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5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Shadow Smile!"  After looking at his own shadow, Sid wonders why his shadow doesn't smile when he does. This leads Sid and his friends to investigate shadows at The Science Center. They explore ways to create a shadow by blocking a light source and discover that shadows show shapes but not details like colors, stripes, or a smile! (Educational objective - Shadows). D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "The Opera Contest/Maestro Martha"  The Opera Contest - An opera contest! Sounds boring! But before you know it, the kids have cooked up their own ideas of what an opera should be. Vocabulary: (E) opera, soprano, bass, quartet, accomplish (I) scene, rhyme, costume, stage, prop(s). Maestro Martha - Bad guys Pablum and Weaselgraft have a plan to turn a charity concert into a heist by using the power of music. D

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The Steve Miller Band/Preservation Hall Jazz Band"  Miller performs classic blues tunes, plus favorite hits. The Preservation Hall musicians present classic New Orleans jazz with special guests the Del McCoury Band and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Heart of England and South Wales"  After King Arthur country at Glastonbury, Rick goes to prehistoric Stonehenge. He meets an eccentric lord in the Cotswolds, and visits an evocative ruined abbey in South Wales.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Edinburgh and Scotland"  Friendly and feisty, Scotland makes us feel right at home. In Edinburgh, we climb the ramparts of this city's famous castle, shop for kilts, visit mysterious Rosslyn chapel and thrill to a spooky ghost tour. Then we head to historic St. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Tracking Trade in the Chilean Andes"  NULL

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Black Eyed Peas, Smothered Cabbage, Beef Brisket with Horseradish, and Cornbread. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   A young blind teenager wins national honors for cattle raising. A New England town rallies around a young man to save a family farm. Oklahoma air rescue personnel come to the aid of injured farmers. D

9:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Soups"  Nick welcomes Chef Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun's in Atlanta and creates Cauliflower & Parmesan Soup with Crostini. Chef Stellino makes Asparagus Soup and Red Peppers, Shallots and Asparagus Confit. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Easier Italian Favorites"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make Hearty Minestrone at home using supermarket ingredients. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Almost Hands-Free Risotto. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus investigates whether vacuum robots can do all the work for you. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Master Bedrooms"  Let's get the furniture positioned right, update the bedding, get the colors in line and fix up the master bedroom. Shari will also make an upholstered headboard. Then, it's faux finishing for new nightstands with a special guest. D

11:00 am 
Front Row Center  "Cheap Trick"  Well known for their four decades of almost non-stop touring and new music, the group combines their famous power pop and melodic sounds as they rock out in this special concert. Seventeen studio albums under their belt make for so many great songs including favorites like "Surrender," "Dream Police" and "I Want You to Want Me.". D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Failure to Launch"  Hubert the Human Cannonball comes to Sesame Street to be launched out of a cannon, across the yard, and into a bucket of blue gelatin. He starts to set up all his stuff in the arbor and takes out a ruler so he can make sure the bucket is exactly five feet from the cannon. Baby Bear helps him measure it, Elmo and Telly help him into the cannon, and?drum roll please?there's a poof and Hubert tumbles out. D

1:00 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

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Cookbook"  Whyatt wants to bake Baby Joy a special birthday cake - but he doesn't know how! Super Why and his friends soar into a new kind of book - a cookbook - and get the information they need from a rhyming chef with a silly sense of humor as well as a recipe for fun! In the end, Whyatt learns how to cook up the perfect birthday for his little sister.G

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Blue Feet Are Neat/A Little Reef Magic"  Blue Feet Are Neat - Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud! Cat knows just who can help them - Buster, the Blue-footed Booby bird. Buster is only too happy to show them how his wide, flat blue feet help him move easily over the muddy shore. With Cat's help to make their boots wide and flat, Sally and Nick can now walk across the mud without getting stuck - just like Buster! Reef Magic - Nick has difficulty learning a "disappearing" magic trick, when who should appear but The Cat in the Hat! He takes Nick and Sally to the coral reef of Scoobamareen. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Octopus Wildkratticus"  When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. D

3:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "A Palouse Paradise"  It is easy to fall in love with the Palouse. Undulating hillsides, randomly arranged and brilliant in their diversity of colors, create a photographer's dreamscape. The special soil virtually guarantees abundant wheat and lentil yields. But there are hidden surprises awaiting those who venture off the beaten path.G

3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Jac Venza"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with the founder of several long-running PBS arts series - including GREAT PERFORMANCES and LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER. He and Franklin talk about his long career in public broadcasting, the potential effects of cuts in national grants programs, and the trends he is following in the arts.G

4:00 pm 
The Artist Toolbox  "David Garrett"  "One, two, three, four." In this premiere episode of The Artist Toolbox, come and listen to the gypsy strings of the dazzling David Garrett, whose violin can conquer the classical work of composers such as Bach and Chopin as effortlessly, as gracefully, as old-world Russian folk music, as well as the more contemporary sounds of Metallica and Led Zeppelin. Sit in on a private rehearsal with the virtuoso violinist, known in Britain as "the David Beckham of classical music. D

4:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Delhi"  Edgar's Indian journey concludes in India's capital city of Delhi, where he explores the vibrant underground music scene. He connects with Rabbi Shergill, the Sikh music star who blends the revolutionary spirit of John Lennon with Indian pop. Edgar visits the rehearsal space of Indian Ocean, India's counterpart to the Grateful Dead, who have performed their compelling fusion of ancient Indian roots music with modern grooves for nearly 20 years. D

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Land Girls  "Final Reckoning"  Connie discovers more about the piano player she is in love with. Joyce realizes there is something wrong with Martin and decides to follow him. Elsewhere, Finch helps Esther raise money by setting up a boxing match with his old adversary Vernon.G

7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Dark Autumn, Part 1"  In the village of Goodman's Land, postman Dave Cutler is murdered while on an early morning round. With the help of local community WPC Jay Nast, Barnaby and Troy's investigations reveal that Cutler was the local Romeo. Signs first point to a jealous husband or jilted lover as the culprit. Part 1 of 2G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Zen: Vendetta"  A killer on a vendetta-fueled rampage against those who wrongly imprisoned him includes Aurelio Zen on his list of targets, although the Italian law enforcement agent had almost nothing to do with it. Zen himself is too busy to notice he is on the psychopath's hit list. Ordered by his boss to nail the chief suspect - guilty or not - in a politically-charged murder, and by a justice official to get the guy off, Zen is in a no-win situation. And, he seems to have won the heart of his officemate Tania Moretti.G

9:30 pm 
New Tricks  "Half Life"  UCOS reinvestigates the murder of an unidentified male found in a West London alleyway. The man now is given a name but seems to have no past.G

10:30 pm 
MI-5   Harry, Erin and Dimitri kidnap Coaver but a CIA team soon arrives to collect him. When a second CIA team arrives, MI5 realizes the first group is fake and gives chase. Meanwhile Coaver's laptop gives up family secrets and the CIA posers may have ties to Gavrik.G

11:30 pm 
Land Girls  "Final Reckoning"  Connie discovers more about the piano player she is in love with. Joyce realizes there is something wrong with Martin and decides to follow him. Elsewhere, Finch helps Esther raise money by setting up a boxing match with his old adversary Vernon.G

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