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March 20, 2013
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11:00 pm 
Pioneers In Aviation: The Race to the Moon  "The War Years"  The clouds of war gather over Europe and by the summer of 1940, all of Western Europe is a German stronghold and England is under attack. President Franklin D. Roosevelt calls on the captains of America's aviation industry, declaring America must become "the Arsenal of Democracy." Donald Douglas takes the lead with guidance from Dutch Kindelberger. Part 2 of 3G

12:00 am 
Rescuing The River: The Raritan   The Raritan River runs through the center of New Jersey, with upper reaches that are incredibly beautiful, providing a valuable source of water for more than a million people. But industry took hold of the lower Raritan early on and left its mark. This one-hour documentary, narrated by actor Avery Brooks, tells the compelling story of a river that has been profoundly contaminated over 200 years and of the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. D

1:00 am 
Overdraft   This film presents a broad explanation of America's federal debt and the choices Americans will have to make to fix it. It describes the connections, opportunities, and consequences of debt at the federal, state, and local levels of government and includes interviews with prominent leaders in government, economics, and journalism alongside stories of citizens from across the country who must cope with the consequences - and sometimes invisible hand - of America's debt. In the end, viewers are left with choices to change a gloomy forecast.G

2:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "St. Joe River Country"  Part of the nation's Wild and Scenic river system, North Idaho's shadowy St. Joe has witnessed steamboats, log drives, ghost towns and rafters.G

2:30 am 
Dialogue  "Colum McCann"  Marcia Franklin talks with Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin. The book, which has been called the "first great 9/11 novel," won the 2009 National Book Award for fiction, and was Amazon.com's 2009 Book of the Year. The interview is part of Dialogue's ongoing "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference" and was taped at the 2011 conference.G

3:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Fairy Tale Science Fair"  Baby Bear and Telly are reporters at the Sesame Street Fairy Tale Science Fair where everyone's favorite fairy tale characters are solving problems with science! Little Red Riding Hood is the first fairytale scientist and she is having trouble telling the difference between her granny and the Big Bad Wolf, who is dressed up just like her granny. She decides to solve her problem by observing and comparing. After she looks closely and carefully, she points out their similarities and differences and discovers who the real granny is! Cinderella, who just loves science, asks a question about whether a pumpkin will float or sink. D

4:00 am 
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  "Daniel Waits For Show And Tell/A Night Out At The Restaurant"  Daniel Waits for Show and Tell - Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class at "show and tell," but he's finding it very difficult to wait. He finds that singing on Trolley, playing during science time and imagining make the waiting much easier! A Night Out at the Restaurant - Daniel and his family are going out to dinner, and Katerina is coming too. Daniel and Katerina have a hard time waiting at the restaurant, but soon learn ways to make the waiting time easier. D

4:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Myth Me?/Td's Myth Take"  Myth Me? - On a rainy, boring day, the gang does what everybody does on a rainy day: act out Greek myths! And, as always, they are really better with dogs! Vocabulary: (E) myth, legend, moral, reflection, fate (I) point, ending, setting, over, greek. TD's Myth Take - TD isn't satisfied with any Greek myth, so he decides to write his own version. With the help of Martha and Truman, he puts on a performance that exceeds everyone's expectations. D

5:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The National/Band of Horses"  Representing the cream of underground rock, The National plays songs from its recording High Violet and Band of Horses highlights its latest album Infinite Arms.G

6:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands"  Ireland in the extreme is best experienced on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where the people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations. After exploring the rugged and remote Aran Islands, we settle into Galway, dance in a castle at a medieval folk banquet and delve into Ireland in the extreme: Dingle Peninsula. Ringing with traditional music from its rustic pubs, dotted with prehistoric "fairy forts," if you'll fall in love with Ireland, chances are it'll be right here. D

6:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Munich and Bavaria"  Rudy samples Bavarian beer, joins Schuhplattler dancers clad in lederhosen and visits Residenz, palace of Bavaria's rulers.G

7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "The Gadsden Purchase Part 2"  Beginning at the San Pedro River and heading west, host David Yetman and Naturalist Jesus Garcia of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, journey through some of natural wonders that would not be part of the United States if it hadn't been for the Gadsden Purchase. They drive through the "sky islands" of the Pinaleno Mountains, travel through the hard-core desert of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and visit the historic desert oasis, Quitobaquito Springs before finishing off their trip at the Colorado River near Yuma, the western border of the Gadsden Purchase. Additionally, they examine the different types of border fences that affect more than just the ecological relationship between the United States and Mexico. D

7:30 am 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Oyster Dressing, Cornbread and Crawfish Dressing, and Shrimp and Mirliton Dressing. D

8:00 am 
America's Heartland   An Iowa farm family adds fine wines to the products made on their farm. A young Tennessee couple finds success with artisanal cheeses. Sun dried tomatoes save the farm for a California family. D

8:30 am 
New Scandinavian Cooking  "The Mountain Region of Sothern Norway "On Top of Norway""  Host Andreas Viestad ventures to the tallest mountain in Norway: Galdopiggen. Then, Andreas prepares some desserts using the fruits of summer, including sweet and tart berries. D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Southeast Asian Favorites"  Man on the Street Doc Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn the secrets of Thai cooking. Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Thai Grilled Beef Salad. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for smoker boxes in the Equipment Corner. D

9:30 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Kitchen and Baths"  Allen ties the kitchen and baths of his home to the garden, including garden-fresh bath salts and the latest in environmentally friendly materials.G

10:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   North Sea Gas; Vinny Ringrose. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Zoe Loves Rocco"  Zoe is hanging out with her pet rock, Rocco, when Alan stops by and sings Rocco's favorite song, "Rocco and Roll." Zoe leaves to get Rocco's hat, and asks Elmo, who's playing astronaut with Baby David nearby, to watch Rocco while she's gone. As Elmo plays with David, a flying disc knocks Rocco to the ground. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "The Egg Stealer?/To The Grandparents' Nest We Go!"  Buddy and Don stumble upon a mystery when they find unhatched eggs on their beach, The mystery grows when some of the eggs are stolen. Don and Buddy become detectives and suspect that maybe Tiny, Shiny, or other friends may be stealing the eggs. They're not. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Muddled-Up Fairytales"  Everyone is busy and Whyatt doesn't know what to do with himself! So Super Why and his friends fly into the story Muddled Up Fairytales where they visit a young dragon new to Fairytale Land who is eager to find a legend of his own. But when Dragon tries to move in with The Three Pigs, he sets off a wacky chain of events that turns the whole land upside down! The superhero readers need to help Dragon find his Happily Ever After! Educational Objectives: To learn the fun of creativity, explore the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to create a brand new story!. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Maps/Termite Towers"  Maps - Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps! Termite Towers - Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites! After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Octopus Wildkratticus"  When Martin accidentally knocks Aviva's creature power suits into a deep Arctic trench, the Martin and Chris dive down in search of them in Aviva's newly invented Octopod submarine. Science Concepts: An Octopus can use ink, jet propulsion, tentacle regeneration, and camouflage in order to escape or hide when in danger. Each feature has an important function for survival. D

2:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Bears"  Bears are large mammals with sharp claws and shaggy fur. Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, Evin Oneale and Gregg Losinski from the Idaho Department Of Fish And Game, answer students' questions about bears.G

2:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Colum McCann"  Marcia Franklin talks with Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin. The book, which has been called the "first great 9/11 novel," won the 2009 National Book Award for fiction, and was Amazon.com's 2009 Book of the Year. The interview is part of Dialogue's ongoing "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference" and was taped at the 2011 conference.G

3:00 pm 
Bluegrass Underground  "Jim Lauderdale"  Equal parts Rhinestone Cowboy and Borscht Belt comic, two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Lauderdale's talents dance across the worlds of country (writing hits for George Jones and George Strait), rock (writing with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter), Americana and bluegrass (with icon Ralph Stanley). Featuring Randy Kohrs on tenor vocals/dobro and the Steeldrivers' Richard Bailey on banjo, the Jim Lauderdale Bluegrass Band is unique and an absolute must-see performance. D

3:30 pm 
Music Voyager  "Afro-Colombian Grooves"  From Cartagena's gorgeous old city to the rough and tumble streets and beaches of La Boquilla, this episode of Music Voyager provides entree into the beauty, rhythms and culture of this colorful city. Colombia's beautiful Caribbean coast gave rise to cumbia, the iconic Colombian rhythm now popular in nearly every corner of Latin America. Host Jacob Edgar discovers sights of Cartagena da Indias alongside Toto la Momposina, one of the most respected figures in Colombian music, who performs with her band on the beach as local children dance along. D

4:00 pm 
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5:00 pm 
Lark Rise to Candleford   When Dorcas is taken ill, Laura finds herself stretched to the limit as she takes on the extra duties at the Post Office. James Dowland worries over Dorcas, and Laura's feelings for Fisher Bloom continue to flourish.G

6:00 pm 
Many Lovers of Jane Austen   Professor Amanda Vickery (At Home with the Georgians) returns to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel Sense and Sensibility in THE MANY LOVERS OF JANE AUSTEN. When Jane Austen died her slight reputation appeared to die with her. Her books soon went out of print. D

7:00 pm 
Call The Midwife   Newly minted midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London to begin her career in the spring of 1957. After overcoming the initial shock that her new home, Nonnatus House, is a convent and not a private hospital, she soon is immersed in her new life. Living with nuns and working in a community of colorful characters are entirely new experiences for Jenny, who comes from an affluent country home.G

8:00 pm 
Call The Midwife   As Jenny Lee settles into her role, there is a new arrival at Nonnatus House - Chummy, a welcome pair of extra hands. But her overwhelming desire to please and her inability to ride a bike prove obstacles in gaining the respect of Sister Evangelina. Meanwhile, a chance encounter with Mary, a pregnant young runaway, forces Jenny to see an unfamiliar, darker side of life. Part 2 of 6G

9:00 pm 
Call The Midwife   Jenny makes calls on the nursing roster and seeks to learn why a new patient seems upset by her latest pregnancy. Part 3 of 6G

10:00 pm 
Call The Midwife   A baby girl, recently delivered by Jenny, is snatched from her baby carriage, causing anguish to her family and uniting the community as they search for the missing child. Meanwhile, Cynthia witnesses another type of loss as she assists in the case of soon-to-be parents David and Margaret. Part 4 of 6G

11:00 pm 
Call The Midwife   When Nonnatus House cleaner Peggy's brother Frank is diagnosed with cancer, Jenny and the nuns are called upon to care for him. Jenny comes to know the siblings better, learning of their upbringing in a workhouse. Other residents become involved in helping Fred with his latest money-making venture - a pig named Evie. Part 5 of 6G

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