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February 19, 2012
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12:00 am 
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook  "Saloon Singer"  Feinstein examines the allure of musical nightlife, from Mississippi juke joints to the neon lights of Las Vegas. He delves into the history of nightclub entertainment, looking at the Cotton Club and Sinatra's Rat Pack. He talks to pioneers of the form, including entertainer Rose Marie, and poet and author Maya Angelou, who once made her living doing a calypso club act in San Francisco.G

1:00 am 
An Evening with Valerie Simpson in Honor of Nick Ashford   Gwen Ifill interviews Valerie Simpson, who for more than 40 years wrote hit-making songs with her husband, the late Nick Ashford. Ashford & Simpson's classic songs include: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and "I'm Every Woman." As performers, their best-known duets are "Solid" and "Found a Cure. D

2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Winter Grit"  Adventure and grit tie together this collection of cold-weather activities captured on camera across Idaho. From extreme back-country skiing and avalanche assessment, to equestrian skijoring, ice climbing and heli-skiing, everything requires extra grit as well as specialized skills and a desire for adventure.G

2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Mercedes-Benz Sls Amg"  Road Test: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. Road Test: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. Goss' Garage: Bleeding Brakes. D

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Stinky's Annual Birthday Flower"  Elmo and Zoe are coloring when they find out its Stinky the plant's birthday. Zoe and Elmo decide to get him a present. Elmo surprises Stinky by giving him a drum, but plants can't hold drumsticks. D

4:00 am 
WordWorld  "Bed Bugs/Snug As A Bug"  Bed Bugs - When the bugs accidentally break Frog's brand new bed, they scramble to put it back together and make things right. Just one problem. They can't tell the letters 'b' and 'd' apart! Can they figure out which letter is which - and rebuild Frog's bed - before Frog returns home? Snug as a Bug - Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a . D

4:30 am 
Super Why!  "Molly's Dance Show"  The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Presto wonders what it will take for her to have confidence, too. Educational Objectives: To learn about self-confidence. D

5:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "Steve Martin/Sarah Jarosz"  Austin's own Jarosz, age 19, opens with her original bluegrass songs and is backed up by two equally talented teenage musicians. Comedian Steve Martin shows off his musicianship on the banjo. He appears with North Carolina's Steep Canyon Rangers; together they present much of the music and some of the jokes from the live show they toured the nation with in spring 2010.G

6:00 am 

7:00 am 
Dialogue  "Idaho's Lottery"  Almost half of Idahoans purchased a lottery ticket in the last 12 months. But is the Idaho Lottery a good bet for the state? The Idaho Legislature's Office of Performance Evaluations is releasing a report reviewing the agency's operations. This week on Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with Jeffrey Anderson, the executive director of the Idaho Lottery, about that report and the future of Idaho's Lottery.G

7:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Winter Grit"  Adventure and grit tie together this collection of cold-weather activities captured on camera across Idaho. From extreme back-country skiing and avalanche assessment, to equestrian skijoring, ice climbing and heli-skiing, everything requires extra grit as well as specialized skills and a desire for adventure.G

8:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Gorge Special"  This special examines how the 85-mile stretch of incredible scenery is being managed under the 1986 Scenic Act, which attempts to balance the stresses of tourism, recreation, wind energy development and a population boom. The program looks at the path to get the law passed by Congress, the race to save prized parcels of land from bulldozers, the rise of high-tech and recreation, and new threats from wind development and haze.G

9:00 am 
Antiques Roadshow  "Pittsburgh, Pa - Hour One"  Highlights include correspondence between Cole Porter and actor Monty Woolley, a finely knotted circa 1920 silk Kashan rug, and a 17th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn cup purchased for $1 and valued up to $450,000. Part 1 of 3G

10:00 am 
Ribbon of Sand   This film from John Grabowska looks at one of the world's last natural barrier island systems among the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Although the area is protected from commercial development, it is also doomed to change, perhaps disappear.G

10:30 am 
Sky Island   The volcanic Jemez Mountains of New Mexico rise more than a mile above the surrounding high desert, like an island in the sky. Environmental filmmaker John Grabowska profiles the landscape and humankind's place within it, where the effects of climate change are already transforming the desert and alpine ecosystems. Author and poet N. Scott Momaday and actress Meryl Streep narrate the stunning images of this formation, which encompasses the Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera.G

11:00 am 
NOVA  "Extreme Cave Diving"  Cave diver and environmental anthropologist Kenny Broad heads an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists and anthropologists into underwater caves, or blue holes, formed during the last ice age. Broad is investigating the hidden history of Earth's climate as revealed by finds in this "alternate universe."G

12:00 pm 
Sacred Journey of the Nez Perce   This IdahoPTV production is a story of a physical trek over 1,600 difficult miles that has led many Nez Perce back to their cultural roots. Utilizing oral histories, it chronicles the Nez Perce War of 1877, the people's struggle for survival and determination to maintain their culture.G

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2:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What's in the Books?"  Poor recordkeeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have it). Meet the youngest Harlem Globetrotter who does a slam dunk with his books. D

2:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Bald Eagle Recovery, Cyclocross, Jim Anderson"  Cameras capture video of eagles in the largest wintering grounds for the birds in the 48 contiguous states. The episode also provides an update on the bird's removal from the Endangered Species List and includes a climb up into an eagle nest.G

3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Grilling"  Bridget shows Chris how to make Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops and Grilled Potato Hobo Packs. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for grill tongs. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's top new gadgets, and finally, Julia uncovers the secrets to Grilled Lemon Chicken. D

3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "Great Side Trips from London"  Rick takes a series of day trips where he ponders Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford, the ultimate medieval castle at Worwick and takes a walk with Newton through Cambridge.G

4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Extreme Cave Diving"  Cave diver and environmental anthropologist Kenny Broad heads an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists and anthropologists into underwater caves, or blue holes, formed during the last ice age. Broad is investigating the hidden history of Earth's climate as revealed by finds in this "alternate universe."G

5:00 pm 
Tupperware! American Experience   In the 1950s, American women discover they can earn thousands - even millions - of dollars from bowls that burp. "Tupperware ladies" fan out across the nation's living rooms, selling efficiency and convenience to their friends and neighbors through home parties. Bowl by bowl, they build an empire that now spans the globe.G

6:00 pm 
Slavery By Another Name   Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by Douglas A. Blackmon, this film explores the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively create a new form of slavery in the South, which persists well into the 20th century. This "neoslavery" sentences African-Americans to forced labor for violating an array of laws that criminalized every day behavior. Actor Laurence Fishburne narrates.G

7:30 pm 
Independent Lens  "More Than A Month"  African-American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman is on a one-man campaign to end Black History Month. His tongue-in-cheek personal journey investigates what the treatment of history tells about race and equality in today's America.G

8:30 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Pittsburgh, Pa - Hour One"  Highlights include correspondence between Cole Porter and actor Monty Woolley, a finely knotted circa 1920 silk Kashan rug, and a 17th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn cup purchased for $1 and valued up to $450,000. Part 1 of 3G

9:30 pm 
Tupperware! American Experience   In the 1950s, American women discover they can earn thousands - even millions - of dollars from bowls that burp. "Tupperware ladies" fan out across the nation's living rooms, selling efficiency and convenience to their friends and neighbors through home parties. Bowl by bowl, they build an empire that now spans the globe.G

10:30 pm 
Slavery By Another Name   Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by Douglas A. Blackmon, this film explores the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively create a new form of slavery in the South, which persists well into the 20th century. This "neoslavery" sentences African-Americans to forced labor for violating an array of laws that criminalized every day behavior. Actor Laurence Fishburne narrates.G

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