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April 17, 2013
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2:00 am 
Community of Gardeners, A   Throughout Washington, D.C., people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities are gardening side by side, growing vegetables, fruits and flowers in community gardens. Some are looking for basic sustenance, others for a way to remember their homelands, still others for a place to find a respite from their troubles. D
3:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Quantum Mechanical Universe"  A last look at where we've been and a peek into the future. D
3:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Public Opinion: Voice of the People"  This program examines the power of public opinion to influence government policy, the increasing tendency of public officials to rely on polls, and the need to use many forms of feedback to get an accurate measure of public opinion. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
French In Action  "Residences IV"  The Belleaus's doorbell rings again. Marie-Laure reports that it was a man in black asking if she had a sister who looked like an actress. Robert tries in vain to arrange room and board at the Belleaus's.G
5:00 am 
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique  "Pain Relief: Frozen Shoulder (All Standing)"  NULL
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "New Dog In Town/Get Well"  "New Dog in Town"--In a heartwarming flashback story, we learn how Clifford's enormous size frightened T-Bone when they first met. T- Bone learns that "you can't judge a book by its cover" -- friends come in all shapes and sizes. "Get Well"--Emily Elizabeth comes down with a bad cold, and Clifford and friends want to help her feel better. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "Based on a True Story (Part 1 & 2)"  There's a new kid in town: Ladonna Compson, the Louisiana native with the gift of gab. Ladonna charms Arthur and friends with her amazing "true" stories. But are her stories really fact. D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Plays Favorites/Martha and the Doggie Lover"  Martha Plays Favorites - Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. D
7:00 am 
Curious George  "The Man with the Monkey Hands/Whistle Pig Wednesday"  The Man with the Yellow Hat has bandaged hands and George makes inventions to help him with tasks.G
7:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Gorillas in the Nest/Tale of a Dragon"  Gorillas in the Nest - Sally and Nick have made a sleepover tent on the floor. But it's not very comfortable. The Cat's friend Gordon the Gorilla knows how to make a comfortable bed. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "The Tortoise and the Hare"  On your mark, get set...wait! Princess Pea and Red are in a potato sack race in the park but can't agree on how fast to go! The Super Readers fly into the famous race between the Tortoise and the Hare, and help these friends as they head to the finish line. Will slow and steady win this race, could fast be more fun, or will our fairytale friends learn a completely different lesson?G
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "One Big Dinosaur/Play Date with Annie"  One Big Dinosaur - Tiny and Buddy visit a dinosaur family called Argentinosaurus, some of the biggest land creatures ever! The kids find out there are great things about being really big, and that it's also great being their own size. Play Date with Annie - Buddy is excited that his friend Annie Tyrannosaurus is coming to the Pteranodon nest to visit and play with them. After Tiny feels left out, Buddy and Annie show her that they can all be friends!. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Baby Bear's Baby Doll"  Baby Bear and Curly Bear are happily playing with dolls. Telly comes along and wants to show Baby Bear his new bulldozer, and Baby Bear quickly hides his doll behind his back and says that it is Curly's. They start to play with the bulldozer, but then Baby Bear suggests they need a driver and he offers his doll. D
10:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "The Dragon Dance/Teacher Harriet's Birthday"  The Dragon Dance: In school, the children are all helping Teacher Harriet with a big art project: creating a dancing dragon! Everyone is eager to finish so the dragon can dance, but they learn that they need to work together so the big project can be finished. Teacher Harriet's Birthday: It's Teacher Harriet's birthday! Mom Tiger helps the children surprise her by decorating the classroom with streamers and making a birthday present while she is gone. The children learn that cooperation is necessary to pull off the surprise. D
10:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid's Amazing Lungs"  Sid races around his room and finds himself breathing really fast. Sid then wonders where all the air is going in his body when he breathes in? At school, Sid and his friends discover that our bodies have lungs to help us breathe in oxygen!. D
11:00 am 
WordWorld  "Castles in the Sea/Get Your Coat"  Castles in the Sea: While playing in the sand on the beach, Duck and Shark discover the perfect home for Shark: a sand castle! But why, oh why, does it disappear every night while Shark is sleeping? When the WordFriends try to hunt down the castle thief, they learn about tides and waves.from a singing Crab. Get Your Coat: Duck thinks Frog doesn't want to play in the rain because Duck accidentally broke Frog's boat. D
11:30 am 
