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August 17, 2012
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5:30 pm 
5:54 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Washington Week (Expired)  "Generic Vs. Name Brand Drugs"  NULL
7:30 pm 
Need to Know  "Habitat Havoc"  SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS. This week, Need to Know examines high obesity and diabetes rates among children in poor, inner-city communities and describes the New York City health department's campaign to reverse the trend. Anchor Scott Simon interviews Ross Hammond of the Brookings Institute about whether the federal government can help solve the problem. D
8:00 pm 
Foyle's War  "The German Woman - Part 1"  Assigned to fight crime in Hastings as his part of the war effort in 1940 during World War II, Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Foyle's first case involves the murder of a locally prominent German woman. Part 1 of 2G
9:00 pm 
Great Performances  "Let Me Down Easy"  Anna Deavere Smith ("The West Wing," "Nurse Jackie") brings samples of her more than 300 interviews with people worldwide to the stage, evoking laughter and tears as their words recount personal experiences with the frailty of the human body. Smith submerges her own persona, and assumes her characters' vocal and physical mannerisms from Idaho bull rider Brent Williams to Tour de France veteran Lance Armstrong; from hospital patient Hazel Merritt to former Texas Governor Ann Richards.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
6:00 pm 
Wild!  "Dolphins of the Shadowland"  It's almost impossible to study dolphins for extended periods of time in the open ocean. For this reason a pod of sixty bottlenose dolphins resident in New Zealand's Doubtful Sound provides a unique opportunity for scientists to improve our knowledge of these mysterious, appealing mammals. D
7:00 pm 
Riverwebs   RIVERWEBS takes a close look at an international group of river ecologists who share a story of tragedy, growth, and recovery. Across Eastern and Western cultures, this unlikely circle of friends shows us a very human side of science, while demonstrating how the process of discovery works. The inspiring lives and experiences of these scientists build a rich story of hope and interconnectedness, while providing a personal window through which to view rivers, ecology, and conservation. D
8:00 pm 
Sky Island   The volcanic Jemez Mountains of New Mexico rise more than a mile above the surrounding high desert, like an island in the sky. Environmental filmmaker John Grabowska profiles the landscape and humankind's place within it, where the effects of climate change are already transforming the desert and alpine ecosystems. Author and poet N. Scott Momaday and actress Meryl Streep narrate the stunning images of this formation, which encompasses the Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera.G
8:30 pm 
Sleeping Monsters, Sacred Fires: Volcanos of New Mexico   For 25 million years, volcanos spewed molten rock and ash across New Mexico, forming craters, super volcanos, cinder cones, lava flows and peak-less mountains. Over time, these massive eruptions also planted the seeds of civilization and shaped the identity of New Mexico and its people, particularly American Indians.G
9:00 pm 
Nature  "Kalahari: The Great Thirstland"  A brief season of sudden unpredictable storms, brings forth a swarming superabundance of life to the arid region.G
10:00 pm 
Wild!  "Dolphins of the Shadowland"  It's almost impossible to study dolphins for extended periods of time in the open ocean. For this reason a pod of sixty bottlenose dolphins resident in New Zealand's Doubtful Sound provides a unique opportunity for scientists to improve our knowledge of these mysterious, appealing mammals. D
11:00 pm 
Riverwebs   RIVERWEBS takes a close look at an international group of river ecologists who share a story of tragedy, growth, and recovery. Across Eastern and Western cultures, this unlikely circle of friends shows us a very human side of science, while demonstrating how the process of discovery works. The inspiring lives and experiences of these scientists build a rich story of hope and interconnectedness, while providing a personal window through which to view rivers, ecology, and conservation. D
5:30 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Grilling"  Bridget shows Chris how to make Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops and Grilled Potato Hobo Packs. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for grill tongs. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top new gadgets, and finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to Grilled Lemon Chicken. D
6:00 pm 
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen  "Northern California"  The menu includes Hog Island BBQ oysters, grilled tenderloin in herb crust, duck under a brick with grilled figs and Martha's wedding salmon.G
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "Carlingford and the North East"  NULL
