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September 12, 2017
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5:00 pm 
Nature Cat  "The Queen of the Night/Space Rocks"  The Queen of the Night - Sweet jumping gerbils! Tonight is the one night a year that the Queen of the Night cactus blooms but the flower only lasts for a few hours! Daisy has always wanted to go to the desert to see it. But to find the flower in the great big desert - and in time - Nature Cat and the gang are sure going to need some help from new friends. Space Rocks - Nature Cat and his pals are on a top-secret, extremely important mission to find a real space rock for Squeeks' rock collection. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, all three major stock market indexes close in record territory. Plus, the national debt passes $20 trillion for the first time in history. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter  "2 of 2"  Traveling to the cities of Jerusalem and Rome, Suchet uncovers the story behind Peter's remarkable post-resurrection turnaround. Part 2 of 2G
8:00 pm 
Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World   An obscure monk challenges kings and popes, sparking seismic cultural changes. The movement called the Reformation would fuel the drive toward individualism, religious freedom, improved education, and women's rights. Hugh Bonneville narrates. D
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail"  Hear the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis. Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) chronicles the Chinese immigrant Sung family's fight to clear their names. D
11:30 pm 
NHK Newsline   NULL
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Killer Landslides"  In less than two minutes in March, a 1-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying dozens of homes. Drawing on analysis of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.G
6:00 pm 
The Brain with David Eagleman  "Who Is In Control?"  Neuroscientist Eagleman explores the unconscious brain and reveals that everything from our movements, to our decisions, to our behavior is largely controlled and orchestrated by an invisible world of unconscious neural activity. Part 3 of 6G
7:00 pm 
Not Without Us   Not Without Us follows seven grassroots activists from around the world to the 21st U.N. Climate Talks in Paris. The effects of climate change on their lives reveal what's at stake if a strong agreement to limit carbon emissions is not reached. D
8:00 pm 
How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson  "Clean"  Science author and media theorist Steven Johnson introduces people whose innovations changed our world such as a maverick engineer who lifted the city of Chicago with screw jacks to build America's first sewer system and John Leal's addition of chlorine to Jersey City's water. 1 of 6G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Killer Landslides"  In less than two minutes in March, a 1-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying dozens of homes. Drawing on analysis of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.G
10:00 pm 
The Brain with David Eagleman  "Who Is In Control?"  Neuroscientist Eagleman explores the unconscious brain and reveals that everything from our movements, to our decisions, to our behavior is largely controlled and orchestrated by an invisible world of unconscious neural activity. Part 3 of 6G
11:00 pm 
Not Without Us   Not Without Us follows seven grassroots activists from around the world to the 21st U.N. Climate Talks in Paris. The effects of climate change on their lives reveal what's at stake if a strong agreement to limit carbon emissions is not reached. D
5:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 2"  Half-square triangles serve as the foundation for three stunning row-by-row quilt designs. Nancy demonstrates how to create Perpetual Pinwheels, Star Gazer, and Flying Home. Incorporate these rows into the Trusty Triangles Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, or use the techniques to create your own work of fiber art. D
5:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "A Spectacular View"  Bob Ross invites you to a quaint little mountain-top home with breathtaking view of distant snow-covered mountains. D
6:00 pm 
Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen  "Eggplant Extravaganza"  On today's show, it's an extraordinary eggplant extravaganza. American, Italian, Indian, Sicilian, French, Lebanese, Japanese and Chinese too, it's all about eggplant that Julie is making just for you. From simple and sophisticated to earthy and exotic, eggplants are excellent selections for sauces, spreads, soups and stews, stuffed and even pickled eggplant too. D
6:30 pm 
Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke  "South American Smoke"  This show highlights the conviviality of a South American cookout, which can last through the day and well into the night, with different courses served for hours on end. Add some dishes from this multi-cultural continent to your grilling repertoire. For years, North Americans have attempted to recreate the spicy spit-roasted pollo served in Peruvian enclaves like Washington, D.C. D
7:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Roman Work Bench"  Christopher Schwarz joins Roy to unlock the secrets of the ancient Roman woodworker's bench. D
