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June 18, 2013
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12:00 am 
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
1:00 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Surgical Slimmers"  In spite of the risks, people are lining up to solve their weight problems in the operating room. And if the latest device - an implantable stomach "pacer" - works out, millions more will be taking the surgical way out. D
1:30 am 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Cars That Think"  The fully automatic car may be down the road a ways, but cars that do your thinking for you are just around the corner - they watch out for hazards, they listen to you, they read your lips, they even know when you're distracted. D
2:00 am 
NASA "Why" Files  "The Case of the Electrical Mystery"  The tree house detectives notice the power has gone out in all the houses on their block, yet the electricity in their tree house is still on. Using scientific inquiry, they discover the cause of the outage while learning about electricity and how it is generated. They also learn about electrical currents, circuits, and distribution.G
3:00 am 
Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology  "Metamorphic Rocks"  Interprets the causative factors of metamorphism and the kinds of rocks produced.G
3:30 am 
Economics U$A  "Federal Deficits"  This program examines efforts to reduce the deficit, including the Gramm-Rudman Act and a proposed constitutional amendment requiring balanced budgets. Updated 2003. D
4:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
4:30 am 
Connect with English  "The Retirement Party/The Phone Call"  Alberto brings Rebecca to the retirement party for the Mendozas and her godmother arrives with news that Rebecca's father has been taken to the hospital in Boston.G
5:00 am 
5:30 am 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Clifford & The Beanstalk/Itchy Patch"  Clifford and the Beanstalk - Emily works hard to prepare for her audition for the lead in the school play, but loses the role to Jetta, who worries more about what she'll wear than about learning her lines. Emily steps in and plays the lead role at the last minute, and Jetta learns that it's hard work and preparation are what make you successful. Itchy Patch - Clifford is itching like crazy but tries hard to stop when he hears Emily say that she'll take him to the vet if he keeps it up. D
6:00 am 
Arthur  "I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Whistling in the Wind"  I Wanna Hold Your Hand - During a shopping trip to the mall, Binky gets caught doing the uncoolest of all the uncool things in the world -holding his mom's hand! But wait-did George really see that or is that Binky's worst fear? Because now won't everyone think that big bad Binky Barnes is a big baby? Whistling in the Wind - Everyone knows the Tibbles are exactly the same. They look the same, they act the same, they even have the same number of hairs on their heads. So if they are supposed to be exactly the same, why can Tommy whistle while Timmy can't? Does this mean one twin is better than the other or just different?. D
6:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Virtually Martha/Martha Vs. Robot"  Virtually Martha - While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Martha vs. Robot - Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework.G
7:00 am 
Curious George  "Junky Monkey/Jumpy Warms Up"  Junky Monkey - Steve is appointed head of Pretty City Committee Pod 7 on a mission to lead George, the Man with the Yellow Hat, Aunt Margaret, Betsy, and Charkie to clean up litter in their neighborhood. But where others see trash, George sees treasures hidden in alleys, sidewalk, and recycling bins. He takes his findings up to his apartment and sorts them by shape and size, transforming his collection into a masterpiece worthy to be hung at City Hall. D
7:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "You Should Be Dancing/Batty for Bats"  You Should Be Dancing - Nick and Sally are planning to put on a show for their moms, but they can't finish their dance without falling down! The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet one of the best dancers in the world, Tango a bird of paradise! With a few costume changes and a little practice, Nick and Sally are finally able to show their moms their new dance! Batty for Bats - Sally and Nick are playing a game of blindfolded freeze tag but they can't seem to find each other! Luckily the Cat has a friend who is always able to find his way in the dark. He takes them to meet Zapita, a bat who teaches the kids about echolocation. Now that Nick and Sally know how to listen to find their way, freeze tag has become a lot more fun!. D
8:00 am 
Super Why!  "Webby In Bathland"  Red is practicing her soccer moves and kicking up dirt, when Grandma tells her it's time for lunch. Red gives her hands a quick rinse and gets ready to chow down, but Grandma says her hands aren't clean. The super readers zoom into the story Webby in Bathland and help a brave little penguin save his beloved town from the evil Squirmy Germies who are fighting down and dirty! Red finds out it takes more than water to wash away germs Educational Objectives: To learn about good hygiene. D
8:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Buddy Explores The Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight"  Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won't grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too. D
9:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Build A Better Basket"  Alan, Rosita, and Elmo are putting together a basket full of goodies for Little Red Riding Hood to take to her grandma's house. Red Riding Hood comes by ready to pick up the basket and asks if they tested it to make sure it was strong enough to stand up to the Big Bad Wolf. They agree to test the basket, and Alan holds it up saying, "I got a basket of goodies for you, Grandma. D
10:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Good Morning Daniel/Goodnight Daniel"  Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. D
10:30 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "My Slide"  Sid wonders how he can lift up his big, heavy stuffed animal dinosaur onto his bed. Sid and his friends explore how inclined planes are simple machines that make it much easier to push up heavy things. including big stuffed animal dinosaurs!. D
11:00 am 
WordWorld  "Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale"  Playing Spies: When Sheep and Duck think that Dog has a secret, they decide to play "spy" to figure out the mystery. As they secretly watch Dog, they discover he wants to build a word with the "oo" sound. But will they be caught before they can guess Dog's secret? Wee Little Whale: Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. D
11:30 am 
Caillou  "Caillou Learns Patience"  Rushing the Raspberry: Caillou is helping Mommy take care of a raspberry bush. When he promises to bring his preschool pals some raspberries, he realizes he needs to see his promise through. But it's hard waiting for berries to ripen, and it seems to take forever. D
12:00 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Emperor's Contest and Beethoven's Hear!"  The Emperor's Contest: Everyone is excited about a fishing contest that is being held in the park, everyone except Ryan, who doesn't want to follow the contest rules. When Ryan is tempted not to follow the rules, Barney tells a story called "The Emperor's Contest" about a boy who had a similar problem. When it's over, Ryan decides that honesty is the best policy! Educational theme: Honesty. D
12:30 pm 
Thomas & Friends  "Being Useful"  Kevin the Steamie - Kevin decides that he wants to be able to shunt like a Steamie so he can join in a game of Bish, Bash, Bosh with Thomas and Percy. The game is about shunting oil drums. While Kevin is practicing his shunting, he causes chaos in the Steam Works. D
1:00 pm 
Curious George  "Junky Monkey/Jumpy Warms Up"  Junky Monkey - Steve is appointed head of Pretty City Committee Pod 7 on a mission to lead George, the Man with the Yellow Hat, Aunt Margaret, Betsy, and Charkie to clean up litter in their neighborhood. But where others see trash, George sees treasures hidden in alleys, sidewalk, and recycling bins. He takes his findings up to his apartment and sorts them by shape and size, transforming his collection into a masterpiece worthy to be hung at City Hall. D
1:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Virtually Martha/Martha Vs. Robot"  Virtually Martha - While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Martha vs. Robot - Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework.G
2:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!"  Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. D
2:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Becky and the Bard/Monkey Robot Showdown"  Becky and the Bard - Violet and Becky compete for the coveted role of Juliet to play opposite the dreamy Hunter Throbheart in Romeo & Juliet. Violet is cast as Juliet while Becky is the understudy. When the Energy Monster captures Violet, Becky must chose between the role of a lifetime and saving her friend. D
3:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Octopus Wildkratticus"  When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. D
3:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Emperor Has Snow Clothes"  Hacker has crowned himself Emperor of Penguia and deposited the real emperor as a frozen statue in a distant corner of the site. The CyberSquad arrives just as a crippling snowstorm makes its way across Penguia in a path that seems destined to collide with their rescue. Digit uses updates on the storm's progress from cyberweathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) to help the kids track the storm. D
4:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Game Show Isle"  After losing his FETCHers at the end of the Season Five premiere, Ruff discovers that they're stranded on a mysterious island-Game Show Island. To get off the island and back to Studio G, they must find the "Fabulous Four" game show relics before sundown or they will be trapped on the island forever! Ruff also learns some important clues about the mysterious disappearance of his parents. D
4:30 pm 
Arthur  "I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Whistling in the Wind"  I Wanna Hold Your Hand - During a shopping trip to the mall, Binky gets caught doing the uncoolest of all the uncool things in the world -holding his mom's hand! But wait-did George really see that or is that Binky's worst fear? Because now won't everyone think that big bad Binky Barnes is a big baby? Whistling in the Wind - Everyone knows the Tibbles are exactly the same. They look the same, they act the same, they even have the same number of hairs on their heads. So if they are supposed to be exactly the same, why can Tommy whistle while Timmy can't? Does this mean one twin is better than the other or just different?. D
5:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk!"  Manny has borrowed the Skeleckian Shrinkanator 3002, an invention with the power to shrink anything down to a very small size. When Marcus and Jessica accidentally get shrunk, The Electric Company has to get the Shrinkinator back from Manny to get them back to normal size! This becomes even more difficult when Manny shrinks himself and is nowhere to be found. D
5:30 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
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
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
11:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Madhya Pradesh, India - India's Rural Heart"  Joseph continues his passage through the heart of India with an expedition to Bandhavgarh National Park's tiger reserve. He then visits the princely town of Maheshwar where he celebrates sunrise and witnesses morning rituals along the holy Narmada River. In the city of Indore he joins the crowds for the Diwali Festival - a celebration of good over evil and the glory of light. D
12:00 am 
Himalaya with Michael Palin  "Annapurna to Everest"  In the western part of the Kingdom of Nepal, Michael joins a representative of the British Gurkha in Nepal on a recruiting drive. The boys in a village are tested as they dream of becoming rupee millionaires; the girls hope to spot a future wealthy husband. From there Michael treks up to Annapurna Base Camp on Everest, before leaving the mountains for the capital of Kathmandu where he is blessed by King Gyuenandra at the palace. Part 3 of 6G
1:00 am 
In Search of Myths and Heroes  "Shangri-La"  The third of Michael Wood's historical journeys takes viewers on a thrilling trek through India, Nepal and Tibet in search of Shangri-La. The tale of the magical valley hidden behind the Himalayas was popularized in the 1930s movie Lost Horizon, but the myth of a secret earthly paradise is much older. To find the truth behind the legend, Wood travels on foot through some of the world's most sacred mountains before finally reaching the fantastic ruins of a lost city, which he believes is the real inspiration behind the myth. Part 3 of 4G
2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eating Local"  Most of our food travels about 1,500 miles before it ever reaches our kitchen tables. But there are a growing number of food producers and consumers who prefer to eat locally grown food; they say it's healthier and tastier. Today, more than 50 farmers markets operate throughout the state, allowing farmers and consumers to meet and learn from each other. It's a trend that harkens back to a simpler time, when communities supported local farmers and people knew where their food came from. Outdoor Idaho explores the growing fascination with eating local.G
2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Mini Paceman"  Road Test: 2013 MINI Paceman. Road Test: 2013 SRT Viper. Goss' Garage: Radiators. D
3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The A Team"  Abby, Elmo, and Telly are in the arbor when Big A comes in looking for members to join the A Team. The A Team helps people by solving problems using letter A words, such as "arrow" and "anchor." Abby, Elmo, and Telly join the team and proudly wear the letter A on their chests. D
4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Be A Vegetable Taster!/Daniel Tries A New Food"  Be a Vegetable Taster! - Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school's vegetable garden and convinces them to pick out some healthy veggies for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables.with mixed results! Daniel Tries a New Food - Miss Elaina is having dinner with the Tiger family and she encourages Daniel to try some new food: Veggie Spaghetti and Banana Swirl. D
4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Virtually Martha/Martha Vs. Robot"  Virtually Martha - While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Martha vs. Robot - Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework.G
5:00 am 
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
6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "London: Historic and Dynamic"  Rick ponders royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learns how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discovers treasures in the British Library, and enjoys the vibrant evening scene in Soho. He uncovers Churchill's secret World War II headquarters, joins the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shops where the queen shops, and straddles the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.G
6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Venice"  Rudy tours the famous sites then shows how to escape the crowds in the neighborhoods of Dorsaduro, Cannaregio and San Polo.G
7:00 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
7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Polenta with Vegetables/Polenta Con Le Verdure"  Master Chef Lucca Paris of Lucca's Mediterranean Cafe in Keene, NH brings a basket full of straight-from the garden veggies and freshly-ground cornmeal to Mary Ann in her Ciao Italia kitchen. Together they make a simple but dramatic Chicory Tart with Onions, Umbrian Style, and then use the freshly-picked eggplant to make a hearty, winter-perfect Eggplant Stew with Polenta Squares. D
