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February 18, 2012
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12:00 am 
Western Tradition  "The Enlightened Despots"  Many of Europe's rulers see the need for reform, although not at the expense of surrendering any of their powers.G

12:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Enlightenment"  Intellectuals come to believe that it is possible to change the world with theories.G

1:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Strained Relations"  Symbiotic relationship between the colonies and the British government in the 1750s. French and Indian War alters British holdings in North America, spawns questions related to cost of colonial defense and administration. Proclamation of 1763 attempts to control westward migration. Colonists upset by Revenue Acts; boycott of British goods. Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and Intolerable Acts stiffens resolve of some colonists to resist British control. British attempts to appease colonists yet regain authority. First shots fired at Lexington and Concord.G

1:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Not Much of a War"  Colonists ill equipped for armed conflict with Great Britain. Meetings of Continental Congress; Declaration of Independence. British response to incidents of hostility in northeast and mid-Atlantic states. Leadership of George Washington. Support of the French government. Defeat of British forces at Saratoga and Yorktown. Destiny now in colonists? hands.G

2:00 am 
Unfinished Nation  "The Progressive Era"  Causes and varieties of progressive reform efforts in late 19th and early 20th centuries. Settlement house movement. Women seeking professional status and the vote. Efforts to combat government corruption. African Americans and reform; the Temperance crusade and prohibition; immigration concerns. Socialist efforts; the Industrial Workers of the World. Attempts to regulate big business.G

2:30 am 
Unfinished Nation  "Warrior to Priest - Presidents of the Early 1900s"  Theodore Roosevelt, the "accidental" president, in perspective. His relationship with the press, big business and reform efforts, conservation, his own political party. Contrast of Taft's style and tenure in office. Progressive Roosevelt challenges both Taft and Wilson in 1912. Wilson solidifies presidential power, walks path between Progressive and Democratic ideals. Foreign policy highlights of the three administrations.G

3:00 am 
Human Condition  "Risky Business"  This program looks at the commonness of unexpected pregnancy, talking with the unwed mothers and mothers-to-be of Project Cradle and also explores the dangers of sexually transmitted disease (or STDs) and the use of a contraceptives.G

3:30 am 
Human Condition  "The Code"  The episode discusses a primer on DNA and its role as the "blueprint" for each human being's general health, longevity, and physical appearance and explains how the Human Genome Project is helping scientists understand the functions of specific genes in an effort to identify the cause of genetic diseases.G

4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Weathering and Soils"  Demonstrates how minerals and rocks change when subjected to the physical and chemical conditions that exist at Earth's surface.G

4:30 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Sedimentary Rocks: The Key to Past Environments"  Illustrates the importance of sedimentary rocks in understanding Earth's history.G

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6:00 am 
Second Opinion  "Leukemia (Cll)"  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a type of leukemia that mainly affects people over the age of 50. The use of biologic markers has greatly increased the ability to diagnose, stage, choose treatments and give prognosis of this disease, making it a disease that many people can live with for many years. D

6:30 am 
Essential Pepin  "Egg-Ceptional"  Mollet Eggs Florentine; Eggs In Ramekins; Eggs En Cocotte; Scrambled Eggs In Bread Cases With Candied Oyster Mushrooms; Fines Herbs Omelet; Mushroom Omelet; Flat Potato Omelet. D

7:00 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "New Orleans: A Cup and a Slice of Capuccino"  Lidia heads south to New Orleans, where she visits Brocato's to sample a few of her favorite desserts. She then checks out the bustling, produce-filled, open-air Crescent City Farmer's Market, where farmers and shoppers are brought together by their love of fresh food. Lidia makes Meat-Stuffed Eggplant, Veal Scallopine Marasala, and for dessert, she prepares a Cappuccino Cake. D

7:30 am 
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

8:00 am 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Tijuana Round Table"  There's a long heritage of good food in Tijuana: It has an amazing taco culture and is the birthplace of the Caesar salad. Today, Tijuana boasts one of the top culinary schools in the country and some of the best chefs in Mexico. Rick and three fellow food lovers dine at the ultra-modern Mision 19 located in Mexico's newest Leed Gold Certified building. D

8:30 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Mi Famiglia: Italian Family Style with Giuseppe Fanelli"  Guiseppe Fanelli is the chef of one of Sara's favorite Italian restaurants, Tre Dici, and today he shares home-style Italian recipes like Bruschetta al Tonno - a simple and delicious tuna bruschetta. His Agnello Scottadito with Heirloom Tomato Salad mixes tender lamb with the freshness of a homegrown tomato salad. And of course, there's pasta. D

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 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Italian Love Affair"  Inspired by dishes made in her classes in Italy, Joanne introduces her student Reggie to bagnacauda, rigatoni with chicken in a tomato cream sauce, and a vegetable ribbon salad. Recipes: Bagna Cauda, Rigatoni with Chicken, Tomatoes and Cream, and Vegetable Ribbon Salad. Student: Reggie Wooden, Student. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving"  Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to a slow and easy Thanksgiving with Braised Turkey and makes Bread Stuffing for a crowd. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oven thermometers in the Equipment Corner. D

