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May 18, 2012
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12:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL

12:30 am 
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1:00 am 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 6. Literature, Art, and Other Disciplines"  In this program, teachers explore various ways in which students can use the fine arts to express their impressions of a text, and why this kind of activity should be encouraged to make sure that every voice in the classroom is heard. The group also looks at ways to expand meaning by interweaving literature with social studies and other disciplines, and the value of doing so. Several classroom projects demonstrate how learners expand their growing interactions with texts as they work in the fine arts. D

2:00 am 
Teaching Reading K-2: A Library of Classroom Practices  "Building Oral Language"  In a full-day kindergarten class in Boston, Massachusetts, Cindy Wilson and her bilingual aide promote oral language development and individual responsibility.G

2:30 am 
Teaching Reading K-2: A Library of Classroom Practices  "Thalia Learns The Details"  With the support and guidance of her teacher, Thalia steadily learns the details of the basics of reading and writing such as one-to-one word correspondence, letter sounds, and left-to-right text. She uses her fine motor skills in adding text to her inventive drawings.G

3:00 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 1. Genomics"  Having determined the complete DNA nucleotide sequence of humans and several other organisms, today. D

3:30 am 
Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives  "Session 2. Proteins and Proteomics"  Researchers know it is the proteins made by a cell that determine what that cell does. This session explores the varying complements of proteins and their effects, structures, and interactions within the mechanism of cell function, and introduces the larger picture of proteomics and systems biology. D

4:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Wind, Dust and Deserts"  Covers the formation and location of deserts and their logic features.G

4:30 am 
Democracy In America  "Interest Groups: Organizing to Influence"  This program shows how America's large number of corporate, citizen-action, and grass-roots interest groups enhance our representative process by giving citizens a role in shaping policy agendas. D

5:00 am 
BBC World News   NULL

5:30 am 
Connect with English  "The Lost Boys/A Very Good Year"  Alex and Vincent go ice skating on their big night without telling anyone and Alex falls and hurts his ankle. The two boys go to a hospital whilst their families search everywhere for them.G

6:00 am 
Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews  "Younger Muscles In 30 Days"  NULL

6:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Special T-Bone/Jetta's Sneak Peek"  Special T-Bone - Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself When Emily Elizabeth starts work on a project titled "What Makes Me Special," it gets all the dogs thinking about what makes them special. T-Bone isn't quite sure, but soon discovers that he has a special gift for making others feel good. Jetta's Sneak Peek - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Respectful Jetta can't resist reading Emily Elizabeth's journal, but soon learns that it's important to respect someone's privacy. D

7:00 am 
Arthur  "Buenas Noches, Vicita/Prunella Packs It In"  Vicita Molina has lost her favorite book and can't sleep. Prunella begins to worry about college.G

7:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Puts Out The Lights (Pts. 1 & 2)"  Martha gets people to sign a petition to ban fireworks, but Helen and her friends are devastated.G

8:00 am 
Curious George  "School of Dance/Curious George Sounds Off"  School of Dance - Little monkeys love to dance, which is why George can't wait for Allie's dance party. When Bill announces he's leaving town because he doesn't know how to dance the box step, George creates a footsteps dance step map to help. But you can't take a dance map to a party! How will Bill keep from stepping on toes without one? Curious George Sounds Off - Chef Pisghetti is distraught: his chickens won't lay any eggs! After spending a night in the chicken coop, George discovers that the chickens aren't sleeping and are too tired to lay eggs. D

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flight of the Penguin/Let's Go Fly A Kite"  Flight of the Penguin - Sally and Nick are pretending to fly in their backyard. Oh wouldn't it be great if they really could? The Cat in the Hat brings them to meet his good friend Percy the penguin. After a fun race with a penguin and a bird, the kids learn that not all birds fly, but that doesn't mean they aren't fast! Let's Go Fly a Kite - Sally, Nick and the Cat are trying to fly a kite, but there's not enough wind. D

9:00 am 
Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A to Z   While riding the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and Mom, Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the "Dinosaurs A to Z" song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The Conductor agrees, and as the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, Tiny, Buddy, Shiny and Don help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board. They learn about classification and organize the dinosaurs by their species, features, and size. D

10:00 am 
Sesame Street  "What's In Big Bird's Nest"  Big Bird is very excited to go to sleep in the new pajamas that his Granny Bird gave him. Gordon goes to tuck him in and say goodnight, but as he is walking away, Big Bird complains that there is something bothering him in his nest. When Gordon checks his nest, he finds a truck hidden inside. D

11:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Getting A Shot: You Can Do It!"  Sid is super excited because his Grandma is coming to school! Grandma is a nurse, so she'll be giving everyone the new flu vaccination. Sid and his friends are a little hesitant to get the shot, and they have lots of questions about the vaccination and what it does inside their bodies. Grandma and Susie team up to explain the science of how a vaccination works, and then Grandma kicks in with a special song that makes getting a vaccination super easy!. D

11:30 am 
WordWorld  "Totally Terrific Duck/A Star Is Born"  Totally Terrific Duck - Totally Terrific Duck - Bear is going to paint everyone's picture today, and Duck wants to look "totally terrific" for his portrait. Not to worry! Frog and Sheep help him build a tie, top hat and tutu - because if you want to look totally terrific you need the letter T. A tie, top hat and tutu? Now that's one totally, totally, TOTALLY terrific looking Duck! A Star is Born - Duck gets a case of stage fright while singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for all his WordFriends. Instead of singing the word "star," Duck freezes and blurts out the first thing he sees. D

12:00 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou Can Do It!"  A Sweet and Sour Day - Caillou is helping Grandma water her flowers and fill the birdbath. When they get thirsty and need a break from gardening, Grandma finds there's no juice to be found in the fridge. No matter, Grandma shows Caillou how to make fruit juice from scratch, and it tastes so good that Mommy asks for seconds. D

12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Movement/Separation"  Movement - When some children in the park invite Barney to join them for a race, BJ and Baby Bop decide he'll need their help. They show him several ways to get ready for the big race by warming up and stretching. By the end of the day, everyone finds out that there are many fun ways to exercise. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flight of the Penguin/Let's Go Fly A Kite"  Flight of the Penguin - Sally and Nick are pretending to fly in their backyard. Oh wouldn't it be great if they really could? The Cat in the Hat brings them to meet his good friend Percy the penguin. After a fun race with a penguin and a bird, the kids learn that not all birds fly, but that doesn't mean they aren't fast! Let's Go Fly a Kite - Sally, Nick and the Cat are trying to fly a kite, but there's not enough wind. D

1:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Who's in the Hole?"  The show uses a clay animation fantasy world of Zabooland and the live-action outpost Animal Junction, where the Kratt Brothers and Zoboomafoo come together to explore world of animals and teach children how to make friends with them.G

2:00 pm 
Curious George  "School of Dance/Curious George Sounds Off"  School of Dance - Little monkeys love to dance, which is why George can't wait for Allie's dance party. When Bill announces he's leaving town because he doesn't know how to dance the box step, George creates a footsteps dance step map to help. But you can't take a dance map to a party! How will Bill keep from stepping on toes without one? Curious George Sounds Off - Chef Pisghetti is distraught: his chickens won't lay any eggs! After spending a night in the chicken coop, George discovers that the chickens aren't sleeping and are too tired to lay eggs. D

2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Puts Out The Lights (Pts. 1 & 2)"  Martha gets people to sign a petition to ban fireworks, but Helen and her friends are devastated.G

3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Spooky Summer Soiree"  For the yearly Spooky Summer Soiree costume party, The Electric Company decides to dress up as animals dressed as monsters. Jessica and Marcus don't have their costumes yet, and Annie Scrambler, with the help of Gilda, has bought all of the costumes at the discount costume store. Marcus and Jessica hit the neighborhood sidewalk sales to find what they need while staying within their budget. D

3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "A World Without WordGirl, Part 1/A World Without WordGirl, Part 2"  A WORLD WITHOUT WORDGIRL, PART 1 - When Becky's most amazing birthday party ever gets interrupted one too many times by citizens in need of WordGirl's assistance, she wishes on her birthday candle for a WordGirl-free world. After they're blown out, she realizes her wish has come true. What has she done?! Vocabulary Words: Obligation, Antsy. D

4:00 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

4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Problem Solving In Shangri-La"  (Topic: Problem Solving) - Hacker is holding the kids captive aboard the Grim Wreaker, when a storm forces the Wreaker to land on a snowy mountaintop. They are taken prisoner by a peaceful but mysterious Zen Master, who devises a game of strategy to test their problem solving skills. The winner of the game will be set free - the loser will remain a prisoner. D

