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12:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"  The rising roots rock kings perform songs from their latest album, I and Love and You. Ohio-to-Austin transplants Heartless Bastards follow with their classic rock 'n' roll.G

1:00 am 
Nature  "Cracking The Koala Code"  Scientists track the day-to-day lives of an extended family of koalas in a forest pocket near urban Brisbane, Australia, to unravel what a forest needs to support a healthy population and how these slow-moving creatures react to the surrounding suburbia. Other scientists on St. Bees Island use solar-powered mobile phones to record koala vocalizations and begin to decipher some of the animals' communications.G

2:00 am 
Frontline  "The Meth Epidemic"  FRONTLINE, in association with The Oregonian, investigates the ongoing meth problem in America: the devastating impact on individuals, families and communities and the state-by-state battles to make pseudoephedrine a prescription drug, a strategy that's led to significant improvement in Oregon.G

3:00 am 
MI-5   A laptop containing the identities of five high level assets is stolen. One of the identified assets, Martha Ford, is close to one of Gavrik's companies. Assets begin to be killed and Martha's identity is leaked. Harry meets with Elena to tell her that someone is posing as him.G

4:00 am 
William and Mary   William is visited by a boy and his dog. The boy tells William that his father has drowned at sea and no body has been recovered. Would William be willing to hold a service without a body?G

5:00 am 
History of Science  "What Is The Secret of Life?"  Michael Mosley presents the story of how the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the most complex organism known - the human body. It begins with attempts to save the lives of gladiators in Ancient Rome and unfolds to the microscopic world of cells and DNA. Part 5 of 6G

6:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "How People Make Trumpets/Plans for Comet Celebrating"  NULL

6:30 am 
Curious George  "A Bridge to Farm/Monkey Fever"  When George sees six stranded chicks on an island in a pond, it's monkey to the rescue!G

7:00 am 
Wild Kratts  "Zig-Zagged"  Chris and Martin get caught in the middle of a Zebra stampede, and when the dust clears, a lone baby Zebra is left behind. The Wild Kratts must find the young zebra's herd and return him to his mom. Along the way, they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world and how the zebra's stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage. D

7:30 am 
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "Bringing Spring/Quack's Pond Party/Pocoyo - Elly's Tea Party"  It's February, which means it's cold and bleagh and dreary. But things start to cheer up when the birds help a young groundhog find her shadow. Quack needs some attention (shocking!), and decides to throw a party to get some. D

8:00 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Flight of the Penguin/Let's Go Fly A Kite"  Flight of the Penguin - Sally and Nick are pretending to fly in their backyard. Oh wouldn't it be great if they really could? The Cat in the Hat brings them to meet his good friend Percy the penguin. After a fun race with a penguin and a bird, the kids learn that not all birds fly, but that doesn't mean they aren't fast! Let's Go Fly a Kite - Sally, Nick and the Cat are trying to fly a kite, but there's not enough wind. D

8:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina & Alice's Big Night/Angelina and the Giant"  Angelina's Musical Day - Ms. Mimi's class plans to put on a production of Peter and the Wolf in which each character is identified by a series of musical notes played on a student's favorite instrument. When Ms. Mimi arrives at rehearsal with laryngitis, she uses the designated notes to communicate with the mouselings. Vici decides that if it can work for Ms. Mimi, it can work for her! As she attempts to communicate by using a recorder and no words, she ends up showing everyone that friends don't always need words to talk to each other. D

9:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Following Clues (Pt. 2)"  Muck & the Old School Wall - Spud and Scrambler are still searching for the Golden Hammer. When they see school teacher Ela's class practicing their Chinese dragon dance in costume, they think the dragon is real. They decide to follow it in hopes of locating the Golden Hammer. D

9:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "Seasons Greetings/Opening Night Jitters"  A) Franny travels to Israel, where she meets Jacob, a young boy whose family is preparing for Hanukkah. Franny learns about celebrating the holiday by cooking special foods, playing with a dreidel and lighting the menorah. She also learns the importance of doing good deeds. D

10:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "All Together Now"  NULL

10:30 am 
Dialogue  "Samuel Hunter"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Moscow native playwright Samuel Hunter about his works and the influence of Idaho in his plays. Hunter, who was in Boise recently to help direct one of his plays, is the recipient of a 2011 Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award for off-Broadway productions, for his play A Bright New Boise.G