8:00 am 
Expeditions with Patrick McMillan  "Blue Ridge, A Crucible of Life"  Home to several unique plant species that exist nowhere else in the wild, the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment is a haven for biodiversity. Waterfalls are aplenty in this region as well, with water playing a major role in the biome's very existence. However, the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment is undergoing changes to its habitat, some of which involve water, that forebode major transformations to come. Follow along as Patrick pays a visit to one of nature's most remarkable melting pots in a region that truly is a crucible of life.G
8:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Vanilla"  Vanilla only comes in a bottle, right? Oh, it's a bean!? Where on earth do I find vanilla beans, and then how do I cook with them? Do I crack them open or something? Wait, vanilla comes from Veracruz, Mexico - not Madagascar!? This episode will explain all of that, plus share a few amazing vanilla-infused recipes, including: Toritos: Peanut and Vanilla Aperitif; Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Salad with Vanilla and Chile de Arbol Vinaigrette; Grandma Lali's Vanilla Floating Islands. D
9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains"  Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. D
9:30 am 
GardenSMART   It seems more and more towns are realizing the effect gardens and gardening can have on their communities and the quality of life for their residents. GardenSMART visits one such town where they show us several beautiful garden examples. We enjoyed filming this show. D
10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "David Mayfield Parade"  Raised on show business in a family band, David Mayfield made his name with award-winning progressive bluegrass group Cadillac Sky. Once solo, the singer/guitarist expanded his unique, sonic arsenal to take in acoustic-alternative and cutting-edge Americana, mixing it all in with his freewheeling sense of humor and remarkable showmanship in a set that's edgy in every sense of the word. D
10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Rajasthan"  Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in northwestern India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the Gypsies, Rajasthani music is as colorful and soulful as its surroundings. Edgar embarks on a hair-raising drive along India's dangerous back roads, before arriving at the ancient city of Jaipur. D
11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Build A Better Basket"  Alan, Rosita, and Elmo are putting together a basket full of goodies for Little Red Riding Hood to take to her grandma's house. Red Riding Hood comes by ready to pick up the basket and asks if they tested it to make sure it was strong enough to stand up to the Big Bad Wolf. They agree to test the basket, and Alan holds it up saying, "I got a basket of goodies for you, Grandma. D
12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Buddy Explores The Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight"  Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won't grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too. D
12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Woofster Finds A Home"  Whyatt goes to a pet adoption fair in Storybrook Village where he meets a little puppy who needs a family. Whyatt promises to look in a book to help until the puppy reveals he has a story of his own! As the superhero readers travel through the book Woofster Finds a Home, they find exciting ways to overcome obstacles and a new super reader joins the team! Educational Objectives: To learn what it means to find a home. Preschoolers will identify the letters N, I, C, E, practice the magic of spelling, and learn what the words "menacing," "prairie" and "no trespassing" mean! And, they'll use the power to read to change the story. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "You Should Be Dancing/Batty for Bats"  You Should Be Dancing - Nick and Sally are planning to put on a show for their moms, but they can't finish their dance without falling down! The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet one of the best dancers in the world, Tango a bird of paradise! With a few costume changes and a little practice, Nick and Sally are finally able to show their moms their new dance! Batty for Bats - Sally and Nick are playing a game of blindfolded freeze tag but they can't seem to find each other! Luckily the Cat has a friend who is always able to find his way in the dark. He takes them to meet Zapita, a bat who teaches the kids about echolocation. Now that Nick and Sally know how to listen to find their way, freeze tag has become a lot more fun!. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Speaking Dolphinese"  The Wild Kratts are on a mission to decode the secret language of one of the smartest creatures on Earth - Dolphins!. D
2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Hawaiian Volcano"  Bring out the dynamics of the Hawaiian volcano using vibrant colors and perspective.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play the popular TV & movie theme songs from "Sesame Street," "Cheers" and "Mission: Impossible." Featured guests include Nat Kerr, Dave Powers, Bradley Sowash and Matt Munhall. D
3:00 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
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 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
