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April 18, 2012
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1:30 pm 
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
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "One Bad Apple"  PJ has to write a story for his creative writing class, but his assignment has given him a bad case of writer's block. Can Lisa help him write a Western that takes place in a refrigerator?. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Sonny Days with a Chance of Showers/Seymour....Right After This"  SONNY DAYS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS - Just when meteorologist, Sonny Days, is about to deliver the eagerly-awaited forecast, The Birthday Girl kidnaps him demanding that he announce her birthday on TV. Will WordGirl be able to free Sonny from the clutches of The Birthday Girl? Is it possible that today could be her real birthday? Vocabulary Words: Precipitation, Meteorologist. SEYMOUR-RIGHT AFTER THIS - When Seymour Smooth delays announcing his new show's winning ticket numbers, Becky gets suspicious. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Stuck On Sharks"  Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Crystal Clear"  When Digit's systems go wonky, Motherboard sends him to the caves that house the Synchronizer, the beautiful crystal that keeps all borgs correctly timed. But before he can be put back in sync, he gets a glitch and tosses his crystal synchrometer into a tunnel and then flies off the wrong way down into a deep, dark chasm. Called in to help, Jackie, Matt and Inez meet Jules, the cave's timid guard, who teams up with them to find the synchrometer (using the unique geometry of crystals) and to find Digit, who's hopelessly lost. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Who Wants to Trade for Some Old Tracks?"  Someone has just stolen Ruff's garden gnome and he's determined to get it back! In fact, he's so obsessed that he hasn't bathed in several days and is covered in flies-prompting Charlene to send him some fly swatters. Ruff sends Emmie and Marco to the Amherst College Museum of Natural History to analyze the footprints left behind by the perpetrator who stole the garden gnome; while Rubye and Shreya try to barter the flyswatters for something better that Ruff can give to Charlene. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "The Cherry Tree/Matchmaker Matchbreaker"  The Cherry Tree - Muffy will do anything to have a gigantic Dream Bouncy Castle at her party, or so she thinks. When her favorite cherry tree is cut down to make room for the castle in her yard, she starts to have regrets. Then to make matters worse, she learns that cutting down trees hurts the environment, too. D
5:00 pm 
WordWorld  "Think in the Rink/X Marks The Spot"  Think in the Rink - Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show. Although Frog warns Duck and Dog to be careful as they practice, the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Will Duck and Dog think up a good solution to the problem before the show begins? X Marks the Spot - Duck must search high and low for his letter X that has gone missing. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Stocks pull back on earnings worries, but the markets are still up nicely since the start of the year. New York Correspondent Suzanne Pratt looks at whether 2012 will be the year of the bear or the bull. Investors are continuing to pour money into commodity exchange traded products like gold and oil. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Nature  "River of No Return"  Isaac and Bjornen Babcock head into the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness for a yearlong honeymoon. They capture the beauty and wildlife with their cameras within the wilderness in the heart of Idaho. What begins as a romantic adventure becomes something much greater for the couple - and a tale of hope and celebration for every life trying to make it in the wilderness.G
8:00 pm 
NOVA  "Why Ships Sink"  NOVA investigates the safety of cruise ships, which carry 20 million passengers annually on vacation aboard these deluxe "floating cities," which have doubled in size during the last decade. Some engineers fear these towering behemoths are dangerosly unstable. NOVA brings together marine engineering and safety experts to reconstruct famous cruise disasters, including the recent Costa Concordia to consider the questions about cruise safety.G
9:00 pm 
America Revealed  "Nation on the Move"  Yul Kwon journeys across the continent by air, road and rail and ventures behind the scenes with the workers who get people and goods where they need to go in a nation whose population is the most mobile on Earth. He visits the Federal Aviation Administration command center, meets innovators creating ways to propel people farther and faster, and sees how transportation analysts keep traffic at bay in Las Vegas by revolutionizing the traffic light. Part 2 of 4G
10:00 pm 
Ashes to Ashes   Animal rights activists threaten a series of attacks in London. The first victim is in a hospital. Gene orders his team to find those responsible. Alex visits an imprisoned activist believed to know about the planned attacks and wonders if the man is also involved in her fate.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
1:30 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
2:00 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
2:30 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
3:00 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
3:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Seeking Refuge"  Nature's scenes and sounds are captured on film in Idaho's six natural wildlife refuges. Hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, plus more who find nesting sites in the refuges, also attract birdwatchers, scientists and others to these special places.G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 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
6:00 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
7:00 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
9:00 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
10:00 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
11:00 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
1:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Industrial World"  Industry transforms Europe, from the heights of political power to the details of everyday life.G
2:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Cognitive Neuroscience"  Cognitive neuroscience represents the attempt to understand mental processes at the level of the brain's functioning and not merely from information-processing models and theories. It relies heavily on an empirical analysis of what is happening in the brain, and where, when a person thinks, reasons, decides, judges, encodes information, recalls information, learns, and solves problems.G
2:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "Cultural Psychology"  This newly emerging field is integrating cross-cultural research with social and personality psychology, anthropology, and other social sciences. Its main new perspective is focused on how cultures construct selves and other central aspects of individual personality, beliefs, values, emotions, and much of what we are and do.G
3:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "High Stakes Pt. 1"  Carole assists a famous trainer with Mr. DiAngelo's promising young racehorse. With her father's new investment in Pine Hollow, Veronica lords her newfound status over the others at the stable. Part 1 of 2G
