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August 12, 2012
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1:00 am 
NOVA  "Finding Life Beyond Earth - Part 1 & 2"  Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, "Finding Life Beyond Earth" immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring -- mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than we ever imagined. D

2:00 am 
Dialogue  "Colum McCann"  Marcia Franklin talks with Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin. The book, which has been called the "first great 9/11 novel," won the 2009 National Book Award for fiction, and was Amazon.com's 2009 Book of the Year. The interview is part of Dialogue's ongoing "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference" and was taped at the 2011 conference.G

2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Lexus Es"  Road Test: 2013 Lexus ES. Road Test: 2013 Infiniti JX. Goss' Garage: Underhood & Undercar Gadgets. D

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Abby Has The Sparkle Fairy Freckles"  Elmo and Abby are playing tag. Suddenly, Abby's freckles start sparkling! Abby calls the Fairy Doctor who looks at Abby's freckles. Abby has a case of the Sparkle Speckle Fairy Freckles! This is where freckles sparkle and glow, and eventually fall off. D

4:00 am 
WordWorld  "Pig's Present/Tick Tock Space Clock"  Pig's Present: It's Pig's birthday and his nephews, the Three Little Pigs, are making him a secret present. Although Pig promises not to peek, his curiosity about his present gets the better of him and wreaks havoc all over WordWorld. Will Pig ever learn to be patient? Tick Tock Space Clock: When a mysterious rocket lands in Word World, Duck pledges to help a robot track down a very important clock. D

4:30 am 
Super Why!  "Baby Dino's Big Discovery"  ROAR! Pig invited his friends over to play dinosaurs, but Whyatt can't figure out which toy dinosaur he has. So he super readers soar into Baby Dino's Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for his mommy. They'll need to look closely to figure out what kind of dinosaur Baby Dino is. D

5:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Fleet Foxes/Joanna Newsom"  Folk meets indie rock with the featured performers. Fleet Foxes draw from the group's latest album, Helplessness Blues. Joanna Newsom follows with her ethereal acid folk.G

6:00 am 
Not As I Pictured: A Pulitzer Prize - Winning Photographer's Journey Through Lymphoma   Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Kaplan was at the top of his world. Never before ill, he was used to documenting the life ordeals of others. But when suddenly diagnosed with a rare case of potentially deadly Lymphoma, it was a blind side. D

7:00 am 
Dialogue  "Colum McCann"  Marcia Franklin talks with Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin. The book, which has been called the "first great 9/11 novel," won the 2009 National Book Award for fiction, and was Amazon.com's 2009 Book of the Year. The interview is part of Dialogue's ongoing "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference" and was taped at the 2011 conference.G

7:30 am 
Washington Week   NULL

8:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Urban Peregrine Falcons, Car camping, Oregon Rain Beetles"  NULL

8:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation   It's the last week of the team's six-week Roadtrip-and also Hannah and Antoine's first time in New York City. While there, they meet up with MMA (Mixed Marital Arts) reporter Ariel Helwani who talks about his beginnings as a shy kid to becoming one of the most notable MMA sports reporters in the world. At the end of their conversation, he stresses to the team, "don't give up on your dreaMs." Antoine, Hannah, and Nika then move on to their last interview at the CNN headquarters where they meet with anchor Soledad O'Brien who talks about the hard work it takes to follow a dream. D

9:00 am 
Market Warriors  "Antiquing In Brimfield, MA"  At the home of the largest outdoor market in the world, Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are assigned to find art glass among the market's 6,000 vendors. Some of the notable picks include examples of Bohemian art glass, a vintage scale and a handmade dollhouse. Success or failure will be determined at Cowan's Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio.G

10:00 am 
POV  "POV Short Cuts"  This show of six short films begins with the Academy-Award-nominated "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement." Others are "Sin Pais (Without Country)," winner of a student Academy Award, and "Story Corps" that brings intimate conversations to life. Also presented are "Eyes on the Stars" and "Facundo the Great."G

11:00 am 
Wild!  "Tigers Fighting Back"  Across Asia, the fight to save tigers is being waged on many fronts. Leading the charge are three men whose mission is to understand tigers using science. The challenge these biological detectives face is enormous: over the last century tiger numbers have plummeted by 95%. D

12:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes"  Trekkers visit the last strongholds of several rare and sometimes endangered species of primates.G

1:00 pm 
Need to Know   MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. Need to Know reports from the Pacific Island nation of Palau on its efforts to hold the world's leading industrial powers legally responsible for the environmental damage their greenhouse gas emissions are causing. Anchor Maria Hinojosa interviews Matthew Pawa, an attorney who has litigated similar cases. D

1:30 pm 

2:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What's Up with the Stock Market?"  Learn the language of the stock market and how these terms apply to your life. Meet an 11-year-old who created an application for the iPhone that helps teach other kids about the stock market. D

2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Golf Course Environment, ODOT Divers/Bridges, Beryl Grilley/Granny Cowgirl"  NULL

3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Northern Cookout"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a state fair classic, cornell Barbecued chicken, and serves it with a side of Syracuse salt Potatoes. next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bottled barbecue sauce. Finally, Julia Collin Davison brings a Midwest favorite home and uncovers the secrets to making perfect Jucy Lucy Burgers. 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 
NOVA  "Finding Life Beyond Earth - Moons and Beyond"  Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, "Finding Life Beyond Earth" immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring -- mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than we ever imagined. D

5:00 pm 
The Tradesmen: Making An Art of Work   The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work is an exploratory social documentary. It will engage the viewer as they watch the vocational lives of several tradesmen and will discuss the issues encompassing the trades in contemporary America. The documentary is a real and unflinching look at the lives and work of the modern tradesman and is an exposition into the socioeconomic topics related to the modern blue-collar craftsman. D

6:00 pm 
Pricele$$   Campaign money is currently top-of-mind for many Americans. PRICELE$$ is one Emmy-Award winning producer's spellbinding and, at times, hilarious personal journey across America to learn more about how campaigns are financed, how these multi-millions of dollars impact our Democracy and the meaning of the Citizens' United decision. With interviews of everyday folks, lobbyists AND members of Congress in BOTH parties as well as business owners, blue collar workers, farmers and students, the documentary has received such varied endorsements as from Republican Alan Simpson and Democrat Mario Cuomo. D

7:00 pm 
History Detectives   Tukufu Zuberi investigates a pair of Woolworth signs that might have been part of the 1960 lunch-counter sit-ins. The owner of a set of toy soldiers still wonders if the father of his childhood friend was a Nazi spy. Another man has a journal of liquor recipes that makes him wonder if his uncle was a Prohibition bootlegger.G

8:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Tucson, Az - Hour 1"  Experts round up two Picasso-designed vases bought in France and a court affidavit submitted to the State of Maine by Jimmy Carter appealing a decision to list his first name on the ballot as James. An ornate saddle the owner used to compete for the title of rodeo queen in Coolidge, Arizona, is valued up to $8,000.G

9:00 pm 
The Tradesmen: Making An Art of Work   The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work is an exploratory social documentary. It will engage the viewer as they watch the vocational lives of several tradesmen and will discuss the issues encompassing the trades in contemporary America. The documentary is a real and unflinching look at the lives and work of the modern tradesman and is an exposition into the socioeconomic topics related to the modern blue-collar craftsman. D

10:00 pm 
Pricele$$   Campaign money is currently top-of-mind for many Americans. PRICELE$$ is one Emmy-Award winning producer's spellbinding and, at times, hilarious personal journey across America to learn more about how campaigns are financed, how these multi-millions of dollars impact our Democracy and the meaning of the Citizens' United decision. With interviews of everyday folks, lobbyists AND members of Congress in BOTH parties as well as business owners, blue collar workers, farmers and students, the documentary has received such varied endorsements as from Republican Alan Simpson and Democrat Mario Cuomo. D

11:00 pm 
History Detectives   Tukufu Zuberi investigates a pair of Woolworth signs that might have been part of the 1960 lunch-counter sit-ins. The owner of a set of toy soldiers still wonders if the father of his childhood friend was a Nazi spy. Another man has a journal of liquor recipes that makes him wonder if his uncle was a Prohibition bootlegger.G

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