Caillou  "My Family"  Today Caillou learns that being a part of a family is something very special. Dad lends Caillou his old camera and helps him take pictures of every member of their family - including Gilbert. Looking at the photo album, the family remembers when Gilbert was a kitten and first came to live with them. D
12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Good Egg: Kenya"  When the kids find a mysterious, colorful egg in the park, Barney takes them on a trip to Kenya to try to find out what kind of animal could have laid the egg. While in Kenya, they meet Ayira who introduces them to many people, cultures and animals of Kenya!. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Helping Each Other"  Stop that Bus! - Thomas feels bad that Bertie doesn't get to travel on the rails so he decides to take Bertie on a tour of Sodor by rail. Bertie rolls onto Thomas' flatbed and soon they're off on their adventure. Bertie loves the sights but he needs to go and collect Dowager Hatt and her friends. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "The Man with the Monkey Hands/Whistle Pig Wednesday"  The Man with the Yellow Hat has bandaged hands and George makes inventions to help him with tasks.G
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Plays Favorites/Martha and the Doggie Lover"  Martha Plays Favorites - Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. D
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Limerick Slam"  Jessica and Manny compete in the annual Limerick Slam. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "A Better Mousetrap: Part 1/A Better Mousetrap: Part 2"  A Better Mousetrap: Part 1 - On the latest episode of "Getting the Scoop with Scoops," Scoops interviews WordGirl, reminiscing about her victorious adventures defeating Dr. Two Brains. Humiliated and worried about his villainous reputation, Dr. Two Brains hijacks the television studio with a Goop Ray to give WordGirl her final interview. A Better Mousetrap: Part 2 - In an attempt to maintain his dignity, Dr. Two Brains' takes over Scoops' talk show. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "A Huge Orange Problem"  While Chris and Martin are off searching for the endangered Orangutan in the deep forests of Borneo, back at the Tortuga HQ Aviva, Koki and Jimmy get carried away swinging on vines and their muscles so get incredibly sore that they can't do anything. The bros attempt to rush back with the first aid kit but a huge orangutan keeps tossing them back into the forest. Here they learn that orangutans use a special leaf and chew it into a lotion to ease muscle soreness, and return with this orangutan medicine to help their friends. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Whale of a Tale"  With special guest star Al Roker. A trip to R-Fair City nearly turns into a monster mash when Hacker abducts Glowla, a beautiful cyberlady who generates pure energy. Hacker is able to snatch Glowla by reprogramming her trick whale, Snout. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Just Toying with Ruff"  Harsha and Sammy become radio reporters and do a news piece on Brian Freeze while Noel and DJ invent a new Ruff Ruffman toy. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "Based on a True Story (Part 1 & 2)"  There's a new kid in town: Ladonna Compson, the Louisiana native with the gift of gab. Ladonna charms Arthur and friends with her amazing "true" stories. But are her stories really fact. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Limerick Slam"  Jessica and Manny compete in the annual Limerick Slam. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report - another big swing in the market. NBR will look beyond the volatility to help you invest for the long term. And who wins and who loses with interest rates at record low levels?. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "The Mystery of Eels"  Though much of the natural world is discovered and understood, a few mysteries remain. Consider the eel - snakelike and slimy, with a row of jagged teeth. Yet aside from these fearsome qualities, we know little about this creature from the sea.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes"  Half a billion years ago, Australia was still part of the super-continent Gondwana. While the oceans were teeming from the ongoing explosion of weird and wonderful animals, the world above the waves remained an almost lifeless wasteland. All that changed in the Silurian period when the conquest of the land began. Part 2 of 4G
9:00 pm 
Guts with Michael Mosley   Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state-of-the-art camera "pill" that he swallows at the start of the film, host Michael Mosley takes viewers on a remarkable journey through his own internal system. At each stage he talks to medical experts and explains the amazing functions that happen without our conscious effort.G
10:00 pm 
Battlefield Medicine   From the trauma wards of Camp Bastion field hospital in Afghanistan, to cutting-edge medical research labs, Michael Mosley follows the medical pioneers behind procedures that have seen the survival rate among injured servicemen and women rise to 90 percent. Designed for the war zone, these developments are already making waves in emergency rooms, from spray-on skin cells to heal burns, to innovative surgical techniques like rebuilding damaged hands from scratch. Part 1 of 2G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Backroad Adventures"  Taking three routes - Owyhee Backcountry Byway (Mud Flat Road), Magruder Corridor, and Lolo Motorway - the program samples what Idaho's 40,000 miles of backroads offer travelers. Along the way, there are scenic vistas, a bit of history, and opportunities to spot wildlife.G
