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March 17, 2013
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Great Performances  "Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall"  This fully-staged 25th anniversary production stars Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine. The original Phantom and Christine, Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, make guest appearances. Other illustrious past Phantoms, including Peter Joback and Colm Wilkinson, join forces for a powerful rendition of "Music of the Night."G
12:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Tony Bennett: Duets II"  In celebration of his 85th birthday, Tony Bennett recorded Duets II in Los Angeles, London, New York, Nashville and Italy to sing his greatest hits with today's biggest stars. Full song performances include "Body and Soul" with Amy Winehouse in her last recording sesson, "The Lady is a Tramp" with Lady Gaga and "On the Sunny Side of the Street" with Willie Nelson. The musical segments are highlighted by insights on the process from the performers, who also include Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli and Sheryl Crow.G
2:00 pm 
Power of Scent   Power of Scent is an exciting new documentary style pledge special from Santa Fe Productions. Power of Scent featuring scientists, experts, physicians, psychologists and sommeliers, that guide public television audiences through the unseen, surprising and widely underestimated world of our most powerful sense-smell. D
3:30 pm 
Riverdance Live from Beijing   The Riverdance stage show celebrates its 15th anniversary by embarking on a 12-city tour of China, a first for any international show. This performance is filmed in Beijing in high definition. An enthusiastic Chinese audience embraced the embodiment of Irish dance and culture that the show presents with its trademark sophistication and vibrancy. Lead dancers are Padraic Moyles and Aislinn Ryan. Moyles, born in Ireland, moved to New York when he was 9 years old, where he studied Irish dance. Ryan is from New Zealand and started Irish dancing at age 4. She also is a gymnast and plays the Irish folk harp.G
5:30 pm 
Celtic Thunder Storm   STORM is a compelling new show from Celtic Thunder that tells the story of a land struggle and cultural differences. It is a turbulent, raucous stand off between the darkness of gypsies, and the resolution of the settlers both fighting for the same piece of land. The themes of love, unrequited and forbidden, the sweet innocence of youth and the triumph of life experience are also found throughout Storm. D
7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "30th Anniversary Celebration"  This retrospective is filled with fascinating people and places, history and humor, issues and wildlife. Remarkable videography captures the state's natural beauty and outdoor way of life. For 30 years, the OUTDOOR IDAHO team has been telling Idaho's stories in ways that inspire and inform, helping to connect Idahoans throughout the state.G
8:30 pm 
Great Performances  "Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino"  Inspired by the breathtaking Italian coastal setting, the tenor sings famous love songs, including "Senza Fine," "B?same Mucho," "Champagne," and "Love Me Tender." With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as both music director and keyboard accompanist, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti in front of a celebrity-strewn audience.G
11:00 pm 
New Tricks  "Love Means Nothing In Tennis"  The UCOS team investigates the case of 16-year-old tennis champion Alice Kemp, who fell to her death from the balcony of a penthouse apartment after losing a crucial match. As the team delves into this competitive world, Standing wonders if he did enough to encourage his own daughter's sporting ambitions.G
8:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "St. Joe River Country"  Part of the nation's Wild and Scenic river system, North Idaho's shadowy St. Joe has witnessed steamboats, log drives, ghost towns and rafters.G
9:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Ballast Water/Mega Dairy/Special Olympics"  Invading species jump ship in Oregon and impact native creatures. The state also is home to one of the nation's largest dairies _ in the desert.G
9:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation  "Costa Mesa - Anaheim"  Meet Team "Tabula Rasa" and follow their first attempts at cold calling, from local restaurants to the White House, hoping to speak with Michelle Obama. They meet each other and their RV for the first time in Southern California, before heading to interview Christian Jacobs, lead singer of The Aquabats, and co-creator, writer, and director of the hugely popular Yo Gabba Gabba pre-school television show. D
10:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "The Intimate Machine"  They're called personal computers, but human interactions with them are utterly impersonal, via keyboard and mouse. Alan Alda gets to communicate with computers that know who he is, where he is, what he' s doing and even how he's feeling. The ultimate such computer - actually a cute and cuddly robot - is being developed in a unique collaboration between Hollywood and MIT. D
11:00 am 
NOVA  "Cracking Your Genetic Code"  What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA read, stored and available for analysis? We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But we also meet ethicists who are convinced we need to consider the moral dilemmas raised by this new technology.G
