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May 16, 2017
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5:00 pm 
Odd Squad  "Drop Gadget Repeat/20 Questions"  Drop Gadget Repeat - The agents try to escape from a time loop. Curriculum: Addition. 20 Questions - A villain sets off a backwards bubble. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, can the largest home improvement chain stand up to the world's largest online retailer? Plus, why it's proving difficult for home builders to build the houses millennials want. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia  "3 of 3"  Martin travels to Mundoo Island in South Australia, arriving just in time for some high energy cattle mustering. Then, on Phillip Island Martin handles a fairy penguin and races at top speed in a Mini Cooper. On King Island he helps to gather storm-driven bull kelp on the beach. And, finally, Martin heads to Maria Island, ending his trip on Tasmania where he learns about the race to save Tasmanian Devils from extinction.G
8:00 pm 
Victorian Slum House  "The 1880s"  Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is. Part 3 of 5G
9:00 pm 
American Epic  "The Big Bang"  Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music. Part 1 of 3G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "American Patriot"  See how one family's fight against the government invigorated armed militias and "patriot" groups. Inside the Bundy family's standoffs over land in the West, and the groups aligned with them that have grown to levels not seen in decades.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Arctic Ghost Ship"  Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic Exploration. The Franklin Expedition vanished 160 years ago while attempting to chart the Northwest Passage. A Canadian team discovers one of Franklin's lost ships - a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.G
7:00 pm 
The Crowd & The Cloud  "Citizens + Scientists"  Citizen scientists track air and water pollution at fracking sites in windswept Wyoming and five other states, using simple but science-based techniques developed by the "Bucket Brigade." On idyllic East Coast trout streams, volunteers from Trout Unlimited monitor water quality regularly, generating baseline data that will prove invaluable in the event of future pollution events. Community members connected with professional researchers to tackle Flint's drinking water crisis and now the same is happening in Philadelphia and other cities. In China, citizens use government data and a unique mobile app to report environmental crimes. When citizens and scientists partner, it's a win-win for all concerned. Part 2 of 4G
8:00 pm 
Plants Behaving Badly  "Sex & Lies"  Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose - to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. 2 of 2G
9:00 pm 
Victorian Slum House  "The 1870s"  Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfill clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. Some won't be able to settle their debts. Part 2 of 5G
10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Arctic Ghost Ship"  Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic Exploration. The Franklin Expedition vanished 160 years ago while attempting to chart the Northwest Passage. A Canadian team discovers one of Franklin's lost ships - a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.G
11:00 pm 
The Crowd & The Cloud  "Citizens + Scientists"  Citizen scientists track air and water pollution at fracking sites in windswept Wyoming and five other states, using simple but science-based techniques developed by the "Bucket Brigade." On idyllic East Coast trout streams, volunteers from Trout Unlimited monitor water quality regularly, generating baseline data that will prove invaluable in the event of future pollution events. Community members connected with professional researchers to tackle Flint's drinking water crisis and now the same is happening in Philadelphia and other cities. In China, citizens use government data and a unique mobile app to report environmental crimes. When citizens and scientists partner, it's a win-win for all concerned. Part 2 of 4G
5:00 pm 
On Story  "The Left and Write: Politically Driven Narratives"  Beau Willimon (creator House of Cards) and Eli Attie (writer The West Wing) debate politically-driven narratives, power struggles, and dramatizing the truths and fictions that comprise ideologically-charged stories. Accompanied by Topher Field's short film, The Hustle, offering a glimpse inside a swindler's artful technique and deception. D
5:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Wedding Scammer"  Believing that the Wicked Witch is really the long lost daughter of a powerful king, Hacker agrees to marry her, convinced that their union will double his power and Motherboard will never be able to defeat him. What Hacker doesn't know is that Wicked has secretly hidden away the REAL long-lost daughter of the king and stolen her identity. The kids must think their way through an intricate series of puzzles to free the real daughter. D
6:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Tried and True Sewing & Quilting Tips, Part 2"  Enjoy tried and true tips from a variety of sewing and quilting personalities. Sewing and quilting specialists took time from their busy teaching schedule, at Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam, WI, to record some of their favorite sewing and quilting techniques. You'll love the plethora of tips!. D
6:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Secluded Mountain"  Spend a relaxing half-hour with artist Bob Ross as he treats us to a beautiful East Coast mountain scene. D
7:00 pm 
New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton  "Irish New Orleans"  Irish stew, Creole cottage pie, Irish channel soda bread. D