2:30 am 
Dialogue  "Author Ethan Watters: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Ethan Watters joins Franklin for a discussion of the themes in his book, The Urban Tribe, which looks at the ways in which young, unmarried Americans create their own sense of "family."G
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Get Lost, Mr. Chips"  Alan is getting ready for the Cookie Connoisseurs Club, the most exclusive cookie appreciation club in the country, to come to Sesame Street to taste his super cookies. Alan asks Chris to distract Cookie Monster while the club meets. Chris tries, but it's too late. D
4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Fruit Picking Day/Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad"  Fruit Picking Day - Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Prince Wednesday grows upset because his big brother Prince Tuesday can pick the highest fruit off the tree branches, but he can't. He wishes he wasn't so little! Then, when the festival-goers spot a very special magical golden pear on the ground, Prince Wednesday is the only one little enough to reach it. D
4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Plays Favorites/Martha and the Doggie Lover"  Martha Plays Favorites - Truman is worried that his mom doesn't think he's special anymore. She's too busy taking care of the babies at her daycare. Martha knows just how he feels. D
5:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "John Legend & The Roots"  The performance is a mix of mostly 1970s soul covers and a few originals. "Captain" Kirk Douglas has a blistering guitar solo at the end of the Bill Withers cover "I Can't Write Left Handed."G
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "England's Bath & York"  Rick takes in Medieval York and Georgian Bath, both easy sidetrips from London. He explores Roman hot springs, cruises canals, and marvels at England's finest Gothic church.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Stockholm & Sweden"  Sweden is a natural-born beauty, winning us over with luxuriant landscapes and sleek Scandinavian style. We cruise through Stockholm' s sun-dappled archipelago, visit a designer hotel and sip cocktails in the trendy Ice Bar (a lounge built completely of ice!). We stroll through the Karl Milles sculpture garden, and admire the world's best-preserved 17th century warship, the Vasa. D
7:00 am 
In The Americas with David Yetman  "Chiloe and Chilotes: Proud Islanders of Chile"  Yetman is on Chiloe, the second largest island of South America, where the residents, known as Chilotes, consider themselves a people apart, and demonstrate for him their traditions of food, towns and society that extend back before the arrival of Europeans.G
7:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Warm Crawfish and Artichoke Salad, Ragout of Crawfish over Fresh Pasta, and Crawfish Pies. D
8:00 am 
America's Heartland   A young blind teenager wins national honors for cattle raising. A New England town rallies around a young man to save a family farm. Oklahoma air rescue personnel come to the aid of injured farmers. D
8:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "Southern Norway: Smoke and Water"  On a brisk winter day, host Andreas Viestad travels to Vestfold in Southern Norway at the peak of the brisling sardine season. Inspired by Scandinavian tradition, Andreas catches and then smokes the little fish. D
9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Ultimate Italian"  Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn secrets of homemade pasta from the pros. In the test kitchen, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Fresh Pasta Without a Machine. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mozzarella Cheese. D
9:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Enclosure"  Smith explores the design principle of enclosure. He presents examples at his Garden Home Retreat, a peaceful garden setting at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, and at Whitehall House.G
10:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Redhead Express; Carolina Travelers. D
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Baby Bear's Baby Doll"  Baby Bear and Curly Bear are happily playing with dolls. Telly comes along and wants to show Baby Bear his new bulldozer, and Baby Bear quickly hides his doll behind his back and says that it is Curly's. They start to play with the bulldozer, but then Baby Bear suggests they need a driver and he offers his doll. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "One Big Dinosaur/Play Date with Annie"  One Big Dinosaur - Tiny and Buddy visit a dinosaur family called Argentinosaurus, some of the biggest land creatures ever! The kids find out there are great things about being really big, and that it's also great being their own size. Play Date with Annie - Buddy is excited that his friend Annie Tyrannosaurus is coming to the Pteranodon nest to visit and play with them. After Tiny feels left out, Buddy and Annie show her that they can all be friends!. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Jack and the Beanstalk"  Baby Joy, Whyatt's little sister, is having a GIANT-sized tantrum, and nothing will calm her down! The Super Readers use their literacy powers to venture up Jack's Beanstalk and meet a real giant, who's acting like a big baby. Whyatt learns about the soothing power of music from his big brother Jack, and the Super Readers save the day.G