6:00 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
6:30 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
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
11:30 pm 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Estimada Sra. Suarez (Dear Mrs. Suarez)"  This episode reviews the vocabulary and sights of Raquel's visit to Buenos Aires.G
12:00 am 
Learning Science Through Inquiry  "What Is Inquiry & Why Do It"  This introductory workshop presents an overview of why inquiry is such a powerful approach to teaching and learning science - how it enables you to assess and meet the needs of a wide range of learners, how it taps children's natural curiosity, and how it deepens their understanding of science.G
1:00 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Michelson-Morley Experiment"  In 1887, an exquisitely designed measurement of the earth's motion through the ether results in the most brilliant failure in scientific history. D
1:30 am 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Lorentz Transformation"  If the speed of light is to be the same for all observers, then the length of a meter stick, or the rate of a ticking clock, depends on who measures it. D
2:00 am 
Biography of America, A  "Slavery"  While the North develops an industrial economy and culture, the South develops a slave culture and economy, and the great rift between the regions becomes unbreachable. Professor Masur looks at the human side of the history of the mid-1800s by sketching a portrait of the lives of slave and master. D
2:30 am 
Biography of America, A  "Coming of the Civil War"  Simmering regional differences ignite an all-out crisis in the 1850s. Professor Martin teams with Professor Miller and historian Stephen Ambrose to chart the succession of incidents, from 'Bloody Kansas' to the shots on Fort Sumter, that inflame the conflict between North and South to the point of civil war. D
3:00 am 
Curiosity Quest  "Helicopter Making"  Fly through the Robinson Helicopter warehouse with host Joel Greene. Follow him as he learns all of the important steps it takes to put together these incredible machines.and then take them apart?. D
3:30 am 
Biz Kid$  "Where Is My Allowance?"  Whether you're facing good times or tough times, it's important to know how to get the best value for your money. Discover tips for stretching your dollars.G
4:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Young Farmers (Atlanta, GA)"  There's a new wave of farmers emerging who are young, educated, hard working and extremely environmentally passionate. As traditional farmers are retiring, these young farmers are answering the call for a healthier tomorrow. D
4:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Octopus Wildkratticus"  When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. D
5:00 am 
Perfect Day  "Secrets of the Baltic Sea - Aland, Finland"  Host Sara La Fountain visits a local fisherman in Aland, Finland's autonomous island, and prepares whitefish on board a large sailing ship.G
5:30 am 
Christina Cooks  "The Cocktail Party Makeover"  Christina provides party ideas that deliver indulgence without regret.G
6:00 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "A Music Lover's Europe"  Rudy shows how to organize a trip around a theme. He catches live performances by the Sicilian folk band Diascouri, and by Groupo Emiliano, a zany, classically-trained quartet. He also visits folkdance groups in Greece, Sweden and Norway and delights in the classics in Italy and Austria.G
6:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Israel: Voices from the Desert"  Host Jacob Edgar travels to Israel to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert of The Idan Raichel Project at the foot of the magnificent "Solomon's Pillars", a natural rock formation in the Negev Desert near the Red Sea resort city of Eilat. Idan Raichel, an internationally renowned star of the Israeli music scene, serves as his guide. At the technical rehearsals and sound check for the desert concert, Jacob meets the artists featured on stage. D
7:00 am 
Hometime  "Island Kitchen 2.0: Countertops"  HOMETIME finishes the new cabinets for the island kitchen and covers them with new countertops. D
7:30 am 
Woodsmith Shop  "Heirloom Tool Chest"  Woodworkers dream of building a custom chest for their fine tools. The Woodsmith editors show you how to make that dream come true. Start with a simple, easy-to-build plywood case. D
8:00 am 
The Victory Garden  "New"  Host Jamie Durie visits Cornerstone Gardens, a premier collection of new garden design. Correspondent Paul Epsom follows the path from seed to retail sale.G
8:30 am 
For Your Home  "Attic Upfit, Part 1"  NULL
9:00 am 
Quilting Arts  "Master Quilters Share Knowledge and Experience"  Master quilters share their knowledge and experience. First is Susan Brubaker Knapp. Today she creates a firefly art quilt with a fun fiber technique for making the bugs shine. D
9:30 am 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Rowboat on the Beach"  Such a tranquil day down on the beach! See Bob Ross paint a charming little rowboat awaiting its next journey. D
10:00 am 
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 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table  "Orchard Fruit"  Allen serves up crunchy pear salad, grilled nectarines with bleu cheese and a refreshing peach beverage. He decorates a fall table using apples and pays a visit to an expert on peaches.G