7:00 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 3 of 10"  Builder Andy Tiplady takes host Kevin O'Connor out on the water to gather provisions for an authentic Rhode Island clambake. Later, back at the project house, he shows master carpenter Norm Abram the windows he's using and how he's installing them using a custom copper pan for flashing - his preferred method in coastal situations. Kevin visits the Hurricane Research Lab at the University of Florida to see how they are protecting buildings through research and, with the help of the world's largest portable hurricane simulator, to feel what it's like to stand in a Category 3 hurricane. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Budapest: The Best of Hungary"  Capitalism has taken hold in the city laced together by bridges across the Danube. Gypsy orchestras and venerable mineral baths are the rage.G
8:00 pm 
Travelscope  "San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo"  The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there's a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor - the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art - but it's San Antonio's diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most impressive. Joseph returns to San Antonio, a town he's visited regularly since 1969, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and introduce viewers to some of his favorite things and shows them why it's said that San Antonio is every Texans' second hometown. D
8:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Baltimore: A Baltimore Classic - The Civic Club Sandwich"  In this episode, Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she visits an institution of Italian food: Di Pasquale's market. Back in the kitchen, Lidia prepares Spiedini alla Romana, Minestrone, and the Italian-American Civic Club Sandwich. D
9:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Grilling"  Bridget shows Chris how to make Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops and Grilled Potato Hobo Packs. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for grill tongs. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top new gadgets, and finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to Grilled Lemon Chicken. D
9:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Jamie Bissonnette & Breaking Down A Chicken"  On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming shows you one of his top techniques for a home cook to master, breaking down a chicken. "Buying a whole bird is so much cheaper than chicken parts", says Ming. With the help of Boston Chef Jamie Bissonnette, a nose to tail specialist, Ming shows viewers how much more mileage you can get out of a whole bird. D
10:00 pm 
Lidia's Italy  "Praise The Shepherd"  NULL
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Budapest: The Best of Hungary"  Capitalism has taken hold in the city laced together by bridges across the Danube. Gypsy orchestras and venerable mineral baths are the rage.G
11:00 pm 
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science  "Session 6. Restless Landscapes"  If almost all mountains are formed the same way, why do they look so different? In this session, participants learn about the forces continually at work on the surface of the Earth that sculpt the ever-changing landscape. D
6:00 pm 
Signs of the Time   During the early days of baseball, fans experienced the game without the benefit of an umpire's colorful hand signals: the defiant fist as the perfect pitch crossed home plate, the cross-hand sweep as the runner slid into home, and the dramatic fist pump as the runner, ball and baseman converged at first base. The umpire's voice, usually drowned out by the screams of thousands of excited fans, served as the only means to signal a ball or strike or to call a player safe or out. SIGNS OF THE TIME explores the origins of baseball's hand signals and the pioneers responsible for this pivotal innovation. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:24 pm 
Alana Nichols: My Competitive Spirit Kicked In  "Medal Quest"  Alana Nichols of the women's wheelchair basketball team admits she likes going, "really fast." I love feeling my heart beat," she says. Her competitive spirit took over when she started playing wheelchair athletics and now she's the first woman to win gold in both the Summer and Winter Paralympics. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100   This documentary celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox-Yankees game as a backdrop, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space such as a 1918 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, and concerts by Bruce Springsteen.G
11:00 pm 
Signs of the Time   During the early days of baseball, fans experienced the game without the benefit of an umpire's colorful hand signals: the defiant fist as the perfect pitch crossed home plate, the cross-hand sweep as the runner slid into home, and the dramatic fist pump as the runner, ball and baseman converged at first base. The umpire's voice, usually drowned out by the screams of thousands of excited fans, served as the only means to signal a ball or strike or to call a player safe or out. SIGNS OF THE TIME explores the origins of baseball's hand signals and the pioneers responsible for this pivotal innovation. D

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