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August 14, 2012
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2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Curious George and the Invisible Sound/Curious George, A Peeling Monkey"  Curious George and the Invisible Sound - While trying to record different animal sounds in the country, George discovers some amazing things about the dynamics of sound: the closer he gets, the louder the sound; the further away he is, the quieter the sound. Then he discovers one he's never heard before. He follows the direction of the sound throughout the house until he finds. D
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Down on the Farm/Martha Runs Away"  Down on the Farm - Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa CK on his farm. Martha Runs Away - When Helen gets mad, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away.G
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Franscent"  Francine ruins both her science project and Lisa's. The two rivals need find a way to work together on a new project or they'll both fail. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Theme Park Wham-Page/Chuck Makes A Buck"  Theme Park Wham-Page - Becky and Bob are anxiously waiting in line for their chance to ride The Coaster-- the ultimate new roller coaster ride. The Whammer's enthusiasm for chocolate hot dogs and hi-striker machines at the park could ruin a totally fun day. Will WordGirl forfeit her chance to ride the coaster in order to stop the Whammer destroying the park? Vocabulary Words: Patience, Enthusiastic. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "A Huge Orange Problem"  While Chris and Martin are off searching for the endangered Orangutan in the deep forests of Borneo, back at the Tortuga HQ Aviva, Koki and Jimmy get carried away swinging on vines and their muscles so get incredibly sore that they can't do anything. The bros attempt to rush back with the first aid kit but a huge orangutan keeps tossing them back into the forest. Here they learn that orangutans use a special leaf and chew it into a lotion to ease muscle soreness, and return with this orangutan medicine to help their friends. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Cool It"  (topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks?"  Someone has just stolen Ruff's garden gnome and he's determined to get it back! In fact, he's so obsessed that he hasn't bathed in several days and is covered in flies-prompting Charlene to send him some fly swatters. Ruff sends Emmie and Marco to the Amherst College Museum of Natural History to analyze the footprints left behind by the perpetrator who stole the garden gnome; while Rubye and Shreya try to barter the flyswatters for something better that Ruff can give to Charlene. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   A rebound for retailers as they post their first monthly sales gain since March. New York Correspondent Erika Miller has details. "Hope and despair" is how one of our guests tonight describes what's happening in the markets. D
5:54 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Irish Tenors Ellis Island   Anthony Kearns, Ronan Tynan and Finar Wright perform on Ellis Island, remembering millions of immigrants who came to this country, Irish and non-Irish. The performance features music that would have been popular in the New York neighborhoods of the early 1900s.G
8:30 pm 
Loreena McKennitt: A Moveable Musical Feast   This performance documentary offers a look at the Canadian singer-songwriter's live act. Behind-the-scenes interviews with McKennitt, band members, crew and colleagues reveal the rigors of touring as her 2007 An Ancient Muse tour begins.G
9:00 pm 
Brit Floyd   Billed as the "world's greatest Pink Floyd show," the show features lasers, smoke machines, video montages of Floyd, and music drawn from the whole Pink Floyd discography. A Toronto fan and reviewer said the group is musically "absolutely spot on" and the original voices "emulated with eerie accuracy."G
10:30 pm 
Afterglow   This film tells of five college friends who combine their rock musical talents to become Afterglow, and even make an album in 1969. Each band member goes on to other careers and only recently learned their music has developed a fan base across the globe. After 40 years they are playing together again and developing a new generation of fans.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Sniff and Seek/Aye Aye!"  Sniff and Seek - Nick's most favourite smell is chocolate chip cookies! But what is Sally's? She's not sure. What better way to find out than by playing sniff and seek with a skunk! Cat introduces Nick and Sally to Whiffy, and in the adventure of finding Sally's favourite smell they discover how good Whiffy is at protecting himself with his very own special smell. Aye Aye! - Nick and Sally are making Halloween masks, but they want to make them really scary. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Kerhonk"  When Martin's and Chris' Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey's role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature - his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other. D
3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Playful Dolphin"  Wyland connects science and art together using composition and perspective.G
3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is sacred and inspirational songs. Host, Scott Houston demonstrates a tip called The Gospel Walk-Up. Scott and his guests also show viewers how to play "Jesus Loves Me" and "Down By The Riverside. D