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Gorillas in the Nest/Tale of a Dragon"  Gorillas in the Nest - Sally and Nick have made a sleepover tent on the floor. But it's not very comfortable. The Cat's friend Gordon the Gorilla knows how to make a comfortable bed. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Bugs Or Monkeys?"  A miniaturized Martin wants to check out insects in the rainforest, but Chris wants to investigate the world of the Spider monkey. Chris wins when he puts "mini" Martin in his pack back and heads off through the treetops. D
2:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Light & Color"  Light is the most important form of energy on Earth and color comes from reflected light. Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests Henry Charlier, Associate Professor Of Chemistry, Boise State University, and Dr. Kathryn Devine, Assistant Professor Of Physics, College Of Idaho, answer students' questions about light and color.G
2:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Author Ethan Watters: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Ethan Watters joins Franklin for a discussion of the themes in his book, The Urban Tribe, which looks at the ways in which young, unmarried Americans create their own sense of "family."G
3:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "The Timejumpers"  Nashville's hottest ticket isn't the Grand Ole Opry but Monday nights at the tiny Station Inn with this all-star, 11-piece western swing outfit. With lead vocals provided by Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Vince Gill and two-time Grammy-winner "Ranger Doug" Green, this band features Music City's instrumental A-list, including Paul Franklin on pedal steel, Dennis Crouch on bass, three world-champion fiddlers and accordion master Jeff Taylor, with Gill and session ace Andy Reiss swapping guitar duties. D
3:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Tennessee Special - Round"  The singer-songwriter embodies the unique and profitable symbiotic relationship between the stars of country music and the artists responsible for crafting the words and melodies. Music Voyager invites four of Nashville's most prolific and successful songwriters for an intimate and rare performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Featured artists include revered singer-songwriters Buddy Miller, Darrel Scott, Elizabeth Cook and Guy Clark. D
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   The Harvest Show starts soon. Constable Patterson's wife takes to her bed with a mysterious illness again, but this time gives him permission to seek a new wife. A Pratt sister in distress makes that a tempting thought. And for the first time in years, Cabbage Patterson has a rival from Lark Rise at the show.G
6:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "A Talent for Life, Part 2"  Following the accusation that Hewitt had assaulted fellow fly-fisher Margaret Seagrove and the death of one of the suspects, Barnaby and Troy are faced with several people suspected of involvement in the deaths. Part 2 of 2G
7:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Mr. Selfridge, Part 3"  After taking his wife, Rose, and eldest daughter to see the iconic dancer Anna Pavlova, Selfridge invites the dancer to his store for a publicity event, and to take tea with his wife. Ellen Love makes an appearance at the tea while Rose is delayed by Bohemian painter Roddy Temple and his friends. Part 3 of 8G
8:00 pm 
Death In Paradise   Megan Talbot tells the police she has killed her husband. But when Richard and the team go to find the body, it has vanished only to be found later by a local boat crew. However even with Megan under arrest, something still does not sit right with Richard.G
9:00 pm 
Call The Midwife  "S2 E3"  Jenny is loaned to a short-staffed London Hospital to work on the male surgical ward. Hesitant about her temporary assignment, she becomes increasingly uneasy when she finds herself working under an intimidating surgeon. Back in Poplar, Jane, a new addition to the household, lends a hand in Jenny's absence.G
10:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   The Harvest Show starts soon. Constable Patterson's wife takes to her bed with a mysterious illness again, but this time gives him permission to seek a new wife. A Pratt sister in distress makes that a tempting thought. And for the first time in years, Cabbage Patterson has a rival from Lark Rise at the show.G
11:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "A Talent for Life, Part 2"  Following the accusation that Hewitt had assaulted fellow fly-fisher Margaret Seagrove and the death of one of the suspects, Barnaby and Troy are faced with several people suspected of involvement in the deaths. Part 2 of 2G
1:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Between The Wars"  American policies of neutrality, isolationism, and internationalism in decades after World War I. Depression and the world order. Rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe and Asia; their expansionist ambitions. American response to war in Europe. Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.G
2:00 am 
Biography of America, A  "Contemporary History"  The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period -- and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of television on the way we experience recent events. D