12:00 pm 
Wild!  "Africa's Secret Seven"  The behavior of Africa's most secretive animals are examined. The serval, aardvark, pangolin, genet, african wildcat, civet and porcupine furtively go about their top-secret activities. We witness how each one cunningly outwits the super-predators in its own special way, with extra-sharp senses and other strategies for survival.G
1:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Puerto Rico"  Zay visits San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest, the Camuy River Caves National Park and the coffee-producing central highlands. He discovers why Puerto Rico is known as the "island of enchantment," boasting sun-kissed beaches, dramatic mountains, a rich colonial history and distinctive music.G
2:00 pm 
Need to Know   SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. In an encore edition, Need to Know examines how the abortion debate in Texas has led to massive cuts in family planning services - even at clinics that perform no abortions. Host Scott Simon interviews Pam Belluck of the New York Times about what's happening in other states. D
2:30 pm 
McLaughlin Group   TOPICS: Congressional Budget Battles; Habemus Papa! PANELISTS: Mort Zuckerman, US News & World Report; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly; Tim Carney, The Washington Examiner. D
3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "How to Be A Smart Consumer"  Get the most for your money. Join the Biz Kids and you'll explore smart shopping strategies. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and traps set by savvy marketers and high-pressure salesmen. D
3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Wallowa Backcountry Huts"  This episode heads into the Wallowa wilderness and visits huts where hikers can take a break from the weather.G
4:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Dinner at the Diner"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a classic recipe for Patty Melts. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of mac and cheese. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for commuter mugs. D
4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Stockholm"  Rick ponders gilded royal staterooms, samples gourmet reindeer and sips vodka in an ice bar as he experiences the city's cultural highlights. Then he sails the archipelago experiencing the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.G
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Cracking Your Genetic Code"  What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA read, stored and available for analysis? We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But we also meet ethicists who are convinced we need to consider the moral dilemmas raised by this new technology.G
6:00 pm 
Ripple of Hope   A RIPPLE OF HOPE captures an extraordinary and uplifting event against the backdrop of one of the most volatile and memorable Presidential campaigns in U.S. history. On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy - a contender for the Democratic nomination for President - was en route to Indianapolis to make a campaign stop in a predominantly African-American neighborhood. D
7:00 pm 
60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo (My Music)   MY MUSIC returns to the era of go-go dancers, mod mini-skirts and swinging pop-rock sounds in HULLABALOO - A '60s FLASHBACK. The top singers and groups of the hippest decade present their greatest hits, blending the British Invasion with Broadway and folk-rock with rhythm and blues. This first-ever retrospective of the 1965-66 NBC-TV primetime series includes appearances by The Rascals, Nancy Sinatra, The Four Seasons, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Lovin' Spoonful and The Byrds. D
9:00 pm 
Paul Anka Live In Switzerland - The Avo Session   Paul Anka's debut hit single "Diana" catapulted him immediately into the Hall of Fame in 1957 at the tender age of 16, making him the youngest millionaire in the history of music. The hits that followed, including "Lonely Boy" and "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," made the Canadian singer with Lebanese roots the most successful entertainer since Elvis. These days, Paul Anka is known as the last great crooner, seasoned after years of singing in the big casinos of Las Vegas. D
10:30 pm 
No Going Back: Women and the War   North of the Mason-Dixon Line, the Industrial Revolution of the mid-19th century drew increasing numbers of women out of the home and into the factories. In the agrarian, antebellum South, no such exodus occurred.G
11:00 pm 
Seeking The Greatest Good   Although born of wealth and privilege, Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) dedicated his life to public service - advocating for the sustainable management of natural resources. He championed the establishment of the National Forests and the U.S. Forest Service, where he served as its first chief under President Theodore Roosevelt. D
8:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Dublin and Beyond"  Rudy tours Ireland's urban core. He visits Trinity College, sees the Book of Kells, tours the Guinness Brewery and the Kilmainham jail. Beyond Dublin, he finds inspiration in the hillsides of Glendalough and the Hill of Tara.G
9:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands"  Rick experiences Ireland in the extreme on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations.G
