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January 20, 2012
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11:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "Sid Wings It!"  In his backyard, Sid shows off his homemade cardboard wings. He's wearing them because he wants to fly, just like the bird he has been watching all morning. When his flight plans don't work out, he heads to school to investigate. D
11:30 am 
WordWorld  "Pig's Present/Tick Tock Space Clock"  Pig's Present: It's Pig's birthday and his nephews, the Three Little Pigs, are making him a secret present. Although Pig promises not to peek, his curiosity about his present gets the better of him and wreaks havoc all over WordWorld. Will Pig ever learn to be patient? Tick Tock Space Clock: When a mysterious rocket lands in Word World, Duck pledges to help a robot track down a very important clock. D
12:00 pm 
Caillou  "I'm Learning"  Jonas, a friend of Dad's and a real cowboy, has invited the family to visit his ranch. Caillou learns a lot about horses, and he even gets to brush a pony named Lucky. When Dad's burning toast triggers the fire alarm, he decides it is the perfect opportunity to practice a fire drill. D
12:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Dream Big and That's What A Mommy Is"  Dream Big: As he watches birds fly overhead, Riff begins to daydream of flying. He decides to build his very own rocket ship and fly to Mars. The flight is not exactly a success, but Barney encourages him to never give up on his dream. D
1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flower Power/Snowman's Land"  Flower Power - Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of their adventure in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive. D
1:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "Talk to Me"  With the help of the Kratt Brothers and Toothbrush the elephant, Zoboo learns how animals communicate with each other. While Zoboo answers some of the letters sent in by kids, Martin and Chris go to India to find out how animals talk to each other in the wild.G
2:00 pm 
Curious George  "Monkey Size Me/Metal Detective"  Monkey Size Me - It's hard being a little monkey in a big world. George tries to throw the Man with the Yellow Hat the perfect surprise party, but he orders a cake too big to fit in the freezer and he's too short to hang the decorations from the ceiling. George fantasizes about a life where everything is monkey-sized. D
2:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Truman's Secret/Skits Monkeys Around"  Truman's Secret - Where has Truman been and why is he acting so weird? He's hiding in the garage, lurking in the shadows. Skits Monkeys Around - Skits loves to watch Malcolm, the blue monkey on TV.G
3:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Prankster Holiday"  Other than Marcus, The Electric Company has left town for the 4th of July. Manny and Danny could not be happier - with everyone gone, they can pull the ultimate prank. They plan to launch a giant wordball balloon that reads, "The Electric Company doesn't like you. D
3:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Sonny Days with a Chance of Showers/Seymour....Right After This"  SONNY DAYS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS - Just when meteorologist, Sonny Days, is about to deliver the eagerly-awaited forecast, The Birthday Girl kidnaps him demanding that he announce her birthday on TV. Will WordGirl be able to free Sonny from the clutches of The Birthday Girl? Is it possible that today could be her real birthday? Vocabulary Words: Precipitation, Meteorologist. SEYMOUR-RIGHT AFTER THIS - When Seymour Smooth delays announcing his new show's winning ticket numbers, Becky gets suspicious. D
4:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Stuck On Sharks"  Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Mother's Day"  Special Holiday Episode!" It's Mother's Day in cyberspace - and Hacker is determined to ruin it for everyone, especially Motherboard, by derailing the train that picks up the rare and colorful Madre Bonitas. This beautiful flower symbolizes Mother's Day, and it must be harvested on this one day only. It's a race against time, as the kids and Digit try to repair the breaks in the line and save Mother's Day. D
5:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Long Glen Silver And The Pursuit Of The Golden Fetchie!"  Ruff's nephew Glen has been playing a pirate-themed video game on the Go Get It! Web site. Through this game he's somehow gotten into the Go Get It! mainframe computer, and discovers that they're hunting for something called The Golden Fetchie. Ruff wants to find the FETCHie first, so he sends the kids off to the island. D
5:30 pm 
Nightly Business Report   Companies are buying back stocks at the fastest rate in four years. New York Correspondent Erika Miller explains why businesses are cashing in on this stock price boosting tactic. The GOP presidential race heads to South Carolina. D
