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August 14, 2008
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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
12:00 am 
Wild!  "Penguin Invasion"  When penguins take over a popular South African beach resort, laughter, fun and conflict are the result.G
1:00 am 
Appalachians   President Andrew Jackson, a son of Appalachia, orders the removal of the Cherokee, marching them to what is now Oklahoma. In the Civil War, the mountains become a fierce battleground with families split between North and South. Timber, railroads and coal mining bring jobs to the area, but the outside investors also exploit the land and workers. Part 2 of 3G
2:00 am 
NOVA  "MiGs"  Cuttlefish are shape-shifting creatures that can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and kill with lightning-fast speed. Changing color as well as shape, they blend into any background.G
3:00 am 
A Place of Our Own  "Managing Asthma"  NULL
3:30 am 
Los Ninos En Su Casa  "Actividades Favoritas"  NULL
4:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL
4:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Asf Fue: III"  This episode is the third segment of the four-part review of the series and features highlights from Raquel's trip to Puerto Rico.G
5:00 am 
Power Yoga: Mind and Body  "Legs - Version Two"  With Upavishta Konasana, Ashtanga and Trikonasana. D
5:30 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Prince's Scary Dream In Make-Believe"  A fish expert visits Mister Rogers. In the Neighborhood of Make- Believe, it is nighttime and Prince Tuesday has a scary dream about a fish in a big ocean who can't find its mother.G
6:00 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World  "Quack and the Very Big Rock/ Shadow Play"  Quack and the Very Big Rock - Quack is utterly flummoxed when a big rock plants itself in a very inconsiderate spot. There's a big hill in the park. The kids are rolling things down the hill to see what goes the fastest and the farthest. D
6:30 am 
Arthur  "D.W. On Ice/Spoiled Rotten!"  D.W. tells her friends she can skate, when she can't at all. Muffy tries to be charitable.G
7:00 am 
Curious George  "A Bridge to Farm/Monkey Fever"  When George sees six stranded chicks on an island in a pond, it's monkey to the rescue!G
7:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Birdy Makes Three/Home Is Where The Fun Is"  And Birdy Makes Three - When Emily finds a baby bird, she decides to take care of it until it learns to fly. Clifford learns that even when she's busy with other things Emily never stops loving him. Home Is Where the Fun Is - First, Emily feels jealous that Jetta gets to go and see the amazing Titanic Tower in the exciting big city. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Humpty Dumpty"  Poor Pig is stuck at the tippy top of his brand new slide, and is afraid to come down! The Super Readers fly into the Humpty Dumpty book to find out how he'll get down from that wall. All the King's horses and all the King's men may not be able to help Humpty, but the Super Readers can! In the process, everyone learns a lesson about giving encouragement.G
8:30 am 
Dragon Tales  "Musical Scales/Hand In Hand"  Musical Scales - Max taught Zak and Wheezie a song in Spanish and English that they have practiced very hard to perform for Princess Kidoodle. As Max, Emmy, and Enrique (who is conspicuously wearing a new hat) arrive, they meet Cassie and Ord, who are puzzled that Zak and Wheezie refuse to come out. The group travels down to the twins' cave where they find Zak and Wheezie hiding - mortified that they are shedding their beautiful scales! After several failed attempts to cover their bare spots, the twins decide to cancel the show. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Leela's Sesame Street Video"  Leela is making a videotape of Sesame Street to send to her parents in India! First she videotapes the Laundromat where she works and then Hooper's Store. There Prairie Dawn suggests that Leela tape a talking letter "O", along with some oatmeal cookies. Just as Leela is about to tape, Cookie Monster comes in and eats all of the oatmeal cookies! Leela sets off to find something else to show her parents and spots Jack B. Nimble getting ready to jump over the candlestick! Someone needs to read the nursery rhyme, though, and Leela is the only one there who can read. D
10:00 am 
It's A Big Big World  "Balance/Ick Alone"  Wartz is upset that he can't seesaw. Ick is afraid of Burdette because some birds eat fish.G
10:30 am 
WordWorld  "Pl-Pl-Plane/Mail Mix Up"  Pl-Pl-Plane: Frog and the Bug Band are headed to have some fun on the beach, but not everything goes as Frog had planned. Frog loses the letters "PL" from his plane and must search through the jungle to find them. After some crazy jungle adventures (including a run-in with a giant Frog-kissing plant), Frog realizes that fun doesn't always have to be planned! Mail Mix Up: Duck offers to help Kangaroo deliver letters to his WordFriends, but he forgets Kangaroo's instructions and delivers the wrong letters to everyone. D
11:00 am 
Caillou  "Starry Night"  Things that go bump in the night, and others that light up the sky, are on everyone's mind today. A family corn roast dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's under the star-studded sky prompts Grandpa to bring out his telescope and introduce Caillou to the constellations, planets, and moon. Grandpa discovers a new planetarium is opening and there's a prize for the best space costume. D
11:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "The Magic Caboose and Bj The Great"  The Magic Caboose: Melanie is sad because she misses her friend who is visiting relatives in India. Barney shows his friends that it's fun to go to new places and see new things by taking them on an imaginary journey on the Magic Caboose! Educational theme: An introduction to different countries. BJ the Great: BJ wants to be a great magician, but he doesn't want to spend any time practicing. D
12:00 pm 
Teletubbies  "Dune Sledding"  Children in Namibia sled down a sand dune. Dipsy climbs a steep hill. The Teletubbies get together to watch the animals march through Teletubbyland two by two and dance a bouncy dance.G
12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Ants & Eaters"  When an anteater shows up, Zoboo worries that it will eat a colony of ants living in Animal Junction. Zoboo learns that even though anteaters need ants to survive, ants have many ways of protecting themselves from anteaters.G
1:00 pm 
Between the Lions  "Earl's Too Cool/When I Was Five"  Making new friends and keeping old friends is too cool. key words: too, five featured consonant sounds: t, f. D
1:30 pm 
Wishbone  "Rosie, Oh, Rosie, Oh!"  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, faulty communication separates Wishbone and Samantha from a beagle they both love. D
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "A Bridge to Farm/Monkey Fever"  When George sees six stranded chicks on an island in a pond, it's monkey to the rescue!G
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Book Ends/Mr. Big"  BOOK ENDS: When WordGirl accuses Tobey of being too predictable with his crimes, he responds by using his robots to hold WG's beloved town library hostage, unless she plays them in a game of winner-take-all dodge ball. Mr. BIG: Mr. Big, a slick business man up to no good, introduces his new product: "The Thing" that does "stuff". WordGirl must figure out his secret motive and save the city. D
3:00 pm 
Maya & Miguel  "Recipe for Disaster"  Maya wants to win an award offered to the student who donates the most books to a local book fair, so she collects every unwanted volume from her apartment, including some old cookbooks of Rosa's. The only problem is that Rosa has an old friend coming to visit, and she needs a favorite recipe from one of the books that Maya gave away. Now Maya and Miguel have to get the book back before Rosa's friend arrives. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Double Trouble"  Out for revenge, Hacker invades Shangri-La and imprisons Master Pi. The kids and Digit arrive as Hacker searches for the Good Vibration, the source of peace and happiness on the cybersite.G
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Don't Put The Kart Before The Sea Lion"  Ruff is learning how to drive using his new Driver Simulation Program for Dogs. Problems ensue as he veers off the course and into a sea lion tank, but this vehicular disaster provides Ruff with two great ideas for today's show: Julia becomes the pit crew chief for a professional junior go karter, and Taylor trains sea lions at the New England Aquarium!. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "D.W. On Ice/Spoiled Rotten!"  D.W. tells her friends she can skate, when she can't at all. Muffy tries to be charitable.G
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Pl-Pl-Plane/Mail Mix Up"  Pl-Pl-Plane: Frog and the Bug Band are headed to have some fun on the beach, but not everything goes as Frog had planned. Frog loses the letters "PL" from his plane and must search through the jungle to find them. After some crazy jungle adventures (including a run-in with a giant Frog-kissing plant), Frog realizes that fun doesn't always have to be planned! Mail Mix Up: Duck offers to help Kangaroo deliver letters to his WordFriends, but he forgets Kangaroo's instructions and delivers the wrong letters to everyone. D
5:30 pm 
6:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Idaho Getaways"  We asked each of our producers to choose a favorite Idaho Getaway. Bruce Reichert found solitude on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with a September float trip. John Crancer swung into the saddle on a century old guest ranch in eastern Idaho, helping herd cattle. Joan Cartan-Hansen sought a more urban habitat with her son and daughter, exploring resort opportunities in northern Idaho. Jim Peck crossed the Bitterroot Mountains, in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark. And Marcia Franklin found timeless outdoor adventures in the Sawtooth valley. Along the way, each of them found ways to break free from the ordinary, in a state that's known for its adventurous spirit.G
8:00 pm 
From The Top at Carnegie Hall  "Star Quality"  Violinist Gil Shaham joins 10-year-old violinist and Red Sox fan Alice Ivy-Pemberton of New York City for a performance of Bach. Also featured is Ji-Yong Kim, 17, of Midland Park, New Jersey, high school student and classical pianist with professional management.G
8:30 pm 
Antiques Roadshow UK  "Minehead"  Antiques featured include a case of stuffed fish and an 18-century Valentine card.G
