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April 2, 2017
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11:00 am 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Viking Sword"  The Ulfberht sword of the Vikings is a revolutionary high-tech tool of its day, a work of art and considered to be one of the greatest swords ever made. NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and unravel its mystery.G
12:00 pm 
First Peoples  "Australia"  When Homo sapiens arrived in Australia, they were - for the first time - truly alone, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna. How did they survive and populate a continent? There is a close cultural and genetic link between the First Australians and modern-day Aborigines -- the ancient and modern story intersect here as nowhere else in the world. The secret to this continuity is diversity. D
1:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Road Trip: Patagonia"  Zay Harding takes a journey along Ruta 40 by climbing Volcan Lanin, the highest peak in the area. Traveling down the Seven Lakes Drive, he passes through the Lake District in San Carlos de Bariloche, heads next to the former hippie colony of El Bolson, boards the La Trochita steam train, searches for Butch Cassidy's hideout in Cholila and drives on to Trevelin, a town founded by Welsh immigrants that maintains that culture. Zay then makes the long trek to Cueva de las Manos to admire its incredible rock art, reaches El Chalten for the spectacular view of Mount Fitz Roy before the final leg that takes him to the Cabo Virgenes lighthouse, the last stop on Ruta 40. D
2:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Pico Iyer, Travel Writer: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with the former Time magazine reporter and author at the Sun Valley Writers' Conference. Iyer, who has just completed a book on the Dalai Lama called The Open Road, talks about his travels and writings.G
2:30 pm 
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3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Social Entrepreneurs"  Join the Biz Kids and you'll meet social visionaries who use the same tools as profit-oriented entrepreneurs. Yet instead of building companies and large profits, these people create thriving organizations and powerful movements for social change. D
3:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Cranberry Farming, Grebes, North Umpqua Geology"  A spotlight on Oregon's cranberry farming begins the 24th season of OREGON FIELD GUIDE. Then high-speed cameras at Upper Klamath Lake show how grebes can propel themselves as if they walk on top of water. A visit to the North Umpqua River country where rivers collide and three mountain ranges meet finds a geologic wonderland.G
4:00 pm 
Cook's Country  "Biting Into The Big Easy"  Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate pork grillades. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Creole seasoning. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for slicing knives. D
4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "England's Cornwall"  The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. He explores a world of flowers springing from towering hedges, a tin-mining heritage going back to biblical times, salty pirates' towns and fishing villages, and the Land's End of England. Then, side-tripping deep into the vast and mysterious Dartmoor National Park, he hikes to forgotten stone circles and chase wild ponies. D
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Secrets of the Viking Sword"  The Ulfberht sword of the Vikings is a revolutionary high-tech tool of its day, a work of art and considered to be one of the greatest swords ever made. NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and unravel its mystery.G
6:00 pm 
Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy   ROBERT BLY: A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY presents a moving portrait of one of America's most celebrated and revolutionary poets of the last half-century. The film showcases Bly's development as a writer with an unswerving belief in the importance of poetry both to his own life and to American culture in general. A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY charts Bly's singular path from a mid-western farmer's son to radical anti-Vietnam War activist to "wild man" of the 1990s men's movement and author of The New York Timesbest-seller Iron John: A Book About Men. D
7:00 pm 
Mao In Colour: A Study In Tyranny   MAO IN COLOUR: A STUDY IN TYRANNY chronicles the controversial life of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), founder of the People's Republic of China and the first Chairman of its ruling Communist Party. Using archival film from a variety of sources, including formerly classified CIA collections, this fascinating documentary is a stunning visual profile of the man who created modern China - but at a terrible price for millions of people. Featured topics include the failure of the Great Leap Forward in 1958; the tensions of the Sino-Soviet Split in 1962; the terrors of the Red Guards and the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s; and, finally, Mao's deteriorating health in the years leading up to his death. D
8:00 pm 
Zoo Quest In Colour   First broadcast in December 1954, Zoo Quest was one of the most popular television series of its time. It changed the way viewers saw the world and launched the career of the young David Attenborough as a wildlife presenter. Broadcast 10 years before colour television, Zoo Quest was thought to have been filmed in black and white. D
9:00 pm 
First Peoples  "Americas"  As humans spread out across the world, their toughest challenge was to colonize the Americas - because of a huge ice sheet blocking their route. It has long been thought that pioneers - known as Clovis people - arrived about 13,000 years ago. But an underwater discovery in Mexico is forcing the story to be rewritten. Part 1 of 5G
10:00 pm 
Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy   ROBERT BLY: A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY presents a moving portrait of one of America's most celebrated and revolutionary poets of the last half-century. The film showcases Bly's development as a writer with an unswerving belief in the importance of poetry both to his own life and to American culture in general. A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY charts Bly's singular path from a mid-western farmer's son to radical anti-Vietnam War activist to "wild man" of the 1990s men's movement and author of The New York Timesbest-seller Iron John: A Book About Men. D
11:00 pm 
Mao In Colour: A Study In Tyranny   MAO IN COLOUR: A STUDY IN TYRANNY chronicles the controversial life of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), founder of the People's Republic of China and the first Chairman of its ruling Communist Party. Using archival film from a variety of sources, including formerly classified CIA collections, this fascinating documentary is a stunning visual profile of the man who created modern China - but at a terrible price for millions of people. Featured topics include the failure of the Great Leap Forward in 1958; the tensions of the Sino-Soviet Split in 1962; the terrors of the Red Guards and the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s; and, finally, Mao's deteriorating health in the years leading up to his death. D

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