5:56 pm 
NewsHour Promo   NULL
6:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:57 pm 
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
Need to Know   JEFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. Nearly half a century after the passage of the federal Voting Rights Act, African-Americans throughout the deep south still find themselves with little real power. In a report from South Carolina on the eve of the GOP primary there, anchor Jeff Greenfield describes how the sharp rise in the number of black state lawmakers creates the misimpression of greater black power. D
8:00 pm 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature with host Greg Hahn begins. The one-hour show continues through adjournment.G
9:00 pm 
Great Performances at the Met  "Anna Bolena"  Anna Netrebko portrays the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour; Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.G
10:30 am 
Tracks Ahead  "Chitown Union Station"  Visit one of the largest two rail O gauge layouts in the country; step back to 1882, when the Denver, South Park and Rio Grande railroad was still under construction; visit the railroad that originally took the industrial age millionaires to their summer mansions; and Tracks Ahead explores how some rail travelers go in style.G
11:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Mountain Heart. D
12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "The Shape O' Bots"  Telly, Elmo, and Rosita are playing Shape-O-Bots, robots that actually transform into shapes to help people. Andy, a guy in need of shapes, rushes in and explains that he needs an octagon to help stop people from crashing into him. Telly tries to transform into an octagon with eight sides and eight angles, but changes into a triangle with three sides and three angles instead. D
1:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Kenny Kentrosaurus/Don and the Troodons"  Kenny Kentrosaurus - As the Pteranodon's World Tour nears its end, the Pteranodon family travels to Africa to meet a Stegosaur named Kenny Kentrosaurus. He teaches the kids about his spikes and his tail, showing them how to thump, prompting a fun drumming party! Don and the Troodons - The Pteranodon family oversleeps and rushes to go on another World Tour! Don is allowed to stay back on the Train and he ends up having a fun and educational day with the Conductor and his mom, Mrs. Conductor!. D
1:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Great Robot Race"  Ready.steady.splat! Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. D
2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flower Power/Snowman's Land"  Flower Power - Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of their adventure in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive. D
2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Whale of a Squid"  Chris and Martin are taking Aviva's sub prototype out for a test drive when it gets sucked into a battle between a Sperm whale and Giant squid, spiraling down into the depths. The brothers want to follow, but their damaged sub can't take that kind of pressure. Aviva develops whale and squid Creature Power Suits, so the brothers can go where no sub has gone before. D
3:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Geology"  Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists answer questions about geology. Cartan-Hansen will be joined by Reed Lewis, a geologist from the Idaho Geological Survey at the University of Idaho and Megan Dixon, an instructor from the College of Idaho.G
3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play "Old Devil Moon" and the signature lick from "The William Tell Overture." Featured guests include Lori Mechem, Bradley Sowash and five-time Grammy nominee David Tolley. D
4:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "River Runs Dry"  The Gila River, after beginning its journey high in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, historically flowed entirely across the state of Arizona. But, like ninety percent of the Southwest United States' remaining riparian areas, it is now used up and dries out merely halfway to its former confluence with the Colorado River. Revered as sacred by ancient peoples and modern-day indigenous people alike, the history of the Gila River is the story of nearly all, modern desert rivers. D
4:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Hometown Ski Hills"  Community ski hills are scattered throughout Idaho, each with its own "field of dreams" story to tell. We profile three of them - Bogus Basin near Boise; Little Ski Hill by McCall; and Pomerelle near Albion - to learn what makes each of these ski areas unique.G
5:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
6:00 pm 