9:30 am 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "The Lands of St. Patrick, Ireland"  During the 5th century, Saint Patrick arrived in Ireland and changed the course of the nation's history. Burt Wolf investigates the real story of Patrick's life, visits Patrick's original church, treks to the mystic pilgrimage sites of Lough Derg and Croagh Patrick and explores the reasons why St. Patrick became the patron saint of the Irish. D
10:00 am 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Dublin and Dun Laoghaire"  NULL
10:30 am 
Rachel's Favorite Food at Home  "Fish Dishes"  Rachel celebrates the bounty of the sea, with an Asian twist: light coconut broth with Dublin Bay prawns; spicy salmon fishcakes with a Thai dipping sauce; Vietnamese crab salad with noodles and a lemon and ginger ice cream made with creme fraiche and yogurt. D
11:00 am 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "County Waterford"  NULL
11:30 am 
Rachel's Favorite Food at Home  "Sweet Celebrations"  Cake and biscuits take center stage in this episode as Rachel presents dessert ideas for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet tooth: Porter cake made with Guinness; chocolate and almond cake with rhubarb cream; lemon biscuits; cardamom buns and almond brittles. D
12:00 pm 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "Is This Going to Count?"  Assessment does not compete for valuable teaching time; it is teaching time. This workshop shows how embedding assessment into everyday curriculum turns performance tasks into learning activities. Well-designed assessment allows teachers to shape subsequent instruction according to what their students have and have not understood. D
1:30 pm 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 3. Evolution and Phylogenetics"  The ability to compare DNA sequences from different organisms is refining our perspective on evolution. This session illustrates how molecular techniques are now combined with fossil evidence to explore relationships in organisms from whales to anthrax. D
2:00 pm 
Whole Child, The: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years  "Everybody's Special"  Working with children who have special educational needs. D
2:30 pm 
Whole Child, The: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years  "Getting Along Together"  Childhood social development and ways to enhance a child's social competence. D
3:00 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Methodology Workshop, K-5  "Workshop 2. Teaching for Understanding"  How do we plan for learning? This session focuses on the Teaching for Understanding model, a framework for unit planning developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The onscreen teachers use the framework to analyze unit planning in classroom videos, plan for their own social studies units, and create a pictorial timeline of U.S. history that outlines an entire year of learning. D
4:00 pm 
Looking at Learning....Again Part 2  "Mathematics: A Community Focus"  With Dr. Marta Civil. As teachers, we often make assumptions about the knowledge children are exposed to at home. Sometimes it seems that we focus on only reading and writing; Dr. Civil contends that we need to look more carefully at the mathematical potential of the home and that it is essential that schools learn to be more flexible and knowledgeable about students. D
5:00 pm 
Hands On Crafts for Kids  "Holiday Party"  Holidays are the perfect excuse to craft. It can be decorations, or ornaments or even accessories to get into the holiday mood. This episode is a whole year of celebrations starting with an Easter garland featuring bunnies and chicks. D
5:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "15-Minute Fajitas"  Are you really hungry right this minute? Well today we're showing you how to make "really fast fajitas". Yes, it's true, 15 minutes is all it takes. Top them off with fresh, homemade guacamole and you're in for a real lip smacking treat. D
6:00 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Breaking with Tradition"  Jacques makes skillet apple Charlotte, cooked in a single pan. He substitutes turkey breast for veal in turkey scallopini with morels.G
6:30 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Cold-Weather Comfort"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making Easy Caramel Cake. Then, host Christopher Kimball uncovers the tips and techniques for perfect cake making. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Split Pea and Ham Soup. D
7:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall"  This fully-staged 25th anniversary production stars Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine. The original Phantom and Christine, Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, make guest appearances. Other illustrious past Phantoms, including Peter Joback and Colm Wilkinson, join forces for a powerful rendition of "Music of the Night."G
10:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Baja Beach House Cooking"  Rick introduces viewers to some of Los Cabos top chefs and their restaurants then cooks dinner for them at a luxurious beach house. Margarita Carrillo, chef/owner of Don Emiliano Restaurant in San Jose del Cabo, joins Rick to purchase the local cabrillo fish and to visit Tamarindo's Farm for organically grown produce. Rick makes a tamarind chile sauce to go with his fish and eggplant course. D
11:00 pm 