7:30 pm 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "Ontario's Central Counties - Multi-Cultural Adventures"  Ontario's Central Counties offers a mosaic of historic gristmill villages, verdant farmlands and towns that thrive because of their multi-cultural population. During his Central Counties explorations Joseph cycles through the rich Durham farmlands on an agri-tourism adventure that includes fruit wine tasting and a visit to Tyrone Mill, one of only two operating mills in Ontario. In the York region he steps back in time at the Black Creek Pioneer Village for a taste of what life was like in the early days of Canada and fast forwards into the present at the Taste of Asia Festival in Markham. D
8:00 pm 
Two for the Road  "Searching for Balance In Beijing"  Nik and Dusty arrive in China to explore it's fascinating and historic capital city, Beijing. But as they're learning about its rich and colorful past, they get a first-hand look at China's turbulent and difficult present. D
8:30 pm 
Martha Bakes  "Coconut"  Let Martha transport you to the tropics with four coconut-themed desserts: delicate coconut-lemon cake; chewy, crispy coconut cookies; coconut crunch cake; and frozen coconut and roasted pineapple cake with Nobu 57's pastry chef, Michelle Goldsmith. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Baked Alaska Showstopper"  Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. D
9:30 pm 
New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton  "German Heritage"  Red cabbage, beef rouladen, potato pancakes. D
10:00 pm 
Chef John Besh's Family Table   Crab-Stuffed Avocados; Jalapeno Cheese Grits; Easy Pork Grillades. D
10:30 pm 
Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge  "Patagonia: Mt. Fitz Roy"  Wolfe treks through an ancient forest, fords an icy river, goes under a glacier and traverses one of the largest ice caps in the world in search of a different view of the South American peak.G
11:00 pm 
Ethics In America  "Public Trust, Private Interests"  Jeane Kirkpatrick, Joseph A. Califano Jr., Senator Alan Simpson, Peter Jennings, and others address the problems of trust; within government, between one public official and another, and between the government and the public.G
5:00 pm 
Growing Cities   The role of urban agriculture in America and its potential for revitalizing cities is examined.G
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "The Bureau That Changed The West"  Using concrete, Yankee ingenuity and federal funds, the Bureau of Reclamation shaped not only rivers but the entire economic base for the region.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Playwright and Novelist Ayad Akhtar: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar talks about his trajectory from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Broadway and the often controversial themes of his works. Akhtar won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for his play "Disgraced," which depicts a casual dinner party that goes awry after banter between friends becomes heated. The play not only takes on hot-button issues surrounding 9/11 and Islam but also reveals what Akhtar calls the "secret tribal identities" of us all.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Global 3000  "Fearing Your Husband"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Into The Wild: Edison, Ford & Friends   Between 1914 and 1924, a group of famous friends - prolific inventor Thomas Edison, pioneering auto-maker Henry Ford, best-selling nature writer John Burroughs, and later, tire manufacturer Harvey Firestone - traveled to the remote reaches of Florida's Everglades in search of a rustic camping adventure far from the pressures of work and the press. Freed from the demands of daily life, the friends and their entourage enjoyed the serendipity of life on the road. Combined with historic family photographs, vintage press footage and period music, this documentary offers insight into the famous friends and a rare glimpse of the men behind their public personas.G
10:30 pm 
Dropping Back In  "Second Chances"  High school dropouts, educators, and researchers introduce the economic and personal costs of dropping out, why a high school equivalency is no longer enough, and the benefits of dropouts gaining second chances. Two former dropouts, Kellie Blair Hardt, homeless as a child, now an award-winning teacher, and Hasan Davis, former commissioner of juvenile justice for the state of Kentucky, tell their stories. D
11:00 pm 
A Castle In Every Heart: The Arto Monaco Story   The story chronicles the engaging life and work of Arto Monaco (1913-2003), the pioneering designer and gifted storyteller responsible for Santa's Workshop, The Land of Make believe and Old MacDonald's Farm petting zoo. Beginning in the late 1940s, Monaco introduced Americans to a new form of outdoor entertainment - the theme park - and in the ensuing decades, visitors responded by flocking to his parks by the thousands. The program charts Monaco's education at the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York City, his stints as a storyboard artist for Hollywood film studios and as an army recruit during World War II and finally, to his life's work building theme parks.G
5:00 pm 
Odd Squad  "Oscar Strikes Back"  Oscar Strikes Back - In this two-part episode, Oscar attends a gathering of Odd Squad scientists called Lab-Con at Odd Squad Academy. Curriculum: Place value and multi-addend addition. D
5:30 pm 
Odd Squad  "Olympia's Day/Otis's Day"  Olympia's Day: When a new room opens up in headquarters, all the agents want a piece. Curriculum: Fractions. Otis's Day: Getting a villain back to headquarters proves cumbersome when the tubes are down for maintenance. D