Nature  "Broken Tail: A Tiger's Last Journey"  Broken Tail, a tiger that Irish wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson has filmed since birth, disappears from India's Ranthambore National Park and is killed by a train 100 miles away. Stafford-Johnson and local guide Salim Ali trace the tiger's journey. They travel by horseback, glimpsing both historical and contemporary India while learning what big cats are up against when they leave the confines of a sanctuary.G
7:00 pm 
Wild!  "Forgotten Rhino"  Forgotten Rhino presents the contrasting stories of two species of Asian rhinos - the battle to save the critically endangered Javan Rhino and the remarkable success story of human efforts to resurrect what was a dying species, the closely-related Indian rhinoceros. The film also acknowledges the desperate plight of Asia's third species and the world's smallest rhinoceros - the Sumatran rhinoceros. D
8:00 pm 
Arabian Horse: The Ancient Breed   Illuminates the versatility and even-tempered nature of the oldest purebred horse in existence.G
9:00 pm 
Pompeii: The Last Day   Dramatic reconstructions, expert investigations and lavish special effects combine to tell the story of key characters - soldiers, slaves, families, lovers - on the last day of Pompeii on August 25, 79 AD. The film re-enacts the day that begins with Vesuvius raining ash and pumice pebbles on the city that is enveloped in a thick cloud of smoke. Residents must decide to try to escape or seek shelter and stay. The film re-enacts stories of those who died and were entombed when the volcano's cone collapsed, turning the city into an enormous gas chamber.G
10:00 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Great Basin"  Unspoiled and uncrowded, Great Basin is Nevada's only national park. Hike with us to the ridge of Wheeler Peak to see the only glacier in the southern United States. Visit a bristlecone pine forest, home to some of the world's oldest trees, explore caves, fish for Bonneville cutthroat trout and learn about fossil digging for trilobites!. D
10:30 pm 
Wonders of the West  "California Migration"  Explore the natural phenomenon of migration along the central coast of California as we view migratory birds, visit groves of monarch butterflies and observe elephant seals preparing for the mating season. Learn about the comeback of the California condor and visit an ancient redwood forest. The seafood here is world famous. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Broken Tail: A Tiger's Last Journey"  Broken Tail, a tiger that Irish wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson has filmed since birth, disappears from India's Ranthambore National Park and is killed by a train 100 miles away. Stafford-Johnson and local guide Salim Ali trace the tiger's journey. They travel by horseback, glimpsing both historical and contemporary India while learning what big cats are up against when they leave the confines of a sanctuary.G
10:30 am 
Grand View  "Redwood National Park"  In this episode, Baumann's journey takes his audience to some of the tallest trees on Earth. These old growth redwood stands are some of the last remaining timber that was saved from the lumber industry. These magnificent trees live to be 2000 years old and grow to be over 300 feet tall; Baumann's journey takes him to the base of these mythical giants. D
11:00 am 
Simply Ming  "Chinese Rock Candy & Cranberries Script"  Guest Chef: John Besh. Today's master pair balances the East and the West and creates that beloved flavor combo loved in cuisines the world over-sweet and sour. Ming will be using Chinese rock candy and cranberries to make our own version of that wonderful taste sensation with his Braised Pork Shoulder with Cranberry-Corn Dumplings and fair favorite Crispy Fried Turkey Legs with Cranberry Glaze. D
11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Kansas City and New Orleans: Italian Father's Day"  NULL
12:00 pm 
Learning Science Through Inquiry  "Setting The Stage: Creating A Learning Community"  At the heart of inquiry teaching and learning is a positive environment that encourages and supports students on their learning paths. This program looks at what is needed for building that foundation and preparing your students for inquiry investigations.G
1:00 pm 
In Search of the Novel  "What's The Story?"  This workshop explores how an author spins a story and why it is the most important aspect of the novel. In the program, participants examine the importance of the hook, and the "why" behind the events. They also consider various ways into difficult novels. D
2:00 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Dark Ages"  In the West, a series of barbarian kingdoms take possession of the fragments of the Roman Empire.G
2:30 pm 
Western Tradition  "The Age of Charlemagne"  For a brief moment, Charlemagne revives hope for a new empire in western Europe.G
3:00 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Behaving Brain"  Investigates the structure and composition of the brain: how neurons function, how information is collected and transmitted, and how chemical reactions determine every thought, feeling, and action.G