9:00 pm 
Sherlock Holmes  "The Greek Interpreter"  Mr. Melas, a Greek interpreter, undertakes an extraordinary assignment to gain a signature which will confirm a marriage. He knew he'd be risking his life if he told his story to a living soul. Fortunately he chose to confide in Mycroft, the brother of Sherlock Holmes.G
10:00 pm 
Royal  "Cursed and Blessed"  Stella struggles to come to terms with her ordeal. Ormerod deals with a dangerous armed man who can't let go of the past. Goodwin thinks his future might lie in Africa.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose  "Federal Reserve/Austan Goolsbee"  A discussion about the Federal Reserve with Harrison Hong, Wei Xiong and Markus Brunnermeier. A conversation with Austan Goolsbee, Senator Obama's economic adviser. D
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
12:01 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
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 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century, The  "Challenge for Two Old Cities"  Lanzhou: Confluence of Cultures. D
3:29 am 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century, The  "Small Farms, Big Cities"  Northern Japan: Protecting the Harvest. D
4:01 am 
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 am 
New Jewish Cuisine with Jeff Nathan and Friends  "Matzah Meals"  The age-old question of "what can we eat during Passover?" is answered with recipes including matzah lasagna and matzah-crusted sole meuniere. D
5:30 am 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "Shell Games"  Steve grills tequila-marinated oysters, ginger-mint buttered lobster and an unusual shrimp cocktail.G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Milan and Lake Como"  Rick peeks at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house in Milan, plus takes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper.G
6:30 am 
Rudy Maxa's World  "St. Petersburg, Russia"  Rudy explores the former capital of Russia, from the splendors of Peterhof to the quiet grace of the canals.G
7:00 am 
The Victory Garden   Correspondent Adrian Bloom is in South Africa's wine-growing valley, Stellenbosch, to visit Vergelegen Estate, with its garden vistas, 50-foot perennial borders, 300-year-old camphor trees and white garden.G
7:30 am 
The New Yankee Workshop  "Cowboy Sideboard"  In Wyoming, Norm learns about 1930s dude ranch-style furniture made by Thomas Molesworth. At home, he makes a Molesworth-style sideboard for his own collection.G
8:00 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Kid's Party"  Throw a bright and festive party for the little ones with colorful projects like a kids' table mat and hanging hoops and tasty treats: ribbon dessert, ice cream sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly on cornbread. D
8:30 am 
Scrapbook Memories  "Stickers"  Melissa Inman creates frames and shapes from word strip stickers. Barbara Kotsos creates an Andy Warhol effect with a computer.G
9:00 am 
America Sews with Sue Hausmann  "Quilting Made Easy"  Guests Marilyn Deas and Kothy Hafersat share tips for marking and quilting fleece and creating a shaggy vest on the quilting frame.G
9:30 am 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Christmas Eve Snow"  Happy little church tucked into a bed of snow, evergreens and mountains; another fine Bob Ross classic. D
10:00 am 
Master Class at Johnson & Wales  "About Salt"  Johnson & Wales chefs show why salt is no ordinary ingredient as they create some extraordinary recipes with it. First recipe comes from an age-old Mediterranean custom in which salt is cooked in a case of salt, creating exceptionally succulent, moist meat. Then it's a lesson in brining, a technique that infuses tremendous moisture and flavor into meat and seafood. D
10:30 am 
Baking with Julia   Beatrice Ojakangas prepares Danish pastry pockets, Danish braid, Norwegian potato crepe, potato lefse and Swedish oatmeal hardtack. D
11:01 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 7. Genetics of Development"  Organisms as different as flies, fish, and humans share a set of genes, known as a genetic toolkit, which guides development. This session presents new perspectives on the remarkable similarity in these molecules and processes and the ethical questions involved in this research. D
11:30 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 8. Cell Biology and Cancer"  Cancers result when genes required for normal cell function are mutated and the resulting cells undergo other changes ultimately leading to uncontrolled division. This session reveals new information on normal cell function, proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and their role in the cell cycle, and current research in drug design for specific cancers. D
12:01 pm 
Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers  "Workshop 6. Providing Feedback On Student Writing"  Student writing demands reaction. D
1:01 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12  "Explorations In Archeology and History"  Gwen Larsen teaches sixth–grade social studies at Harbor School in Boston, Massachusetts. In her introductory lesson, Ms. Larsen guides students through an exploration of their family histories, leading to their place in the larger human family and the development of civilizations. Ms. Larsen. D