5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "The Fetch Finale"  It all comes down to this! In the Season Five FETCH! Finale, Ruff has learned that PURRS, the organization that runs Go Get It!, is an EVIL CAT ORGANIZATION! PURRS plans to brainwash the entire country with a device that makes everyone think they're cats! PURRS is also responsible for the disappearance of Ruff's parents.After learning that PURRS headquarters is hidden somewhere inside a water park, Ruff sends the FETCHers to find a way inside. Now all Ruff needs to do is stop the brainwashing device, find his parents, and crown a FETCH! Grand Champion!! All in a day's work for Ruff Ruffman!. D

5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Facebook goes public. We talk to a technology analysts about what was behind the stock's erratic first day ride. We look at the issues on the table for the upcoming G-8 and NATO Summits. D

5:57 pm 
Newshour Promo   NULL

6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

7:00 pm 
Washington Week   NULL

7:30 pm 
Need to Know   JEFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. Need to Know's Stacey Tisdale travels to Missouri, where activists are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would cap payday loan rates at 36 per cent. They are now more than 400 percent. D

8:00 pm 
Great Performances at the Met  "The Enchanted Island"  This world premiere combines baroque music by several composers with a new English-language libretto featuring characters from Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The starry cast features Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Pl?cido Domingo and Luca Pisaroni. British theater artist Jeremy Sams devised and wrote the work, which is conducted by baroque specialist William Christie. Scenic designer Julian Crouch blends 18th-century theatrical techniques with advanced video projection designs.G

11:30 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

12:30 am 
May to December  "The Way You Look Tonight"  Zoe feels inadequate when Simone boasts of how domesticated her mother was. Hillary is still infatuated with Anthony, while Vera ponders how to put her off the scent.G

1:00 am 
As Time Goes By   When Lionel and Jean make a stand against the ghastly country set, they become popular with the villagers, who now shower them with gifts.G

1:30 am 
Last of the Summer Wine  "Some Adventures of the Inventor of the Mother Stitch"  Hobbo (Russ Abbot) moves to town. The retired milkman regales his friends with tales of working undercover as a spy, and Alvin and Entwistle stand guard in the back of the truck to watch for enemy agents. Barry and Glenda help a new neighbor move in who turns out to be Toby (Trevor Bannister), Barry's irrascible golf captain.G

2:00 am 
The Red Green Show  "Life Cycle"  Red in the possum van competes with Harold on a bicycle for distance covered on a $10 bet. Then Red shares his recipe for fire engine chili.G

2:30 am 
Keeping Up Appearances - The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket   Hyacinth is thrilled when the wealthy Mrs. Fortescue - practically an aristocrat - asks for a lift into town.G

3:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Palisades By Season"  Experience the seasons in eastern Idaho's Palisades on the South Fork of the Snake River near the Wyoming border. With a reservoir, prize river fishing spots and more than 400,000 acres of wildlands in the region, each season brings a new attraction. Cameras follow biologists and nesting eagles, fishing enthusiasts, a huckleberry gatherer, and winter wildlife watchers.G

3:30 am 
Dialogue  "Samuel Hunter"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Moscow native playwright Samuel Hunter about his works and the influence of Idaho in his plays. Hunter, who was in Boise recently to help direct one of his plays, is the recipient of a 2011 Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award for off-Broadway productions, for his play A Bright New Boise.G

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Latinization of Marco"  Gina is reading a book to Marco about the Spanish names for animals. Rosita asks what she is doing and Gina explains that since Marco was born in Guatemala where people speak Spanish, she would like him (and herself) to learn Spanish too. Rosita explains that there is so much more to learn and dashes off to get her guitar. D

5:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Bug Club"  It's a special day at school, it's Bug Club Day! Sid and his friends use their magnifying glasses and discover ants, rolie polies, and caterpillars around the playground. D

5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha Puts Out The Lights (Pts. 1 & 2)"  Martha gets people to sign a petition to ban fireworks, but Helen and her friends are devastated.G

6:00 am 
Nature  "Cracking The Koala Code"  Scientists track the day-to-day lives of an extended family of koalas in a forest pocket near urban Brisbane, Australia, to unravel what a forest needs to support a healthy population and how these slow-moving creatures react to the surrounding suburbia. Other scientists on St. Bees Island use solar-powered mobile phones to record koala vocalizations and begin to decipher some of the animals' communications.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Istanbul"  Rick loses his way in the Grand Bazaar, munches through the famously fragrant Spice Market and follows the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's wall.G