4:00 pm 
Global Spirit (Expired)  "The Mystical Experience"  From Moses on the mountain, to Jesus in the desert to Mohammed in his cave, "the mystical experience" has been acknowledged as the core event that forms the foundation of many great religions. In this Global Spirit program, host Phil Cousineau joins Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man and sufi mystic Maata Lynn Barron to shed light on some of the common attributes of those who yearn for and reach, however momentarily, what they describe as a direct experience of God or the Divine. "The Mystical Experience" explores both experiential and analytical approaches to this rich subject. D
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "Can We Make It to Mars?"  Astrophysicist, author and director of New York's Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson returns as host for this science magazine series. The opening episode looks at whether humans can reach Mars alive, traveling two to three years while facing deadly conditions. The show also looks at innovations for keeping space travelers alive.G
7:00 pm 
22nd Century   This program is about technological advances taking place today that within our lifetimes will significantly change the way humans live and interact. Many scientists and futurists believe we are on the verge of a technological explosion so profound that life will become unrecognizable, and that in the next 100 years, we may experience as much technological change as has occurred over the course of human history.G
8:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "You Can Make It On Your Own"  Host Alan Alda sees how villagers in rural India are able to use computers to monitor the quality of their food and water. He visits with children who use computers to write and play music.G
9:00 pm 
Global Spirit (Expired)  "The Mystical Experience"  From Moses on the mountain, to Jesus in the desert to Mohammed in his cave, "the mystical experience" has been acknowledged as the core event that forms the foundation of many great religions. In this Global Spirit program, host Phil Cousineau joins Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man and sufi mystic Maata Lynn Barron to shed light on some of the common attributes of those who yearn for and reach, however momentarily, what they describe as a direct experience of God or the Divine. "The Mystical Experience" explores both experiential and analytical approaches to this rich subject. D
10:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "Can We Make It to Mars?"  Astrophysicist, author and director of New York's Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson returns as host for this science magazine series. The opening episode looks at whether humans can reach Mars alive, traveling two to three years while facing deadly conditions. The show also looks at innovations for keeping space travelers alive.G
11:00 pm 
22nd Century   This program is about technological advances taking place today that within our lifetimes will significantly change the way humans live and interact. Many scientists and futurists believe we are on the verge of a technological explosion so profound that life will become unrecognizable, and that in the next 100 years, we may experience as much technological change as has occurred over the course of human history.G
2:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Kepler to Einstein"  From Kepler's laws and the theory of tides, to Einstein's general theory of relativity, into black holes, and beyond. D
2:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Harmony of the Spheres"  A last lingering look back at mechanics to see new connections between old discoveries. D
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Judgment and Decision Making"  Analyzes the decision making process and human intuition through interviews with leading authorities who reveal how and why people make good and bad decisions.G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Motivation and Emotion"  Reviews what researchers are discovering about why people act and feel as they do, from the exhilaration of love to the agony of failure.G
4:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Moving On - Part 1"  When her father is deployed overseas, Carole has to say goodbye to Pine Hollow and Starlight, possibly also putting an end to the Saddle Club. Part 1 of 2G
4:30 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
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Franscent"  Francine ruins both her science project and Lisa's. The two rivals need find a way to work together on a new project or they'll both fail. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Cool It"  (topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. D
6:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Special Spuds"  Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes. D
6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving"  Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to a slow and easy Thanksgiving with Braised Turkey and makes Bread Stuffing for a crowd. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oven thermometers in the Equipment Corner. D
7:00 pm 
Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen  "Bombay Blast"  More than 5000 years ago, a potter in Central Asia made a tall, urn-shaped, incredibly efficient clay barbecue pit-the origin of the Indian tandoor. Today, tandoori, Indian barbecue, is enjoyed from New Delhi to New Caledonia to New York. This show features tandoori salmon (washed with garlic water and marinated in spices, yogurt, and chickpea flour). D
