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July 12, 2012
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5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Grandma's Glasses"  Sid tries on Grandma's glasses, but they make everything look blurry. Sid explores his sense of vision, and discovers that even though Grandma's glasses make things look blurry to him, they make things look clear to her. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Painting for Peanuts/Martha's No Dummy"  Painting for Peanuts - The zoo is in danger of closing! Helen and TD volunteer for an animal painting class to try and save it. But it turns out animal painting isn't exactly what they thought. Vocabulary: (E) realistic, easel, participate(d), abstract, portrait (I) painting(s), artwork, brushes, course, sculpture, pose(s). D

6:00 am 
NOVA  "The Fabric of the Cosmos - What Is Space?"  From the passenger seat of a New York taxi cab driving near the speed of light to a pool hall where billiard tables do fantastical things, Brian Greene reveals space as a dynamic fabric that can stretch, twist, warp and ripple under the influence of gravity. He shows that space, far from being empty, is filled with deep mysteries. Part 1 of 4G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands"  Ireland in the extreme is best experienced on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where the people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations. After exploring the rugged and remote Aran Islands, we settle into Galway, dance in a castle at a medieval folk banquet and delve into Ireland in the extreme: Dingle Peninsula. Ringing with traditional music from its rustic pubs, dotted with prehistoric "fairy forts," if you'll fall in love with Ireland, chances are it'll be right here. D

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  "Dying Traditions in a Mexican Pueblo"  Host David Yetman takes a trip to the pueblos of the Sierra Madre, where traditions are slowly dying out as the big cities become more accessible to the population. After stopping to see a donkey-powered Pinole grinder made of stone, he heads to agrarian community of Sahuaripa to visit its talabarteria (a leather goods shop) and call upon the last remaining weaver of palm hats and baskets. D

8:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Roast Pork, Tuscan Style/Arista!"  Mary Ann travels to Tuscany to host a group of eager students who want to experience terrific Tuscan-style cooking. They team up to create Tuscan Black Cabbage Soup -Ribollita, Roast Pork, Tuscan-style, called Arista, Sauteed Mushrooms, a delicate Zucchini Tart, and for dessert, what else but Tuscany's most famous cookie, Biscotti di Prato. D

9:00 am 
Taste of History  "Blue Mountain Coffee"  Coffee came to Jamaica in 1740. We climb Jamaica's famous Blue Mountains to visit a modern-day coffee plantation, and Chef Watler prepares an elaborate British Plantation brunch. D

9:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Jason Santos & Pounding Meat"  On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming demonstrates one of the best ways to give home chefs more options with meat and fish - by pounding. Pounding tenderizes the meat, makes it thinner for faster cooking, and makes food go farther. Using this technique with some mystery ingredients, Chef Jason Santos of Boston's Blue Inc., joins Ming to cook on the fly and invent two completely new dishes: New Style Sashimi with Soy-Lemon Syrup & Curry-Coriander Oil and Buttermilk Fried Pork Loin with a Heirloom Tomato Salad. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Grilled Steak and Gazpacho"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making authentic Grilled Argentine Steaks. Then, host Christopher Kimball visits a tomato expert in Southern California to find out why supermarket tomatoes lack real tomato flavor. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of diced tomatoes. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Bedroom Inspirations"  Today's show teaches an easy way to decorate using an inspiration piece. Matt and Shari show how to create the bedroom of your dreams starting with a discussion of how to dress a bed. Then, Matt demonstrates how to create a custom designed closet organizer. D

11:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"  Songwriter/performer Elvis Costello returns to the stage to showcase songs from his latest, Americana-influenced recording, Secret, Profane and Sugarcane. Austin's rootsy songwriting collective the Band of Heathens follows.G

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Elmo Wants to Have A Ball"  Elmo's daddy has given him a dollar and he is not sure what to buy. He sees lots of things that are interesting, but decides that he wants a Stupendous Ball. The only problem is that it costs five dollars. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Good Mom/Hornucopia"  The Good Mom - "Mom's" the word when Mrs. Pteranodon meets fellow mom Millie Maiasaura, who is a little too over-protective of her kids. The two moms compare mothering methods in a play date at the Big Pond. Hornucopia! - At the Big Pond, Tank introduces the Pteranodon family to his friend, Stacie Styracosaurus, a fellow Ceratopsian with a crown of elaborate horns on her head. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Tortoise and the Hare"  On your mark, get set...wait! Princess Pea and Red are in a potato sack race in the park but can't agree on how fast to go! The Super Readers fly into the famous race between the Tortoise and the Hare, and help these friends as they head to the finish line. Will slow and steady win this race, could fast be more fun, or will our fairytale friends learn a completely different lesson?G

