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September 18, 2012
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12:00 am 
Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Greece: Que   Ancient Greece produced one of humankind's most extraordinary period of cultural and intellectual transformation. From this prolific era sprang the very essence of Western civilization: poetry and architecture, the sciences and a democratic form of government. Essential to this revolution of human thought stood the powerful and revered deities of Greek mythology. D

1:00 am 
With You All The Way - Symposium for Military Family Support   America's 2 wars have taken a huge toll on military families. With You All The Way details the problem and help available to military kids. D

2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Back to the Past"  There is a bright future in the past whether the Middle Ages, the era of the mountain men, the American Civil War, or just spending time at the genealogy library. This program meets re-enactors and others who touch the past by dressing in its costumes, learning its skills, researching its people, digging into forgotten historical sites, restoring building and growing heirloom plants. They reach for the past and help bring it alive in the present.G

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Furry Potter"  It seems that everyone on Sesame Street is excitedly reading the new Furry Potter book. Telly has it too, and can't wait to find Gordon so he can read it to him. He finds Gordon grading papers outside Hooper's Store and anxiously asks him to read the book. D

4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Goes To The Potty"  Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty - Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the "tallest tower in the world!" Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn't want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away. Daniel Goes to the Potty - Dad's trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan's Shop to get it fixed. 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  "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

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier"  Exploring the quintessence of Spanish culture in Andalucia, Rick rolls down from whitewashed hill towns to the coast and takes in the windsurfing at Tarifa. He catches a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar and then sails to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.G

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Bordeaux and the Dordogne"  The world's finest wines, sweeping vineyards and fine food couple with a river valley dotted with castles. We sample the best Bordeaux then cruise the lovely Dordogne and Lot rivers with stops at chateaux, ancient watermills, and perched villages. Cooking classes and an underground adventure to see pre-historic cave paintings round out the trip. D

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Peru's Canyon of the Condor"  Travel through Peru's Colca Canyon - at 12,000 feet one of the tallest and deepest canyons in the world - in search of Andean Condors, massive birds with wingspans more than 11 feet wide. Explore the natural history of these graceful creatures and learn their ritualistic significance to the native people of the area. Along the way through the canyon, examine the terraced farming that is a result of pre-Incan engineering sophistication. D

7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Classic Tuscan Dishes/I Piatti Classici Toscani"  Mary Ann takes her Tuscany tour students under her wing to teach them the fine are of Tuscan cooking, starting with the all-time favorite, Fresh Pappardelle with Rabbit, Mushrooms, and Wine. No Tuscan meal would be complete without its unique, Bird-Style Beans. And to whet the appetite, Salted Pizza Bites. D

8:00 am 
Cooking Odyssey  "Irakleio"  Eva visits ancient Minoan ruins, learns how to make raki and celebrates with mantinades while Chef Yianni makes a pomegranate salad, ksinohondros me melitzana and raki infused claMs.. D

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  "Simply Chicken"  Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken. D

9:30 am 
Garden SMART   Urban gardens can make a huge impact in their community. Not only do neighbors take pride in their beauty but their bounty often opens a completely new range of food to the neighborhood. GardenSMART meets two very interesting, very talented gardeners, committed to improving their neighborhood. D

10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Jerry Douglas"  As a 2004 National Heritage Fellow (America's highest honor for traditional artists) and 13-time Grammy winner, Jerry Douglas has, frankly, re-invented his instrument, playing the dobro with unprecedented speed and haunting lyricism. Starting as a teen, Douglas performed with J.D. Crowe, Emmylou Harris, the Country Gentlemen, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and James Taylor, all while working as one of Nashville's most in-demand session players. D

10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Heartbeat of Vallenato"  Host Jacob Edgar's journeys through Colombia reveal the country's amazing geographical, cultural and musical diversity. This time, his travels take him from the ranches and farmlands of Valledupar through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and on to the Caribbean coast. The small city of Valledupar is the cradle of vallenato, a rustic, folksy and distinctly Colombian music style. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Jack Grows His Own Beanstalk"  Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk comes along Sesame Street and tells Leela and Telly he has a problem. He only has a cow, but he needs a beanstalk! He knows he's supposed to trade the cow for something but doesn't know what. Leela gives him a clue-he needs to find something that grows in the ground. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 1/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 2"  Dinosaur Big City Part I - Buddy and the Pteranodon family begin their journey on the Dinosaur Train, gathering all their Theropod friends together to travel to a really big Theropod Club Convention which is being held in Laramidia, the "Dinosaur Big City"! Dinosaur Big City Part II - The Pteranodon family continues their journey to the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City! Among the Theropod dinosaurs that ride the Train with them is King Cryolophosaurus, who sings his songs "Big Ol' Whistle-Stop Rock-n-Roll Dinosaur Tour" and "Whole Lotta Theropods"!. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Cinderella: The Prince's Side of the Story"  Red and Little Boy Blue are playing some music together when Little Boy Blue suddenly disappears! This is just like when Cinderella left the ball without finishing her dance. To solve the mystery, Super Why and his friends soar into Cinderella's fairytale once again, and this time they talk to the prince! Educational Objectives: To learn about thinking creatively, investigate the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Stripy Safari/Wool"  Stripy Safari - Nick and Sally set off on a safari with The Cat in the Hat to find all kinds of stripes. Along the way, Sally and Nick discover that stripes mean different things to different animals - the stripes of Jake the coral snake tells other animals to stay away, and Zelda and Zoran's zebra stripes help them to identify each other. And best of all, Cat discovers that his stripes are just right for him! Wool - Nick wants to learn how to knit a scarf like Sally, but they've run out of wool! A visit to Finola's Farm is the perfect place to get more. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Bass Class"  Martin and Chris are in the middle of a friendly competition to find Small-mouth and Large-mouth Bass when they meet Wild Kratts Kid, Gavin, who is fishing. Before they can join him, Zach Varmitech arrives and challenges them to a fishing contest. The Wild Kratts team must use their knowledge of bass biology to win the tournament fair and square. D

2:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Galaxies"  Galaxies are systems of stars, dust and gas held together by gravity. Joan Cartan-Hansaen and her guest scientist Dr. Amber Straughn, Research Astrophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, answer students' questions about galaxies.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 
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

4:00 pm 
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5:00 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

6:00 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

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

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