7:30 pm 
Nick Stellino: Storyteller in the Kitchen  "Bacon Or Pancetta"  Chef Stellino attempts to answer the question - which one is more delicious - incredible, salty bacon or aged, spiced pancetta? The answer still eludes him as he explores each versatile ingredient's unique flavor and texture contribution to a variety of recipes. Dishes include: Ragu' di gamberetti (shrimp, bacon, asparagus and red peppers) / shrimp amatriciana with pasta (from the town of Amatriciana, made with pancetta) / insalata del sogno (dream salad with pancetta, parmesan cheese, vinaigrette dressing) / watermelon salad with tomato and bacon. D
8:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Tapered Tail Tripod Table 2"  A walnut burl top and some tricky turning makes tapered dovetails for our three-legged table. D
8:30 pm 
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope  "Armenia - Ancient History and Modern Traditions, Part 2"  In Part 2, Joseph visits ancient burial sites, historic churches as well as the markets and homes of present-day Armenians. He joins in religious and communal celebrations which offer a view into the Armenian heart and soul. Every archeological site offers viewers insights into how the Armenians of the distant and near past lived - and what we discover together are mirrors which reflect on the present. D
9:00 pm 
Travels with Darley  "Martinique Adventures"  Explore the French Caribbean on the island of Martinique, combining beautiful beaches with lush rainforests and quiet fishing villages with vibrant cultural sites. Host Darley Newman meets local guides to take a deeper dive into the top places to sun, sail, snorkel, eat, drink and enjoy eco-friendly nature and fascinating Creole culture. D
9:30 pm 
Martha Bakes  "Never Enough Cookies"  Learn to make the perfect cookie for every occasion. Bake giant fruit-and-nut filled kitchen sink cookies, vanilla sugar cookie sorbet sandwiches, maple-pecan shortbread squares and decadent double-chocolate sandwich cookies. D
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Braised to Perfection"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate braised halibut with leeks and mustard at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of smoked salmon. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best warming trays. D
10:30 pm 
Joanne Weir Gets Fresh  "Herbs"  Joanne grew her first garden when she was a freshmen in college. All she had room for was a tiny herb garden on her windowsill, but boy, did that little garden inspire her to cook. Today she's going to Taku Inlet in Alaska where they'll fish for sockeye salmon, and with her student Santosh, they are going to make a slow roasted side of salmon, paired with a fresh herb salad with basil, arugula, parsley, mint, and cilantro, with a lemon vinaigrette. D
11:00 pm 
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company: Hooks, Lies & Alibis  "Bass/Crappie - Toledo Bend Reservoir"  In this episode, John goes to the world-famous Toledo Bend Reservoir to tangle with hard-fighting large mouth bass and the delicious white perch, locally called crappie. Local chef and restaurant owner, Randy Ziegler whips up a mouth-watering herb-baked bass on the pier. John meets local bass legend Harold Allen who talks about his time as a fishing rodeo champion. D
11:30 pm 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Ireland's West Coast"  Maxa starts in Galway, shopping for Irish crystal and Celtic jewelry. He takes a salt-sprayed boat to the Aran Islands to scale the heights of a Stone Age fort. To the south, he passes through the eerie landscape of the Burren.G
5:00 pm 
E Haku Inoa: to Weave A Name   Filmmaker Christen Marquez's drive to learn the meaning of her enigmatic Hawaiian name impels her to unite her scattered family and come to terms with her estranged, mentally ill mother, who is the only person in the world who knows the meaning of her name. D
6:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Unbroken Glass"  When he was six years old, Dinesh Sabu's parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult with a burning curiosity, Dinesh sets out on a journey across the United States and India to piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history of mental illness, Dinesh confronts the legacy of having a schizophrenic mother who died by suicide, the reality of growing up an orphaned immigrant, and the trauma of these events. Can he reconcile these truths all while living in the specter of mental illness?G
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Gems & Geology"  Incredible heat and pressure have conspired to make Idaho the Gem State. Outdoor Idaho explores the state's fascinating geology.and searches for hidden treasures with folks as interesting as the rocks they find. D
7:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Olympian Kristin Armstrong"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with cyclist and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, can the largest home improvement chain stand up to the world's largest online retailer? Plus, why it's proving difficult for home builders to build the houses millennials want. D
9:30 pm 
Global 3000  "Travails of Modern Migrant Workers"  There are 150m migrant workers around the world. They make huge sacrifices to go abroad to earn money for their families. They're often helpless against exploitation and mistreatment, and very few migrant workers lead a decent life. D
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
I Am   What would you do if you found out that your child is gay? Having lost the opportunity to come out to her own mother, an Indian lesbian filmmaker, now living in the US, travels across India to meet with parents of other gay and lesbian South Asians. I AM is a personal and revealing film that journeys to a country where being gay was until very recently a criminal and punishable offence. With daring determination and humor, parents in India share untold stories of their gay and lesbian children that have thus far remained in the realm of secrecy and silence. D
