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August 13, 2008
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5:30 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "A Balloon Factory"  Mister Rogers visits a factory to learn how people make balloons. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday and Mr. Aber visit the new balloon room at Lady Elaine Fairchilde's Museum-Go-Round.G
6:00 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World  "A Duck's Tale/Quack's Tracks"  A Duck's Tale - After meeting a skunk for the very first time, Quack discovers a surprising flaw in duck design. The kids are playing a game. They can't see the thing, but they have to guess what it is - by smelling it!. D
6:30 am 
Arthur  "Francine's Pilfered Paper/Buster Gets Real"  Francine copies her report from a web site. Arthur can't stand a new reality series everyone likes.G
7:00 am 
Curious George  "Scaredy Dog/Say Goodnight, George"  George and Hundley are scared off by a Big Creepy Noise they hearing down in the basement.G
7:30 am 
Clifford's Puppy Days  "Paw Print Picasso/Hup Hup"  When Clifford accidentally gets paw prints on Emily Elizabeth's painting for the art show, it has a surprising result. When Clifford befriends BeBe, a seeing-eye dog, he doesn't understand why BeBe cannot play when she is assisting her owner.G
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Hansel and Gretel"  Red has taken Peter Piper's peppers without asking, and now he's mad! What happens when the Super Readers try to help Hansel and Gretel get out of a similar sticky (sweet) situation? Only the unexpected! After overcoming a few storybook obstacles, we finally find out the witch's side of the story, and Red learns to be more considerate.G
8:30 am 
Dragon Tales  "Rise and Bloom/Super Snow Day"  Rise and Bloom - Max really wants to see the Bursting Blossoms bloom in Dragon Land - a spectacular, once-a-year event. This special event only happens at sunrise, and Max just can't seem to shake off his sleepiness and get himself going. Luckily, Max's friends have some strategies to help him feel more awake. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Sock Chaos at the Laundromat"  Chris is doing his laundry at the Sesame Street Laundromat. When he is folding his clothes, he discovers that a sock is missing. All socks come in pairs so he needs to find the matching sock. D
10:00 am 
It's A Big Big World  "Ant Ray Vision/Moving On Up"  Bob tries to see things from an ant's point of view. Smooch wants to move out of her home.G
10:30 am 
WordWorld  "Robots to the Rescue!/Radio Read-A-Thon"  Robots to the Rescue! - When Frog discovers that you can make a word "more than one" by adding the letter S to the end of it, he becomes a mad scientist of sorts, making more and more of everything! Frog learns that while having a lot of stuff might seem like a good idea, too much of anything soon leads to chaos. Frog fortunately has a robot who likes to clean up! Build a Word: ROBOTS. Radio Read-a-thon - Duck asks Frog to read his favorite book on Ant's radio station because he can't read it himself. D
11:00 am 
Caillou  "Caillou Can Do It!"  A Sweet and Sour Day - Caillou is helping Grandma water her flowers and fill the birdbath. When they get thirsty and need a break from gardening, Grandma finds there's no juice to be found in the fridge. No matter, Grandma shows Caillou how to make fruit juice from scratch, and it tastes so good that Mommy asks for seconds. D
11:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "The Blame Game and What's Your Name"  The Blame Game: Marcos accidentally breaks an art show project that Melanie has made. Afraid that she will be angry, he doesn't say anything, but then feels guilty. Barney helps him see that honesty and taking responsibility for what we do is always best. D
12:00 pm 
Teletubbies  "Lanterns"  Children make some lanterns. Laa-Laa is coming and going. The Teletubbies get together to watch Zonti and Isobelle playing with flashlights. The Teletubbies watch the Teddy Bear dance on the carousel and dance a big dance.G
12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Armor"  Zoboo thinks that if he had armor, like his new African crested porcupine friends, he would be safe as he leapt from place to place. After some unsuccessful armor experimentation with the Kratt Brothers, he realizes that his eyes, ears and brain are the best protection he can have.G
1:00 pm 
Between the Lions  "A Peck of Peppers"  Lionel thinks he is the king of tongue twisters and nobody can write one that he can't say.G
1:30 pm 
Wishbone  "Twisted Tail"  This live-action program follows the exploits of Wishbone the dog and his human friends, Joe, David and Samantha through their adventures in their hometown of Oakdale. Wishbone's everyday experiences trigger his imagination and he finds himself in scenes from classic works of literature. In this episode, there's a thief in the neighborhood, who strikes both at Wanda's house and at Joe's place. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Scaredy Dog/Say Goodnight, George"  George and Hundley are scared off by a Big Creepy Noise they hearing down in the basement.G
