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11:00 pm 
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

2:30 am 
MotorWeek  "Callaway Suburban & Silverado"  Road Test: Callaway Suburban & Silverado. Road Test: 2013 Mazda CX-5. Goss' Garage: Spark Plug Removal. D

3:00 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

4:00 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

4:30 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

5:00 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

6:00 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

7:00 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

7:30 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

8:00 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

8:30 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

9:00 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

10:00 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

11:00 am 
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

12:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "East Texas"  Zay Harding visits Fort Worth, Dallas, Huntsville and the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston.G

1:00 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

1:30 pm 

2:00 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

3:00 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

3:30 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

4:00 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

5:00 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

6:00 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

8:00 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

9:00 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

10:00 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

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