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June 18, 2013
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7:00 pm 
David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special   The actor who has played Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot for more than 20 years steps aboard the restored cars of the Orient Express for a trip from London across Europe. Camera in hand, Suchet learns about the cars themselves and their decorative touches, takes in the scenery, hangs out with the chefs and even tries his hand at driving the train. The scenery is spectacular, the surroundings elegant, and Suchet is the ultimate tourist.G
8:00 pm 
John D. Rockefeller: American Experience   John D. Rockefeller Jr. dedicates his life to recasting the family image, which for decades is associated with his father's feared monopoly, Standard Oil, and predatory business practices. As the elder Rockefeller's only son, he dedicates his life to recasting the family image, giving away hundreds of millions of dollars and insisting his six children behave impeccably. He leaves an invaluable inheritance: a name that stood for "the well-being of mankind."G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Retirement Gamble"  Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether an IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the special "Money, Power and Wall Street," FRONTLINE raises questions about how America's financial institutions protect retirement savings.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Changing Your Mind"  Alda meets two young women whose brains have remodeled themselves -- one temporarily in response to a week of being blindfolded, the other permanently after a devastating brain injury before birth. They are dramatic examples of "neuroplasticity" -- today's hot topic in brain research. Alda also joins researchers who have overthrown the conventional wisdom that adults can't grow new brain cells. D
8:00 pm 
Energy Quest USA - Earth: The Operators' Manual   Energy Quest USA presents five examples of American states and cities tapping new sources of energy and implementing policies to promote sustainability -- Alaska, Kansas, Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Worth, Texas and Portland, Oregon. Richard Alley once more hosts, contributing stories about America's past use of wood and whales as sources of energy, the promise of more efficient lighting and how to achieve a science-based national consensus on smart choices about energy and climate. On-camera comments also come from energy expert Daniel Yergin, author of "The Quest," Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President and former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Shirley Jackson, utility CEO David Crane, Sen. D
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Ape Genius"  New investigations into the intelligence of the great apes - chimps, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos - reveal they not only have rich emotional lives but are far smarter than experts have previously imagined. Other research is redefining the mental talents of humans, with scientists beginning to determine what separates the species.G
10:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Chimp Minds"  This program visits with an engaging if unruly bunch of cousins that we formally broke up with about six or seven million years ago - with whom we share almost all of our genes, but not a lot of our lifestyle. Why the difference? Maybe it's in how we learn. D
10:30 pm 
EcoSense for Living  "Environmental Home Makeover"  Many of us think of our homes as safe havens, but you may be surprised to learn how many toxins are hiding in common household products. In this episode of EcoSense for Living, we discover potentially harmful chemical ingredients in and around our homes and do a makeover inside our chemical-laden cabinets. Environmental experts including Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Andrew Weil, Ken Cook and Laurie David explain why harmful ingredients are in our products, how we can avoid or replace them, and what actions we can take to make sure we have a "Home, Safe Home. D
11:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Changing Your Mind"  Alda meets two young women whose brains have remodeled themselves -- one temporarily in response to a week of being blindfolded, the other permanently after a devastating brain injury before birth. They are dramatic examples of "neuroplasticity" -- today's hot topic in brain research. Alda also joins researchers who have overthrown the conventional wisdom that adults can't grow new brain cells. D
7:00 pm 
Hometime  "Island Kitchen 2.0: Countertops"  HOMETIME finishes the new cabinets for the island kitchen and covers them with new countertops. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters"  Rick explores the capitals of Finland and Estonia to sample each country's history, art and distinct love of life. In Helsinki, he finds a neoclassical old town, modern flair for design and steamy saunas. Tallinn offers medieval charms and new-found prosperity.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Siena and Assisi, Italy"  NULL
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Cozy Carbs"  Ricotta Dumplings With Red Pepper Sauce; Macaroni Beaucaire; Gnocchi Maison; Linguine With Clam Sauce And Vegetables. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Two Ways with Fish"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Poached Fish Fillets with Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of poaching in oil. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of oyster crackers. D
9:30 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Rediscovering Green Beans"  Caprial and John use sweet, new varieties to create green bean salad, roasted green beans and blanched green beans with garlic and lemon.G
10:00 pm 
Kimchi Chronicles  "The Chicken Chronicles"  Beginning in Andong, the spiritual capital of Korea, Marja participates in the area's festive masked dance ritual and learns about the local salted mackerel before getting into jjimtak, Andong's real specialty. Along Chicken Alley, Marja and her adopted cousin April sample tons of the spicy stir-fry made with chicken, noodles and vegetables. Next Marja hits up Chuncheon for dakgalbi, their famous chicken dish flavored with gochujang, the red pepper paste that informs nearly every Korean dish. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters"  Rick explores the capitals of Finland and Estonia to sample each country's history, art and distinct love of life. In Helsinki, he finds a neoclassical old town, modern flair for design and steamy saunas. Tallinn offers medieval charms and new-found prosperity.G
11:00 pm 
Critical Issues In School Reform  "Innovations In Professional Collaboration: A Community of Learners"  At Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire, teachers regularly gather feedback on their teaching practice from peers as well as students, as part of a school-wide effort to make Souhegan a genuine community of learners. D
11:30 pm 
Critical Issues In School Reform  "Looking At Student Work: A Window Into The Classroom"  Teachers at Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia, demonstrate the collaborative examination of student work and discuss its value and implications for teaching practice. D
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the markets have been whipsawed. Six straight days of triple digit moves and all because of speculation over what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may say tomorrow. NBR will tell you what to watch for. D
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Nature  "Magic of the Snowy Owl"  Nature explores the world of the snowy owl, a bird recently made popular by Hedwig, Harry Potter's faithful companion. Turning fantasy into reality, "Magic of the Snowy Owl" takes an intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on the planet. Noted wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley ("Jungle Eagle") takes viewers deep into the "snowy's" tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless chicks until they are able to fly. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air"  The tiny hummingbird qualifies as one of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Recent breakthroughs in the study of the bird's biology are combined with high-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild and high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities.G

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