2:30 am 
Biography of America, A  "Redemptive Imagination"  Storytelling is a relentless human urge and its power forges with memory to become the foundation of history. Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream) join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. D
3:00 am 
Design Squad  "A Collective Collaboration"  The teams set their sights on designing the most durable, portable and low-cost peanut butter-making machines for a women's collective in Haiti.G
3:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Businesses Going Green"  Going green is worthwhile and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what's hype, and what's hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit from the coffee grounds up. D
4:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Backyard Orchards (St. Louis, MO)"  Beyond growing fresh herbs and produce, gardeners are now expanding to fruit as well. Even with limited space, learn how to have a bountiful backyard orchard, even without the use of pesticides or chemicals. D
4:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "A Huge Orange Problem"  While Chris and Martin are off searching for the endangered Orangutan in the deep forests of Borneo, back at the Tortuga HQ Aviva, Koki and Jimmy get carried away swinging on vines and their muscles so get incredibly sore that they can't do anything. The bros attempt to rush back with the first aid kit but a huge orangutan keeps tossing them back into the forest. Here they learn that orangutans use a special leaf and chew it into a lotion to ease muscle soreness, and return with this orangutan medicine to help their friends. D
5:00 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Cook Once, Eat Twice"  Sara's easy strategy for quick meals is to cook once, eat twice. Spicy Roast Pork is a simple and delicious meal any night, but a visit with her brother to a Vietnamese food joint inspires Sara to turn that pork into delectable pork Banh Mi Sandwiches later in the week. Sauteed Duck Breasts one night become delicious Peking Duck Wraps the next. D
5:30 am 
Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup  "Cooking for Teens"  Encouraging your kids to eat healthier meals just got easier when our chefs pull out all the stops on these fun and easy recipes. Tempeh Chorizo Soft Tacos/Citrus Salad/Tofu BLT/No Queso Quesadilla. D
6:00 am 
Grand View  "Great Basin National Park"  NULL
6:30 am 
New Fly Fisher  "McKenzie River"  Hardcore Atlantic Salmon fisher, Ray Plourde, and Outdoorsman Jon Babulic join host Colin McKeown for a dream fishing trip at McKenzie River Fly Fishing Lodge. D
7:00 am 
Ask This Old House  "Installing Bluestone Patio/Hanging Bikes in a Garage"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage. D
7:30 am 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Chippendale Footstool"  The s-curve legs and ball and claw feet are the dramatic features of Tommy's Chippendale footstool. Many furniture makers get defeated by the ball and claw, but in this episode, Tommy stops by master carver Will Neptune's shop to get tips on an incredibly easy way to break it down.G
8:00 am 
GardenSMART   Artists and gardens fit together like green thumbs and garden gloves. Find your inner garden artist as GardenSMART visits a beautiful garden and learns the secrets of the talented gardener- artist who created it all. D
8:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Beach"  Katie heads to the shore with a customized beach bag full of delicious food: shrimp ceviche, pepper salad and muffin tin cookies. Gardening expert Pam Healey stops by the Workshop to explain the basics of orchids and make a sand-and-glass orchid vase. D
9:00 am 
It's Sew Easy  "Pants"  Fit expert Peggy Sagers shows how to create an easy and quick pair of yoga pants. Then, embellish your favorite yoga pants with a clothing tattoo demonstrated by machine embroidery expert, Eileen Roche. Last, Sheree Schattenmann has a super simple design for lounge pants. D
9:30 am 
Color World with Gary Spetz  "Color Dubrovnik"  Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to arrive at the "pearl of the Adriatic": the ancient city of Dubrovnik. Here he walks its tall, historic city walls-exploring its unique "Old Town" district. Venturing above and beyond the "Old Town," he seeks different perspectives of this picturesque oceanside gem. D
10:00 am 
Taste This!  "Nathan's Hot Dogs"  America's favorite food: The Frankfurter! Chef Joe makes a stop at his favorite hot dog spot, Nathan's of Coney Island. This was the first Nathan's ever built in New York, in 1916. Chef Joe orders the signature dog, but could not leave out the cheese, chili, and even the corn dog! In the test kitchen, Chef Joe puts his own unique twist on the Frankfurter. D
10:30 am 
Cooking Odyssey  "Trikala"  Chef Yianni explores the monasteries of Meteora that seem to be suspended in air dances at a Greek festival in Trikala and demonstrates how to make Hortopita, Souvlakia, and Tzatziki. D
11:00 am 
Learning Math: Patterns, Functions & Algebra  "Algebraic Thinking"  Begin to explore what it means to think algebraically and learn to use algebraic thinking skills to make sense of different situations. This session covers describing situations through pictures, charts, graphs, and words; interpreting and drawing conclusions from graphs; and creating graphs to match written descriptions of real-life situations.G
11:30 am 