11:00 am 
BBC Newsnight   NULL

11:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Financial Thought Leaders: James Bianco"  Guest: James Bianco, President, Bianco Research. This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack features a "Financial Thought Leader" who challenges conventional Wall Street wisdom. Anchor and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack uncovers the myths James Bianco and his team at Bianco Research are shattering now to help you make better investment decisions. D

12:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   Majority Minority: For the first time in U.S. history, white newborns are outnumbered by babies of color. Women on the Front Lines: The U.S. D

12:30 pm 

1:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "Grandfather's House"  Visit a unique turn of the century summer home in Ipswich, Mass. built by Sarah's grandfather, Arthur Shurcliff, an acclaimed landscape architect. Roger chooses to paint the garden with the stone tower in it designed for architect Shurcliff's six children to enjoy. D

1:30 pm 
Sew It All  "Sewing Space Spruce-Up, Jacquie Gering"  Bring new life into your sewing space with matching curtains, a stool and a sewing machine cover. D

2:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Indigo Star"  Mary and Jenny Doane demonstrate how to make quick four patch units and also how to use special rulers to make units for a simple star block. D

2:30 pm 
Hometime  "Stone Cottage - Finishing The Trim"  The HOMETIME team varnishes the cherry millwork, applies stone on the basement fireplace and wraps up the irrigation system. D

3:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Conquering Curves"  Learn the basics of adding graceful curves to your next project - starting with a graceful curved-front table, then moving onto a beautiful bow-front drawer, and finally a unique bentwood coat rack. The editors of Woodsmith show three simple techniques for conquering curves.G

3:30 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 7 of 16"  General contractor Tom Silva tops off the existing cellulose insulation in the walls of the oldest part of the house. Meanwhile, landscape contractor Roger Cook takes homeowner Becky Titlow to see a display of "garden to table" raised beds at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Then, back at the house, landscape designer Jenn Nawada lends a hand as Roger builds raised beds out of fieldstone from the old foundation, and Becky plants the first vegetables for her family. D

4:00 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Repairing a Crack in an Asphalt Walkway; Getting Rid of Mold"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a crack in an asphalt walkway. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner get rid of the mold in her attic. D

4:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Living Walls; A New Way to Make Great Neighbors"  That old expression; "great walls make great neighbors" is more true today thanks to a much more "neighborly" twist. The great, living walls of today are lush with plants and vines to dazzle the senses. With an abundance of wall space yet shortage of open land, gardeners are looking up. D

5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Tom Morello: A Troubadour for Justice"  Songs of social protest -- music and the quest for justice -- have long been intertwined, and the troubadours of troubling times -- Guthrie, Seeger, Baez, Dylan, and Springsteen among them -- have become famous for their dedication to both. Now we can add a name to the ranks of those who lift their voices for social and economic justice: Tom Morello. Morello, who will be Bill's guest on Moyers & Company this weekend (check local listings), is the Harvard-educated (honors in political science!) guitarist who dabbled in politics, then chose rock music to make a difference. D

6:00 pm 
William and Mary   Molly comes home from the hospital and the family anxiously waits to hear her results. William gets a shock when he meets the twin brother of a body he is arranging a funeral for.G

7:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Palisades By Season"  Experience the seasons in eastern Idaho's Palisades on the South Fork of the Snake River near the Wyoming border. With a reservoir, prize river fishing spots and more than 400,000 acres of wildlands in the region, each season brings a new attraction. Cameras follow biologists and nesting eagles, fishing enthusiasts, a huckleberry gatherer, and winter wildlife watchers.G

7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Avalanche Safety/ Fishing Quotas/ Music In Nature"  Students take a level-one avalanche course with regional expert Glenn Kessler. Musicians Deklun and Pace travel from Mount Hood to the coast with their electronic/trumpet musical improvisations to play for nature.G

8:00 pm 
Finding Your Roots  "Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez"  The three women all share Spanish colonial roots yet each views their own identity differently. Crisscrossing Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and the Southwest, Gates reveals stories of ancestral Conquistadors, Indian rebels and "Crypto-Jews" (Spanish Jews who outwardly converted to Catholicism to survive the Inquisition, yet secretly continued to practice their religion). Part 10 of 10G

