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September 18, 2012
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Joanna Lumley: Greek Odyssey  "Mount Olympus and Beyond"  In the mountainous region of northern Greece, Joanna discovers an area rich with ancient stories and legends. She encounters a women's rude fortune telling festival with origins dating back to Homer. She explores the otherworldly landscape of Meteora, where Orthodox monks still inhabit the monasteries in the sky. Part 4 of 4G
8:00 pm 
Death and the Civil War: American Experience   Producer/director Ric Burns draws from the book This Republic of Suffering by historian and Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust to explore the implications of the war's staggering and unprecedented death toll. The mortalities transformed hundreds of thousands of individual lives - North and South - and the nation itself, leaving scars still visible. The film examines the war's increasingly lethal years and concludes with a section on postwar efforts toward reburial and remembrance.G
10:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Battle for Syria"  As fighting rages in the streets of Syria's largest city, FRONTLINE producer Jamie Doran and correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journey to the heart of the insurgency, inside the rebel groups that are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. Within "liberated zones" near the city of Aleppo, the rebels not only fight the Syrian Army, but struggle against each other in a bitter rivalry between secular and Islamist fighters. The Battle For Syria is an unprecedented portrait of Syria's rebel leaders, the toll of the war on civilians and the outlines of a potential struggle for power in post-Assad Syria. D
11:00 pm 
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7:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hot Times In Alaska"  The landscape is changing as Alaska warms permafrost thaws, glaciers melt, forests succumb to drought and insect attack. Alda joins scientists in the field who are working to determine if these are signs of global warming and what the future may hold.G
8:00 pm 
Lessons from the Real World   Many people feel our public schools are failing, or at best, muddling through. What to do about this critical issue has almost exclusively focused on the efforts of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top legislation to improve test scores in core subjects like math and reading. Yet, Lessons From the Real World, a new very timely and important one hour documentary from award-winning producer Bob Gliner (Democracy Left Behind, Heifer, Playing for Keeps), contends, like many educators, that focusing on test scores to improve student achievement is looking in the wrong place. D
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Engineering Ground Zero"  This five-year chronicle of construction of One World Trade Center, presents a story of engineering, innovation and perseverance of the human spirit. With some 25-floors yet to go before reaching its full 108-floor height, this film captures the behind-the-scenes struggle of architects and engineers to make the buildings at the site safe and secure while maintaining a tight schedule.G
10:00 pm 
America's Armed Forces: Time for a Checkup   At a time when laser-guided missiles, stealth technology and drone aircraft are game-changers on battlefields around the world, we sometimes overlook our nation's ultimate weapons system: the more than one million men and women who put their lives on the line every day in America's armed forces. In America's Armed Forces: Time for a Checkup, moderator John King of CNN and expert panelists examine the wide-ranging impacts health-related issues exact on our nation's military preparedness, national security, healthcare policy and economic stability. Topics include how everyday health issues, such as obesity and substance abuse, affect prospective recruits' eligibility to serve; how we assure that our service men and women are fit for the many difficult challenges they face in the post-9/11 world; and how we take care of our nation's wounded warriors. D
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hot Times In Alaska"  The landscape is changing as Alaska warms permafrost thaws, glaciers melt, forests succumb to drought and insect attack. Alda joins scientists in the field who are working to determine if these are signs of global warming and what the future may hold.G
7:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Hancock Pedestal Table"  With its turned top and dovetailed legs, this walnut tripod table is a classic of American design. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Greece's Peloponnese"  On the Peloponnese Peninsula, Ricks visits the old port town of Nafplio, time-trips through the ruins of Olympia, and takes center stage at the preserved theater at Epidauros.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "What Are They Eating in the Photograph"  NULL
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Light As Air"  Meringue Shells With Chantilly Cream; Macaroons; Chocolate Roll; Chocolate Souffle Cake With Raspberry Sauce. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Gnocchi and Panzanella"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Gnocchi at Home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for rotary graters. Then, Chris discusses with science expert Guy Crosby the science of soil and its effect on the taste of tomatoes. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "Time to Play Ketchup: The Story of the Tomato"  Burt reveals why the tomato was accepted in Italy and Southern Europe but not in the north.G
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Market to Table"  Joanne's day begins at the farmer's market and she shows us a fresh sugar snap pea soup. Then she works with her student Kyle to perfect his pasta techniques making a fresh fettuccine with asparagus, prosciutto, and lemon creme fraiche. Recipes: Sugar Snap Pea Soup with Mint and Meyer Lemon Oil and Fresh Fettuccine with Asparagus Ribbons and Lemon Creme Fraiche. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Greece's Peloponnese"  On the Peloponnese Peninsula, Ricks visits the old port town of Nafplio, time-trips through the ruins of Olympia, and takes center stage at the preserved theater at Epidauros.G
11:00 pm 
Art Through Time: A Global View  "Portraits"  Featuring examples from ancient Peru, medieval Japan, seventeenth-century Ghana, and the studio of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley, reveals how complex visual constructions of identity may function as assertions of authority, declarations of status, psychological studies, or political statements. D
11:30 pm 
Art Through Time: A Global View  "The Natural World"  Examines how people throughout history have worked with and against nature to produce art, features Liberian animal masks, Amazonian coiled pots, British gardens, American earthworks, and a variety of landscapes, including examples by contemporary Native American artist Kay WalkingStick. D
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Aspen Institute Presents  "Parenting in the 21st Century"  Can women have it all? What does having it all even mean? Katie Couric interviews Anne-Marie Slaughter on her extremely popular, highly controversial Atlantic magazine article, "Why Women Still Can' t Have It All." This discussion, which took place at the Aspen Ideas Festival, examines the challenges working mothers face when trying to reach the pinnacles of their professional lives while raising families. Slaughter, the first woman director of policy planning for the US State Department and now a Princeton University professor, shares her own anecdotes of work-family life balance and making hard choices. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story"  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson's book about an orphaned lion cub named Elsa and the lion's later release back into the wild, this film follows the challenges of making the award-winning movie from the book. It also looks at the real-life drama Joy and her husband faced as pioneering conservationists.G

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