Learning Math: Patterns, Functions & Algebra  "Patterns In Context"  Explore the processes of finding, describing, explaining, and predicting using patterns. Topics covered include how to determine if patterns in tables are uniquely described and how to distinguish between closed and recursive descriptions. This session also introduces the idea that there are many different conceptions of what algebra is.G
12:00 pm 
French In Action  "Think Vacation I"  Robert and Mireille look at camping gear. Mireille rushes off to have lunch with Hubert and runs into the incorrigible Jean-Pierre. They talk about broken glass, spilled salt, and other superstitions.G
12:30 pm 
French In Action  "Think Vacation II"  Mireille tells Hubert she's won the lottery. Hubert strongly disapproves although he has been known to play the horses. And Aunt Georgette tells about the one that got away.G
1:00 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "A Chaos of Experimentation"  The presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. New Deal legislation. Agencies created in response to crises. Changes to programs resulting from criticism of New Deal. The effect of policies on various groups, including women and minorities.G
1:30 pm 
Unfinished Nation  "Between The Wars"  American policies of neutrality, isolationism, and internationalism in decades after World War I. Depression and the world order. Rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe and Asia; their expansionist ambitions. American response to war in Europe. Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.G
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Contemporary History"  The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period -- and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of television on the way we experience recent events. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Redemptive Imagination"  Storytelling is a relentless human urge and its power forges with memory to become the foundation of history. Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream) join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. D
3:00 pm 
Design Squad  "A Collective Collaboration"  The teams set their sights on designing the most durable, portable and low-cost peanut butter-making machines for a women's collective in Haiti.G
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Businesses Going Green"  Going green is worthwhile and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what's hype, and what's hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit from the coffee grounds up. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Fromage Here to Eternity"  Lisa is chosen to write a story on Skeleckian cheese-making for the school paper, but Annie is determined to scoop her. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "A Whale of a Tale"  With special guest star Al Roker. A trip to R-Fair City nearly turns into a monster mash when Hacker abducts Glowla, a beautiful cyberlady who generates pure energy. Hacker is able to snatch Glowla by reprogramming her trick whale, Snout. D
5:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Shrimping, Crabbing and Clamming"  Lidia goes clamming with Dave Pasternack in Long Island before heading to Tangiers Island near Baltimore to watch the locals do what they do best, crabbing. Her recipes include a large array of seafood. She makes Shrimp Scampi, Crab Cakes, Baked Clams Oreganato, for a feast from the sea. D
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Great American Cookout"  NULL
6:00 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Cooking on the Sea of Cortez"  Rick is always up for a cooking challenge. After a day spent boating and kayaking on the Sea of Cortez with a local ecotourism group, Rick grills dinner for the group on the beach at Espiritu Santo Island - one of the most biologically diverse marine areas in the world. The waters surrounding the island support coral reefs, colonies of sea lions and more than 500 species of fish. D
6:30 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Bistro Style"  Farm fresh lettuces get just a bit of enhancement from a delicious green goddess dressing in Joanne's salad. Her student, Aggie, learns a few simple secrets to making great pie crusts, an they decide to make a savory galette toping their crust with a savory filling of mushrooms and blue cheese. Recipes: Butter Lettuce with Green Goddess Dressing, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Galette. D
7:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing Bluestone Patio/Hanging Bikes in a Garage"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life"  After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel.G
8:00 pm 
Rudy Maxa's World  "London"  Rudy roams the Borough Market where locals gather to shop among pyramids of cheese, baskets of oysters and other displays of fresh fish, game and pastries at the site where a market has existed since the 1st century AD. He also visits the ethnic neighborhood of Spitalfields, takes a speedboat ride on the Thames and goes bar hopping in Soho and Camden Town.G
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Shrimping, Crabbing and Clamming"  Lidia goes clamming with Dave Pasternack in Long Island before heading to Tangiers Island near Baltimore to watch the locals do what they do best, crabbing. Her recipes include a large array of seafood. She makes Shrimp Scampi, Crab Cakes, Baked Clams Oreganato, for a feast from the sea. D
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Great American Cookout"  NULL
