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7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Penguin Invasion"  When penguins take over a popular South African beach resort, laughter, fun and conflict are the result.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "MiGs"  Cuttlefish are shape-shifting creatures that can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and kill with lightning-fast speed. Changing color as well as shape, they blend into any background.G
9:00 pm 
Wide Angle  "China Prep"  Cameras follow four of the 1,800 teenagers at one of China's elite high schools as they complete their final year and study day and night for the end-of-year exam. They are all competing for one of 59 spots in China's top two universities.G
10:00 pm 
P.O.V.  "Belarusian Waltz"  Post-modern street theater meets 1930s-style authoritarianism as Alexander Pushkin's comical exploits mock dictator Alexander Lukashenko's rule in Belarus, a former Soviet republic. This offbeat tale offers a window into the soul of the Belarusian people.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose  "Vitaly Churkin"  An update on the conflict between Georgia and Russia with Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative (Ambassador) of the Russian Federation. D
6:30 pm 
Rudy Maxa's World  "Estonia"  The old town in the capital city of Talinn is Europe's best-restored medieval town with streets and buildings that recall the days of the Hanseatic League but whose cafes, art galleries, hotels, and restaurants today appeal to both sophisticated as well as first-time travelers. Venture into the countryside of Estonia, to the large island of Saaremaa and the much smaller island of Muhu, where you'll find windmills, thatch-roofed farmhouses and quiet waters. Of special interest is a candid interview with Mart Laar, the prime minister who took over a country that was an economic and psychological basket case following the withdrawal of Soviet troops and-with the help of a flat tax-turned Estonia into one of Europe's most dynamic and forward-thinking little countries. D
7:00 pm 
The Victory Garden   Correspondent Adrian Bloom is in South Africa's wine-growing valley, Stellenbosch, to visit Vergelegen Estate, with its garden vistas, 50-foot perennial borders, 300-year-old camphor trees and white garden.G
7:30 pm 
The New Yankee Workshop  "Cowboy Sideboard"  In Wyoming, Norm learns about 1930s dude ranch-style furniture made by Thomas Molesworth. At home, he makes a Molesworth-style sideboard for his own collection.G
8:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Farm Stand"  Katie demonstrates how to grow, and then cook, garden-fresh delights from the local farm stand. Recipes: watermelon with a mint glaze and cider-braised cabbage. Projects: tin planters. D
8:30 pm 
Scrapbook Memories  "Small, Smaller, Smallest"  Barbara Kotsos shows how to fade part of a photo to create space for journaling. Guest Kristine Widfeldt creates mini card albums.G
9:00 pm 
America Sews with Sue Hausmann  "Sheer Window Inserts"  Guests Patti Jo Larson and Julie Mallory make personalized sheer window coverings that apply flat to the glass with starch.G
9:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Golden Mist Oval"  Bob Ross creates an oval scene with warm brown and gold tones that captures a lonely forest river. D
10:00 pm 
Master Class at Johnson & Wales  "Potato Fest"  Potato lovers have a lot to choose from as Johnson & Wales chefs transform this humble ingredient into some mouth-watering dishes, including a hearty chowder crowned with lobster and a strudel layered with delicious surprises. Special guest is Gordon Hamersley from Boston's Hamersley's Bistro who takes pot-roasted pork to new levels by infusing it with some very special ingredients. POTATO CORN CHOWDER WITH LOBSTER MEDALLION; POTATO STRUDEL; POT-ROASTED PORK WITH PRUNES, ARMAGNAC, AND ALNUTS. D
10:30 pm 
Baking with Julia   Esther McManus, chef, baker, instructor and consultant, prepares almond croissants, plain croissants, chocolate croissants, pate filled croissants and basteeya. D
11:01 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 3. Evolution and Phylogenetics"  The ability to compare DNA sequences from different organisms is refining our perspective on evolution. This session illustrates how molecular techniques are now combined with fossil evidence to explore relationships in organisms from whales to anthrax. D
11:29 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 4. Microbial Diversity"  Microbial diversity far surpasses all other diversity on the planet. This session examines recent studies of microbes including extremophiles, the comparisons of Bacteria and Archaea, and the formation and life cycle of biofilms. D
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8:30 pm 
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9:00 pm 
Catherine the Great  "Part 1"  Filmed in Russia amid its palaces and cathedral, this documentary uses recently released memoirs and correspondence to provide an intimate, previously unseen view of the enigmatic monarch. She is an early feminist, prolific writer and fabled sexual enthusiast who uses charm, cunning and diplomacy to become Russia's most powerful ruler. Part 1 of 2G
10:00 pm 
Catherine the Great  "Part 2"  As the unchallenged Empress of Russia, Catherine transforms the impoverished uncivil nation into a sophisticated empire equal to any in Europe. She establishes schools and hospitals nationwide and extends Russia's territory south to the Black Sea. She becomes famous for taking lovers who are younger as she ages. Part 2 of 2G
11:00 pm 
History Detectives  "Black Tom Shell/USS Olympia Glass/Front Street Blockhouse"  Is this shell from a devastating act of foreign sabotage on American soil? Could this farmhouse door have sailed into battle in one of the country's greatest naval victories? Did this unassuming house once protect an American colony from attack almost 300 years ago?G

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