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May 16, 2012
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3:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Running Water: Landform Evolution"  Recognizes the roles human activity can play in intensifying or reducing flood danger, and describes the process by which streams and valleys are shaped and landscapes formed.G

3:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Political Parties: Mobilizing Agents"  This program shows how political parties perform important functions that link the public to the institutions of American government. Parties create coalitions of citizens who share political goals, elect candidates to public office to achieve those goals, and organize the legislative and executive branches of government. D

4:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL

4:30 am 
French In Action  "Entertainment IV"  At Fouquet's on the Champs-Elysees, Mireille and Robert, joined by Hubert and Jean-Pierre, talk about theatre in Paris. And the man in black is seen behaving strangely again.G

5:00 am 

5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Cleo Gets A Cone/A Job Well Read"  Cleo Gets A Cone - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Kind The dogs see another dog wearing a cone collar and Cleo and Mac make assumptions about the other dog's "weakness of character" (she should have been able to stop scratching!). However, a few days later, Cleo is forced to " walk a mile in her cone" when she herself can't stop scratching - and the experience teaches her compassion. A Job Well Read - Clifford's Big Idea: Be a Good Friend Jetta volunteers to watch her baby brother Cosmo but finds him more energetic than she was expecting. D

6:00 am 
Arthur  "Swept Away/Germophobia"  Swept Away - It's summertime! Arthur, D.W. and Buster are spending a few days at the beach where they discover the simple joys of building sand castles. But can they save their beloved creation from the inevitable ocean tides? Germophobia - Buster's friends have had enough of his sloppy habits, so they band together to educate him on the realities of bacteria. D

6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "The Penguin Always Rings Twice/The Martha Code"  The Penguin Always Rings Twice - Someone keeps stealing the zoo's peanut supply. All clues point to Jeffy the elephant, but Martha and Skits are determined to prove his innocence. Can their crack crime-fighting team - a lemur, a bat, a penguin, a baby tiger, and Jeffy - help them outwit the thieves? Vocabulary: (E) mystery, clue, culprit, hunch, motive (I) first, second, next, last, after. D

7:00 am 
Curious George  "George-O-Matic/Curious George, Sheep Herder"  George-O-Matic - George is entranced by the museum's newest addition: a vending machine full of levers, wheels, springs, and healthy snacks! So when George is put in charge of making the dessert for an important dinner party, he can think of nothing better than creating his own dessert dispensing vending machine - the George-O-Matic. One tiny design flaw: George asks Gnocci the cat to motor the machine, causing it to go into overdrive. Curious George, Sheep Herder - George buys a cool new scarf at the Country Fair, but with one tug on a loose strand of wool, the entire scarf unravels! While searching for sheep that will give him some wool for another scarf, George accidentally whistles, which sends Bo the sheepdog and his flock of sheep on a wild adventure through the country. D

7:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Seasons - Spring and Summer/Seasons - Fall and Winter"  Seasons - Spring and Summer - For Show and Tell at school, Nick and Sally must bring something from their favourite season. But how can they choose which is their favourite? The Cat in the Hat takes them to the magical Garden of Seasons, where they can visit any season they like, any time they like! They meet three young animals and journey with them as they begin to grow up. Sally decides that she has two favourite seasons, and with the pictures taken from the Snaparama camera, she now has a scrapbook of pictures to show why! Seasons - Fall and Winter - It's Nick's turn to choose a favourite season. D

8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Peter Rabbit"  Red wants to find the perfect present to show Grandma she cares, but she is absolutely stumped! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Peter Rabbit and chase after the mischievous little cottontail bunny, who's on the hunt for some delicious fresh vegetables for his Mama. The Super Readers must help Peter find what he's looking for before his big appetite for veggies lands him in hot water! Educational Objectives: To learn how to show someone you care, investigate the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story. D

8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinos A to Z, Part 1, The Big Idea/Dinos A to Z, Part 2, Spread The Word"  While riding the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and Mom, Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The Conductor agrees, and the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, as Tiny and Buddy help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board, and where they are on the dinosaur A to Z list. The Dinosaur Train continues traveling around the Mesozoic picking up more and more dinosaurs that are in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song, on the way to a picnic at Troodon Town. D

9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Elmo Wants to Have A Ball"  Elmo's daddy has given him a dollar and he is not sure what to buy. He sees lots of things that are interesting, but decides that he wants a Stupendous Ball. The only problem is that it costs five dollars. D

10:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Don't Forget The Leaves"  Everybody thinks flowers are special, but Sid wants to know: what makes leaves special? Sid and his friends investigate and discover that leaves are food for animals, they provide shade, and they help make nutrients so flowers and trees can grow!. D

10:30 am 
WordWorld  "Duck at Bat/You Can Never Have Too Many OO's"  Duck loses the letter B to his baseball bat just before the big game is supposed to start. When the two letter O's in Monkey's roof blow away in the wind, it's up to Duck to hunt down the /oo/ sound and fix the roof before it rains.G

11:00 am 
Caillou  "Caillou's Surprise"  Caillou's Surprise - When Caillou accidentally breaks Mommy's favourite cup, Grandma suggests they make her a new one. Caillou goes to Grandma's pottery class where he learns how to make a cup, paint it with glaze and fire it. He's a little impatient about waiting overnight for it to be ready, but the final result is worth the wait. D

11:30 am 
Barney & Friends  "Riff's Musical Zoo/Boats"  Riff's Musical Zoo - Everyone is excited about an upcoming trip to the zoo. When the trip is postponed, Riff decides to create a musical zoo. He gathers instruments that sound like real animals. D

12:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Seasons - Spring and Summer/Seasons - Fall and Winter"  Seasons - Spring and Summer - For Show and Tell at school, Nick and Sally must bring something from their favourite season. But how can they choose which is their favourite? The Cat in the Hat takes them to the magical Garden of Seasons, where they can visit any season they like, any time they like! They meet three young animals and journey with them as they begin to grow up. Sally decides that she has two favourite seasons, and with the pictures taken from the Snaparama camera, she now has a scrapbook of pictures to show why! Seasons - Fall and Winter - It's Nick's turn to choose a favourite season. D

12:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Eye Spy"  The show uses a clay animation fantasy world of Zabooland and the live-action outpost Animal Junction, where the Kratt Brothers and Zoboomafoo come together to explore world of animals and teach children how to make friends with them.G

1:00 pm 
Curious George  "George-O-Matic/Curious George, Sheep Herder"  George-O-Matic - George is entranced by the museum's newest addition: a vending machine full of levers, wheels, springs, and healthy snacks! So when George is put in charge of making the dessert for an important dinner party, he can think of nothing better than creating his own dessert dispensing vending machine - the George-O-Matic. One tiny design flaw: George asks Gnocci the cat to motor the machine, causing it to go into overdrive. Curious George, Sheep Herder - George buys a cool new scarf at the Country Fair, but with one tug on a loose strand of wool, the entire scarf unravels! While searching for sheep that will give him some wool for another scarf, George accidentally whistles, which sends Bo the sheepdog and his flock of sheep on a wild adventure through the country. D

1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "The Penguin Always Rings Twice/The Martha Code"  The Penguin Always Rings Twice - Someone keeps stealing the zoo's peanut supply. All clues point to Jeffy the elephant, but Martha and Skits are determined to prove his innocence. Can their crack crime-fighting team - a lemur, a bat, a penguin, a baby tiger, and Jeffy - help them outwit the thieves? Vocabulary: (E) mystery, clue, culprit, hunch, motive (I) first, second, next, last, after. D

2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "One Bad Apple"  PJ has to write a story for his creative writing class, but his assignment has given him a bad case of writer's block. Can Lisa help him write a Western that takes place in a refrigerator?. D

2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Have Snob, Will Travel/Tobey's Playground Calamity"  HAVE SNOB, WILL TRAVEL - Unable to choose the most valuable items to steal, The Butcher kidnaps Reginald the jeweler and uses him for his knowledge of fine artifacts. Amidst a fence painting contest, Becky must put her paint brush down so that WordGirl can rescue Reginald and stop the Butcher's stealing spree. Vocabulary Words: Formal, Fret. D

3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Cheetah Racer"  Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. D

3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Time to Cook"  Hacker finds the part he needs to fix his Magnetic Magnotube - a machine that would disable Motherboard forever - in a most unlikely place. All he has to do to get it is win a cooking contest on the hit cyberspace TV show, THE FEARLESS CHEF. Hacker's plan? To kidnap his competition. D

4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Snoop Dog"  FETCH!'s rival game show Go Get It! is produced by a mysterious organization called PURRS. Ruff sends all six kids to meet with a team of private investigators and learn how to become gumshoes. Ruff and the FETCHers then try to use their sleuthing skills to get to the bottom of who is behind PURRS. D

4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Swept Away/Germophobia"  Swept Away - It's summertime! Arthur, D.W. and Buster are spending a few days at the beach where they discover the simple joys of building sand castles. But can they save their beloved creation from the inevitable ocean tides? Germophobia - Buster's friends have had enough of his sloppy habits, so they band together to educate him on the realities of bacteria. D

5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Duck at Bat/You Can Never Have Too Many OO's"  Duck loses the letter B to his baseball bat just before the big game is supposed to start. When the two letter O's in Monkey's roof blow away in the wind, it's up to Duck to hunt down the /oo/ sound and fix the roof before it rains.G

5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   With Europe's debt crisis heating up, the Federal Reserve policymakers say they're open to pumping more money into the U.S. economy. A Wells Fargo economist talks to Anchor Susie Gharib about the impact of the Fed's meeting. D

5:57 pm 
Newshour Promo   NULL

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Nature  "Cracking The Koala Code"  Scientists track the day-to-day lives of an extended family of koalas in a forest pocket near urban Brisbane, Australia, to unravel what a forest needs to support a healthy population and how these slow-moving creatures react to the surrounding suburbia. Other scientists on St. Bees Island use solar-powered mobile phones to record koala vocalizations and begin to decipher some of the animals' communications.G

8:00 pm 
NOVA  "The Great Inca Rebellion"  A new chapter of the violent meeting of Inca and Spanish in Peru is revealed by the discovery of an ancient cemetery crammed with mummies in an impoverished suburb of Lima. Forensic experts help determine that the remains are victims of a battle that pitted club-wielding Inca warriors against the Spanish cavalry.G

9:00 pm 
Bones of Turkana   Filmmakers follow Richard Leakey, paleo-anthropologist, conservationist, statesman and provocateur, along with his wife, Meave, daughter Louise and the fossil-hunters of the Turkana Basin Institute on a recent dig on the shores of a mercurial lake. What emerges is both a portrait of a remarkable family and a dramatic tale of a place that, impacted by momentous climate change, has never ceased being the cauldron of human evolution.G

10:00 pm 
Ashes to Ashes   A simple drug drop at a building site turns into a murder case when police find a body buried in concrete. Meanwhile Alex waits, convinced she is recovering in the hospital and will wake up soon. As the case begins to clash with Alex's desire to get home, a huge obstacle starts to stand in her way.G

11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

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