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April 20, 2012
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7:00 pm 
Independent Lens  "Revenge of the Electric Car"  Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. This new generation of the electric vehicle is fast, furious and cleaner than ever. The film follows the race to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world.G
8:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Cycling Idaho"  Whether you prefer the open road or steep mountains, Idaho is a bicyclist's paradise. We'll take you on some scenic bike trips around the state, from the Teton Valley in eastern Idaho, to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes in northern Idaho's Silver Valley, to epic mountain biking in the Boulder Mountains of central Idaho.G
9:00 pm 
Nature's Power Revealed  "The Atmosphere"  This concluding episode looks at the devastating effects of tornados, lightning storms and the winds. It also reveals the stranger sides of the atmosphere, in particular the moving rocks in Death Valley, and the shower of frogs and fish that happens occasionally. Part 3 of 3G
10:00 pm 
Nature  "River of No Return"  Isaac and Bjornen Babcock head into the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness for a yearlong honeymoon. They capture the beauty and wildlife with their cameras within the wilderness in the heart of Idaho. What begins as a romantic adventure becomes something much greater for the couple - and a tale of hope and celebration for every life trying to make it in the wilderness.G
11:00 pm 
Wild!  "White Shark - The Nature of the Beast"  Follow the efforts of scientists, researchers and divers as they battle weather, fear and an elusive subject in order to gain a greater understanding of the secret world of the great white shark.G
6:30 pm 
Travel with Kids  "New York City"  New York City is the epitome of fast-paced and with so much to see and do, our host family has to plan their trip very carefully. Riding the subways proves an efficient method of transportation as the Roberts family visits the major attractions like the Empire State Building, Times Square and Rockefeller Center, but there's much more to New York than attractions. A stroll through New York's ethnic neighborhoods is the perfect follow-up to learning about immigration at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and then relax as the city's frenetic pace fades away in a gallop through Central Park by horse carriage. D
7:00 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
7:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project - Part 2 of 16"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook starts by transplanting the shrubs and plants from the front of the house to a place where they can be "heeled in" for safe keeping until the job is complete. Homeowner Joe Titlow shows host Kevin O'Connor how his company builds highly detailed architectural models (and a whole host of other useful items) by printing them with a 3-D printer. Then, Roger gets to work clearing the small trees and overgrowth that are in the way of the new family room addition. D
8:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Finish Carpentry Classic Crown Molding and Baseboard"  Here's the way to add thousands of dollars of appeal to homes without breaking the bank! Finish carpentry adds beautiful trim ideas. D
8:30 pm 
Around The House with Matt and Shari  "Function First"  Function comes first on today's show. Matt and Shari teach how to draw floor plans to test things out before you have to move them around the room. Next, Matt shows ways to keep the garage functioning. D
9:00 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 2"  A faux-hexagon is the secret to Nancy's super-sized honeycomb design. Nancy transforms hexagon blocks, such as those used in Grandmother's Flower Garden, into super-sized blocks created without any "Y" seams-just simple straight stitching. Make Grandmother's dramatic dahlia or a super-sized bouquet. D
9:30 pm 
Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe  "Craggaunowen"  NULL
10:00 pm 
Simply Ming  "Jason Santos & Pounding Meat"  On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming demonstrates one of the best ways to give home chefs more options with meat and fish - by pounding. Pounding tenderizes the meat, makes it thinner for faster cooking, and makes food go farther. Using this technique with some mystery ingredients, Chef Jason Santos of Boston's Blue Inc., joins Ming to cook on the fly and invent two completely new dishes: New Style Sashimi with Soy-Lemon Syrup & Curry-Coriander Oil and Buttermilk Fried Pork Loin with a Heirloom Tomato Salad. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Kansas City and New Orleans: Italian Father's Day"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Civil War"  As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle -- and the war. D
11:30 pm 
Biography of America, A  "Reconstruction"  Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the Civil War's aftermath, Reconstructionism becomes a promise unfulfilled. D
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PBS NewsHour   NULL
