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April 17, 2012
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6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey"  Kevin Clash's one career goal is to be a puppeteer and work with his idol, the late Jim Henson. In his teens, Clash designs and crafts his own puppets to give public performances in his home town, Baltimore, Maryland. Clash soon comes to the attention of Muppet designer Kermit Love and joins Henson on SESAME STREET where he continues to achieve his dreams "Being Elmo," plus several other characters. Whoopi Goldberg narrates.G
8:30 pm 
Mister Rogers & Me   After a chance meeting with the then-retired Fred Rogers (MISTER ROGERS), Benjamin Wagner, now a senior vice president at MTV and a singer/songwriter, years later goes on a personal journey with his brother Christofer Wagner, a television and music production professional. The brothers meet with television news personalities, authors and others who knew and worked with Rogers to compile this intimate portrait of Rogers as a person and his belief in "deep and simple."G
9:30 pm 
Hoover Dam: American Experience   During the Great Depression, this dam project draws men desperate for work to a remote canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada. They struggle against brutal heat, choking dust and perilous heights to build a colossus of concrete that brings electricity and water to millions. It transforms the American Southwest and Idaho's Morrison-Knudsen Co., which is part of the construction consortium that builds it.G
10:30 pm 
Frontline  "The Real CSI"  Investigation into the current state of forensic science finds serious flaws in some of its best-known tools with wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom. FRONTLINE documents how a field with few uniform standards and unproven science can undermine the search for justice.G
11:30 pm 
NHK Newsline   NULL
6:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Food Machine"  Survivor winner, technology expert and communications attorney Yul Kwon is on a cross-country journey to discover the infrastructure that underpins modern life. He first explores how this machine feeds nearly 300 million Americans daily by riding along on a New York City pizza delivery route and then skydiving into California's Central Valley. He meets industrial and urban farmers, crop dusting pilots, long-distance bee truckers and modern cowboys. Part 1 of 4G
7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Alien Invasion"  This program explores the impact that invasive species and viruses have on environmental and human health around the world. Increasingly, foreign animal and plant species jump national and international boundaries and wreak havoc on ecosystems that offer no natural resistance or predators to the unwelcome guests. Alda looks at some of the most egregious aliens and what's being done to control them. D
8:00 pm 
Pleasure and Pain   With his customary wit and wisdom, Michael Mosley looks at the fascinating worlds of pleasure and pain. Teasing out the precise neural circuitry that allows us to experience pleasure, Mosley discovers how pleasure is at the root of our ability to make sense of the world, and how it reinforces healthy behaviors such as eating, having sex and keeping warm.G
9:00 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
10:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Food Machine"  Survivor winner, technology expert and communications attorney Yul Kwon is on a cross-country journey to discover the infrastructure that underpins modern life. He first explores how this machine feeds nearly 300 million Americans daily by riding along on a New York City pizza delivery route and then skydiving into California's Central Valley. He meets industrial and urban farmers, crop dusting pilots, long-distance bee truckers and modern cowboys. Part 1 of 4G
11:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Alien Invasion"  This program explores the impact that invasive species and viruses have on environmental and human health around the world. Increasingly, foreign animal and plant species jump national and international boundaries and wreak havoc on ecosystems that offer no natural resistance or predators to the unwelcome guests. Alda looks at some of the most egregious aliens and what's being done to control them. D
6:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Napa Valley, California"  Napa Valley is the home to some of our most innovative chefs. Burt tours the valley and introduces us to some of the signature dishes at the best restaurants. We find out why California is the nation's leading dairy state, meet one of the most successful wine makers and find out how prohibition saved the business. D
6:30 pm 
OpenRoad  "Catalina"  Catalina Escape - Learn about the history, nature and potential for adventure on Southern California's Catalina Island. Best of the West - Roadside attractions - Litto's Hubcap Ranch in Napa County, Forestiere Underground Gardens and the memorial to 19th century botanist, David Douglas, in Hawaii. Legend of the West - Artist, Lu Huan. D
7:00 pm 
The Victory Garden  "Sky: Enjoy a variety of garden views"  FORECAST the weather when host Jamie Durie meets up with Boston-based ABC affiliate weatherman David Epstein to learn about the latest, greatest tracking tools and how the weather and climate affect plant choices. FRAME the perfect view after gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shows you how to design with sight in mind. SATISFY your sweet AND spicy cravings with this recipe for savory jam made with fresh blackberries and jalapenos from Chef Mischel Nischan's garden. D
7:30 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz"  Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp moldings through perfect planing. D
8:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "3-In-1 Bookcase"  Join the editors from Woodsmith magazine as they show you how to build a beautiful heirloom-quality bookcase. It all starts with a basic plywood case. Plus, you'll learn quick and easy ways to change the look of the bookcase to fit your style. D
8:30 pm 
Growing Bolder  "Small Actions: Big Impact"  NULL
9:00 pm 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Rocky Shores"  The rocky shores are fun to paint. Create the rocky shores by using a painting knife or learn to simply use the twist of a credit card. D
9:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Babbling Brook"  Join Bob Ross and experience the magic of early morning as gentle trickles and splashes pierce the silence. D
10:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Eggs-Quisite"  Quiche With Bacon; Eggs Jeannette; Flan With Green Herbs; Spinach, Ham And Parmesan Souffle. D
10:30 pm 
Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth  "Enrica Rocca's Venice"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "Age of Reason, An Age of Passion"  Part I: The playful fantasy and provocative subjects of the Rococo style practiced by Watteau, Fragonard, and Boucher gave way to strict Rationalism, which insisted on morality in art and the purity of classical form, as seen in the works of David. Part II: Striving for individual expression, Romantic painters Goya, Gericault, and Delacroix demonstrated a range of styles and subjects. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Seeking Refuge"  Nature's scenes and sounds are captured on film in Idaho's six natural wildlife refuges. Hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, plus more who find nesting sites in the refuges, also attract birdwatchers, scientists and others to these special places.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Life on the River of No Return"  Host Marcia Franklin interviews Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, husband and wife filmmakers from McCall, about their NATURE documentary River of No Return. The couple, who spent more than a year in Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, discuss the making of the film, some of the highlights of their adventure, and some of the challenges they faced.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Apple's shares are the talk of Wall Street, surging after five straight losing sessions. New York Correspondent Suzanne Pratt looks at whether it's time to buy. Its been a roller coaster ride for the world economy, and its not over yet. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Desperate Hours   DESPERATE HOURS shares the little-known Holocaust stories of small groups of Turkish Muslims, Jews and Christians who worked together to save lives during a time when millions were murdered before the eyes of an indifferent world. The film, based on authoritative scholarship and interviews with survivors, former diplomats and clergy, explores how diplomats risked their own lives by rescuing Jews of Turkish origin. DESPERATE HOURS also recounts how the Yishuv - Jews from pre-state Israel - daringly used Turkey as a base to rescue Jews. D
11:00 pm 
Swimming In Auschwitz   SWIMMING IN AUSCHWITZ interweaves the stories of six Jewish women imprisoned inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust. The women maintained a spiritual resistance against their Nazi aggressors through prayer, community, music and even humor. They speak of camp families and faith, uplifting one another while trying to retain their humanity. D

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