found another one. D

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