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August 16, 2012
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12:00 am 
Frontline  "The Real CSI"  From the courtroom to the living room (thanks to the hit television series CSI), forensic science is king. Expertise on fingerprints, ballistics and bite mark analysis is routinely called on to solve the most difficult criminal cases - and to put the guilty behind bars. But how reliable is the science behind forensics? A FRONTLINE investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science and wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom. D

1:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

2:00 am 

2:24 am 
Meet Greta Neimanas - Training Is A Full Time Job  "Medal Quest"  Paralympic cyclist Greta Neimanas takes us through her "full time job" -- the tough training for the Games. It's a roller-coaster of ups and downs, with days that are "grueling" and some that are "effortless.". D

2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Erin Brockovich (environmental advocate). D

3:00 am 
Saving The Bay  "Marvel of Nature (Prehistory-1848)"  Robert Redford narrates this four-part miniseries that examines the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast of both North and South America, and the most invaded aquatic ecosystem in North America - California's San Francisco Bay. Photo-realistic animation illustrates the formation of the Bay following the last Ice Age. The episode introduces the first inhabitants of the shores, and continues through European exploration and settlement - Spanish, Russian and American. Part 1 of 4G

4:00 am 
Newsline   NULL

4:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Billy Bob Thornton (actor). D

5:00 am 

5:30 am 
Second Opinion  "The Aging Face"  What happens to our faces as we age? What causes us to look older? And most importantly, what should we do to preserve a youthful appearance? Our diverse panel debates the merits of aging gracefully. .or not. D

6:00 am 
NOVA  "Rat Attack"  When the bamboo blooms every 48 years in the remote Indian state of Mizoram, it spurs an explosion in the rat population that feeds off the bamboo's fruit. NOVA follows this tale that includes destroyed crops and famine, and investigates why the bamboo flowers every half-century.G

7:00 am 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Are Animals?"  A new interest in dog cognition labs is in response to the studies of dogs' successful interpretation of human social cues. Off the coast of Honduras, dolphins are learning to understand written symbols and sign language in hopes they use the knowledge to demonstrate their creativity. Then researchers investigate the large-sized brains of octopus and cuttlefish.G

8:00 am 
Inside Nature's Giants  "Great White Shark"  In South Africa, experts gather to dissect a 15-foot-long specimen. They gain new insights into the shark's array of senses, the origins of the creature's killing bite, and other biological gifts that make the shark both feared and respected.G

9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL

10:00 am 
Tavis Smiley   Billy Bob Thornton (actor). D

10:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Erin Brockovich (environmental advocate). D

11:00 am 

11:30 am 
Second Opinion  "The Aging Face"  What happens to our faces as we age? What causes us to look older? And most importantly, what should we do to preserve a youthful appearance? Our diverse panel debates the merits of aging gracefully. .or not. D

12:00 pm 
NOVA  "Rat Attack"  When the bamboo blooms every 48 years in the remote Indian state of Mizoram, it spurs an explosion in the rat population that feeds off the bamboo's fruit. NOVA follows this tale that includes destroyed crops and famine, and investigates why the bamboo flowers every half-century.G

1:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Are Animals?"  A new interest in dog cognition labs is in response to the studies of dogs' successful interpretation of human social cues. Off the coast of Honduras, dolphins are learning to understand written symbols and sign language in hopes they use the knowledge to demonstrate their creativity. Then researchers investigate the large-sized brains of octopus and cuttlefish.G

2:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Wooden Boats, Wondrous Lakes"  We follow the wake of classic boats, with their graceful lines, across Idaho's big lakes, and we meet the people who have made the restoration of wooden boats their passion. The hour-long program visits wooden boat shows in McCall, Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint, and explores the character of these wooden works of art.G

3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

4:00 pm 

4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Rat Attack"  When the bamboo blooms every 48 years in the remote Indian state of Mizoram, it spurs an explosion in the rat population that feeds off the bamboo's fruit. NOVA follows this tale that includes destroyed crops and famine, and investigates why the bamboo flowers every half-century.G

6:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Are Animals?"  A new interest in dog cognition labs is in response to the studies of dogs' successful interpretation of human social cues. Off the coast of Honduras, dolphins are learning to understand written symbols and sign language in hopes they use the knowledge to demonstrate their creativity. Then researchers investigate the large-sized brains of octopus and cuttlefish.G

7:00 pm 
Inside Nature's Giants  "Great White Shark"  In South Africa, experts gather to dissect a 15-foot-long specimen. They gain new insights into the shark's array of senses, the origins of the creature's killing bite, and other biological gifts that make the shark both feared and respected.G

8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

9:00 pm 

9:24 pm 
Meet Paul Schulte - and We Shoot 3-Pointers, Too  "Medal Quest"  Paul Schulte, co-captain of the men's wheelchair basketball team, answers the questions everyone asks about his sport. "Blowing past someone on the baseline," "drop steps," "picks" -- the moves and strategies are the same for wheelchair basketball players. "And we shoot 3-pointers, too!" Schulte talks about getting "his" shot to click, and about Paralympians who "push themselves to the limits. D

9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

11:00 pm 
NOVA scienceNOW  "How Smart Are Animals?"  A new interest in dog cognition labs is in response to the studies of dogs' successful interpretation of human social cues. Off the coast of Honduras, dolphins are learning to understand written symbols and sign language in hopes they use the knowledge to demonstrate their creativity. Then researchers investigate the large-sized brains of octopus and cuttlefish.G

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Mountain Time
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Thursday
August 16, 2012
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View Prime Time
View Full Day
NOTE: When the Idaho Legislature is in session, programming on the Learn/Create and World channels may be pre-empted for live coverage from the House and Senate floors.
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