7:30 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Food Memories"  Joanne remembers her trips to Italy and with her student Di shows us a classic pizza strata and a dessert inspired by limoncello. Recipes: Green Salad with Garlic croutons and Balsamic Red Wine Dressing, Pizza Strata, and Lemon Sorbet and Vanilla Ice Cream with Limoncello. Student: Di Harris, Retired Nanny. D
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Simple Sash"  Restoring the windows in an old mill is a challenging bit of joinery made simple by the guide stick system. D
8:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine"  Rick climbs Roman ruins in Nimes, explores a papal palace in Avignon, and savors vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. He crosses acres of wispy vineyards, explores the Cotes du Rhone and seeks out more wonders of the South of France.G
9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Napa Valley, California"  Napa Valley is the home to some of our most innovative chefs. Burt tours the valley and introduces us to some of the signature dishes at the best restaurants. We find out why California is the nation's leading dairy state, meet one of the most successful wine makers and find out how prohibition saved the business. D
9:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Special Spuds"  Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving"  Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to a slow and easy Thanksgiving with Braised Turkey and makes Bread Stuffing for a crowd. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oven thermometers in the Equipment Corner. D
10:30 pm 
Kimchi Chronicles  "The Seoul Food Chronicles"  This fast-paced episode features the best of South Korea's innovative capital city - from royal court cuisine to late-night drinks and snacks consumed exclusively in pop-up tents. Marja and Jean-Georges also share their favorite historic temples and palaces, enjoy the striking fashion and even take a spin in an amusement park. Seoul, located just 30 miles from the 38th Parallel that separates North and South Korea, is also home to Doorei, the Vongerichten's favorite restaurant in Korea. D
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Flavor Fiesta"  It's a party when Joanne and her student Cheryl get together. Joanne adds a sweet crisp twist to classic guacamole, shows how to improve a store bought stock to elevate tortilla soup, and then the party really begins with muddled cherry margaritas Recipes: Sweet Pea Guacamole, Tortilla Soup with Pork Meatballs, Tortillas and Cheddar, and Fresh Cherry Margaritas. Student: Cheryl Kovelchik, Entertainment Marketing. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine"  Rick climbs Roman ruins in Nimes, explores a papal palace in Avignon, and savors vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. He crosses acres of wispy vineyards, explores the Cotes du Rhone and seeks out more wonders of the South of France.G
2:00 pm 
Nature  "Frogs: The Thin Green Line"  Frogs have been hopping the planet for millions of years. Suddenly, they are slipping away - one-third of our amphibians are gone and more are disappearing daily. Ecosystems are beginning to unravel and medical cures are vanishing. Scientists around the world mobilize to stem the tide.G
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Saving The Bay  "Marvel of Nature (Prehistory-1848)"  Robert Redford narrates this four-part miniseries that examines the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast of both North and South America, and the most invaded aquatic ecosystem in North America - California's San Francisco Bay. Photo-realistic animation illustrates the formation of the Bay following the last Ice Age. The episode introduces the first inhabitants of the shores, and continues through European exploration and settlement - Spanish, Russian and American. Part 1 of 4G
6:00 pm 
Saving The Bay  "Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906)"  San Francisco explodes into maturity as a major metropolis following the California Gold Rush. Establishing the infrastructure to support the instant city means radical change for San Francisco Bay. By 1900, the Bay is the center of a broad economic empire on the Pacific. Part 2 of 4G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Wooden Boats, Wondrous Lakes"  We follow the wake of classic boats, with their graceful lines, across Idaho's big lakes, and we meet the people who have made the restoration of wooden boats their passion. The hour-long program visits wooden boat shows in McCall, Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint, and explores the character of these wooden works of art.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:24 pm 
Alana Nichols: My Competitive Spirit Kicked In  "Medal Quest"  Alana Nichols of the women's wheelchair basketball team admits she likes going, "really fast." I love feeling my heart beat," she says. Her competitive spirit took over when she started playing wheelchair athletics and now she's the first woman to win gold in both the Summer and Winter Paralympics. D
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Saving The Bay  "Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906)"  San Francisco explodes into maturity as a major metropolis following the California Gold Rush. Establishing the infrastructure to support the instant city means radical change for San Francisco Bay. By 1900, the Bay is the center of a broad economic empire on the Pacific. Part 2 of 4G

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