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April 18, 2012
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2:00 am 
Frontline  "The Real CSI"  Investigation into the current state of forensic science finds serious flaws in some of its best-known tools with wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom. FRONTLINE documents how a field with few uniform standards and unproven science can undermine the search for justice.G

3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Seeking Refuge"  Where the wild things are; chances are that's where you'll find our nation's wildlife refuges. National wildlife refuges are part of a grand success story that dates back more than a century. We explore the six national refuges in Idaho: Deer Flat, Kootenai, Minidoka, Bear Lake, Grays Lake, and Camas. They are a remarkable attempt to resist the encroachments of civilization.G

3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Life on the River of No Return"  Host Marcia Franklin interviews Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, husband and wife filmmakers from McCall, about their NATURE documentary River of No Return. The couple, who spent more than a year in Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, discuss the making of the film, some of the highlights of their adventure, and some of the challenges they faced.G

4:00 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

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Where Did The Water Go?"  While brushing his teeth, Sid wonders what happens to all the dirty water when it goes down the drain. At The Science Center, Sid and his friends explore how water travels in and out of our homes through pipes. And here's something Sid and his friends never realized: there's lots of water in the world, but you can't drink it all! We can only use fresh water, and there aren't a lot of fresh water sources in the world. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Nurse Martha/TD Gets The Scoop"  Nurse Martha - Being able to translate animal speech sure comes in handy when Martha gets a job as the vet's assistant. TD Gets the Scoop - Carolina is starting a newspaper, the Carolina Town Crier, and she needs some crack reporters to track down the news.G

6:00 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

7:00 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

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Rome"  Rudy begins at the famous ancient sites in the Eternal City, then explores modern life on streets and in cafes, pizzerias and galaterias.G

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Mending Australia's Ancient Forest"  Near Albany, in Southwestern Australia, Australians are trying to piece together the remains of fractured habitats that were destroyed beginning right after World War II. From the woodlands of the drier interior to the tall wet forests in the far south-west corner, host David Yetman gets a first hand look at this ambitious project called Gondwana Link. The evolutionary process moves quickly in this environment, and new hybrids and species are discovered almost every week. D

8:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Warm Crawfish and Artichoke Salad, Ragout of Crawfish over Fresh Pasta, and Crawfish Pies. D

9:00 am 
America's Heartland   Eleven Illinois farm families work together to deliver soybean products to consumers. Chef Dave Lieberman travels to Texas where a little "goat wrangling" serves up delicious cheese. Reporter Jason Shoultz outlines some hidden benefits to a diet including oats. D

9:30 am 
Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends  "Veal, Spaghetti and Meatballs"  Nick Stellino welcomes Chef Michael Galata of Osteria del Circo in New York who prepares Veal Scallopine alla Romana. Nick shares his Meatball recipe and creates Spaghetti and Meatballs and a Meatball Sandwich. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "A Moroccan Feast"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Moroccan-style Chicken Tagine at home with foolproof Couscous that's better than any store-bought brand. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her pick for the best compost bucket. Later, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making your own preserved lemons. D

10:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Color Our World"  If it "colors our world," Matt and Shari are talking about it today. Shari discusses the basics of color theory to help you in selecting color for your home interior. Then, Matt and Shari discuss paint basics along with tips and tricks for painting. D

11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Synder Family; Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers; Rigney Family Bluegrass. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Elmo and the Monarch Butterfly"  Elmo and Telly are reading the book Fascinating Facts About Insects. First they see two ants, and after looking at them through their magnifying glass, they learn that ants never sleep. Next they see two ladybugs and learn that ladybugs smell with their feet. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Hurricane at Pteranodon Terrace/Rafting The Cretaceous"  The long-awaited rains finally return to Pteranodon Terrace, but grow into a huge rainstorm that grows even bigger - into a hurricane! Dad hasn't seen it blow like this since he was a kid. They seek shelter, and Don discovers an entrance to a cave below their nest, where not only the Pteranodons, but also their other neighbors, the Lambeorsaurus family and Cindy Cimolestes, all take shelter for the night. In the morning, the storm has passed, but everyone must pitch in to rebuild their various nests. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Cinderella"  Red doesn't feel like much of a Princess, so how will she fit in at Sleeping Beauty's princess party? The Super Readers magically leap into the book of Cinderella who has a party of her own to get to! When the clock strikes midnight, Red learns that she doesn't need the help of a fairy godmother to feel great about who she is!G