7:30 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

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Jaguars and Vaqueros"  Host David Yetman travels along with the Northern Jaguar Project to see how they use motion activated cameras to track jaguar movements through Eastern Sonora Mexico. By paying local ranch owners for any jaguar images captured on their land, this project working to convince the vaquero (the Mexican cowboy) that el tigre is worth more alive than dead. D

8:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Grilled Cheese Sandwiches"  Today we're making the ultimate rainy day comfort food: a grilled cheese sandwich. These sandwiches are the most sought after sandwiches in America and have been around for so long that the whole month of April is considered National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. Can you believe it? Yes, a month long celebration for grilled-to-perfection toasty bread with a melted, gooey cheesy center. D

9:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Waterwise Gardening - Simple Solutions To Reduce Water Usage & Manage Runoff"  San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA. Water is a precious and limited resource, and we are using it at unsustainable rates. But with the proper education and numerous ways to irrigate more efficiently, we can still enjoy a beautiful thriving landscape on a lot less water. D

9:30 am 
This American Land  "Whitewater, Wading Birds, Wildlife Brigades"  The show heads to Colorado, and one of the most breathtaking places most people have never heard of.G

10:00 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

10:30 am 
Tracks Ahead  "The Mollibahn"  Ride the route of royalty through the countryside and streets of northern Germany; visit a great O gauge club in New York; ride into the Kentucky hills; and stop for a concert on top of Colorado's LaVeta pass. D

11:00 am 
Live from the Artists Den  "Death Cab for Cutie"  The Brooklyn Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the country, provided a majestic setting for indie rock favorite, Death Cab for Cutie. In the midst of a tour for its latest release, "Codes and Keys," the band performed for 800 fans gathered in the famous Beaux-Arts Court, surrounded by grand archways and classic European paintings on a rainy summer night. Recorded August 3, 2011, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "What's In Big Bird's Nest"  Big Bird is very excited to go to sleep in the new pajamas that his Granny Bird gave him. Gordon goes to tuck him in and say goodnight, but as he is walking away, Big Bird complains that there is something bothering him in his nest. When Gordon checks his nest, he finds a truck hidden inside. D

1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Earthquake/Nursery Car"  Mom takes the kids on a playdate with Tank Triceratops to the desert, where they meet a distant relative of Tank's, an early Ceratopsian named Penelope Protoceratops. The Conductor points out that Penelope lives in a part of the world that gets a lot of earthquakes, and sure enough, the kids experience their first quake with Penelope. Mom and the Conductor have prepared the kids with excellent advice about what to do in an earthquake, so everyone does fine. D

1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Jack and the Beanstalk"  Baby Joy, Whyatt's little sister, is having a GIANT-sized tantrum, and nothing will calm her down! The Super Readers use their literacy powers to venture up Jack's Beanstalk and meet a real giant, who's acting like a big baby. Whyatt learns about the soothing power of music from his big brother Jack, and the Super Readers save the day.G

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flight of the Penguin/Let's Go Fly A Kite"  Flight of the Penguin - Sally and Nick are pretending to fly in their backyard. Oh wouldn't it be great if they really could? The Cat in the Hat brings them to meet his good friend Percy the penguin. After a fun race with a penguin and a bird, the kids learn that not all birds fly, but that doesn't mean they aren't fast! Let's Go Fly a Kite - Sally, Nick and the Cat are trying to fly a kite, but there's not enough wind. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Let The Rhinos Roll!"  The Wild Kratts team is on an important mission to unearth why Rhinos are mysteriously disappearing from the African Savannah. They soon discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create a new super Rhino Dozers so the creature adventurers devise a plan to rescue them - and it just might work! Along the way, they explore the nature of symbiotic relationships and learn that animals have different structures and behaviors that help them defend themselves. Rhinos use their size, sharp horn, mud bathing and their relationship with a small bird for defense. D

3:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Butterflies"  Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists will answer students' questions about butterflies. Cartan-Hansen will be joined by Steve Burns, Director of Zoo Boise and Dr. Paul Castrovillo, an entomologist and Insect Curator at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History at the College of Idaho.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Five-time Grammy nominee, David Benoit and host Scott Houston discuss composing original songs using "Kei's Song" as an example. Scott shares a tip on blues chord variation. Karl Propst provides insights on playing Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire. D

