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7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of Slovenia"  In the little-visited and underrated alpine country, Rick begins in the capital city of Ljubljana, enjoys the mountain resort of Lake Bled, ventures into the Julian Alps, goes spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swims with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Madrid"  The Spanish capital Madrid welcomes us with grand plazas and sparkling fountains. First stop is the Prado, one of Europe's great museums and home to Goya, El Greco and Velazquez. We tour El Palacio Real, the seat the Spanish empire, and the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, a fascinating hoard of art treasures hidden away in the center of the city. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Tracks in the Shifting Sand"  Explore one of the largest dune fields in North America at the Imperial Sand Dunes National Recreation Area. The Algodones Dunes in Southern California stretch across more than two hundred square miles and are visited by more than 1.4 million people each year, most of whom use some sort of off-road vehicle. A state highway splits the northern part of the dune field between wilderness and recreational area, but the task of monitoring the usage creates problems of its own. D

8:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "15-Minute Fajitas"  Are you really hungry right this minute? Well today we're showing you how to make "really fast fajitas". Yes, it's true, 15 minutes is all it takes. Top them off with fresh, homemade guacamole and you're in for a real lip smacking treat. D

9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Urban Gardening (Detroit, MI)"  As cities across America fend off the impact of economic blight, many are finding that gardens are providing one of the fastest roads to recovery. They're providing an emotional boost to citizens, food for the hungry and instant beauty to areas while lifting spirits and enthusiasm for a better tomorrow. Detroit is a landmark city making huge strides through its gardens and programs built around them. D

9:30 am 
This American Land  "Bison Homecoming, Preserving Tribal Languages, Peregrine Protection, Soaring with Paragliders"  One hundred years after Native American Michael Pablo sent his captive bison herd to Canada to help preserve the dwindling species, dozens of their descendants are released into the bison herd on the American Prairie Reserve in northern Montana.G

10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Breakfast Breads"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Morning Buns. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of pancake mix. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for muffin tins. D

10:30 am 
Tracks Ahead  "Adobe Mountain Railroad Park"  Visit one of the largest model railroad clubs in the country where you'll find a gauge for everyone; visit a mountain top in the Peach State where a husband and wife have built a dream layout; ride an Idaho rail line up the scenic gorge of the Payette River; and look in at a huge 7 and a half inch gauge railroad operation. D

11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Bill & Maggie Anderson; Lorri Carter Bennett & Ronnie Williams; Bluestone. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The All Our Senses Club"  Telly, Elmo, and Rosita have formed the Excellent Eyes Club so they can use their eyes to help people on Sesame Street. First they find Leela who is having trouble finding one of her gardening gloves. The Excellent Eyes Club comes through for her and finds the glove. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "King Cryolophosaurus/Buddy The Tracker"  King Cryolophosaurus - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley. Buddy the Tracker - Buddy and Don are "footprint detectives" as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Aladdin"  Princess Pea is wishing for a playhouse to appear but no matter how many times she waves her wand, nothing happens! The Super Readers fly into the story of Aladdin to catch up with a lucky lad who's about to have all his wishes come true - courtesy of an amazing magic lamp! With the help of their literacy powers, the Super Readers dive inside the lamp to meet the genie himself. But will the Super Readers succeed in helping Aladdin get his wish, or will his dreams go up in smoke? Educational Objectives: To learn about taking the initiative. The alphabet is explored and kids practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Stripy Safari/Wool"  Stripy Safari - Nick and Sally set off on a safari with The Cat in the Hat to find all kinds of stripes. Along the way, Sally and Nick discover that stripes mean different things to different animals - the stripes of Jake the coral snake tells other animals to stay away, and Zelda and Zoran's zebra stripes help them to identify each other. And best of all, Cat discovers that his stripes are just right for him! Wool - Nick wants to learn how to knit a scarf like Sally, but they've run out of wool! A visit to Finola's Farm is the perfect place to get more. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Birds of a Feather"  When Aviva reveals that dancing is just not her thing, Chris and Martin set out in the New Guinea forest to inspire her to give dancing a try by uncovering some of the greatest dancers in the creature world - the Birds of Paradise. They soon find that the male birds use their showy bright feathers and extraordinary dances to display to potential female mates that they are healthy and strong. But when the gang gets caught up in Donita's plan to capture these fashionable birds for her latest clothing line, Aviva must put her dancing skills on the line to save them. D

3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Humpback and Calf"  Inspiring creativity using light and shadows to create 3 dimensional effects.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is Rock & Roll. Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," The Beach Boys' "California Girls" as well as a great Boogie Woogie Riff made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis. Featured artists include Dave Powers and Nat Kerr. D

4:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal It"  This film explores the world of animal senses and animal intelligence. We may think we're the smartest creatures on earth but animals often see and hear far more than we can. Their senses are more finely tuned and their responses much faster. D

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Nature  "Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story"  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson's book about an orphaned lion cub named Elsa and the lion's later release back into the wild, this film follows the challenges of making the award-winning movie from the book. It also looks at the real-life drama Joy and her husband faced as pioneering conservationists.G

7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal It"  This film explores the world of animal senses and animal intelligence. We may think we're the smartest creatures on earth but animals often see and hear far more than we can. Their senses are more finely tuned and their responses much faster. D

8:00 pm 
The Bird Guys with Vern and Bob   The Bird Guys, Bob Shriber and Vern Laux, in their unique and entertaining way, chase the Peregrine Falcon on its southern migration from Monhegan Island in Maine, to Martha's Vineyard Island in Massachusetts to the Florida Keys. On their journey Bob and Vern bump into loads of people and birds. The show is fun to watch and educational. D

8:30 pm 
Buffalo Bill's American West   This exploration of Buffalo Bill Cody's legacy is told through iconic images and artifacts of the American West from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody. High-definition footage of artistic masterworks and narration by singer/songwriter Ed Bruce help paint a portrait of the man who embodied the spirit of the West, while telling the story of western expansion.G

9:00 pm 
Changing Seas  "Alien Invaders"  In the waters of the western Atlantic and Caribbean, a voracious alien predator has taken hold. Native to the Indo-Pacific, the invasive lionfish is a major threat to biodiversity and the health of already stressed coral reef ecosysteMs.. D

9:30 pm 
Changing Seas  "Reef Revival"  In the emerging science of coral reef restoration, marine biologists and resource managers are discovering naturally occurring mechanisms that promote coral growth and restore ecological balance in these gardens of the sea. D

10:00 pm 
Nature  "Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story"  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson's book about an orphaned lion cub named Elsa and the lion's later release back into the wild, this film follows the challenges of making the award-winning movie from the book. It also looks at the real-life drama Joy and her husband faced as pioneering conservationists.G

11:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal It"  This film explores the world of animal senses and animal intelligence. We may think we're the smartest creatures on earth but animals often see and hear far more than we can. Their senses are more finely tuned and their responses much faster. D

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