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May 15, 2012
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2:00 am 
Johnny Carson: American Masters   This profile draws from the personal archives of the late host of late-night television and from all the episodes of "The Tonight Show" from 1970-1992. Clues about his life, stories about his childhood and early days in the business can be found there - as well as in the expansive family albums and memorabilia. This is interspersed with original interviews with friends, colleagues, and his wives, as well as performers who appeared on the show.G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Bubblefest"  It's Bubblefest on Sesame Street and Alan and Chris are the leaders of the festivities. Telly is excited since he has never blown a bubble before. Everyone starts blowing bubbles but when Telly gives it a try, he blows way too hard and is unable to make a bubble. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Hello, Doggie!"  When Sid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they're talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, like using body language, making sounds, and barking!. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore!"  Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. D

6:00 am 
Nature  "The White Lions"  Deprived of protective coloring on Africa's grasslands, the rare white lions born there seldom live to maturity. In South Africa's Kruger National Park, two white sister cubs seem to be beating the odds as cameras follow their family group consisting of their mother, aunt and the aunt's cubs. The two adult females must be extra vigilant and wily to raise their offspring without a male to protect them.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Greece's Peloponnese"  On the Peloponnese Peninsula, Ricks visits the old port town of Nafplio, time-trips through the ruins of Olympia, and takes center stage at the preserved theater at Epidauros.G

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Vienna and the Danube"  Rudy takes in Hapsburg palaces, coffee houses and Strauss waltzes, rides in a carriage and listens to Mozart concerts.G

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Palms in the Desert"  Palm trees have long been a symbol of the desert and, more importantly, a sign of water to a weary desert traveler. In this episode, ecologist Jim Cornett joins host David Yetman for a look around California's Coachella Valley, the lowest and hottest inhabited place in the Northern Hemisphere. After a walk around Palm Springs to examine the area's most famous residents, Yetman heads for the largest undisturbed palm oasis on Earth, Palm Canyon. D

8:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Onions Make The Meal/Le Cipolle Fanno Il Pasto"  Mary Ann visits Guy's garden to harvest a fresh crop of onions for two of her favorite recipes. Then it's nella cucina, where she creates a masterpiece of pastry and vegetables: the Onion Tart. And what do to with those big fat onions? Neapolitan-Style Onions, of course. D

9:00 am 
Baking Made Easy  "Christmas Breads for the Holidays"  Whether in Italy or New York, baking is always better with family around. This Christmas, Lauren bakes Panetone, and Quick and Easy Yeasted Coffee Cake. D

9:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Mexican Picnic"  What's on the menu at a typical Mexican picnic? Are some foods, like hot dogs and hamburgers, universal? Turn your backyard into a little slice of Mexico by tweaking some old stand-bys. Recipes will include: Ancho Chile Mexican Hamburgers with Lime Aioli; Pickled Onion and Potato Salad; Garabatos or "Scribbles" Cookies. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Seafood in a Skillet"  Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to learn how to buy the best scallops. Test cook Becky Hays then demystifies how to make perfect Pan-Seared Scallops. Next, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the Maillard reaction and what it really means. D

10:30 am 
Garden Smart   There is nothing like the taste of vegetables picked fresh. If you think you have no room for a vegetable patch, join GardenSMART and our visiting expert, who shows us how to get great yields and beauty from vegetables grown in containers. D

11:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "The John Cowan Band"  Bluegrass, Newgrass, Gospelgrass, Rock N' Rollgrass true innovators like John Cowan break boundaries, personifying innovation. COWAN's musical journey has made him one of the most unique vocal artists of his generation. COWAN rose to fame singing for New Grass Revival, introducing fans to an explosive, experimental brand of bluegrass - Newgrass! On his own, John has recorded critically acclaimed albums genre-bending and blending the musical spectrum to stretch his creativity and showcase his singular vocal ability. D

11:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Israel: Songs from the Holy Land"  Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar travels to Jerusalem and northern Israel to discover the sights and sounds of a region rich with ancient history and religious significance. Israel is a land of contrasts and conflicts: between tradition and modernity, war and peace, spirituality and secularism. The popular band Hadag Nahash blends hip-hop, funk and soul with politically expedient Hebrew lyrics to draw attention to the complex issues facing Israeli society. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Cowmonster Pair"  Elmo and Telly are at Hooper's store when Little Bo Peep comes looking for her cow. Elmo and Telly offer to help her and decide to call themselves the Cowmonster Pair! Luis comes along and sings about animal tracks. Now Elmo and Telly have their first clue! They find animal tracks on the ground, but when Telly tosses his lasso around an animal, it's a chicken, not a cow! Luis gives them another clue and sings about tracks that are kind of round. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Fast Friends/T. Rex Teeth"  Fast Friends - Buddy, Tiny, and Mom ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Oren and Ollie Ornithomimus, some of the fastest dinosaurs ever! Our kids love meeting the fast-moving and fast-talking twins. T. rex Teeth - When Buddy loses a tooth, Mom takes him to Rexville to ask his Tyrannosaurus friends all about T. rex teeth. They explain that he'll grow new teeth to replace the old ones. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Super Why! and the Little Mermaid"  Pig feels different from his friends, which makes him very sad. The Super Readers dive into the story The Little Mermaid to talk with someone whose tail sets her apart from kids on land. As the Super Readers explore the ocean floor with The Little Mermaid, Pig slowly begins to see why being different can be special and the journey to the depths of the sea teaches him a lesson he can use right in his own backyard. D

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation"  A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things! Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Zig-Zagged"  Chris and Martin get caught in the middle of a Zebra stampede, and when the dust clears, a lone baby Zebra is left behind. The Wild Kratts must find the young zebra's herd and return him to his mom. Along the way, they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world and how the zebra's stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage. D

3:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Butterflies"  Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists will answer students' questions about butterflies. Cartan-Hansen will be joined by Steve Burns, Director of Zoo Boise, and Dr. Paul Castrovillo, an entomologist and Insect Curator at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History at the College of Idaho.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Five-time Grammy nominee, David Benoit and host Scott Houston discuss composing original songs using "Kei's Song" as an example. Scott shares a tip on blues chord variation. Karl Propst provides insights on playing Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire. D

4:00 pm 
Game Changers   The program tells of a pilot program in to identify high-ability people in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), fund their training at four universities and create new teacher-preparation programs that focus on the skills and knowledge needed in the Information Age. Follow the individuals who received a $30,000 stipend, completed the newly created master's degree program, then worked in Indiana's high-need rural and urban schools.G

5:00 pm 
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6:00 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

7:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunt for the Supertwister"  A NOVA camera team chases storms across the Midwest to capture hair-raising footage of destructive twisters in action. The show focuses on the multi-pronged efforts of two University of Oklahoma scientists to improve the forecasting of twisters - one that uses supercomputers to model virtual tornadoes, another that sends out storm-chasers to gather live data from real storms.G

8:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Games Machines Play"  Alan Alda attends contests between machines and humans, mostly students who build them. He watches robots play soccer; visits a human-powered submarine contest; and observes small machines that must prove their efficiency at lowering a beam.G

9:00 pm 
Game Changers   The program tells of a pilot program in to identify high-ability people in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), fund their training at four universities and create new teacher-preparation programs that focus on the skills and knowledge needed in the Information Age. Follow the individuals who received a $30,000 stipend, completed the newly created master's degree program, then worked in Indiana's high-need rural and urban schools.G

10:00 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

11:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunt for the Supertwister"  A NOVA camera team chases storms across the Midwest to capture hair-raising footage of destructive twisters in action. The show focuses on the multi-pronged efforts of two University of Oklahoma scientists to improve the forecasting of twisters - one that uses supercomputers to model virtual tornadoes, another that sends out storm-chasers to gather live data from real storms.G

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