3:30 pm 
Discovering Psychology - Updated Edition  "The Responsive Brain"  Takes a closer look at how the brain, behavior and environment interact and how the brain's structure and functions are changed by stimulation from the social and physical context.G
4:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Pioneer Day"  When Stevie finds a championship medallion in Old Sweetwater, she reunites the medal with its reclusive owner Rosemary Cross who overcomes her tragic past to horse ride again. D
4:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "What Is A Biz Kid?"  You'll learn that anybody can be a Biz Kid with effort and the right attitude. Biz Kids identify a need, make a plan, and take action. Join us and you'll meet a skateboard designer, a rap music producer, a boy who started a rock-a-thon to raise money for hospital rocking chairs, and more. D
5:00 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "The Gift of Trees (Atlanta, GA, Mt. Airy, NC & Seattle, WA)"  Unless you're in the dessert, you don't have to look far to see trees. But have we really taken the time to appreciate all they have to offer? From sequestering carbon and releasing oxygen, conserving energy and reducing runoff, they also provide mulch and compost and offer a visual spectacle all throughout the year. You'll never look at a tree the same way again. D
5:30 pm 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Fruiteroni Pizza"  This is a twist to the usual pizza with all the usual toppings, but we're tossing on some fresh stone fruit. Yes, it's true, a pizza with fresh slices of peaches, plums and pluots. Be ready to shock your taste buds because this combination creates the most amazing and tantalizing flavors coming your way. D
6:00 pm 
Ciao Italia  "Onions Make The Meal/Le Cipolle Fanno Il Pasto"  Mary Ann visits Guy's garden to harvest a fresh crop of onions for two of her favorite recipes. Then it's nella cucina, where she creates a masterpiece of pastry and vegetables: the Onion Tart. And what do to with those big fat onions? Neapolitan-Style Onions, of course. D
6:30 pm 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "The South of Norway: Shellfish for Summer"  Host Andreas Viestad visits Blindleia, a favorite holiday destination in Southern Norway. In this summer paradise, he goes fishing for red shrimp and gathers mussels on a bare-faced rock. He makes classic and innovative sauces for the shellfish and then creates a Norwegian-style paella. D
7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "The Alps of France and Switzerland"  Rick begins in Chamonix, France's original alpine resort town. He conquers Mont Blanc with a lift ticket and travels the Glacier Express.G
7:30 pm 
Grannies On Safari  "Exotic Zanzibar, Tanzania"  The Grannies travel to this truly exotic island that is known for its spice trade, trade winds, historic Arab architecture and romantic resorts. StoneTown, the capital, is a captivating rustic city filled with veiled women, thriving markets and aromatic neighborhoods. The ladies experience an exotic dance performance on the beach, ruins and a meal fit for kings. D
8:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Framing The View"  Smith considers inviting window treatments and energy efficient windows. He also shows how to frame pressed leaves to make botanical artworks.G
8:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 15 of 16"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook oversees the finish going down on the driveway - a thin layer of liquid asphalt and stone that ends up looking like a gravel driveway, without the maintenance. Inside, master electrician Allen Gallant installs a new LED strip light at the old fireplace to give the brick surround a warm glow. Decorative painter Tony Bevilacqua shows host Kevin O'Connor how he created a bright custom canvas wall covering for the new powder room. D
9:00 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Veneered Coffee Table with Metal Frame"  NULL
9:30 pm 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "A Well Kept Exterior"  Today we look at ways to coordinate specialty windows with both your interior and exterior. Then, meet a professional home inspector to learn about ways to keep moisture out of your house and solve some common problems. Next, it's winterizing your home with simple tips. D
10:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Sew Serendipity, Part 1"  Add pizzazz to your wardrobe with unexpected combinations of fabric, style, and techniques. Kay Whitt, author and designer, joins Nancy to create a dynamic duo as they share winning ways of combining fabrics, clever designs, and friendly techniques. Think outside the box as you learn ways of teaming appliqued ruching, invisible zippers, and ruffling with streamlined patterns and unusual fabrics. D