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Businesses Going Green"  Going green is worthwhile and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what's hype, and what's hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit from the coffee grounds up. D
4:00 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Organic Pest Control"  As gardeners, weekend warriors and even commercial growers are turning to more eco-friendly practices, one solution for pest control has been with us since the beginning of time. Just as nature intended, biological control, using natural predators and insects to keeps pests in check, is gaining ground as the eco-friendly method of choice. This episode looks at finding and promoting natural predators in the garden and also discusses incorporating natural bacteria and plant derivatives when a bug problem gets out of hand. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Crystal Clear"  When Digit's systems go wonky, Motherboard sends him to the caves that house the Synchronizer, the beautiful crystal that keeps all borgs correctly timed. But before he can be put back in sync, he gets a glitch and tosses his crystal synchrometer into a tunnel and then flies off the wrong way down into a deep, dark chasm. Called in to help, Jackie, Matt and Inez meet Jules, the cave's timid guard, who teams up with them to find the synchrometer (using the unique geometry of crystals) and to find Digit, who's hopelessly lost. D
5:00 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "Yee Peng Festival In Chiang Mai"  Nam Prick Noom (Roasted Chili dipping sauce), Chiang Mai Nam Sod and Khao Soi noodles are prepared.G
5:30 pm 
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
6:00 pm 
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
6:30 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
7:00 pm 
GardenSMART   Retaining walls are often necessary. And, they can either be just functional or a beautiful addition to your landscape. The plants you choose and your plan for incorporating those plants plays a big part in beautifying your home. D
7:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Repairing a Shower Valve; Rebuilding a Wobbly Stair Banister"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner repair her faulty shower valve. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner rebuild her wobbly stair banister. D
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Working In Style"  The workspaces of the home get their fair share of attention as Vicki and Sloan show you how to create a handy workshop in the garage and organize the mudroom and laundry area. They also share tips on setting up a computer center for the entire family. D
8:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Herbalicious"  Host Katie Brown's creative ideas for cooking, baking and crafting with herbs allow her to rea[ the rewards of her garden. In the Kitchen: herb corn bread in clay pots, barley soup with mini meatballs and coconut mint macaroons. Projects: Planting an herb garden, drying herbs to make tasty tea blends and gift-wrapping with glitter. D
9:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Iqsc Basket of Flowers"  Liz Porter demonstrates several ways to make the three-dimensional flowers that she used on her "Basket of Flowers" panel. D
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "The Days of Vine & Roses"  Learn to paint Donna's signature flowers, along with vines and ribbons. Then learn how to stitch-up a crazy quilt with decorative stitches. D
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Everybody Loves Chocolate"  Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make classic chocolate cream cupcakes at home. next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of hot cocoa, and finally, Julia Collin Davison updates an American favorite, Texas sheet cake. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "From Coast to Coast: Three Favorite pastas in America"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Reunidos"  Arturo arrives from Argentina and meets some members of the Castillo family.G
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Que Estaran Haciendo?"  The Castillo family deals with a number of problems, including the hospitalization of don Fernando.G
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Long Road Home   Exploring the impact of wartime Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LONG ROAD HOME offers compelling stories of Pittsburgh-area military veterans of Vietnam, Korea and World War II still coming to terms with the emotional wounds of war. The film explores successful therapies and documents the promising research underway at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where doctors study the sleep and brain patterns of PTSD sufferers and examine the reasons why women are twice as likely as men to develop the disorder. The program concludes on a hopeful note, with a visit to a weekend retreat for veterans dealing with PTSD and combat stress. D
5:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "When The Drum Is Beating"  Haiti's rich history of triumph and tragedy is interwoven with the story and music of Haiti's most beloved orchestra, Septentrional, whose infectious spirt and amazing longevity reflect the spirit of the nation. For six decades, this 20-piece orchestra has entertained and inspired the Haitian people with an infectious fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian voodoo beats.G
6:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Real CSI"  From the courtroom to the living room (thanks to the hit television series CSI), forensic science is king. Expertise on fingerprints, ballistics and bite mark analysis is routinely called on to solve the most difficult criminal cases - and to put the guilty behind bars. But how reliable is the science behind forensics? A FRONTLINE investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science and wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Stocks pull back on earnings worries, but the markets are still up nicely since the start of the year. New York Correspondent Suzanne Pratt looks at whether 2012 will be the year of the bear or the bull. Investors are continuing to pour money into commodity exchange traded products like gold and oil. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "When The Drum Is Beating"  Haiti's rich history of triumph and tragedy is interwoven with the story and music of Haiti's most beloved orchestra, Septentrional, whose infectious spirt and amazing longevity reflect the spirit of the nation. For six decades, this 20-piece orchestra has entertained and inspired the Haitian people with an infectious fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian voodoo beats.G
11:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Real CSI"  From the courtroom to the living room (thanks to the hit television series CSI), forensic science is king. Expertise on fingerprints, ballistics and bite mark analysis is routinely called on to solve the most difficult criminal cases - and to put the guilty behind bars. But how reliable is the science behind forensics? A FRONTLINE investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science and wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom. D

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