1:30 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12  "Exploring Geography Through African History"  Lisa Farrow is a seventh–grade world cultures teacher at Shiloh Middle School in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Farrow's lesson provides her students with an understanding of African history and geography. After creating a personal timeline, the students create a historical timeline of Africa, focusing on the Bantu migrations, the rise of Islam, the West African trading empires, the Turkish empire, the slave trade, and European colonialism. D
2:01 pm 
Rural Communities: Legacy & Change  "Think Globally"  Addresses strategies rural communities can use to adapt their labor force to the global economy.nSoutheast Asians move to Kansas to work in a factory and women in the Dominican Republicnsew shoes for a manufacturer in Ohio.n. D
3:01 pm 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century, The  "Mainland"  Laos: Isolated Heart. D
3:29 pm 
Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century, The  "Maritime Connection"  Indonesia: Tourist Invasion. D
4:01 pm 
World of Abnormal Psychology, The  "Personality Disorders"  One in ten Americans has a personality disorder. Some are mildly annoying; others arenexceedingly dangerous. Viewers will meet individuals with narcissistic, anti-social, borderline,nand obsessive-compulsive personality disorders, including a murderer and a group of womennwho mutilate themselves, and will learn about the challenges involved in both diagnosis andntreatment. D
5:00 pm 
New Jewish Cuisine with Jeff Nathan and Friends  "Matzah Meals"  The age-old question of "what can we eat during Passover?" is answered with recipes including matzah lasagna and matzah-crusted sole meuniere. D
5:30 pm 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "Shell Games"  Steve grills tequila-marinated oysters, ginger-mint buttered lobster and an unusual shrimp cocktail.G
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Milan and Lake Como"  Rick peeks at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house in Milan, plus takes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper.G
6:30 pm 
Rudy Maxa's World  "St. Petersburg, Russia"  Rudy explores the former capital of Russia, from the splendors of Peterhof to the quiet grace of the canals.G
7:00 pm 
The Victory Garden   Correspondent Adrian Bloom is in South Africa's wine-growing valley, Stellenbosch, to visit Vergelegen Estate, with its garden vistas, 50-foot perennial borders, 300-year-old camphor trees and white garden.G
7:30 pm 
The New Yankee Workshop  "Cowboy Sideboard"  In Wyoming, Norm learns about 1930s dude ranch-style furniture made by Thomas Molesworth. At home, he makes a Molesworth-style sideboard for his own collection.G
8:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Kid's Party"  Throw a bright and festive party for the little ones with colorful projects like a kids' table mat and hanging hoops and tasty treats: ribbon dessert, ice cream sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly on cornbread. D
8:30 pm 
Scrapbook Memories  "Stickers"  Melissa Inman creates frames and shapes from word strip stickers. Barbara Kotsos creates an Andy Warhol effect with a computer.G
9:00 pm 
America Sews with Sue Hausmann  "Quilting Made Easy"  Guests Marilyn Deas and Kothy Hafersat share tips for marking and quilting fleece and creating a shaggy vest on the quilting frame.G
9:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Christmas Eve Snow"  Happy little church tucked into a bed of snow, evergreens and mountains; another fine Bob Ross classic. D
10:00 pm 
Master Class at Johnson & Wales  "About Salt"  Johnson & Wales chefs show why salt is no ordinary ingredient as they create some extraordinary recipes with it. First recipe comes from an age-old Mediterranean custom in which salt is cooked in a case of salt, creating exceptionally succulent, moist meat. Then it's a lesson in brining, a technique that infuses tremendous moisture and flavor into meat and seafood. D
10:30 pm 
Baking with Julia   Beatrice Ojakangas prepares Danish pastry pockets, Danish braid, Norwegian potato crepe, potato lefse and Swedish oatmeal hardtack. D
11:01 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 7. Genetics of Development"  Organisms as different as flies, fish, and humans share a set of genes, known as a genetic toolkit, which guides development. This session presents new perspectives on the remarkable similarity in these molecules and processes and the ethical questions involved in this research. D
11:30 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 8. Cell Biology and Cancer"  Cancers result when genes required for normal cell function are mutated and the resulting cells undergo other changes ultimately leading to uncontrolled division. This session reveals new information on normal cell function, proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and their role in the cell cycle, and current research in drug design for specific cancers. D
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
12:00 am 
1:00 am 
1:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   A Tribute to Isaac Hayes & Bernie Mac. D
2:00 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
3:00 am 
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