10:30 pm 
Grand View  "Redwood National Park"  In this episode, Baumann's journey takes his audience to some of the tallest trees on Earth. These old growth redwood stands are some of the last remaining timber that was saved from the lumber industry. These magnificent trees live to be 2000 years old and grow to be over 300 feet tall; Baumann's journey takes him to the base of these mythical giants. D
11:00 pm 
Simply Ming  "Chinese Rock Candy & Cranberries Script"  Guest Chef: John Besh. Today's master pair balances the East and the West and creates that beloved flavor combo loved in cuisines the world over-sweet and sour. Ming will be using Chinese rock candy and cranberries to make our own version of that wonderful taste sensation with his Braised Pork Shoulder with Cranberry-Corn Dumplings and fair favorite Crispy Fried Turkey Legs with Cranberry Glaze. D
11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Kansas City and New Orleans: Italian Father's Day"  NULL
10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Refugees"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with refugees who have come to Idaho. Guests include Fidel Nshombo, from Congo; Rusul Mousa-Bryant, from Iraq; Jumuna Gautam, from Bhutan; and Hosy Nasimi, from Afghanistan. The group will discuss why they had to flee their respective home countries, what it's been like to live in Idaho, the joys and challenges of refugee life in the United States and their hopes for the future.G
11:00 am 
Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman  "Pakistan and America: An Alliance at the Breaking Point?"  Guests: Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia; Shuja Nawaz, Director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council and author of the book Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within; Reza Jan, Research Analyst and Pakistan Team Lead for the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute. For the last ten years, the United States has fostered an alliance with Pakistan to fight terrorism and bring stability to Afghanistan. But the relationship between the two countries is badly frayed. D
11:30 am 
Closer to Truth  "Complexity from Simplicity?"  Our universe began with a swirling, seething plasma-everything, everywhere, all the same. Today we have galaxies, stars, planets, people. How did such structure come about?. D
12:00 pm 
Custer's Last Stand: American Experience   Gen. George Armstrong Custer, an ambitious but brilliant cavalry officer, time and again ricochets from triumph to disaster, from battlefield heroism to impetuous escapade. This biography follows the ambitious son of a blacksmith through his career, which includes a charge at Gettysburg that turns the tide of battle, to the climactic battle at Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory.G
2:00 pm 
History Detectives  "Dueling Pistols/Evelyn Nesbit Portrait/Little Big Horn Bayonet"  A San Francisco bank owns two antique pistols, allegedly used in the last great duel on U.S. soil. A woman in New Jersey owns a portrait she believes is a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest illustrators and artists, Howard Chandler Christy. The family home of the famous military hero General Edward Godfrey holds a surprising secret.G
3:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
4:00 pm 
4:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
5:00 pm 
Custer's Last Stand: American Experience   Gen. George Armstrong Custer, an ambitious but brilliant cavalry officer, time and again ricochets from triumph to disaster, from battlefield heroism to impetuous escapade. This biography follows the ambitious son of a blacksmith through his career, which includes a charge at Gettysburg that turns the tide of battle, to the climactic battle at Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory.G
7:00 pm 
7:30 pm 
Death of the Old West   In 1909 a group of Oklahoma residents - many of them community leaders - avenge the murder of a popular local rancher and former U.S. Deputy Marshall A. A. "Gus" Bobbitt by lynching the four men suspected of the crime. This vigilante act rips apart the community and brings shame to citizens struggling to distance themselves from backwater violence.G
8:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
9:00 pm 
9:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
10:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
11:00 pm 
Custer's Last Stand: American Experience   Gen. George Armstrong Custer, an ambitious but brilliant cavalry officer, time and again ricochets from triumph to disaster, from battlefield heroism to impetuous escapade. This biography follows the ambitious son of a blacksmith through his career, which includes a charge at Gettysburg that turns the tide of battle, to the climactic battle at Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory.G

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