5:00 pm 
Odd Squad  "Three's Company/Behind Enemy Mimes"  Three's Company - Ms. O gets kicked out of her office due to odd infestations. Curriculum: Combining 3-D shapes. Behind Enemy Mimes - Ms. O needs the agents' help to track down her old partner, O'Donahue. D
5:30 pm 
Ready Jet Go!  "A Kid's Guide to Mars/Jet 2"  "A Kid's Guide to Mars" - Celery and Carrot need to update their guidebook about Mars, and the kids join them on a trip to see how much things have changed on Mars in the last four billion years. Curriculum: Mars was once (4 billion years ago) a lot like Earth, with oceans, clouds and drinkable water. Something happened 3.7 billion years ago that turned Mars' atmosphere from warm and wet to dry and cold. D
6:00 pm 
Nature Cat  "Playground-Palooza/Small But Big"  Playground-Palooza - When Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal learn that their city dog friend Sadie is sad because she really misses playing with her friends out in nature, Nature Cat has a great idea to make her feel better. They will bring the nature fun to Sadie right in the middle of the city! The gang loves the idea, but there is one small question: how are they going to bring nature into the city?! Small But Big - Squeeks is so excited because today is The Small But Big Art Fair, and she is making a small but big masterpiece for it! The others are excited to go see it, but getting there proves to be difficult because the directions are really for small creatures and will require Daisy, Nature Cat and Hal to use magnifying glasses to help them get there. D
6:30 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
7:00 pm 
Peg + Cat  "The Race Car Problem/The Big Gig Problem"  The Race Car Problem - Junk Yard/Race Track Stadium. Peg and Cat rebuild their homemade race car, "Hot Buttered Lightnin'," to compete in the Talla-peg-a 20 race. Primary Content: More than, less than; Secondary Content: Solid shapes. D
7:30 pm 
Splash and Bubbles  "Here Comes The Hammerhead/Denny's New Shell"  When Splash and Bubbles hear that one of Ripple's Brothers has wandered off, they join Ripple's search, while enlisting the help of Zee and her new friend, Hamilton the hammerhead shark, to find him. / Maury discovers Denny's molted exoskeleton in the reef and assumes something must be wrong with "the real Denny," so he enlists the help of Splash and friends to find her, only to discover that she has simply molted. D
8:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "To The Moon Elmo"  Rosita, Elmo and Abby pretend to be astronauts and use their imagination to go into space and with help from Chris, they figure out which 'space tool' to use to fix their ripped space ship. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Star Smores parody, and Elmo's World-sky. Brought to you by the letter A and the number 10. D
8:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Name That Sound/Fabulous Feathers"  Name That Sound - Sally and Nick are trying to stump each other by guessing the animal sounds they're making. But the Cat stumps them both when he tries to make the sound of a cricket! That didn't sound like a cricket. They all try but just can't figure out how a cricket makes its noise. D
9:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Theropod Club/Surprise Party"  The Theropod Club - Buddy's Theropod Club meets with other dinosaurs that walk on two legs, eat meat, and have three toed feet. But Tiny feels left out until the Club invites her to join too! Surprise Party - Shiny, Tiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train and invite a whole caboose full of his friends!. D
9:30 pm 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Prince Wednesday Finds A Way To Play/Finding A Way To Play On Backwards Day"  Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing "house" today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosaur. D
10:00 pm 
Super Why!  "The Ant and the Grasshopper"  Littlest Pig is on a picnic and he is starving! Problem is, he didn't plan ahead and pack a snack! The Super Readers fly into the story of Ant and Grasshopper where the jovial grasshopper finds himself equally unprepared for the onset of winter. Will his responsible friend Ant teach him (and Pig) a lesson about planning ahead? Or will the two friends be left out in the cold?G
10:30 pm 
Splash and Bubbles  "Here Comes The Hammerhead/Denny's New Shell"  When Splash and Bubbles hear that one of Ripple's Brothers has wandered off, they join Ripple's search, while enlisting the help of Zee and her new friend, Hamilton the hammerhead shark, to find him. / Maury discovers Denny's molted exoskeleton in the reef and assumes something must be wrong with "the real Denny," so he enlists the help of Splash and friends to find her, only to discover that she has simply molted. D
11:00 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Just Being You"  Express Coming Through - At Knapford Station, Dowager Hatt is having a welcome to Sodor party. Sir Topham Hatt asks Thomas to take the visitors on a tour of Sodor. Thomas asks the visitors to ride on the Express but it's too heavy for Thomas. D
11:30 pm 
Arthur  "Arthur's Numbers Nightmare/Brain Gets Hooked"  Arthur's Numbers Nightmare - When Arthur and friends discover what looks like a list of their class rankings in Principal Haney's office, they are all taken for a surprise. If Arthur's really Number Two, then he must be really smart! And is there anything Francine can do to move up rank? For Buster, Number Eleven is his new lucky number. for everything. D

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