9:30 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Class  "Wild Mushroom Lasagna & Grilled Pepper Salad"  Joanne unlocks the mystery of preparing lasagna using dry pasta for her student Aggie, and gives a hands-on lesson on grilling peppers over the gas stove. Recipes: (1) LASAGNE WITH WILD MUSHROOMS, LEEKS, AND GORGONZOLA, (2) GRILLED SALAD WITH PEPPERS, OLIVES, AND CAPERBERRIES. Student: Aggie Gettys - Music Industry Promoter. D
10:00 pm 
Taste This!  "Nathan's Hot Dogs"  America's favorite food: The Frankfurter! Chef Joe makes a stop at his favorite hot dog spot, Nathan's of Coney Island. This was the first Nathan's ever built in New York, in 1916. Chef Joe orders the signature dog, but could not leave out the cheese, chili, and even the corn dog! In the test kitchen, Chef Joe puts his own unique twist on the Frankfurter. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life"  After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel.G
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Reunidos"  Arturo arrives from Argentina and meets some members of the Castillo family.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Que Estaran Haciendo?"  The Castillo family deals with a number of problems, including the hospitalization of don Fernando.G
1:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)/Chris Columbus (Producer/Director/Author). D
2:00 am 
Seeds of Resiliency   SEEDS OF RESILIENCY introduces diverse individuals who have survived tragedies and traumas, and overcome mental and physical challenges, and now use their experiences to affect change and help others. Each thrives today because they refused to give up their struggle, even when all hope seemed lost. These compelling, uplifting and inspirational portraits attest to the strength of the human spirit and the power of positive thinking and action. D
3:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
3:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Paul Anka (singer). D
4:00 am 
John McLaughlin's One on One  "The Life and Genius of Albert Einstein"  John McLaughlin joins guests Alice Calaprice and Robert Schulmann to discuss their book "The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.". D
4:30 am 
5:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Wham! Bam! Islam!"  New York-based filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff follows the efforts of American-educated Kuwati entrepreneur Naif Al-Mutawa to build a pop-culture for the world's young Muslims with roots in Islamic culture. The result is THE 99, comic books and now theme parks featuring a team of superheros, each exemplifying one of the 99 attributes of Allah and together they fight against evil.G
6:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines"  This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. D
7:00 am 
Frontline  "Poor Kids"  These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. D
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Backroad Adventures"  Taking three routes - Owyhee Backcountry Byway (Mud Flat Road), Magruder Corridor, and Lolo Motorway - the program samples what Idaho's 40,000 miles of backroads offer travelers. Along the way, there are scenic vistas, a bit of history, and opportunities to spot wildlife.G
9:30 am 
Dialogue  "Author Ethan Watters: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Ethan Watters joins Franklin for a discussion of the themes in his book, The Urban Tribe, which looks at the ways in which young, unmarried Americans create their own sense of "family."G
10:00 am 
John McLaughlin's One on One  "The Life and Genius of Albert Einstein"  John McLaughlin joins guests Alice Calaprice and Robert Schulmann to discuss their book "The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.". D
10:30 am 
11:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Wham! Bam! Islam!"  New York-based filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff follows the efforts of American-educated Kuwati entrepreneur Naif Al-Mutawa to build a pop-culture for the world's young Muslims with roots in Islamic culture. The result is THE 99, comic books and now theme parks featuring a team of superheros, each exemplifying one of the 99 attributes of Allah and together they fight against evil.G
12:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines"  This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. D
1:00 pm 
Frontline  "Poor Kids"  These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Wham! Bam! Islam!"  New York-based filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff follows the efforts of American-educated Kuwati entrepreneur Naif Al-Mutawa to build a pop-culture for the world's young Muslims with roots in Islamic culture. The result is THE 99, comic books and now theme parks featuring a team of superheros, each exemplifying one of the 99 attributes of Allah and together they fight against evil.G
5:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines"  This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. D
6:00 pm 
Frontline  "Poor Kids"  These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report - another big swing in the market. NBR will look beyond the volatility to help you invest for the long term. And who wins and who loses with interest rates at record low levels?. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines"  This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. D
11:00 pm 
Frontline  "Poor Kids"  These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. D

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