10:30 am 
Scrapbook Soup   Julie Fei-Fan Balzer uses pen and ink techniques in the first segment. She shows how to embellish Facebook and blog calling cards and a tin to hold them. Next, Emma Lou Beechy demonstrates how to make a three dimensional stamped flower without hand cutting to decorate a scrapbook page. D

11:00 am 
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell  "Jerry's Lily Pond, Part 1"  (16X20 Acrylic) This painting develops a lily pad pond with its flower being the center of focus. The canvas is prepared with an olive green mottled background. Jerry then starts by sketching the lily pads using elliptical shapes to create flatness. D

11:30 am 

12:00 pm 
This Old House  "Barrington Project, Part 4 of 10"  With the exterior shingles going up on the house, builder Andy Tiplady shows host Kevin O'Connor why he's using red cedar instead of white, and how he is creating the signature flair on the building between the first and second floors. Inside, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin how he's heating and cooling the house using a hydronic system that is integrated with a solar hot water system on the roof. Solar contractor Kevin Price also helps with solar panels for electricity, now that the price of the panels has come down 50 percent in the last four years. D

12:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing New Vinyl Trim; Installing a New Dishwasher"  Host Kevin O'Connor works with a siding contractor to install new vinyl trim around a window. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new dishwasher. D

1:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Bracket Clock + Finishing Solutions"  Master your woodworking, finishing & repair techniques!. D

1:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Shaker-Inspired Night Stand"  The Shaker-inspired Night Stand is one of Tommy?s favorite projects. This particular piece really shows off Tommy's style in using rough cut lumber and gives Tommy a chance to put a contemporary spin on a traditional piece.G

2:00 pm 
MotorWeek  "Mercedes-Benz Sls Amg"  Road Test: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. Road Test: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. Goss' Garage: Bleeding Brakes. D

2:30 pm 
America's Heartland   A 200 year old Tennessee farm is home to a very famous pig; An Oregon tulip farm draws a quarter million visitors; California avocado farmers deliver heart healthy recipes. And some fast facts about fiber in your diet. D

3:00 pm 
NOVA  "Extreme Cave Diving"  Cave diver and environmental anthropologist Kenny Broad heads an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists and anthropologists into underwater caves, or blue holes, formed during the last ice age. Broad is investigating the hidden history of Earth's climate as revealed by finds in this "alternate universe."G

4:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Pittsburgh, PA - Hour One"  Highlights include correspondence between Cole Porter and actor Monty Woolley, a finely knotted circa 1920 silk Kashan rug, and a 17th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn cup purchased for $1 and valued up to $450,000. Part 1 of 3G

5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow UK  "Carter's Steam Fair"  Michael Aspel and the team visit Carter's Royal Berkshire Steam Fair, a traveling fair based in southeast England that is known for restoring old amusement rides and trucks.G

5:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier"  Exploring the quintessence of Spanish culture in Andalucia, Rick rolls down from whitewashed hill towns to the coast and takes in the windsurfing at Tarifa. He catches a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar and then sails to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.G

6:00 pm 
European Journal  "An Alternative to Care for Alzheimer's Sufferers"  Sweden: Unloved Foster Children - Until well into the 1980s, thousands of Swedish children were mistreated in children's homes or in foster care. Only now are they receiving compensation for their suffering. Swedish authorities turned a blind eye to what happened to these children after they were taken away from their parents. D

6:30 pm 
BBC Newsnight   NULL

7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Mardi Gras"  The cast invites everyone to "Come To the Mardi Gras" on this 1966 show. The Lennon Sisters sing "I Dreamed." Natalie Nevins describes "Mr. Wonderful." Dick Dale tells about "Shrimp Boats." Bob Lida cooks up "Jambalaya," and the cast and band swing into the "South Rampart Street Parade."G

8:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Coffee Morning"  Pre-noon activity leads to a coffee break book and action by the union.G

8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket   Hyacinth is stung to lose first prize at the local craft fair for her floral table decoration and to a social rival.G

9:00 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine  "In Which Romance Springs A Leak"  Hobbo, undercover agent for MI5 and former milkman, finds that he is surrounded by men with marital problems, and although he tries to help, the efforts seem to go awry.G

9:30 pm 
Outnumbered   The Brockman Family must face some tough decisions about work, video games, and who to take to a family funeral. The vicar probably wishes they would all stay away.G

10:01 pm 
The Red Green Show  "House Moving"  Red and the guys try to move an old building by balancing it on pick-up trucks; Bill finds out about ladders and gravity. Red turns a Cadillac into a backhoe.G

10:30 pm 
Vicar of Dibley  "Community Spirit"  Geraldine takes on the organization of the annual Autumn Fair and promises to have a featured guest more celebrated than last year's event. Alice, the Verger, tells Geraldine that her cousin is Reg Dwight - the same as Elton John's real name.G

11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Four  "The Unicorn & The Wasp"  The Doctor and Donna arrive in 1926 on the day before Agatha Christie goes missing for 10 days. At a dinner party hosted by Lady Clemency Eddison, the Doctor and Donna join forces with the famous crime novelist to encounter a body in the library, poisoned cocktails and a Vespiform seeking revenge.G

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