4:00 pm 
Shelter Me   SHELTER ME - Episode 1, hosted by Actress Katherine Heigl, is an uplifting film about shelters pets improving the lives of those who adopt them. This family-friendly series celebrates the human-animal bond with positive stories about shelter pets. In this film, we see the journey of two stray dogs, from the day they are picked up on the streets and brought to the shelter until the day they become a beloved family pet. D

5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

6:00 pm 
Nature  "Cracking The Koala Code"  Scientists track the day-to-day lives of an extended family of koalas in a forest pocket near urban Brisbane, Australia, to unravel what a forest needs to support a healthy population and how these slow-moving creatures react to the surrounding suburbia. Other scientists on St. Bees Island use solar-powered mobile phones to record koala vocalizations and begin to decipher some of the animals' communications.G

7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Cheetahs & Gazelles: Born to Run"  The precarious first year of a male Thomson's gazelle from 10 minutes old to adulthood is chronicled on the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania. The journey is fraught with danger, demanding speed, bravery, cunning and good fortune.G

8:00 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Central New Mexico"  Witness the extraordinary flight patterns of migrating snow geese, discover an ice cave hidden in the high desert and learn about animal rehabilitation. Join us as we tour Bandelier National Monument and catch fish in the Jemez mountains. A unique partnership between the U. S. government and Pueblo de Cochiti has preserved an area patterned with unusual rock formations. D

8:30 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Pony Express Territory"  Following the route of the Pony Express through central Nevada, we celebrate one of the most significant wetlands systems in the American West at the annual Spring Wings Festival. Join us as we tour the historic Eureka Opera House, take a ride on a working railroad and go gem hunting for garnets. Learn about the history of wild horses in Nevada and get an overview of the amazing Great Basin National Park. D

9:00 pm 
Shelter Me   SHELTER ME - Episode 1, hosted by Actress Katherine Heigl, is an uplifting film about shelters pets improving the lives of those who adopt them. This family-friendly series celebrates the human-animal bond with positive stories about shelter pets. In this film, we see the journey of two stray dogs, from the day they are picked up on the streets and brought to the shelter until the day they become a beloved family pet. D

10:00 pm 
National Geographic Television's Top Ten Photos Of 2011   National Geographic's Top Ten Photo's of 2011 is a one-hour special that counts down the best of the best photos from the magazine. Over a million images a year are shot - and only a few get published and choosing only 10 photos is no easy task. Hosted by Chris Johns, National Geographic magazine's editor in chief, the ten best photographs chosen personally by Johns, cover a broad range of subject matter from child brides, orphaned elephants, to the domestication of wild animals. D

11:00 pm 
Nature  "Cracking The Koala Code"  Scientists track the day-to-day lives of an extended family of koalas in a forest pocket near urban Brisbane, Australia, to unravel what a forest needs to support a healthy population and how these slow-moving creatures react to the surrounding suburbia. Other scientists on St. Bees Island use solar-powered mobile phones to record koala vocalizations and begin to decipher some of the animals' communications.G

12:00 am 
Great Conversations  "Jane Goodall and Richard Wragham"  Jane Goodall (renowned anthropologist, author of Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey) and Richard Wragham (Anthropology Chair, Harvard). D

1:00 am 
Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12  "Historical Change"  David Kitts is a first–grade teacher on the Santo Domingo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. In his bilingual classroom, Native American students are studying the history of farming through a lesson that compares farming in eighteenth–century New England to current– day practices in the Midwest. The lesson uses literature and the study of various farming tools and products to illuminate the changes that have taken place in the industry over time and in different parts of the country. D

1:30 am 
Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12  "China Through Mapping"  Mimi Norton teaches second grade at Solano Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona. In this lesson, students learn about China. D

2:00 am 
Western Tradition  "Alexander The Great"  For a brief moment, his empire rules the world from Greece to India.G

2:30 am 
Western Tradition  "The Hellenistic Age"  After the break-up of Alexander's empire, a series of Hellenistic kingdoms extends Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean world.G

3:00 am 
Human Condition  "Germ Warfare"  This program examines the increasing incidence of infectious germ-borne illnesses that occur in industrialized and developing countries and discusses how society reacts to infectious diseases and outlines the role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.G

3:30 am 
Human Condition  "The Modern Plague"  The program recounts medical science's search for the cause of a mysterious illness that seemed to affect only gay young men in the early 1980s and describes how the disease AIDS and the human immunodeficiency virus that causes it were identified, as well as modes of transmission.G