9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Mystery!  "Sherlock, Series II - The Reichenbach Fall"  In what may be the climactic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty's diabolical plot to "get Sherlock." First the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels. As the scheme unfolds, Moriarty poses the "final problem," and a tabloid reporter reveals the "shocking truth" about the great detective.G

10:30 pm 
New Tricks  "Objects of Desire"  An old flame, DCI James Larson, comes to ask Sandra Pullman to put her UCOS team on the trail of the murder of an antiques dealer, originally believed to have been bludgeoned to death during a bungled burglary. There is reason to believe the dealer was a police informant in return for the police turning a blind eye to his dodgier dealings.G

11:30 pm 
Official Best of Fest  "Fathers & Daughters"  From Australia, a girl seeks to understand her strange father in Getting Dad. Canada provides Reflection, a story about a father and his grief.G

12:00 am 
Great Performances at the Met  "Faust"  With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, Rene Pape as the devil and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod's classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn't be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. D

3:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Callaway Suburban & Silverado"  Road Test: Callaway Suburban & Silverado. Road Test: 2013 Mazda CX-5. Goss' Garage: Spark Plug Removal. D

4:00 am 
Sesame Street  "What's In Big Bird's Nest"  Big Bird is very excited to go to sleep in the new pajamas that his Granny Bird gave him. Gordon goes to tuck him in and say goodnight, but as he is walking away, Big Bird complains that there is something bothering him in his nest. When Gordon checks his nest, he finds a truck hidden inside. D

5:00 am 
WordWorld  "Totally Terrific Duck/A Star Is Born"  Totally Terrific Duck - Totally Terrific Duck - Bear is going to paint everyone's picture today, and Duck wants to look "totally terrific" for his portrait. Not to worry! Frog and Sheep help him build a tie, top hat and tutu - because if you want to look totally terrific you need the letter T. A tie, top hat and tutu? Now that's one totally, totally, TOTALLY terrific looking Duck! A Star is Born - Duck gets a case of stage fright while singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for all his WordFriends. Instead of singing the word "star," Duck freezes and blurts out the first thing he sees. D

5:30 am 
Super Why!  "Jack and the Beanstalk"  Baby Joy, Whyatt's little sister, is having a GIANT-sized tantrum, and nothing will calm her down! The Super Readers use their literacy powers to venture up Jack's Beanstalk and meet a real giant, who's acting like a big baby. Whyatt learns about the soothing power of music from his big brother Jack, and the Super Readers save the day.G

6:00 am 
Austin City Limits  "The Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"  The rising roots rock kings perform songs from their latest album, I and Love and You. Ohio-to-Austin transplants Heartless Bastards follow with their classic rock 'n' roll.G

7:00 am 
Bones of Turkana   Filmmakers follow Richard Leakey, paleo-anthropologist, conservationist, statesman and provocateur, along with his wife, Meave, daughter Louise and the fossil-hunters of the Turkana Basin Institute on a recent dig on the shores of a mercurial lake. What emerges is both a portrait of a remarkable family and a dramatic tale of a place that, impacted by momentous climate change, has never ceased being the cauldron of human evolution.G

8:00 am 
Dialogue  "Samuel Hunter"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Moscow native playwright Samuel Hunter about his works and the influence of Idaho in his plays. Hunter, who was in Boise recently to help direct one of his plays, is the recipient of a 2011 Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award for off-Broadway productions, for his play A Bright New Boise.G

8:30 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Palisades By Season"  Experience the seasons in eastern Idaho's Palisades on the South Fork of the Snake River near the Wyoming border. With a reservoir, prize river fishing spots and more than 400,000 acres of wildlands in the region, each season brings a new attraction. Cameras follow biologists and nesting eagles, fishing enthusiasts, a huckleberry gatherer, and winter wildlife watchers.G

9:00 am 
Oregon Field Guide  "Bridge of the Gods, Dragonfly Study"  BRIDGE OF THE GODS - We take you back 500 years to see how a major landslide which blocked the Columbia river changed Oregon and Washing-ton's history. DRAGONFLY STUDY - This is your chance to learn about the dragonfly, one of our more colorful and fascinating, yet virtually unknown insects. D