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Super-Grounded/Mouse Army"  SUPER-GROUNDED: Becky is grounded for not cleaning her room; when she sends Captain Huggy Face in WG's place to battle the Butcher, he feels like chopped liver. MOUSE ARMY: Dr.. 2-Brains has created an army of super-smart mice - but they've become too smart! WordGirl must step in and save the city before the mice take over. D
3:00 pm 
Maya & Miguel  "The Dogwalkers"  In order to send their neighbor, the retired Broadway dancer Mrs. Salviati, to her high school reunion, Maya and Miguel decide to open a pet-care business to raise money for the plane fare. But when they take on a few too many jobs, they are overwhelmed with neighborhood pets needing to be walked, fed, bathed, groomed and clipped. In the end, they learn not to bite off more than they can chew. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Fraction of a Chance"  When Matt, Jackie and Inez get stuck in the vortex of a cyberportal, it's up to Digit to rescue them. He just needs to find the U.V.O. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Tryin' Chef"  When Ruff's owner brings home a "doggy bag" consisting of one measly dinner roll, Ruff decides that his evening meal needs to get "kicked up a notch." He challenges his cast to use creativity, cunning, and capability in this Iron Chef spoof!. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Francine's Pilfered Paper/Buster Gets Real"  Francine copies her report from a web site. Arthur can't stand a new reality series everyone likes.G
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Robots to the Rescue!/Radio Read-A-Thon"  Robots to the Rescue! - When Frog discovers that you can make a word "more than one" by adding the letter S to the end of it, he becomes a mad scientist of sorts, making more and more of everything! Frog learns that while having a lot of stuff might seem like a good idea, too much of anything soon leads to chaos. Frog fortunately has a robot who likes to clean up! Build a Word: ROBOTS. Radio Read-a-thon - Duck asks Frog to read his favorite book on Ant's radio station because he can't read it himself. D
5:30 pm 
6:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
e2  "Adaptive Reuse in the Netherlands"  Dutch planners tap into their design ingenuity and the natural landscape to build a modern yet sustainable development in Amsterdam's once-abandoned dockyards.G
7:30 pm 
Wild Chronicles   Topics include: environmental challenges to the Orinoco, ocean census in the Gulf of Maine and illegal shark finning practices.G
8:00 pm 
Richard Bangs' Adventures With Purpose New Zealand: Quest for Kaitiakitanga   Bangs ventures to the southernmost reaches of civilization, in a down under world with an upright world-view. He seeks an age-old Maori concept that might hold a key to our planet's future survival.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Nova ScienceNOW - Extinction"  This edition of the science newsmagazine features groundbreaking new genetic research that might solve the mystery of longevity. Other stories include unlocking the secrets of ancient papyrus scrolls, an innovative young archaeologist and the investigation of a 250-year-old murder mystery.G
10:00 pm 
Germans In America  "The Price of Freedom"  In the 1840s, hundreds of hopeful Germans arrive in Galveston, Texas, encouraged by German nobles convinced it was good business sense and a way to rid Germany of malcontents. They find there is no promised transportation and no land. After a fitful start, successful settlements are established in the hills beyond Austin. Part 2 of 4G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose  "Jane Mayer/Philip Gourevitch"  A conversation with author Jane Mayer about her book, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals. A conversation with Philip Gourevitch, author and editor of The Paris Review. D
5:30 am 
Everyday Food  "Fast with Five"  Sarah makes the first five-ingredient meal: London broil with crispy potatoes and peppers. Emma adds goat cheese to pasta with roasted asparagus.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Amalfi Coast"  Rick visits the trendy resort of Positano on the Amalfi coastline, south of Naples. He also takes in the charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples of Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto beneath the Isle of Capri.G
6:30 am 
Travelscope  "Thailand - Bangkok and the River Kwai"  Joseph begins his Thailand adventure in its bustling capital, Bangkok, with visit to markets, palaces and temples and then heads out of town to camps on the River Kwai in order to walk through Hellfire Pass and ride the Death Railway. D
7:00 am 
Gardenstory: Inspiring Spaces, Healing Places  "The Garden as Exploration in Creativity: Ashintullu, Garden of Composer John Stewart McClennan, Tyringham, Massachusetts"  The episode visits Ashitullu, the garden of composer John Stewart McClennan, in Tyringham, Massachusetts.G
7:30 am 
Ask This Old House  "Low Voltage Landscape Lighting/Replacing Old Faucet"  Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to save energy and money by increasing insulation in his attic.G
8:00 am 