Tommy Makem's Ireland   Acclaimed Irish folksinger Tommy Makem transports viewers on an armchair tour of his favorite places in Ireland in TOMMY MAKEM'S IRELAND. These eclectic and engaging programs, taped on location, travel throughout Makem's native land - from its craggy northern shores to the historic capital. Makem, one of Ireland's favorite sons, visits pubs, churches, castles and cliffs from Dublin and Connemarra to Belfast and the Dingle Peninsula. D
9:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "St. Joe River Country"  Part of the nation's Wild and Scenic river system, North Idaho's shadowy St. Joe has witnessed steamboats, log drives, ghost towns and rafters.G
9:30 am 
Dialogue  "Colum McCann: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Marcia Franklin talks with Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin. The book, which has been called the "first great 9/11 novel," won the 2009 National Book Award for fiction, and was Amazon.com's 2009 Book of the Year. The interview is part of Dialogue's ongoing "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference" and was taped at the 2011 conference.G
10:00 am 
Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide   Diane Lane and Nicholas Kristof are in Somaliland, where one in 12 women dies in childbirth. They meet with the founder of the country's first maternal health facility and visit villages where hospital-trained midwives work. America Ferrera and Kristof visit India's Kaighat red-light district where a woman and her shelter program working to break the tradition of forced prostitution passed from mother to daughter. Olivia Wilde joins Kristof in Kenya to see how women entrepreneurs are changing their lives and their communities through micro-financing. Part 2 of 2G
12:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman - Part 1"  In this two part documentary, master storyteller Jennifer Fox lays bare her own turbulent life to penetrate what it means to be a free woman today. As her drama of work and relationships unfolds over four years, our protagonist travels to over seventeen countries to understand how diverse women define their lives when there is no map. Employing an ingenious new camera technique, called "passing the camera", Fox creates a documentary language that mirrors the special way women communicate. D
2:30 pm 
Global Voices  "Family Portrait In Black and White"  Olga Nenya, from a small Ukrainian town, is raising 16 black orphans in a country of Slavic blue-eyed blondes. The reality of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe - a rare and truly visible minority - is not for the faint of heart. These children always have to be on guard against the world that surrounds them. D
3:30 pm 
Hapa: One Step at a Time   Race remains a powerful symbol in the United States; it still is a shorthand notation for most Americans. HAPA: ONE STEP AT A TIME speaks to how individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent are embracing their ethnic experiences as a symbol of change in an ever- evolving multicultural society. HAPA is a thought- provoking half- hour exploration of what it means to be a mixed-race American today. D
4:00 pm 
Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide   Diane Lane and Nicholas Kristof are in Somaliland, where one in 12 women dies in childbirth. They meet with the founder of the country's first maternal health facility and visit villages where hospital-trained midwives work. America Ferrera and Kristof visit India's Kaighat red-light district where a woman and her shelter program working to break the tradition of forced prostitution passed from mother to daughter. Olivia Wilde joins Kristof in Kenya to see how women entrepreneurs are changing their lives and their communities through micro-financing. Part 2 of 2G
6:00 pm 
Idaho Reports 2013   Host Greg Hahn, with a panel of news professionals, plus political analysts, examines the week's events at the Idaho Legislature.G
7:00 pm 
Carole King - James Taylor Live at the Troubadour   This 2007 performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of Los Angeles' Troubadour nightclub sparks the 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour with the two musicians touring the nation together. Forty years before this concert in the same nightclub, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano. They return to the intimate setting, and the familiar songs rekindle the pair's love of making music together. Songs include King's "So Far Away," "It's Too Late" and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" and Taylor's "Carolina in My Mind," "Sweet Baby James" and "Fire and Rain."G
8:30 pm 
Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals   Celebrate 75 years of MGM musicals as star musicians and singers from the classical and musical theatre worlds re-create the sounds of the golden age of Hollywood. Performances include show-stopping songs from movie classics "The Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "High Society," "Gigi," and more. D
10:00 pm 
America ReFramed  "Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman - Part 1"  In this two part documentary, master storyteller Jennifer Fox lays bare her own turbulent life to penetrate what it means to be a free woman today. As her drama of work and relationships unfolds over four years, our protagonist travels to over seventeen countries to understand how diverse women define their lives when there is no map. Employing an ingenious new camera technique, called "passing the camera", Fox creates a documentary language that mirrors the special way women communicate. D

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