9:30 am 
Roadtrip Nation   The second Roadtrip begins with three friends from Stevensville, Montana. Aaron, Liz, and Autumn, Team "Poor Lazy Overachievers," want to get out of the "velvet coffin" of their small town. They begin their Roadtrip across the US in Los Angeles. D

10:00 am 
Antiques Roadshow  "Minneapolis, Mn - Hour Two"  Highlights include a 1956 standee (cardboard cutout) rescued from an attic; a portrait sketched by George Gershwin accompanied with letters from the composer to the owner's mother; and a circa 1885 Franz Roubaud oil painting, valued at $100,000. Part 2 of 3G

11:00 am 
Independent Lens  "Precious Knowledge"  This documentary delves into the contentious dispute over Mexican-American studies programs in Arizona public schools. The film interweaves the stories of several students enrolled in the Mexican-American studies program at Tucson High School with interviews with teachers, parents and school officials. Also interviewed are some of the state legislators who supported legislation that has since ended the Tucson program.G

12:00 pm 
Wild!  "Cheetahs & Gazelles: Born to Run"  The precarious first year of a male Thomson's gazelle from 10 minutes old to adulthood is chronicled on the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania. The journey is fraught with danger, demanding speed, bravery, cunning and good fortune.G

1:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "East Texas"  Zay Harding visits Fort Worth, Dallas, Huntsville and the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston.G

2:00 pm 
Need to Know   JEFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. Need to Know's Stacey Tisdale travels to Missouri, where activists are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would cap payday loan rates at 36 per cent. They are now more than 400 percent. D

2:30 pm 

3:00 pm 
Biz Kid$ -- Three Minutes to Change The World   An hour-long special from the producers of the Emmy Award winning financial literacy series BIZ KID$ follows four young entrepreneurs as they compete in an international contest to change the world. Sharing their lives, passions, joys and hardships, these semi-finalists must present their business ideas to some of the world's most influential technology leaders in just 180 seconds.G

4:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Fried Chicken and Biscuits"  Chris and Bridget visit Princes in Nashville to try their famous Nashville Hot Chicken. They return to the kitchen determined to replicate the top-secret recipe. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of whole kosher dill pickles. D

4:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips"  Rick explores the riches of the city before visiting dikes, windmills and the world's largest flower market.G

5:00 pm 
NOVA  "The Great Inca Rebellion"  A new chapter of the violent meeting of Inca and Spanish in Peru is revealed by the discovery of an ancient cemetery crammed with mummies in an impoverished suburb of Lima. Forensic experts help determine that the remains are victims of a battle that pitted club-wielding Inca warriors against the Spanish cavalry.G

6:00 pm 
Every Day Is A Holiday   Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong creates an intimate portrait of her father, a man fifty years her senior. In this documentary, we explore the bonds of the father-daughter relationship and place themes of growing older, immigration and racism in the context of "living history." Paul Loong (American Legion member, retired Veterans Affairs doctor, practicing Catholic) talks of his experiences as a POW in Japan and his subsequent quest to become an American. D

7:00 pm 
Johnny Carson: American Masters   This profile draws from the personal archives of the late host of late-night television and from all the episodes of "The Tonight Show" from 1970-1992. Clues about his life, stories about his childhood and early days in the business can be found there - as well as in the expansive family albums and memorabilia. This is interspersed with original interviews with friends, colleagues, and his wives, as well as performers who appeared on the show.G

9:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Minneapolis, Mn - Hour Two"  Highlights include a 1956 standee (cardboard cutout) rescued from an attic; a portrait sketched by George Gershwin accompanied with letters from the composer to the owner's mother; and a circa 1885 Franz Roubaud oil painting, valued at $100,000. Part 2 of 3G

10:00 pm 
Every Day Is A Holiday   Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong creates an intimate portrait of her father, a man fifty years her senior. In this documentary, we explore the bonds of the father-daughter relationship and place themes of growing older, immigration and racism in the context of "living history." Paul Loong (American Legion member, retired Veterans Affairs doctor, practicing Catholic) talks of his experiences as a POW in Japan and his subsequent quest to become an American. D