4:00 am 
Scully/The World Show  "Paul Tellier"  On a past edition of the show, Bob asked Jack Welch to comment on management mistakes in Iraq. This week, he asks another of the world's top chief executives, Paul Tellier, to do the same with Afghanistan. Tellier, who sits on many multinational boards, including RioTinto, has just spent considerable time and effort in Kabul, to review Canada's military mission, as James Baker and Lee Hamilton did in Bagdad for their government. D
4:30 am 
Scully/The World Show  "Dr. David Fleiszer"  For women, few things are more terrifying than being diagnosed with breast cancer. Equally so, few things are more frustrating than waiting for the medical system to deliver that diagnosis. However, as Bob's guest this week, Dr. David Fleiszer, Director of the Cedars Breast Centre at McGill University, makes clear, the effort to improve the system of detection and diagnosis has made significant steps forward in recent years. D
5:00 am 
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
6:00 am 
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
7:00 am 
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
8:00 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
9:00 am 
Tavis Smiley   David Maraniss (journalist/author)/George Lopez (actor/comedian). D
9:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   A Tribute to Isaac Hayes & Bernie Mac. D
10:00 am 
Scully/The World Show  "Paul Tellier"  On a past edition of the show, Bob asked Jack Welch to comment on management mistakes in Iraq. This week, he asks another of the world's top chief executives, Paul Tellier, to do the same with Afghanistan. Tellier, who sits on many multinational boards, including RioTinto, has just spent considerable time and effort in Kabul, to review Canada's military mission, as James Baker and Lee Hamilton did in Bagdad for their government. D
10:30 am 
Scully/The World Show  "Dr. David Fleiszer"  For women, few things are more terrifying than being diagnosed with breast cancer. Equally so, few things are more frustrating than waiting for the medical system to deliver that diagnosis. However, as Bob's guest this week, Dr. David Fleiszer, Director of the Cedars Breast Centre at McGill University, makes clear, the effort to improve the system of detection and diagnosis has made significant steps forward in recent years. D
11:00 am 
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
12:00 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
1:00 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
2:00 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
3:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Going Deep"  Decades of effort culminated in the deep sub Alvin reaching the ocean floor. This program also peers forward to what comes next now that Alvin is retiring.G
3:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Chimp Minds"  This program investigates how an animal that shares most of a human's genes may have a different learning pattern.G
4:00 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
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "MiGs"  Cuttlefish are shape-shifting creatures that can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and kill with lightning-fast speed. Changing color as well as shape, they blend into any background.G
6:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Going Deep"  Decades of effort culminated in the deep sub Alvin reaching the ocean floor. This program also peers forward to what comes next now that Alvin is retiring.G
6:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Chimp Minds"  This program investigates how an animal that shares most of a human's genes may have a different learning pattern.G
7:00 pm 
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
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9:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Idaho Getaways"  We asked each of our producers to choose a favorite Idaho Getaway. Bruce Reichert found solitude on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with a September float trip. John Crancer swung into the saddle on a century old guest ranch in eastern Idaho, helping herd cattle. Joan Cartan-Hansen sought a more urban habitat with her son and daughter, exploring resort opportunities in northern Idaho. Jim Peck crossed the Bitterroot Mountains, in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark. And Marcia Franklin found timeless outdoor adventures in the Sawtooth valley. Along the way, each of them found ways to break free from the ordinary, in a state that's known for its adventurous spirit.G
10:00 pm 
NOVA  "MiGs"  Cuttlefish are shape-shifting creatures that can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and kill with lightning-fast speed. Changing color as well as shape, they blend into any background.G
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Going Deep"  Decades of effort culminated in the deep sub Alvin reaching the ocean floor. This program also peers forward to what comes next now that Alvin is retiring.G
11:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Chimp Minds"  This program investigates how an animal that shares most of a human's genes may have a different learning pattern.G

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