4:00 am 
Saddle Club   As Lisa's jumping skills improve, Prancer's old leg injury flares up. Lisa must decide whether to get a new, more athletic horse.G

4:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Bulls, Bears, and Financial Markets"  Kids and bulls and bears, oh my! The Biz Kids examine stocks, bonds, commodities, and the markets where each of them are traded. You will discover various ways young people can get involved with the transactions, aim for profit, and avoid risk. Meet some successful entrepreneurs along the way. D

5:00 am 
Maya & Miguel  "Role Reversal"  When Maya and Miguel keep talking about how easy their parents' lives seem to be, the children and parents decide to switch roles for a day. Maya and Miguel run the pet store and keep the apartment in order, while Rosa and Santiago spend the day at dance, soccer, and the " activities fun club." All of them end up exhausted and with new appreciation for the others. D

5:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Kaila's Surprise Birthday Party"  It's Kaila's birthday, and I have invited her over later today for a little surprise Birthday party. There's nothing more fun than to surprise someone with a Birthday party! We've got the presents and the balloons! And we're going to make together mini-cupcakes and frozen yogurt together. Join us for the party and help the cast of Hey Kids, Let's Cook! wish Kaila a Happy Birthday!. D

6:00 am 
Ciao Italia  "Roast Pork, Tuscan Style/Arista!"  Mary Ann travels to Tuscany to host a group of eager students who want to experience terrific Tuscan-style cooking. They team up to create Tuscan Black Cabbage Soup -Ribollita, Roast Pork, Tuscan-style, called Arista, Sauteed Mushrooms, a delicate Zucchini Tart, and for dessert, what else but Tuscany's most famous cookie, Biscotti di Prato. D

6:30 am 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Beef Wellington"  Chef Keller prepares his favorite holiday dinner main course: Beef Wellington, a French classic that never goes out of style along with a delicious and colorful vegetable stew. Beef Wellington; Sauteed Vegetables with String Beans and Shiitakes.G

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path"  Rick begins with a whirlwind round of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Trebon and Konopiste.G

7:30 am 
Travel with Kids  "Alaska - Kenai Peninsula"  NULL

8:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Mystery"  Smith shows how to evoke curiosity and expectation in the garden and provides examples. He offers helpful information on citronella geraniums, grafting Japanese maples and an easy way to plant potatoes.G

8:30 am 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 6 of 16"  Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find the new family addition framed up and sheathed using something fairly new - a coated OSB product that has the properties of a house wrap built in. Building science expert Joe Lstiburek explains why he thinks the sheathing board, when properly installed with taped seams, beats traditional methods of keeping air and water out of a building. Inside, Kevin finds general contractor Tom Silva and a major discovery - a cast iron pipe that was run several years ago straight through two structural beams in the kitchen. D

9:00 am 
American Woodshop  "Two Drawer Hall Table"  NULL

9:30 am 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Wonderful Walls"  NULL

10:00 am 
Sewing with Nancy  "Serger Workshop, Part 2"  NULL

10:30 am 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "Portlaoise"  Frank stops at an art gallery in the lovely town of Portlaoise, and encounters some fellow artists outdoors. Painting: Portlaoise Lake and artist. D

11:00 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

11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "California and New Jersey: From the Garden State to the Golden State"  NULL

12:00 pm 
Connect with English  "A Night Out/First Day of Class"  Rebecca finds her first day of classes at the San Francisco College of Music intimidating and expensive, she also meets Alberto's family.G

12:30 pm 
Connect with English  "Casey at the Bat/The Art Gallery"  Rebecca is a hit teaching softball and gets a full time job at Alex's after-school program and on her date with Alberto, she discovers that a photograph of her in the canyon is on display at the gallery.G

1:00 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12  "Historical Change"  David Kitts is a first–grade teacher on the Santo Domingo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. In his bilingual classroom, Native American students are studying the history of farming through a lesson that compares farming in eighteenth–century New England to current– day practices in the Midwest. The lesson uses literature and the study of various farming tools and products to illuminate the changes that have taken place in the industry over time and in different parts of the country. D

1:30 pm 
Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12  "China Through Mapping"  Mimi Norton teaches second grade at Solano Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona. In this lesson, students learn about China. D

2:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Byzantine Empire"  From Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire carries on the traditions of Greece and Rome.G

2:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Fall of Byzantium"  Nearly one thousand years after the fall of Rome, Constantinople is conquered by the forces of Islam.G

3:00 pm 
Human Condition  "Germ Warfare"  This program examines the increasing incidence of infectious germ-borne illnesses that occur in industrialized and developing countries and discusses how society reacts to infectious diseases and outlines the role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.G

3:30 pm 
Human Condition  "The Modern Plague"  The program recounts medical science's search for the cause of a mysterious illness that seemed to affect only gay young men in the early 1980s and describes how the disease AIDS and the human immunodeficiency virus that causes it were identified, as well as modes of transmission.G

4:00 pm 
Saddle Club   As Lisa's jumping skills improve, Prancer's old leg injury flares up. Lisa must decide whether to get a new, more athletic horse.G

4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Bulls, Bears, and Financial Markets"  Kids and bulls and bears, oh my! The Biz Kids examine stocks, bonds, commodities, and the markets where each of them are traded. You will discover various ways young people can get involved with the transactions, aim for profit, and avoid risk. Meet some successful entrepreneurs along the way. D

5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Spooky Summer Soiree"  For the yearly Spooky Summer Soiree costume party, The Electric Company decides to dress up as animals dressed as monsters. Jessica and Marcus don't have their costumes yet, and Annie Scrambler, with the help of Gilda, has bought all of the costumes at the discount costume store. Marcus and Jessica hit the neighborhood sidewalk sales to find what they need while staying within their budget. D

5:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Kaila's Surprise Birthday Party"  It's Kaila's birthday, and I have invited her over later today for a little surprise Birthday party. There's nothing more fun than to surprise someone with a Birthday party! We've got the presents and the balloons! And we're going to make together mini-cupcakes and frozen yogurt together. Join us for the party and help the cast of Hey Kids, Let's Cook! wish Kaila a Happy Birthday!. D

6:00 pm 
Ciao Italia  "Roast Pork, Tuscan Style/Arista!"  Mary Ann travels to Tuscany to host a group of eager students who want to experience terrific Tuscan-style cooking. They team up to create Tuscan Black Cabbage Soup -Ribollita, Roast Pork, Tuscan-style, called Arista, Sauteed Mushrooms, a delicate Zucchini Tart, and for dessert, what else but Tuscany's most famous cookie, Biscotti di Prato. D

6:30 pm 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "Beef Wellington"  Chef Keller prepares his favorite holiday dinner main course: Beef Wellington, a French classic that never goes out of style along with a delicious and colorful vegetable stew. Beef Wellington; Sauteed Vegetables with String Beans and Shiitakes.G

7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path"  Rick begins with a whirlwind round of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Trebon and Konopiste.G

7:30 pm 
Travel with Kids  "Alaska - Kenai Peninsula"  NULL

8:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Mystery"  Smith shows how to evoke curiosity and expectation in the garden and provides examples. He offers helpful information on citronella geraniums, grafting Japanese maples and an easy way to plant potatoes.G

8:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 6 of 16"  Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find the new family addition framed up and sheathed using something fairly new - a coated OSB product that has the properties of a house wrap built in. Building science expert Joe Lstiburek explains why he thinks the sheathing board, when properly installed with taped seams, beats traditional methods of keeping air and water out of a building. Inside, Kevin finds general contractor Tom Silva and a major discovery - a cast iron pipe that was run several years ago straight through two structural beams in the kitchen. D

9:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Two Drawer Hall Table"  NULL

9:30 pm 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Wonderful Walls"  NULL

10:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Serger Workshop, Part 2"  NULL

10:30 pm 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "Portlaoise"  Frank stops at an art gallery in the lovely town of Portlaoise, and encounters some fellow artists outdoors. Painting: Portlaoise Lake and artist. D

11:00 pm 
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

11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "California and New Jersey: From the Garden State to the Golden State"  NULL

12:00 am 
Secrets of the Dead  "The Silver Pharaoh"  The discovery in 1939 of a royal tomb full of lavish jewels and other treasures, and the only-known sarcophagus made of silver all lie forgotten in Cairo with the outbreak of World War II. Now, new investigations into the little-known Pharaoh Psusennes I and his times reveal political intrigue, a lost city and a great leader who united a country in turmoil some 200 years after Ramses II.G

1:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

2:00 am 

2:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Michael Emerson (actor). D