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Digging The Deep/Puddle Puzzle"  Digging The Deep - Nick and Sally are exploring how deep they can dig in the sandbox. The Cat arrives to whisk them away to the deepest place he knows - the bottom of the Swirly Whirly Ocean! They meet up with Aurilia the Angler fish who guides them to the very bottom of the ocean floor. Now that they've gone as deep as deep can be, it's off to find the next adventure! Puddle Puzzle - Nick and Sally are excited to jump in the giant puddle in their backyard - but it's gone! Where did it go? With the help of Cat's Seussian camera, they see that the puddle has turned into water vapour. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Elephant in the Room"  The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling. D

3:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Idaho Ecosystems"  Idaho has many different ecosystems, including forests, wetlands, deserts and grasslands. Why are these different ecosystems important to the plants and animals in the state? Why are they different? How are they the same? Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists, Beth Paragamian, North Idaho Wildlife Education Center Manager and Adare Evans, Wildlife Educator, Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game, will answer questions about Idaho's ecosystems.G

3:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Life on the River of No Return"  Host Marcia Franklin interviews Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, husband and wife filmmakers from McCall, about their NATURE documentary River of No Return. The couple, who spent more than a year in Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, discuss the making of the film, some of the highlights of their adventure, and some of the challenges they faced.G

4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Sonora's Forgotten River"  Life along the Rio San Miguel has remained relatively unchanged for the last 300 years. David Yetman and Mexican ecologist Alberto Burquez trace the river through Sonora, Mexico, to see how life has adapted to its unpredictable flow. The trip begins in Magdalena de Kino, with a stop at Father Kino's monument, before heading south to the city of Cucurpe. D

4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Seeking Refuge"  Where the wild things are; chances are that's where you'll find our nation's wildlife refuges. National wildlife refuges are part of a grand success story that dates back more than a century. We explore the six national refuges in Idaho: Deer Flat, Kootenai, Minidoka, Bear Lake, Grays Lake, and Camas. They are a remarkable attempt to resist the encroachments of civilization.G

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Words of the Titanic   The tragic sinking of the supposedly "unsinkable" luxury cruise ship Titanic on April 15, 1912, is an event that has continued to live on in the public consciousness. The discovery of the wreck on the ocean floor in 1985 as well as James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster film have reignited public interest and fascination with the landmark disaster in recent times. The upcoming centennial of the disaster is understandably an anniversary that is of keen significance. D

7:00 pm 
Midsomer Murders  "Garden of Death, Part 2"  More deaths occur and within the current investigation, Barnaby and Troy solve a five-year-murder. But as the investigation deepens, Barnaby finds older and more deep-seated motives than the threat of the new tea room poses. Part 2 of 2G

8:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"  This psychological thriller about provincial choirmaster John Jasper's obsession with 17-year-old Rosa Bud and the lengths to which he will go to attain her was left unfinished by Charles Dickens' death. Rosa Bud is in love with Edwin Drood, Jasper's young ward whom the older man dreams of killing. Drood disappears, apparently through foul play. Now writer Gwyneth Hughes follows in the footsteps of other brave wordsmiths, and provides an ending for this tale.G

10:00 pm 
MI-5   Beth and Dimitri are undercover Home Office representatives tasked with keeping delegates apart who are arriving for top secret talks between Israel and Palestine. The American president, under the guise of his first state visit to England, is chairing the talks. When a plot to kill the president is uncovered, they must also track down the assailant.G

11:00 pm 
Words of the Titanic   The tragic sinking of the supposedly "unsinkable" luxury cruise ship Titanic on April 15, 1912, is an event that has continued to live on in the public consciousness. The discovery of the wreck on the ocean floor in 1985 as well as James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster film have reignited public interest and fascination with the landmark disaster in recent times. The upcoming centennial of the disaster is understandably an anniversary that is of keen significance. D

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