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April 15, 2012
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4:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Edible Landscapes (Los Altos, CA & Mt. Vernon, WA)"  One undeniable and popular trend today is making the most of all your garden space. Today's landscape is not only beautiful but functional too. The edible landscape is the new buzzword and it's sweeping the country as emboldened gardeners spice up their designs with culinary classics. D
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "An Optimist for Our Times"  Angela Blackwell has spent her adult life advocating practical ways to fulfill America's promise of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" for all. Now, with our middle class struggling, poverty rising, and inequality growing, the founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, an influential research center, finds reasons for hope in the face of these hard realities. On this week's Moyers & Company (check local listings), Bill Moyers and Blackwell discuss what fuels her optimism. D
6:00 pm 
William and Mary   It is Brendan's 18th birthday and the family prepares a house party to celebrate. William is keen to finally meet Kate's new boyfriend.G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Seeking Refuge"  Nature's scenes and sounds are captured on film in Idaho's six natural wildlife refuges. Hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, plus more who find nesting sites in the refuges, also attract birdwatchers, scientists and others to these special places.G
7:29 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Arctic White Geese/Paragliding Race/Treeverse"  The episode follows a group of volunteers, who for 13 years have been documenting Arctic geese that migrate through the Malheur Refuge where they find geese from Russia and Canada. Then paragliders fill the skies as they compete to reach GPS waypoints spread between Jacksonville and Medford.G
8:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "Angela Buchdahl, Rick Warren and Yasir Qadhi"  Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Sheik Yasir Qadhi all have complex family histories that shaped their religious beliefs. Research into their roots unearths a story about the spiritual foundations of the United States and the struggle to achieve the ideal of religious freedom and tolerance. Part 5 of 10G
9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"  This psychological thriller about provincial choirmaster John Jasper's obsession with 17-year-old Rosa Bud and the lengths to which he will go to attain her was left unfinished by Charles Dickens' death. Rosa Bud is in love with Edwin Drood, Jasper's young ward whom the older man dreams of killing. Drood disappears, apparently through foul play. Now writer Gwyneth Hughes follows in the footsteps of other brave wordsmiths, and provides an ending for this tale.G
11:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Old Fossils"  UCOS reopens a case of a paleontologist said to have died in a fall at the Natural History Museum during a corporate event. A new examination of the post mortem suggests the fossil bird specialist may have died from a blow to the head.G
4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Venice: Serene, Decadent, and Still Kicking"  Rick traces the city's history. He visits famous tourist haunts and experiences places sought out by local residents in this opening episode of a new season of shows.G
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Deadliest Tornadoes"  NOVA examines tornado science in the wake of April 2011's outbreak of deadly winds that leave a trail of destruction and kill more than 360 people. While meeting with victims and scientists, the program looks at possible improvements in tornado prediction and ways to better protect people and communities.G
6:00 pm 
Titanic with Len Goodman   Once a welder for the company that built the ship, the "Dancing With the Stars" judge examines the impact of the sinking on the thousands of affected families. He reveals tales from among the handpicked men who helped build the ship and then died with her, and the ship's band. He uncovers the stories of 700 emigrants on board, and descendants of wealthy ancestors who survived the tragedy, only to pay for their lives with their reputations.G
7:00 pm 
Saving The Titanic   With an ensemble cast and based on eyewitness accounts, this historical drama seeks to tell what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision through the story of nine men from the engineering crew. These men fight to hold back the sea and keep the ship's power systems running even as they learn that all is lost.G
8:00 pm 
Michael Graves: The Warehouse   The architect and designer opens the door to his private home in Princeton, New Jersey, which serves a a showpiece for Graves' interests and influences. The once derelict warehouse is now a living space, marrying the structure's original 1920s artisanal design with his personal touches. His private tour includes his cherished collections.G
8:30 pm 
Young Lincoln   Historians share their insight into Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his close family bonds and personal tragedies that helped shape his attitudes, mold his character and cast a dark shadow of depression on his adult life.G
9:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "El Paso, TX - Hour Three"  Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford discuss styles and values of vintage spurs against the backdrop of Indian Cliff Ranch. At the convention center highlights include a 1775 Revolutionary War canteen; an 1834 last will of historic Alamo fighter Ben Milam; and a 1787 Debbe Poor sampler, the oldest sampler on record from Andover, Massachusetts, valued at $40,000. Part 3 of 3G
10:00 pm 
Titanic with Len Goodman   Once a welder for the company that built the ship, the "Dancing With the Stars" judge examines the impact of the sinking on the thousands of affected families. He reveals tales from among the handpicked men who helped build the ship and then died with her, and the ship's band. He uncovers the stories of 700 emigrants on board, and descendants of wealthy ancestors who survived the tragedy, only to pay for their lives with their reputations.G
11:00 pm 
Saving The Titanic   With an ensemble cast and based on eyewitness accounts, this historical drama seeks to tell what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision through the story of nine men from the engineering crew. These men fight to hold back the sea and keep the ship's power systems running even as they learn that all is lost.G
5:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8  "Facilitating Discussion"  Students in Tanya Schnabl's sixth–grade language arts class in rural Sherburne, New York, become involved with Among the Hidden, Margaret Peterson Haddix's futuristic text. As Schnabl encourages discussion of the text on many levels, the students move beyond their first impressions of the book to internalize lessons and make them their own. D
5:18 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8  "Seminar Discussion"  Dorothy Franklin's diverse seventh–grade language arts classroom in the heart of Chicago focuses on Langston Hughes's short story, "Passing." Franklin encourages her students to take on the perspective of the characters in the text, with some surprising and satisfying results. D
5:37 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8  "Dramatic Tableaux"  This program features the seventh–grade Berlin, Maryland, classroom of Dr. Jan Currence. Currence and her students delve into Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963. Currence first models and then engages students in tableau activities, in which students draw on their experiences to bring the text to life for others. D