6:00 pm 
Arthur  "Brain's Brain/Brain Sees Stars"  Brain's Easter egg hunts are notoriously hard. But this year's might prove impossible if Brain can't remember where he hid the final egg. To track down the missing memory, Brain, D.W. D
6:30 pm 
Arthur  "Fountain Abbey/Arthur Calls It"  Muffy's devastated when she learns her great, great grandmother Mary Alice wasn't royalty, but a common maid. The indignity! However, Mary Alice's old diary reveals a more interesting story. Educational Objective: Muffy learns to appreciate her family history. D
7:00 pm 
Super Why!  "The Mixed Up Story"  Baby Joy is so excited that her babysitter Goldilocks is reading her A Day with Farmer Fred, but when she shakes the book and says "again! Again!" some important words fall right out and onto the floor. Goldilocks scoops them up but they're all out of order. The Super Readers jump into Baby Joy's book where they help sort out the scrambled story and get Fred's life on the farm back in order. D
7:30 pm 
Sesame Street  "Sesame Ocean"  Abby turns Sesame Street into a magical ocean so Dorothy can swim anywhere she likes but when she disappears, Elmo and Abby follow clues to find her. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo the Musical. Brought to you by the letter O and the nubmer 6. D
8:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Elmo Steps In for Super Grover"  "When Super Grover's new sidekick Horatio keeps getting stuck in doorways, Elmo has to answer the distress calls. Also featuring ""Everyday Hero"" song with Aloe Blacc, Cookie Monster's Aveggies parody, and Elmo the Musical-superheros. Brought to you by the letter H and the number 1. D
8:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Train Submarine: Maisie Mosasaurus/Date Night"  The Pteranodon family goes back underwater in the Dinosaur Train Submarine and meet Maisie and Marvin Mosasaurus, a daughter and father who are huge, fast-swimming lizards with flippers. Maisie and Shiny bond when they discover neither likes to go down deep in the water. The Pteranodons and Mosasaurus have a great time up near the ocean's surface, each family showing the other how they hunt and catch fish to eat. D
9:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Train Submarine: A Sea Turtle Tale/Rocket Train"  Our Pteranodon family is on the beach watching small eggs hatch and baby Archelon turtles emerge, and start to swim away. Our family and Mr. Conductor get into the Dinosaur Train Submarine and follow the baby Archelons who discover their own facts of nature - that their mother doesn't stay with them after they're born, and that they will grow up to be giant-sized sea turtles. Tiny and Buddy find out that a newer train will be riding the same tracks as the Dinosaur Train. D
9:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel's Birthday/Daniel's Picnic"  Daniel's Birthday - It's Daniel's Birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker's Bakery with his mom to pick out a cake for his party. When they arrive home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. It turns out. D
10:00 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Visits School/Daniel Visits The Doctor"  Daniel Visits School - Daniel is visiting school for the first time and he's a little nervous until he learns that asking questions so that he knows what to expect is the best way to handle the anxiety that comes with new experiences. Daniel Visits the Doctor - Daniel is going to Dr. Anna for his checkup - but he is very anxious! Mom Tiger teaches him that talking about the situation will help him feel calmer, so Daniel makes a book with all the information he knows about the doctor. D
10:30 pm 
Splash and Bubbles  "Guess Who?/Sleepless Sleepover"  Splash, Dunk and Bubbles try to help a fish that they've never seen before find out who it is and where its home is. / When Splash joins Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple for a sleepover in the Sandy Bed, they discover that Splash doesn't sleep much; after unsuccessfully trying to help him, they learn that "schooling fish" don't need as much sleep. D
11:00 pm 
Nature Cat  "Croak and Swagger/Puddle Pool Party"  Croak and Swagger - Nature Cat leads his friends to the pond for a day of listening to one of the most amazing spring sounds: the bullfrog croak! At the pond, amid the bullfrog croaks, the gang hears another sound: someone crying! Nature Cat finds the cries coming from Warren the Bullfrog, who is very sad because he doesn't know how to croak. What kind of bullfrog is he? It's up to Nature Cat and his pals to help Warren get his croak back! Puddle Pool Party - Squeeks is so excited because today she has invited her pals to a puddle in the woods for a Puddle Pool Party! Arriving in the woods with their bathing suits on and pool toys at the ready, the gang finds a big problem, the puddle is gone! Squeeks is heartbroken, she really had her mind set on a puddle pool party. Where did the puddle go?. D
11:30 pm 
Ready Jet Go!  "How We Found Your Sun/Treehouse Observatory"  "How We Found Your Sun" - Jet explains how his family, the Propulsions, found Earth by way of the Sun, a star in the Milky Way galaxy. Celery takes the kids out into space and shows them how the Sun looks huge, or small like other stars, depending on your perspective. Curriculum: The sun is a star. D

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