11:00 pm 
Johnny Carson: American Masters   This profile draws from the personal archives of the late host of late-night television and from all the episodes of "The Tonight Show" from 1970-1992. Clues about his life, stories about his childhood and early days in the business can be found there - as well as in the expansive family albums and memorabilia. This is interspersed with original interviews with friends, colleagues, and his wives, as well as performers who appeared on the show.G

12:00 am 
Habitable Planet, The  "Oceans"  Ocean systems operate on a range of scales, from massive systems such as El Niño that affects weather across the globe to tiny photosynthetic organisms near the ocean surface that take in large amounts of carbon dioxide. This program looks at how ocean systems regulate themselves and thus help maintain the planet's habitability.G

12:30 am 
Habitable Planet, The  "Ecosystems"  Scientists from the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Research document the astounding abundance of diversity in tropical rainforests to discover why so many species coexist that are competing for the same resources. In North America, the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction project explores why removing just one species dramatically changed the distribution of plants and animals up and down the food web. D

1:00 am 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "You Will Be Tested On This!"  Teachers are under pressure to get their students to perform well on state and national tests. Sometimes, however, it seems that too much attention is paid to these tests. This workshop considers how teachers can use standardized tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success. D

2:30 am 
Whole Child, The: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years  "Getting Along Together"  Childhood social development and ways to enhance a child's social competence. D

3:00 am 
In Search of Myths and Heroes  "The Queen of Sheba"  Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world's most fascinating heroines. She's been portrayed as goddess, demon, femme fatale - but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia in Yemen to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend. Part 1 of 4G

4:00 am 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 7. Assessment"  In a classroom where students are actively engaged in literature, there is a need to find authentic assessment vehicles that measure their progress as readers and thinkers. In this program, teachers from around the country identify useful criteria that they have used in both formal and informal ongoing assessments. The group also talks about integrating their evaluation strategies in the milieu of traditional and high–stakes assessments, while maintaining an emphasis on the individual growth of the readers in their classrooMs.. D

5:00 am 
In Search of the Novel  "Are Novels Real?"  Must a novel's setting and characters — and the characters' motivations and stories — bear some likeness to reality? This program explores how novels connect with readers. Teachers, students, and novelists probe the origins of stories. D

6:00 am 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "Floating Markets, Ancient Practice/ Bangkok"  Thai B.B.Q. Chicken with sweet and lightly spicy Chili Sauce and Curry Fried Rice are cooked up.G

6:30 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Girls at the Grill with Elizabeth Karmel"  Women of America, pick up your tongs, put on your aprons and man the grill! It's easy with Sara's buddy, grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel, to guide you! First is an easy Chicken Paillard with Greek Farmer's Salad and Tzatziki to get the basics down. Then, pizza! This one is a Blistered Corn and Asparagus Pesto Grilled Pizza. Finally, we'll go all out with Elizabeth's famous Texas Hill Country BBQ with a universally loved finger lickin' sauce. D

7:00 am 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Athens and Side Trips"  Rick tours the must-sees of ancient Athens, then takes the fast-paced pulse of the modern city. On side trips, he visits the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi and takes a fast boat to the traffic-free island of Hydra.G

7:30 am 
Equitrekking  "Great National Parks"  This episode takes a closer look at some of the remarkable landscapes, wildlife and adventures in the United States' National Parks. In each park, local guides share stories of the park's history and the natural environment, as host Darley Newman hikes, horseback rides and boats to explore the surroundings. Parks profiled include Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef in Utah, the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina, Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island, Cumberland Island in Georgia and Yellowstone in Wyoming. D

8:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Time"  Smith explains the design principle of Time and the way the element is expressed in various garden styles through the ages. He also shares tips for growing asparagus, container gardening and how chickens can help children learn.G

8:30 am 
Ask This Old House  "Repairing a Crack in an Asphalt Walkway; Getting Rid of Mold"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a crack in an asphalt walkway. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner get rid of the mold in her attic. D

9:00 am 
For Your Home  "Decorative Accents, Part 4"  More important decisions include paint, hardwood flooring, ceramic and glass tiles and countertops for 11 different counters throughout the home. D

9:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Herbalicious"  Host Katie Brown's creative ideas for cooking, baking and crafting with herbs allow her to rea[ the rewards of her garden. In the Kitchen: herb corn bread in clay pots, barley soup with mini meatballs and coconut mint macaroons. Projects: Planting an herb garden, drying herbs to make tasty tea blends and gift-wrapping with glitter. D

10:00 am 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Christmas Memories"  NULL

10:30 am 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Wear Your Art On Your Sleeve"  From t-shirts to jeans, these fun projects give your clothes a twist. Learn to paint daisies using a shadowing effect, stitch up a coordinating tote bag and make your own matching clay buttons. D

11:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Icebox Desserts"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie. D

11:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh's Italian Americans"  NULL

12:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Oceans"  Ocean systems operate on a range of scales, from massive systems such as El Niño that affects weather across the globe to tiny photosynthetic organisms near the ocean surface that take in large amounts of carbon dioxide. This program looks at how ocean systems regulate themselves and thus help maintain the planet's habitability.G

12:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Ecosystems"  Scientists from the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Research document the astounding abundance of diversity in tropical rainforests to discover why so many species coexist that are competing for the same resources. In North America, the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction project explores why removing just one species dramatically changed the distribution of plants and animals up and down the food web. D

1:00 pm 
Assessment In Math and Science: What's The Point?  "You Will Be Tested On This!"  Teachers are under pressure to get their students to perform well on state and national tests. Sometimes, however, it seems that too much attention is paid to these tests. This workshop considers how teachers can use standardized tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success. D

2:30 pm 
Whole Child, The: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years  "Getting Along Together"  Childhood social development and ways to enhance a child's social competence. D

3:00 pm 
In Search of Myths and Heroes  "The Queen of Sheba"  Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world's most fascinating heroines. She's been portrayed as goddess, demon, femme fatale - but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia in Yemen to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend. Part 1 of 4G

4:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 7. Assessment"  In a classroom where students are actively engaged in literature, there is a need to find authentic assessment vehicles that measure their progress as readers and thinkers. In this program, teachers from around the country identify useful criteria that they have used in both formal and informal ongoing assessments. The group also talks about integrating their evaluation strategies in the milieu of traditional and high–stakes assessments, while maintaining an emphasis on the individual growth of the readers in their classrooMs.. D

5:00 pm 
In Search of the Novel  "Are Novels Real?"  Must a novel's setting and characters — and the characters' motivations and stories — bear some likeness to reality? This program explores how novels connect with readers. Teachers, students, and novelists probe the origins of stories. D

6:00 pm 
Tommy Tang's Easy Thai Cooking  "Floating Markets, Ancient Practice/ Bangkok"  Thai B.B.Q. Chicken with sweet and lightly spicy Chili Sauce and Curry Fried Rice are cooked up.G

6:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Girls at the Grill with Elizabeth Karmel"  Women of America, pick up your tongs, put on your aprons and man the grill! It's easy with Sara's buddy, grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel, to guide you! First is an easy Chicken Paillard with Greek Farmer's Salad and Tzatziki to get the basics down. Then, pizza! This one is a Blistered Corn and Asparagus Pesto Grilled Pizza. Finally, we'll go all out with Elizabeth's famous Texas Hill Country BBQ with a universally loved finger lickin' sauce. D

7:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Athens and Side Trips"  Rick tours the must-sees of ancient Athens, then takes the fast-paced pulse of the modern city. On side trips, he visits the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi and takes a fast boat to the traffic-free island of Hydra.G

7:30 pm 
Equitrekking  "Great National Parks"  This episode takes a closer look at some of the remarkable landscapes, wildlife and adventures in the United States' National Parks. In each park, local guides share stories of the park's history and the natural environment, as host Darley Newman hikes, horseback rides and boats to explore the surroundings. Parks profiled include Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef in Utah, the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina, Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island, Cumberland Island in Georgia and Yellowstone in Wyoming. D

8:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Time"  Smith explains the design principle of Time and the way the element is expressed in various garden styles through the ages. He also shares tips for growing asparagus, container gardening and how chickens can help children learn.G

8:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Repairing a Crack in an Asphalt Walkway; Getting Rid of Mold"  Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a crack in an asphalt walkway. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner get rid of the mold in her attic. D

9:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Decorative Accents, Part 4"  More important decisions include paint, hardwood flooring, ceramic and glass tiles and countertops for 11 different counters throughout the home. D

9:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Herbalicious"  Host Katie Brown's creative ideas for cooking, baking and crafting with herbs allow her to rea[ the rewards of her garden. In the Kitchen: herb corn bread in clay pots, barley soup with mini meatballs and coconut mint macaroons. Projects: Planting an herb garden, drying herbs to make tasty tea blends and gift-wrapping with glitter. D

10:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Christmas Memories"  NULL

10:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Wear Your Art On Your Sleeve"  From t-shirts to jeans, these fun projects give your clothes a twist. Learn to paint daisies using a shadowing effect, stitch up a coordinating tote bag and make your own matching clay buttons. D

11:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Icebox Desserts"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie. D

11:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh's Italian Americans"  NULL

12:00 am 
Need to Know   JEFF GREENFIELD ANCHORS. Need to Know's Stacey Tisdale travels to Missouri, where activists are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would cap payday loan rates at 36 per cent. They are now more than 400 percent. D

12:30 am 

1:00 am 
Johnny Carson: American Masters   This profile draws from the personal archives of the late host of late-night television and from all the episodes of "The Tonight Show" from 1970-1992. Clues about his life, stories about his childhood and early days in the business can be found there - as well as in the expansive family albums and memorabilia. This is interspersed with original interviews with friends, colleagues, and his wives, as well as performers who appeared on the show.G

3:00 am 
Teaching Channel   Watch as a teacher takes on the challenge of making big changes in his classroom in four weeks. Poetry and technology converge as students create podcasts about their favorite poets. Students learn about teamwork and design when they build a Rube Goldberg contraption. D

4:00 am 
Made In India   This documentary examines the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. The film shows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. Weaving together these personal stories within the context of a growing international industry, MADE IN INDIA explores a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology and choice from a global perspective. D

5:00 am 
The Parents' Survival Guide:Childhood Obesity   This film points out multi-faceted solutions to this growing pediatric health problem, specifically the role parents can play as the "first line of defense" in their children's nutrition and fitness. Interviews with experts and family profiles provide help to determine a child's risk for obesity and offers proven, practical strategies for prevention and intervention.G

6:00 am 
Roots of Health   Three stories filmed in London, England; Oakland, California; and Ahmedabad, India, examine the socio-economic and environmental conditions that play a strong role in why people stay healthy or fall ill. The segments look at how a feeling of a lack of power over one's life is often reflected in stress-related illnesses; how work and health are linked; and how empowering individuals to work together can improve the health of a community.G

7:00 am 
Global Voices  "Comrade Duch"  Kaing Guek Eav (alias Duch) is a Jekyll-and-Hyde character who began as a mathematics teacher, and then became the commandant of Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia, ultimately responsible for the torture and murder of 14,000 people. Comrade Duch recounts his flight, conversion to evangelical Christianity, and how he was finally brought to justice before an international tribunal. D

8:30 am 
After The Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands   Coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico greet the rainy months between May and September with a mix of hope and trepidation. Consistent rainfall is vital to their crops, but too much water makes their rural dirt roads impassable. The price of beans and corn goes up, just when income from the coffee harvest is depleted. D

9:00 am 
Outdoor Idaho  "Palisades By Season"  Experience the seasons in eastern Idaho's Palisades on the South Fork of the Snake River near the Wyoming border. With a reservoir, prize river fishing spots and more than 400,000 acres of wildlands in the region, each season brings a new attraction. Cameras follow biologists and nesting eagles, fishing enthusiasts, a huckleberry gatherer, and winter wildlife watchers.G

9:30 am 
Dialogue  "Samuel Hunter"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Moscow native playwright Samuel Hunter about his works and the influence of Idaho in his plays. Hunter, who was in Boise recently to help direct one of his plays, is the recipient of a 2011 Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award for off-Broadway productions, for his play A Bright New Boise.G

10:00 am 
Made In India   This documentary examines the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. The film shows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. Weaving together these personal stories within the context of a growing international industry, MADE IN INDIA explores a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology and choice from a global perspective. D