11:00 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Inolvidable (Unforgettable)"  This episode includes a history of the Tango, a glimpse of the life of writer Jose Luis Borges and a general overview of the culture and history of Argentina.G
11:30 am 
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish  "Estimada Sra. Suarez (Dear Mrs. Suarez)"  This episode reviews the vocabulary and sights of Raquel's visit to Buenos Aires.G
12:00 pm 
Learning Science Through Inquiry  "What Is Inquiry & Why Do It"  This introductory workshop presents an overview of why inquiry is such a powerful approach to teaching and learning science - how it enables you to assess and meet the needs of a wide range of learners, how it taps children's natural curiosity, and how it deepens their understanding of science.G
1:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Michelson-Morley Experiment"  In 1887, an exquisitely designed measurement of the earth's motion through the ether results in the most brilliant failure in scientific history. D
1:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Lorentz Transformation"  If the speed of light is to be the same for all observers, then the length of a meter stick, or the rate of a ticking clock, depends on who measures it. D
2:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Slavery"  While the North develops an industrial economy and culture, the South develops a slave culture and economy, and the great rift between the regions becomes unbreachable. Professor Masur looks at the human side of the history of the mid-1800s by sketching a portrait of the lives of slave and master. D
2:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Coming of the Civil War"  Simmering regional differences ignite an all-out crisis in the 1850s. Professor Martin teams with Professor Miller and historian Stephen Ambrose to chart the succession of incidents, from 'Bloody Kansas' to the shots on Fort Sumter, that inflame the conflict between North and South to the point of civil war. D
3:00 pm 
Curiosity Quest  "Helicopter Making"  Fly through the Robinson Helicopter warehouse with host Joel Greene. Follow him as he learns all of the important steps it takes to put together these incredible machines.and then take them apart?. D
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Where Is My Allowance?"  Whether you're facing good times or tough times, it's important to know how to get the best value for your money. Discover tips for stretching your dollars.G
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "The Wordball Is My Oyster"  Lisa gets a case of stage fright when she's cast as the lead in Hector's play. Can Lisa overcome her fears in time to save the play, or will she have to give her part to Annie?. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "The Emperor Has Snow Clothes"  Hacker has crowned himself Emperor of Penguia and deposited the real emperor as a frozen statue in a distant corner of the site. The CyberSquad arrives just as a crippling snowstorm makes its way across Penguia in a path that seems destined to collide with their rescue. Digit uses updates on the storm's progress from cyberweathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) to help the kids track the storm. D
5:00 pm 
Quilting Arts  "Master Quilters Share Knowledge and Experience"  Master quilters share their knowledge and experience. First is Susan Brubaker Knapp. Today she creates a firefly art quilt with a fun fiber technique for making the bugs shine. D
5:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "Rowboat on the Beach"  Such a tranquil day down on the beach! See Bob Ross paint a charming little rowboat awaiting its next journey. D
6:00 pm 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Jalapeno Cheese Grits, Slow-Cooked Grillades, and Brendan's Bread Pudding. D
6:30 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "You Say Harissa"  Each time Joanne travels, she loves to find ways to bring exotic flavors home. In this episode, she shows her student Michelle how a picant spice rub, harissa, can quickly transform a home cooked meal of pork tenderloin into a gourmet experience with a cooling mint and cumin yogurt on the side. Recipes: Harissa-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Mint and Cumin Yogurt, Green Spring Vegetables. 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
12:00 am 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
1:00 am 
Nightly Business Report   Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the price of your prescriptions. NBR will have details on the Supreme Court's generic drug ruling that touches the wallet and medicine cabinets of most Americans. And, Texas tells older Americans they can sell their life insurance policies to pay for long-term care. D
1:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Dr. Richard Haass (Council on Foreign Relations). D
2:00 am 
Global Voices  "When Hari Got Married"  Hari, a 30-year-old taxi driver in the Indian Himalayas, is getting married to a girl he has never met but has fallen in love with over the mobile phone. D
3:00 am 
NHK Newsline   NULL
3:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Shohreh Aghdashloo (actress/author). D
4:00 am 
Asia This Week   NULL
4:30 am 