3:00 am 
The Last Chapter   THE LAST CHAPTER examines the benefits of planning for end-of-life care through interviews with a diverse collection of subjects, including elderly hospice patients, parents of a child battling a rare metabolic bone disease, a young father of three suffering from liver and colon cancer, and even an unlikely hospice "survivor," a 45-year-old mother with congestive heart failure. Throughout, doctors from several Pittsburgh-area hospitals stress the importance of communication regarding end-of-life decision-making. These difficult, but necessary conversations can help patients navigate - and even dictate - their end-of-life scenarios. D

4:00 am 
Global Voices  "Hell of a Nation/Omelette"  HELL OF A NATION: In Afghanistan in 2003, the road to becoming a delegate was almost as difficult as the terrain itself; only a fraction of Afghans would be elected to attend the country's constitutional convention, the Loya Jirga. This program offers an intimate look at two candidates struggling to participate in this landmark event. OMELETTE: While a woman in Sofia tries makes an omelette, we learn how difficult it is to make ends meet. D

5:00 am 
Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman  "The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World, an Interview with Daniel Yergin"  Interview with author Daniel Yergin, international energy expect and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Prize, in 1992. D

5:30 am 
Great Decisions In Foreign Policy  "Cybersecurity: Defense in the Digital Age"  As cyber attacks continue to occur at a breakneck pace, is the U.S. at risk?. D

6:00 am 
Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority   This program explores the life and times of the late U.S. Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), the first woman of color in Congress and the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that mandated gender equity in education. While Mink was considered a controversial figure at times, the film aims to provide a balanced view of her politics and actions. D

7:00 am 
Clinton: American Experience   Bill Clinton sails into his second term and his dream of repairing the breach with Republicans seems within reach. But his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky becomes public. Although Clinton survives the ordeal, confounding both his enemies and friends, he fails to reclaim the drive and zeal with which he began his presidency. Part 2 of 2G

9:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL

10:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Palisades By Season"  Experience the seasons in eastern Idaho's Palisades on the South Fork of the Snake River near the Wyoming border. With a reservoir, prize river fishing spots and more than 400,000 acres of wildlands in the region, each season brings a new attraction. Cameras follow biologists and nesting eagles, fishing enthusiasts, a huckleberry gatherer, and winter wildlife watchers.G

10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Samuel Hunter"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Moscow native playwright Samuel Hunter about his works and the influence of Idaho in his plays. Hunter, who was in Boise recently to help direct one of his plays, is the recipient of a 2011 Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award for off-Broadway productions, for his play A Bright New Boise.G

11:00 am 
Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman  "The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World, an Interview with Daniel Yergin"  Interview with author Daniel Yergin, international energy expect and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Prize, in 1992. D

11:30 am 
Great Decisions In Foreign Policy  "Cybersecurity: Defense in the Digital Age"  As cyber attacks continue to occur at a breakneck pace, is the U.S. at risk?. D

12:00 pm 
Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority   This program explores the life and times of the late U.S. Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), the first woman of color in Congress and the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that mandated gender equity in education. While Mink was considered a controversial figure at times, the film aims to provide a balanced view of her politics and actions. D

1:00 pm 
Clinton: American Experience   Bill Clinton sails into his second term and his dream of repairing the breach with Republicans seems within reach. But his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky becomes public. Although Clinton survives the ordeal, confounding both his enemies and friends, he fails to reclaim the drive and zeal with which he began his presidency. Part 2 of 2G

3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

4:00 pm 

4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

5:00 pm 
Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority   This program explores the life and times of the late U.S. Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), the first woman of color in Congress and the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that mandated gender equity in education. While Mink was considered a controversial figure at times, the film aims to provide a balanced view of her politics and actions. D

6:00 pm 
Clinton: American Experience   Bill Clinton sails into his second term and his dream of repairing the breach with Republicans seems within reach. But his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky becomes public. Although Clinton survives the ordeal, confounding both his enemies and friends, he fails to reclaim the drive and zeal with which he began his presidency. Part 2 of 2G

8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

9:00 pm 

9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL

10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL

11:00 pm 
Clinton: American Experience   Bill Clinton sails into his second term and his dream of repairing the breach with Republicans seems within reach. But his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky becomes public. Although Clinton survives the ordeal, confounding both his enemies and friends, he fails to reclaim the drive and zeal with which he began his presidency. Part 2 of 2G

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