For Your Home  "Attic Makeover, Part 1"  The FYH team embarks on a five-part series to convert unfinished attic space into a fabulous family retreat that includes rooms for workout, refreshments, creativity and reading - 1500 square feet of space for mind, body and soul. D
8:30 am 
Cultivating Life  "Shade"  The topic covers a shady Italianate garden, an easy-to-make shade screen to protect the eyes, outdoor lampshades and shade-loving begonias.G
9:00 am 
Beads, Baubles and Jewels  "Beading"  Up first is Linda Augsburg with a piece that mimics needlework using the peyote stitch. Then Katie Hacker's bead lesson follows our theme with the right angle weave. Next we have a very unique take on a different type of beading pattern from Marlynn Mcnutt - using netting around satin cord. D
9:30 am 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Summer Window"  NULL
10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Apple Desserts"  Kitchen experts present recipes for apple brown Betty and apple strudel that fill the kitchen with the aroma of autumn.G
10:30 am 
Lidia's Italy  "Tajarin- Yellow and Gold"  After visiting Piemonte in the Langhe region, Lidia makes tajarin pasta with truffle butter and agnolotti with roasted meat and spinach stuffing.G
11:01 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 5. Emerging Infectious Diseases"  New diseases arise and old diseases, such as malaria and influenza, are returning with renewed vigor. This session studies the complex causes and far-reaching impacts of emerging infectious diseases around the globe. D
11:29 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 6. Hiv and Aids"  Studying individuals with natural resistance to HIV has led to insights into the infection process and may produce new treatments or a vaccine. This session explores recent developments in the study of HIV and AIDS, the future global impact of the current infection levels, and the ethical issues surrounding current research and treatments. D
12:01 pm 
Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers  "Workshop 5. Usage and Mechanics"  This session focuses directly on key questions of grammar and mechanics: When should student writers and reviewers of student work pay attention to usage and mechanics? Does teaching grammar in context really work? Why should these things matter? Grammar experts add to the conversation, analyzing its role in communication and providing ways to bridge the connection between message and mechanics. In the writer. D
1:01 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12  "Middle East Conflict"  Justin Zimmerman is a sixth-grade teacher at Magnolia School in Joppa, Maryland, about 30 miles north of Baltimore. Mr. Zimmerman explores the claims to land in the Middle East from three major religions — Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. After learning about the geography of the area, the students begin to explore the region. D
1:30 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12  "Population and Resource Distribution"  Becky Forristal teaches seventh–grade economics at Rockwood Valley Middle School, 20 miles outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her lesson focuses on a population simulation that explores world economics, demonstrating the inequalities in land, food, energy, and wealth distribution in the world today. D
2:01 pm 
Rural Communities: Legacy & Change  "Act Locally....And Invest"  Keeping and attracting investment in rural areas require creative approaches. The PenobscotnNation in Maine and a family-run shoe factory in rural Ohio demonstrate how rural peoplenovercome problems stemming from a lack of capital.nn. D
3:01 pm 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century, The  "Challenge for Two Old Cities"  Lanzhou: Confluence of Cultures. D
3:29 pm 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century, The  "Small Farms, Big Cities"  Northern Japan: Protecting the Harvest. D
4:01 pm 
World of Abnormal Psychology, The  "Psychological Factors and Physical Illness"  This program examines the relationship between emotions and health to explore hownpsychological treatment can improve well-being. It focuses on a teenager with migrainenheadaches, a dentist trying to decrease his risk for developing heart disease, and a woman withnbreast cancer, along with those who are treating them.n. D
5:00 pm 
Made In Spain  "How They Cook Back Home"  Jose Andres explores the culinary and cultural riches of his native Spain. In his Washington, D.C., kitchen using products found in the U.S., he begins by preparing scallops in their shells with Albarino white wine. He alternates visits to Galicia with cooking segments.G
5:30 pm 
Everyday Food  "Fast with Five"  Sarah makes the first five-ingredient meal: London broil with crispy potatoes and peppers. Emma adds goat cheese to pasta with roasted asparagus.G
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Italy's Amalfi Coast"  Rick visits the trendy resort of Positano on the Amalfi coastline, south of Naples. He also takes in the charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples of Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto beneath the Isle of Capri.G
6:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Thailand - Bangkok and the River Kwai"  Joseph begins his Thailand adventure in its bustling capital, Bangkok, with visit to markets, palaces and temples and then heads out of town to camps on the River Kwai in order to walk through Hellfire Pass and ride the Death Railway. D
7:00 pm 
Gardenstory: Inspiring Spaces, Healing Places  "The Garden as Exploration in Creativity: Ashintullu, Garden of Composer John Stewart McClennan, Tyringham, Massachusetts"  The episode visits Ashitullu, the garden of composer John Stewart McClennan, in Tyringham, Massachusetts.G
7:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Low Voltage Landscape Lighting/Replacing Old Faucet"  Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to save energy and money by increasing insulation in his attic.G
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Attic Makeover, Part 1"  The FYH team embarks on a five-part series to convert unfinished attic space into a fabulous family retreat that includes rooms for workout, refreshments, creativity and reading - 1500 square feet of space for mind, body and soul. D
8:30 pm 
Cultivating Life  "Shade"  The topic covers a shady Italianate garden, an easy-to-make shade screen to protect the eyes, outdoor lampshades and shade-loving begonias.G
9:00 pm 
Beads, Baubles and Jewels  "Beading"  Up first is Linda Augsburg with a piece that mimics needlework using the peyote stitch. Then Katie Hacker's bead lesson follows our theme with the right angle weave. Next we have a very unique take on a different type of beading pattern from Marlynn Mcnutt - using netting around satin cord. D
9:30 pm 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Summer Window"  NULL
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Apple Desserts"  Kitchen experts present recipes for apple brown Betty and apple strudel that fill the kitchen with the aroma of autumn.G
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy  "Tajarin- Yellow and Gold"  After visiting Piemonte in the Langhe region, Lidia makes tajarin pasta with truffle butter and agnolotti with roasted meat and spinach stuffing.G
11:01 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 5. Emerging Infectious Diseases"  New diseases arise and old diseases, such as malaria and influenza, are returning with renewed vigor. This session studies the complex causes and far-reaching impacts of emerging infectious diseases around the globe. D
11:29 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 6. Hiv and Aids"  Studying individuals with natural resistance to HIV has led to insights into the infection process and may produce new treatments or a vaccine. This session explores recent developments in the study of HIV and AIDS, the future global impact of the current infection levels, and the ethical issues surrounding current research and treatments. D
6:00 am 
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
7:00 am 
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
8:00 am 
Global Voices  "A Lion's Trail"  In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." This program follows the beloved song's rocky history, from South Africa to Brooklyn and back, asking why Linda died penniless - while American artists made millions from his music. D
9:00 am 
Barbara Morgan: No Limits   Producer Marcia Franklin traces Barbara Morgan's 23-year odyssey from McCall elementary teacher to space-veteran astronaut. Vintage footage, photos and interviews with friends, colleagues, students and family weave a tale of perseverance and resolve.G
10:00 am 
10:30 am 
11:00 am 
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
12:00 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
1:00 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
2:00 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
3:00 pm 
Barbara Morgan: No Limits   Producer Marcia Franklin traces Barbara Morgan's 23-year odyssey from McCall elementary teacher to space-veteran astronaut. Vintage footage, photos and interviews with friends, colleagues, students and family weave a tale of perseverance and resolve.G
4:00 pm 
Presidential Conversations on the Constitution  "President Jimmy Carter"  Former Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush discuss the historic events that defined their terms in office. Americans see and hear former presidents speaking candidly about how the Constitution affects presidential power. They also talk about their successes and failures, as well as family life, including the role of the first lady.G
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 pm 
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
BBC World News   NULL
9:00 pm 
Presidential Conversations on the Constitution  "President Jimmy Carter"  Former Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush discuss the historic events that defined their terms in office. Americans see and hear former presidents speaking candidly about how the Constitution affects presidential power. They also talk about their successes and failures, as well as family life, including the role of the first lady.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 
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

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