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Journal   NULL
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Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Hoover Dam: American Experience   During the Great Depression, this dam project draws men desperate for work to a remote canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada. They struggle against brutal heat, choking dust and perilous heights to build a colossus of concrete that brings electricity and water to millions. It transforms the American Southwest and Idaho's Morrison-Knudsen Co., which is part of the construction consortium that builds it.G
11:00 pm 
Seabiscuit: American Experience   Imperfect in conformation and appearance but a perfect runner, Seabiscuit gives Americans something to cheer about during the Great Depression. This documentary based on Laura Hillenbrand's book, follows the thoroughbred's wealthy owner, his silent and stubborn trainer, and two hard-bitten, gifted jockeys who ride him to glory. The paths that bring these men together and Seabiscuit's career illuminate the precarious economic times.G
6:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dry Times at Pteranodon Terrace/Big Misty Sea Fishing Contest"  When the weather has been extremely dry for several weeks, all the water holes at Pteranodon Terrace dry up. The Lambeosaurus family decides to move away in search of water, which upsets the kids. Dad and Mom decide to take the kids to the Big Pond on a camping trip, where they will wait out the drought and return home when it rains again. D
7:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Falling Leaves"  It is a windy autumn day on Sesame Street, and Chris, Elmo, and Rosita hear Stinky calling from underneath a pile of leaves. They dig him out but he says that it will just happen again since he gets covered with leaves every single day. Rosita suggests that they try to figure out which tree the leaves are coming from by taking a leaf that fell on Stinky and comparing it to leaves on some of the surrounding trees to find a match. D
8:00 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Save The Stump!"  Sid is super excited because his Dad is clearing out space in the yard for a basketball court! While Sid and Dad are surveying the land, Sid notices a big stump teeming with little creatures! During a special field trip to The Science Center, Sid and his friends discover that there are animal habitats all around us, even in old stumps, and if one habitat is destroyed, all of the other habitats and animals are affected. (Educational objective - Habitats). D
8:30 pm 
WordWorld  "Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale"  Playing Spies: When Sheep and Duck think that Dog has a secret, they decide to play "spy" to figure out the mystery. As they secretly watch Dog, they discover he wants to build a word with the "oo" sound. But will they be caught before they can guess Dog's secret? Wee Little Whale: Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. D
9:00 pm 
Caillou  "Outdoor Adventures"  When Caillou, Grandpa and Daddy go on a canoe trip, Caillou is amazed to see a dragonfly, a blue heron, and a beaver working on his beaver lodge. While Caillou and his family are on a picnic at the park, his beach ball accidentally rolls into a pond. Caillou sees a family of ducks swimming in the pond and wants to take a closer look. D
9:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "The Sword in the Sandbox, A Storybook Adventure"  Daniel tries to jump-rope with some older kids, but intimidation sets in. He's convinced that he's just too little to do anything right. Barney helps our young protagonist by telling him a story of "The Sword in the Sandbox," a comical re-telling of the King Arthur legend. D
10:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Sweet Deal/King of Swing"  A Sweet Deal - Sally and Nick are having a hard time getting customers to come to their "cafe". What can they do? The Cat takes them to meet Eddy the honeyguide bird. Eddy shows them how he guides humans to bees' nests by making noise and putting on a show. D
10:30 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
11:00 pm 
Curious George  "Junky Monkey/Jumpy Warms Up"  Junky Monkey - Steve is appointed head of Pretty City Committee Pod 7 on a mission to lead George, the Man with the Yellow Hat, Aunt Margaret, Betsy, and Charkie to clean up litter in their neighborhood. But where others see trash, George sees treasures hidden in alleys, sidewalk, and recycling bins. He takes his findings up to his apartment and sorts them by shape and size, transforming his collection into a masterpiece worthy to be hung at City Hall. D
11:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Wagstaff Races/The Missing Metal Mystery"  Wagstaff Races - Wagstaff City's environmental club is having a "Go Green Go-Cart Race," fueled by alternative energy. Using sun, wind, and pond scum, the gang gathers at the starting line. Who will win the trophy - and most importantly, how? Vocabulary: (E) energy, solar, alternative, convert, generate (I) cart, (re)use, green, power, parts. D

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