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9:00 pm 
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station: American Experience   In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East rivers. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. Inspired by the Roman baths of Caracalla, Penn Station covered nearly 8 acres and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world, only to be torn down a few decades later. This film examines some of the reasons behind the station's demise.G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "Generation Like"  Author and correspondent Douglas Rushkoff ("The Merchants of Cool," "The Persuaders") explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media. He explores the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with young consumers, examining the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that target them.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Great Cathedral Mystery"  The engineering behind the dome that crowns Florence's cathedral of Santa Maria del Fione, a Renaissance masterpiece and the world's largest masonry dome, is still debated among historians and engineers. Now a team of U.S. bricklayers helps build an experimental "mini-Duomo" using period tools and techniques to try to unravel how architect Filippo Brunelleschi managed it.G
10:00 pm 
Design Squad  "Just for Kicks"  The teams must each design a device to automatically feed a stream of balls to professional soccer player Michael Parkhurst.G
10:30 pm 
Everyday Edisons  "I Can Finally Grasp It!"  We've all heard that "a friend in need, is a friend indeed," but for inventor, Mark Stark, it was no question that his friend needed a helping hand. Born without his left hand, Mark's friend, Dave Vogt never knew what his friend was working on in his shop and garage for months and months until one day, he presented Dave with an artificial hand that would change his life. A heart-warming story of compassion and friendship, this episode brings to light a need, an idea, a prototype and, of course, a challenge to our Everyday Edisons team. D
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Coming to America"  Who were the first Americans, and when did they arrive? Did they get here by land or sea? Did a single group populate the continent, or did many? Experts used to agree that the first Americans walked across the Bering land bridge from Asia about 12,000 years ago, then found their way south, eventually colonizing all of North and South America. But exciting recent finds at sites on both continents have triggered new theories. Alan Alda tries to find out who's saying what, and why. D
8:30 pm 
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way  "Fast Proof"  Jacques shows how to mix and bake a loaf of bread in one pot. Next he shares his favorite eggs - cocotte eggs with creamed mushrooms - prepared in little containers.G
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Big, Bold Chicken Braises"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster updates the recipe for a Silver Palette classic, Chicken Marbella. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of whole roasted chickens. Next, Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby learns about authentic Filipino cooking at the Purple Yam in Brooklyn. D
9:30 pm 
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking  "Seattle, WA: Chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau"  NULL
10:00 pm 
Taste This!  "Fish Tail"  On this episode Chef Joe joins David Burke at his newest restaurant, Fish Tail. Fish Tail is located on the Upper East Side and specializes in seafood. The restaurant features a Raw Bar, Sushi Bar, and any other seafood dish you can imagine. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of Slovenia"  In the little-visited and underrated alpine country, Rick begins in the capital city of Ljubljana, enjoys the mountain resort of Lake Bled, ventures into the Julian Alps, goes spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swims with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port.G
11:00 pm 
Primary Sources: Workshops In American History  "Korea and the Cold War: A Case Study"  This workshop looks at the first use of military force under the Truman Doctrine, and the Korean War as the first practical manifestation of America's Cold War "containment" policy. Using works by George Kennan and Walter Lippman, treaties, and the texts of the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine, the onscreen participants take on the roles of major military, political, and strategic players at a mock Senate hearing to decide whether to intervene in Korea in 1950.G
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
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Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Super Skyscrapers  "Building The Future"  Commonly known as "the cheese grater," the Leadenhall Building is the pinnacle of London's avant-garde architecture. The tapered tower with a steel exoskeleton is the tallest skyscraper in the City of London, and the teams behind the project had to radically rethink every aspect of the traditional building model. Part 2 of 4G
11:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights"  Whitney M. Young Jr. was one of the most celebrated -- and controversial -- leaders of the civil rights era. This documentary follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. D

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