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flutter By Butterfly/Pretty In Pink"  Flutter By Butterfly - Sally and Nick are pretending to be butterflies, but they're not very good at it. The Cat takes them to meet Bernadette the Monarch butterfly, who can teach them all about fluttering. Following Bernadette from Milky Weed Meadow to Prickly Pines forest they learn that butterfly wings are used for so much more than just fluttering! Pretty in Pink - Sally and Nick are having fun trying out different moves when the Cat arrives to show them some cool moves of his own. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "The Blue and the Gray"  Martin and Chris are absorbed in a hilarious competition to discover who is the best acorn planter, blue jays or gray squirrels, when a strange Creature Power Suit malfunction transforms Martin into an acorn and grows him into an Oak tree! Chris activates the squirrel powers of his Creature Power Suit, but gets waylaid by a bobcat and goshawk, and the Aviva, Koki, and Jimmy can't find them. It'll take some animal-loving Wild Kratts kids to get them out of this mess. D

3:00 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Salad: It's Easy Being Green"  Versatile, easy-to-make salads will please even the hungriest eater the way Sara does it, with enough protein to stick to your ribs and a huge supporting cast of vegetables. Think about Warm Steakhouse Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing - it's so rich and filling you'll forget it's a salad. Crunchy Falafel Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing will give vegetarians something to shout about. D

3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Naples and Pompeii"  Rick finds Naples is Italy in the extreme. He prowls backstreet fish markets, dodges fast-moving Vespas, and dines on pizza where it was invented. He climbs to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wanders through the ruins of Pompeii.G

4:00 pm 
Live from the Artists Den  "Amos Lee with Special Guests Calexico"  Amos Lee made a triumphant return to Tucson on a sweltering night in the desert with an epic performance at the historic Fox Theatre. The acclaimed singer-songwriter came back to the city where he recorded his "Mission Bell" album, and invited a number of his friends to join the show, including local heroes Calexico. The 19-song concert ranged from solo showcases to arrangements for a dozen musicians, and featured highlights from Lee's latest album, as well as some of the finest songs from his catalogue. D

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
My Hero  "A Little Learning"  NULL

6:30 pm 
Are You Being Served  "Takeover"  When attack threatens from outside, Captain Peacock's forces unite against the common foe.G

7:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Pardon?"  Jean and Lionel discover ailments in each other: Lionel is going deaf and Jean is having trouble with her eyesight; they both refuse medical help.G

7:30 pm 
Ladies of Letters   Irene is in prison. The police raids Vera's house and she ends up on the same prison ship as Irene. The two soon become the life and soul of the community.G

8:00 pm 
The Red Green Show  "Survivor"  A toxic cloud forces Red to stay locked in the lodge for a few days. Red makes a woodshop out of a truck.G

8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket   Hyacinth suddenly decides to take Daddy out for a picnic in the country. But Daddy suddenly decides that he will take her car.G

9:00 pm 
Mr. Bean  "Mr. Bean Rides Again"  Mr. Bean attempts to resuscitate a heart-attack victim. On a holiday flight, he befriends a boy with a surprise.G

9:30 pm 
Outnumbered   Karen, 5, announces she is leaving home to escape her mum's nagging - maybe heading for Spain or Greenland. Dad agrees to let Ben crack some eggs during preparation for a dinner party.G

10:00 pm 
My Family  "Ego Has Landed"  At dinner with a couple Ben and Susan met on vacation, Ben is asked to be a sperm donor.G

10:30 pm 
My Hero  "A Little Learning"  NULL

11:00 pm 
Are You Being Served  "Takeover"  When attack threatens from outside, Captain Peacock's forces unite against the common foe.G

11:30 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Pardon?"  Jean and Lionel discover ailments in each other: Lionel is going deaf and Jean is having trouble with her eyesight; they both refuse medical help.G

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