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6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Vienna"  Rick tiptoes through the palace of Maria Theresa and is dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. He picnics on the Danube, nibbles strudel in an old world cafe, reviews slinky Art Nouveau, and waltzes in three-quarter time to music by Johann Strauss.G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Classical Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome"  Rudy visits classical sites around the Mediterranean, picking up new stories and making connections.G

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Royal Road Across The Frontier"  In the second part of the journey along the ancient highway, learn about the traditional hot springs of Aguas Calientes that gave the ancient traveler a brief respite from the dry, dusty roads. While the springs no longer exist, the town still marks the boundary between the lush green landscape behind and the dry dangerous desert frontier that looms ahead. The first stop in the desert is the mining town of Zacatecas. D

7:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Sloppy Joes"  We know why they're called "sloppy".because the delicious sweet, spicy, meat, oozes out over the edge of the bun while you eat it. And we also know that this recipe for Sloppy Joe's is amazing, and irresistible, and you'll want to make these at your house. D

8:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Sustainable Agriculture (Swoope, VA)"  Polyface Farms is everything that industrialized farming is not. Here's an in depth look at how they are able to grow produce and raise food (beef, chickens, pigs and turkeys) while stewarding the land at the same time. D

8:30 am 
This American Land  "Critical Colorado, Checkups for Manatees, Appalachian Forests"  The Colorado River brings drinking water, irrigation, recreation and livelihood to millions of people in the West. But there is not an unlimited supply of this resource. Business owners on and near the river are working to make sure their neighbors, and policy makers in Washington, get a complete picture of how critical this river is.G

9:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Autumn Desserts"  Bridget reveals the secrets to the ultimate Apple Dumplings. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for cake carriers. Next, Chris learns about the best apple varieties for baking at Saratoga Orchards. D

9:30 am 
Tracks Ahead  "Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad"  Tracks Ahead goes to Ohio to take a close look at a modern freight line that has its roots in the past; visit a large public layout in northern Georgia; ride the rails to visit a logging museum in Wisconsin; and visit with a photographer who plies his trade late at night. D

10:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Mayberry Deputy with the VW Boys; Porch Dog Revival. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Amphibian Show"  Elmo and Abby are resting when suddenly it's time to play the game show, "Find that Amphibian." Elmo and Abby must find an amphibian before the game show's tadpole turns into a frog. They don't know what an amphibian is, but the announcer gives them a clue- an animal that starts out living in water. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Remember The Alamosaurus/Sunrise, Sunset"  The Pteranodon kids and Dad get the idea to travel around on the Dinosaur Train and meet some of the biggest dinosaurs. They even sing a song, `The Biggest Dinosaurs', before meeting Allie Alamosaurus, an enormous, long-necked, plant eating sauropod who is very friendly. Allie explains that her huge, strong legs hardly bend at all, but she can still have fun playing games with the kids, and teaching them some of her favorites! Dad takes the Pteranodon kids on an overnight camping trip where they watch both a sunrise and sunset, learning that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Rumpelstiltskin"  Princess Pea's father is busy, busy, busy with no time to help her tie up her skates. What's a Princess to do? The Super Readers use their literacy powers to visit another Princess whose funny little helper, Rumpelstiltskin, is far too busy to help her spin straw into gold. The Super Readers may be able to guess Rumpelstiltskin's name but they won't be able to guess what will happen in this story! Educational Objectives: To learn about the importance of doing things yourself, build the alphabet, and identify the letters S-P-I-N. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Be Cool/Elephant Walk"  Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler! Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Zig-Zagged"  Chris and Martin get caught in the middle of a Zebra stampede, and when the dust clears, a lone baby Zebra is left behind. The Wild Kratts must find the young zebra's herd and return him to his mom. Along the way, they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world and how the zebra's stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage. D

2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Playful Dolphin"  Wyland connects science and art together using composition and perspective.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is sacred and inspirational songs. Host, Scott Houston demonstrates a tip called The Gospel Walk-Up. Scott and his guests also show viewers how to play "Jesus Loves Me" and "Down By The Riverside. D

3:00 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

4:00 pm 
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5:00 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

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

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