6:00 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "Loy Krathong Festival at Sukhothai"  Thai Hom Mali Rice, Red Curry Chicken, Thai style Omelets and Sauteed Broccoli with Bacon are made.G
6:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Sunday Comfort Meals"  Why rush? Sunday meals are all about comfort, familiar dishes made with love and eaten with family and friends. On top of the list is Roast Chicken Stuffed with Zucchini and Cheese to keep it moist and flavorful. Deviled Bones sounds gothic, but it's meaty, tender short ribs coated with a kick of mustard for heat. D
7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Lisbon and the Algarve"  Rick explores Lisbon, a mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. He finds salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mixed with ornate architecture recalling the days when Portugal was a world power. On the coast, Rick visits the Algarve, explores Cape Sagres and savors pristine beaches.G
7:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Greece - Cruising The Isles"  A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliche, but not when Joseph and the crew of Travelscope make landing on some of the Goddess Athena's special children. There's plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to pull the small cruise ship right up to the docks and discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and the people who inhabit them. There's always a story to be told and a laugh to share around a table of great food, local wine and music. D
8:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Shape and Form"  After pointing out examples at the Garden Home Retreat, Allen heads to Kentucky for a tour of Churchill Downs race track. He also visits the Arkansas governor mansion, where bare root roses are being planted.G
8:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Repairing a Shower Valve; Rebuilding a Wobbly Stair Banister"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner repair her faulty shower valve. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner rebuild her wobbly stair banister. D
9:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Don't Forget The Yard"  Since the outside matters as much as the inside, Vicki and Sloan share their garden designs and vision. They get expert advice to keep the landscape environmentally friendly, personal and low maintenance. D
9:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Minty Holiday"  Host Katie Brown creates recipes and projects inspired by the festive red and white peppermint. In the Kitchen: refreshing mashed potato blend, rack of lamb with minty glaze, and Kim's thin mint cookies. Projects: Peppermint place settings and a tabletop sign that spells JOY. D
10:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Spring Flowers"  Liz Porter shares her techniques for using fusible web and windowing for a simple applique project. D
10:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Geranium-Mania"  Donna teaches how to paint geraniums using small brushes and her One Stroke techniques. Then turn ordinary clay flowerpots into works of art with easy to master shading techniques. D
11:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Beef Meets Grill"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make real Texas Barbecued Beef ribs at home. next, equipment expert Adam Reid reviews paper plates, and finally, Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to preparing perfectly char-Grilled steaks at home. D
11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Chicago: Chicago's Italian Beef Sandwich"  NULL
5:00 pm 
Civilian Conservation Corps: American Experience   Part of President Franklin Roosevelt's plan to put Americans to work, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provides more than three million jobs in natural resource conservation. The young men in the corps plant trees, build flood barriers, fight fires and maintain roads and trails. Archival images and personal accounts of CCC veterans relate the story of one of the boldest and most popular New Deal experiments.G
6:00 pm 
Wilderness: The Great Debate   For 40 years, the American West has been the nation's battleground for the preservation of wild lands. This one hour documentary explores a host of environmental issues in the American West. Robert Redford joins a cast of leading experts and activists on both sides of this complex conversation on the future of land management in American West and its affect on the planet. D
7:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Papa Mau: The Wayfinder"  In 1974, Hawaiians sailed the traditional voyaging canoe from Hawai'i to Tahiti and proved to the world that their ancestors had explored the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean by navigating with the stars. This is the story of the critical role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in that voyage, and the rebirth of Polynesian unity and pride that followed. The canoe was built by members of the newly formed Polynesian Voyaging Society, who dreamed of sailing in the way of their ancestors. Shortly thereafter, a search began for someone who could teach them the art of non-instrument navigation, which had been all but lost until they met Micronesian-born Mau, who agreed to share his knowledge.G
8:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Companeras"  COMPANERAS profiles America?s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. Founded in 1994, the 12 members of Reyna shatter age-old stereotypes while expanding the popularity of mariachi music. In a culture and a musical tradition that has always been male-dominated, these women are true pioneers, literally giving voice to Latinas. D
9:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Seeking Refuge"  Nature's scenes and sounds are captured on film in Idaho's six natural wildlife refuges. Hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, plus more who find nesting sites in the refuges, also attract birdwatchers, scientists and others to these special places.G
9:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Life on the River of No Return"  Host Marcia Franklin interviews Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, husband and wife filmmakers from McCall, about their NATURE documentary River of No Return. The couple, who spent more than a year in Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, discuss the making of the film, some of the highlights of their adventure, and some of the challenges they faced.G
10:00 pm 
Pacific Heartbeat  "Papa Mau: The Wayfinder"  In 1974, Hawaiians sailed the traditional voyaging canoe from Hawai'i to Tahiti and proved to the world that their ancestors had explored the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean by navigating with the stars. This is the story of the critical role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in that voyage, and the rebirth of Polynesian unity and pride that followed. The canoe was built by members of the newly formed Polynesian Voyaging Society, who dreamed of sailing in the way of their ancestors. Shortly thereafter, a search began for someone who could teach them the art of non-instrument navigation, which had been all but lost until they met Micronesian-born Mau, who agreed to share his knowledge.G
11:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Companeras"  COMPANERAS profiles America?s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. Founded in 1994, the 12 members of Reyna shatter age-old stereotypes while expanding the popularity of mariachi music. In a culture and a musical tradition that has always been male-dominated, these women are true pioneers, literally giving voice to Latinas. D

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