European Journal  "Eastern Europe Under Water"  Czech Republic: Flood Prevention - Torrential rain has left parts of Central Europe underwater, with the Danube and Elbe rivers and their tributaries rising to record levels. Entire communities in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic have been flooded. In the Czech Republic, the havoc wreaked by the floods of 2002 had barely been dealt with when fresh floods hit. D
5:00 am 
India with Sanjeev Bhaskar  "Bombay Dreams"  Bombay Dreams - Sanjeev?s journey begins in Mumbai, India?s glamorous financial capital, home to both the country?s wealthiest citizens and the largest slums in Asia. Here, he discovers that an entrepreneurial spirit is thriving as strongly within the city?s street-trading communities as in the country?s millionaire business boardrooms. He also makes a cameo appearance in the country?s leading soap opera and does a stint as a beauty contest judge. D
6:00 am 
India with Sanjeev Bhaskar  "The Longest Road"  The Longest Road - On a moving and deeply personal quest to find his ancestral home, Sanjeev Bhaskar follows India?s Grand Trunk Road high into the mountains and beyond, into Pakistan. It is Sanjeev?s first journey across the border and it makes for a colourful, and often surreal, road trip. Along the way, he traces the journey made by his family in 1947, when they, and millions of others, were displaced from their homes following the Partition of India. D
7:00 am 
Global Voices  "Lakshmi and Me"  Have you ever dreamed of being waited on hand and foot? For the past six years, Lakshmi has been doing just that for her employers--virtually unnoticed. That is, until one of Lakshmi's employers begins to film her daily life on the job in Mumbai, India. In a deeply personal portrait, the film takes a hard look at the Indian caste system, gender and class relations. D
8:00 am 
Democracy Now!   NULL
9:00 am 
Tavis Smiley   Shohreh Aghdashloo (actress/author). D
9:30 am 
Tavis Smiley   Dr. Richard Haass (Council on Foreign Relations). D
10:00 am 
Asia This Week   NULL
10:30 am 
European Journal  "Eastern Europe Under Water"  Czech Republic: Flood Prevention - Torrential rain has left parts of Central Europe underwater, with the Danube and Elbe rivers and their tributaries rising to record levels. Entire communities in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic have been flooded. In the Czech Republic, the havoc wreaked by the floods of 2002 had barely been dealt with when fresh floods hit. D
11:00 am 
India with Sanjeev Bhaskar  "Bombay Dreams"  Bombay Dreams - Sanjeev?s journey begins in Mumbai, India?s glamorous financial capital, home to both the country?s wealthiest citizens and the largest slums in Asia. Here, he discovers that an entrepreneurial spirit is thriving as strongly within the city?s street-trading communities as in the country?s millionaire business boardrooms. He also makes a cameo appearance in the country?s leading soap opera and does a stint as a beauty contest judge. D
12:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eating Local"  Most of our food travels about 1,500 miles before it ever reaches our kitchen tables. But there are a growing number of food producers and consumers who prefer to eat locally grown food; they say it's healthier and tastier. Today, more than 50 farmers markets operate throughout the state, allowing farmers and consumers to meet and learn from each other. It's a trend that harkens back to a simpler time, when communities supported local farmers and people knew where their food came from. Outdoor Idaho explores the growing fascination with eating local.G
12:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Richard Russo"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist talks with host Marcia Franklin.G
1:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Lakshmi and Me"  Have you ever dreamed of being waited on hand and foot? For the past six years, Lakshmi has been doing just that for her employers--virtually unnoticed. That is, until one of Lakshmi's employers begins to film her daily life on the job in Mumbai, India. In a deeply personal portrait, the film takes a hard look at the Indian caste system, gender and class relations. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
Nature  "Outback Pelicans"  Once every 10 years or so in Australia's arid Outback, rains and floods create the country's largest lake. Some 100,000 pelicans - a third of all the pelicans in Australia - arrive for the event to feed on fish washed in on floods and the billions of brine shrimp and other crustaceans, which hatch and grow to adulthood in a few days. The pelicans court and raise as many families as possible before the water and food disappear again.G
5:00 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
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eating Local"  Most of our food travels about 1,500 miles before it ever reaches our kitchen tables. But there are a growing number of food producers and consumers who prefer to eat locally grown food; they say it's healthier and tastier. Today, more than 50 farmers markets operate throughout the state, allowing farmers and consumers to meet and learn from each other. It's a trend that harkens back to a simpler time, when communities supported local farmers and people knew where their food came from. Outdoor Idaho explores the growing fascination with eating local.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Richard Russo"  The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist talks with host Marcia Franklin.G
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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