11:00 am 
The Parents' Survival Guide:Childhood Obesity   This film points out multi-faceted solutions to this growing pediatric health problem, specifically the role parents can play as the "first line of defense" in their children's nutrition and fitness. Interviews with experts and family profiles provide help to determine a child's risk for obesity and offers proven, practical strategies for prevention and intervention.G

12:00 pm 
Roots of Health   Three stories filmed in London, England; Oakland, California; and Ahmedabad, India, examine the socio-economic and environmental conditions that play a strong role in why people stay healthy or fall ill. The segments look at how a feeling of a lack of power over one's life is often reflected in stress-related illnesses; how work and health are linked; and how empowering individuals to work together can improve the health of a community.G

1:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Comrade Duch"  Kaing Guek Eav (alias Duch) is a Jekyll-and-Hyde character who began as a mathematics teacher, and then became the commandant of Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia, ultimately responsible for the torture and murder of 14,000 people. Comrade Duch recounts his flight, conversion to evangelical Christianity, and how he was finally brought to justice before an international tribunal. D

2:30 pm 
After The Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands   Coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico greet the rainy months between May and September with a mix of hope and trepidation. Consistent rainfall is vital to their crops, but too much water makes their rural dirt roads impassable. The price of beans and corn goes up, just when income from the coffee harvest is depleted. D

3:00 pm 
Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii   Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaii's population, the Pidgin language - part English, part Hawaiian, with influences from other languages - captures the essence of multi-ethnic Hawaii. PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAII profiles this working-class language from its rise as plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. The film draws on a variety of sources, including archival, academic and other expert commentary, man-on-the-street interviews and performance to shed light on this colorful language. D

4:00 pm 
Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority   This program explores the life and times of the late U.S. Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), the first woman of color in Congress and the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that mandated gender equity in education. While Mink was considered a controversial figure at times, the film aims to provide a balanced view of her politics and actions. D

5:00 pm 
POV  "In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee"  An eight-year-old Korean adoptee comes to the United States in 1966 with a passport for Cha Jung Hee. She knows she is someone else but told to keep her identity a secret, soon forgets her past. This film follows the woman to her native Korea to search for answers to her original identity, why it is switched and who the real Cha Jung Hee is.G

6:00 pm 
The Parents' Survival Guide:Childhood Obesity   This film points out multi-faceted solutions to this growing pediatric health problem, specifically the role parents can play as the "first line of defense" in their children's nutrition and fitness. Interviews with experts and family profiles provide help to determine a child's risk for obesity and offers proven, practical strategies for prevention and intervention.G

7:00 pm 
Roots of Health   Three stories filmed in London, England; Oakland, California; and Ahmedabad, India, examine the socio-economic and environmental conditions that play a strong role in why people stay healthy or fall ill. The segments look at how a feeling of a lack of power over one's life is often reflected in stress-related illnesses; how work and health are linked; and how empowering individuals to work together can improve the health of a community.G

8:00 pm 
Global Voices  "Comrade Duch"  Kaing Guek Eav (alias Duch) is a Jekyll-and-Hyde character who began as a mathematics teacher, and then became the commandant of Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia, ultimately responsible for the torture and murder of 14,000 people. Comrade Duch recounts his flight, conversion to evangelical Christianity, and how he was finally brought to justice before an international tribunal. D

9:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Samuel Hunter"  Host Marcia Franklin talks with Moscow native playwright Samuel Hunter about his works and the influence of Idaho in his plays. Hunter, who was in Boise recently to help direct one of his plays, is the recipient of a 2011 Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award for off-Broadway productions, for his play A Bright New Boise.G

10:00 pm 
The Parents' Survival Guide:Childhood Obesity   This film points out multi-faceted solutions to this growing pediatric health problem, specifically the role parents can play as the "first line of defense" in their children's nutrition and fitness. Interviews with experts and family profiles provide help to determine a child's risk for obesity and offers proven, practical strategies for prevention and intervention.G

11:00 pm 
Roots of Health   Three stories filmed in London, England; Oakland, California; and Ahmedabad, India, examine the socio-economic and environmental conditions that play a strong role in why people stay healthy or fall ill. The segments look at how a feeling of a lack of power over one's life is often reflected in stress-related illnesses; how work and health are linked; and how empowering individuals to work together can improve the health of a community.G

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