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10:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Wonder Pill"  The placebo effect, sneered at for years as a distraction from "real" medical treatment, now turns out to be a real phenomenon and a potential addition to modern medicine.G

11:00 am 
NOVA  "Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening"  Hidden in the red hills of Australia are clues to the mysteries of Earth's birth, how life arose and how it transformed the planet. Experts unveil the earliest forms of life: an odd assortment of bacterial slime that would flood the atmosphere with oxygen and spark a biological revolution. Part 1 of 4G

12:00 pm 
Wild!  "Orangutans: The Last Trimate"  In the late 60s, legendary anthropologist Louis Leakey appointed three women to study and care for the great apes of the world: Dian Fossey (gorillas), Jane Goodall (chimpanzees), Birute Galdikas (orangutans). Thirty-five years later Birute is still there, based in the appropriately named Camp Leakey, and is responsible for the longest study of an animal species by a single person ever conducted. Known as the "Trimates", Birute is the least recognized of the three women, yet her crusade is no less compelling.G

1:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond"  Justine Shapiro kicks off the journey with a road trip west across the United States. Starting in Washington, D.C., she follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis, birth places of American country and soul musical styles. She rambles through Arkansas and then hits Route 66 from Oklahoma into Arizona.G

2:00 pm 
Need to Know   MARIA HINOJOSA ANCHORS. Correspondent John Larson travels to Ohio to assess how workers there are faring after the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs over the past 35 years. It's the fourth in his series of "Main Street" reports. D

2:30 pm 

3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Saving and Investing for Your Future"  You'll learn along with the Biz Kids about the powerful potential of starting a savings plan early in life. You'll also discover various savings and investing options available to young people. As always, you'll meet individuals who are successful at saving and at their businesses. D

3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Crater Lake Petroglkyphs"  This episode visits the backcountry of the Warner Uplands with archaeologists who have spent 30 years tracking down evidence of ancient people.G

4:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Italian Favorites Revisited"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Slow-Cooker Meatballs and Marinara. Then, Chris answers questions from viewers. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for garlic peelers. D

4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Rome: Ancient Glory"  Rick takes a fresh look at Rome by exploring the traces of life in the capital of the ancient world - visiting the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and viewing the empire's art. Then he goes by bicycle to see the Appian Way and the other marvels of Roman engineering. Part 1 of 3G

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening"  Hidden in the red hills of Australia are clues to the mysteries of Earth's birth, how life arose and how it transformed the planet. Experts unveil the earliest forms of life: an odd assortment of bacterial slime that would flood the atmosphere with oxygen and spark a biological revolution. Part 1 of 4G

6:00 pm 
Small Farm Rising   Right now, in our back yards, a new generation of farmers is redefining agriculture in America. Small, modern, sustainable and rooted in the community, these local farms are in the forefront of a movement growing across the nation. A family owned and operated farm produces award-winning goat milk cheeses; a farm powered solely by horses provides members with a full diet year-round; and two youthful entrepreneurs run an organic vegetable farm. D

7:00 pm 
Good Food   Something remarkable is happening in fields and orchards across North America. Small family farmers are making a comeback, growing healthier food, and lots more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farMs. They are sowing the seeds of a local and sustainable food system. D

8:00 pm 
American Masters  "Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character"  For 11 years, the wacky performer brought people together weekly through her television show during the divisive years of the 1960s and 1970s. She won - and sometimes broke - hearts with her edgy, always sympathetic, characters. She could fall down a fight of stairs or hold her own in a duet with Julie Andrews. This profile shows the many sides of this multifaceted performer.G

9:30 pm 
Erma Bombeck: Legacy of Laughter   This film examines the life and career of the late American humorist. Archival photographs, video clips and personal memorabilia trace Bombeck's life from her childhood during the Great Depression to her work as a women's rights activist. Interviews with family, friends and colleagues and readings from her work expand the portrait. Her neighbor, friend and former talk-show host Phil Donahue narrates the profile.G

10:00 pm 
Small Farm Rising   Right now, in our back yards, a new generation of farmers is redefining agriculture in America. Small, modern, sustainable and rooted in the community, these local farms are in the forefront of a movement growing across the nation. A family owned and operated farm produces award-winning goat milk cheeses; a farm powered solely by horses provides members with a full diet year-round; and two youthful entrepreneurs run an organic vegetable farm. D

11:00 pm 
Good Food   Something remarkable is happening in fields and orchards across North America. Small family farmers are making a comeback, growing healthier food, and lots more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farMs. They are sowing the seeds of a local and sustainable food system. D

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